<![CDATA[Whose Kids Are These? - Blog]]>Mon, 11 Jan 2016 13:30:35 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Bone Broth! Beautiful, Wonderful Bone Broth!]]>Sun, 03 Jan 2016 19:18:38 GMThttp://www.whosekidsarethese.com/blog/bone-broth-beatiful-wonderful-bone-broth
I adore bone broth. It has helped me heal in a myriad of ways and it tastes great! I drink it out of a mug.  Once you make this stuff, youll never buy that bland, unhealthy canned/boxed stuff again.

Without bone broth, I would still be avoiding gluten and nightshades, and would still be despising my food options in general. Bone broth is soothing and nourishing for your gut, so food issues can be greatly improved with regular bone broth consumption. It worked wondera for me!

Most people throw away everything they need to create healthful, healing and wonderful tasting soups, and then buy bland, chemical filled, sterile junk broth.
Its a travesty people. A real fat American travesty.
Don't throw your bone broth away before its born. Let it live. Let it heal you. It tastes amazing and if you can boil water, you can make it too.

Here's how:

Get out your housewives wonder tool (Crock pot) or stock pot. Throw in your clean veggies, rough cut with everything on. Carrots, Onion and garlic (including their papers), celery with tops, etc.  Add the chicken carcass that was leftover from dinner, a few bay leaves, peppercorns, high quality salt (we use light grey celtic sea salt) and most importantly, a tablespoon of ACV or lemon juice to help break down the bones.  Cover with water and run your crock pot on low for 6-12 hours or, if using a stock pot, simmer for 3-4 hours.  This is called meat broth. It is flavorful and good for you, but not as good as bone broth!
To make bone broth,  run the bones a second time, adding more of the same ingredients as before (but using the same carcass). Let this run on low in the crock pot for 8-12 hours or simmer in a stock pot for 4-6 hours.
Then, strain off the liquid and reserve for soups, freeze, or enjoy it right out of a mug:)

But what about the nasty mess thats left? You can use that too!

<![CDATA[The Mid Year Switch!]]>Sun, 15 Nov 2015 02:58:08 GMThttp://www.whosekidsarethese.com/blog/the-mid-year-switch
Have you ever made a major curriculum switch mid-year? What prompted it?

My son had exhausted Story of the World to the extent that I was willing to take it (Searching out the extra resources was exhausting!) and we were looking for something....Better. Enter Beautiful Feet!

When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments. -2 Timothy 4:13 ESV

"...Above all the parchments."
I am so excited to get started. I'll report back with a comparison between the two.  I'm the mean time, please tell me what you are using for social studies and why you like it.
<![CDATA[Apple Snacking!]]>Tue, 03 Nov 2015 20:02:17 GMThttp://www.whosekidsarethese.com/blog/apple-snacking
We like to make snack time fun, but I'm no Pintrest mom! So we keep it simple and silly with mini cookie cutters. Say goodbye to single bite toddler apples! Slice cross sections to see the star inside the apple (you did know about the flower/star right?!) and getting cookie cutting!
Happy Apple Snacking!