Sustainability: 3-Tips for Waste Free Entertaining

Save $$ and the planet by going waste free for all your parties and picnics. Because a lot of our entertaining is done outside by a pool, all of the materials I’mRead More…


Thank You Cards for Kids

Handwritten thank you notes at any age. #emberliving #gratitude #politenesscounts A video posted by @emberliving on Jul 15, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT It is never too early to teach your child theRead More…


Truth is Truth

When you hear truth, whether it’s from a 6-year-old or an 80-year-old, you recognize it. I love how she uses the concepts of “high, low and middle” to explain what she’s feeling.Read More…


Homeschool Summer Plan

For the record, I’m not a “traditional” homeschooler. I don’t prepare lesson plans, and I don’t homeschool alone. My version of homeschooling functions like a coop, where a group of families getRead More…


Making Life Easier: Laundry Hacks

Laundry is the bane of most families experience. Here are some great ideas to make it easier and non-toxic. My fantasy is a laundry room as big as my kitchen to CONTAINRead More…


The Adventures of Science Mom: Raising Silkworms

It’s SPRING and in our house that means it is SILKWORM time. There is still time for you and your family to embark on this fun adventure for less than $10 (that includes shipping!) #EmberLiving


Health and Fitness: 21-Day Fix and Easy Food Portioning

Exercise and Portion Control made easy (hint hint busy parents)


The Zika virus is not causing birth defects (but I know what is)

This is some very compelling information about the current concern surrounding Zika virus. Information is power. Thanks Marianna for sharing.


Winter Cold Tip

Four Thieves is a must have in your medicine cabinet. I diffuse it in our house and put it on our feet, and have seen a significant decrease in colds in ourRead More…


The Adventures of Science Mom: fun with magnets

Came across this cool post when I was seeking to confirm that fishing for dropped batteries behind my washing machine with a magnet was safe (it is). My 5yo and I hadRead More…