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You know a little helps goes a long way…….. Especially when it comes to reading to our children.

Reading is something that mostly everyone enjoys, particularly if you were taught from a young age to enjoy reading. It is what makes the world go round not exactly money. Reading and being able to read is sort of related to either being in prison or not in prison.

Mentally I mean………..

It can help you get ahead in life or really cause you to be set back a notch.

she likes to read

With the world in the state that it's in now with all the economic woes that is facing the world as a whole today. Many more families are losing their homes. In effect causing children to now live with out home, and not able to have the resources they once had.

In the United States Alone the number of homeless children is now 1.5 Million which is an alarming rate across the board.

According to Project Night Night”

The regular interruption in schooling for homeless children, the lack of personal belongings including books, and the constant anxiety experienced, leads homeless students to struggle with school and to fall behind their peers. The National Center on Family Homelessness indicates that only 48 percent of homeless children in grades three through twelve rated proficient in reading on standardized tests.

Studies have shown that students with more types of reading materials at home perform better on standardized tests. Yet, homeless children frequently have few or no reading materials.

Which Is so sad, because what child does not want to read, what child does not want to feel wanted. Better yet what child does want to be given the chance to let their imagination soar, without being stifled as to what their true potential could be.

If only they were taught how to read and enjoy it.

Join me as I have already contributed to the great cause of project night Night who are helping combat the issue by putting books in the hands of homeless kids. Who have already been torn from their home and some who never really had one.

Lets help them give back to our young people by helping them help young ones learn to read.

What a great and noble cause this is and I am happy to spread the word about it.

Reading is one of the greatest gifts you could give someone young or old who does not know how to read. Because in the end you are freeing them from the sadness of the world around them.

Allowing them to escape if only for a moment into the wonderful world of a book.

Let's give our young people a better chance at life, a better chance at school, at better chance at learning to read…

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Bronzeqt  a fellow video vlogger is someone that I love to watch! She always seems to come up with some of the neatest hairstyles for natural hair care, and has a texture a little similar to mine. Which is one of the reasons I follow her faithfully, I never get bored with what she seems to come up with. Her channel is full of hair and beauty tips sure to inspire you.

Check out the this neat video she has on How to make a textured hair Bun for natural kinky hair, really quick.

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Last year I took a course on how to cook real food by jenny from the nourished kitchen. My Goal was to learn and expand upon what I already knew about natural real food cooking. Boy oh boy, did I learn a ton! Jenny provided a lot of information and made it super easy to learn. She provided a learning atmosphere so that no matter your learning style you would be able to go quickly through the course with options varying  from print to video.

With an new year around and a huge influx in people wanting to learn about the Weston price way of cooking. Jenny has decided to open it again teaching all the fundamentals and even a lot more in depth topics on real food eating.

If you want to know more about real food than I suggest you read my post here on the “How to Eat Real Food”

The Weston Price Foundation was founded in 1999 to continue on the studies from Dr Weston Price with the whole premise based traditional eating. Below is an excerpt from the Weston Price Foundation.

The Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism. It supports a number of movements that contribute to this objective including accurate nutrition instruction, organic and biodynamic farming, pasture-feeding of livestock, community-supported farms, honest and informative labeling, prepared parenting and nurturing therapies.  ~  Weston Price Foundation

All of Jenny's  lessons are in detailed order skill building upon skill which will have you learning  how to cook real food in no time.  Cooking real food is a way of life for me and I hope that as I learn you will be able to.  Cooking the real food way is based on the Weston price formulation which tells us that we should eat food in its truest form while maximizing  the total nutrient value.

Today's prepared food and cooking techniques is slowing killing us, all the problems we have come from what goes in our bodies. If we choose to totally nourish our bodies we will benefit with a healthier one for the long term.

That is why I totally hope you look into more about the Weston price foundation and the real food way of cooking.

Jenny's course started on the first and I am late at posting this, however you can still get in before the price raises on the 15th.

The entire course teaches you:

Week #1: Preparing Tender Grass-fed & Pasture-raised Meats

Week #2: Stocks, Broths & Soups

Week #3: Easy Homemade Yogurts, Kefir & Cheese

Week #4: Fresh Salads, Salad Dressings & Vinaigrettes

Week #5: Cooked Seasonal Vegetables

Week #6: Real Pickles, Sauerkraut & Fermented Fruits & Vegetables

Week #7: Nuts, Seeds & Coconut

Week #8: Soaked Whole Grains

Week #9: Sourdough Breads

Week #10: Homemade Sodas, Kombucha & Water Kefir

Week #11: Fruits & Naturally Sweet Desserts

Week #12: Putting it together with Meal Planning

To learn more about jenny and her online cooking course visit.  The Nourished Kitchen.

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I recently came across this site called the natural haven, which is a blog that discusses all things on fashion and beauty for the natural community. The natural haven magazine seems pretty new but not lacking in anything when it comes to posh-ness, style and sensibility.  W hen I first read through the online natural magazine mainly catered the African American community I was greatly impressed. They cover a broad range of topics from hair, eating and lifestyle which is right up my alley.

That is why I am posting here, because I feel that you would enjoy the online natural living magazine just as much as I have:)

Would love to know what you think about it!

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I have received a ton of emails of people wanting to know what products I have used on my hair through out the past year.  Although I have used on a ton of products there are a couple that have been my staple go to products.  Going natural as regards my hair has been learning process and I continue to learn new things all the time about my hair. In which I quickly learn what works and what does not work for my hair.

I'm not one to keep using something just because I bought it and my hair does not like it,  I'll either give it away or something.

However, I do continue to come back time and time again to a few couple of products mentioned in the video below.

Which are:

A new shampoo that I am trying is the Milcreek Naturals Heena shampoo for luster and shine. Having a  4c hair type my hair tends to lack shine, so I decided to give this one shampoo a try and so far I am pleased.