Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sprouts & Ph Balance

We've been sprouting in our windowsill! So far we've done radish sprouts and lentil sprouts. Sprouting led us to investigate acidic foods versus alkaline foods. Why? Because sprouts are these wonderful little super foods that have protein, vitamins, and nutrients without many calories.  We compared sprouts to other protein sources and discovered that animal based protein is highly acidic, which some say cause disease. Vegetables are highly alkaline, and many theories say to maintain health it is important to balance out all the acid we take into our bodies from sugar, fats, and processed foods. That was our lesson and I am seeing my kids apply it to their lives.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Field Trips

Field trips can start to add up when you have three children, so we take advantage of homeschool days at local museums and attractions. Last week Sea World in San Antonio had a field trip for $8.00 a person. We saw dolphins, sea lions, penguins, whales, sharks, sting rays, and a host of other fish. It was quite a bargain. However, I did slip and fall and hit my head on the concrete. That took a little bit of the excitement away toward the end of the day. 

Another free field trip I take with the kids is to the pet store!

We go in the pet store and see cats, dogs, iguana, snakes, rats, fish, hamsters, ferrets, and birds for FREE! We don't touch them, but we watch them and discuss them.