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Josefa Ciccarelli  ❤God • Vegan Fam🌱🍌🍉🍍Holistic Health IIN🌿Simple Living 🌎 Family Adventures🌋#airstreamciccs Homeschooling 📚@eclecticschooling 🏝@gathermaui 📍Hawaii 🌺

“Now I understand why Peter Pan didn’t want to grow up” 🤣❤️🧚‍♂️🌳🍄 Fun day in the fairy forest with @gathermaui

Love being able to be care free and have fun even if for just a few hours. I’ve always LOVED working with children. To see life through their eyes is pure magic! 💫 I had them coming up to me so excited to show me the moss and fungi they found. ❤️ They keep me young and having fun. 🙌🏽Now time to get to my loads of laundry, pile of dishes, hot mess in the living room and everything else I need to get done. 🤪 Adulting is hard 😝 photo: @soulshinesara ❤️#idontwanttogrowup #fairiesforever #magicofchildhood #homeschool #gathermaui

It’s been a little crazy over here. Lots going on. 🤪 Too many things to name, but I definitely wanted to document this. We went on a super fun field trip last week with our homeschool group @thegatheringhomeschool and made homemade pizza using Taro + homemade coconut flour. No joke when I say it was probably the best pizza I’ve ever had. I was impressed by all the kiddos trying each of the pizzas topped with all kinds of veggie toppings. Even Nico dug right in 👏 There was one topped with bbq sauce, grilled onion, tempeh bacon, pineapple and arugula (Nicos Favorite). Another with marinara sauce, homemade cashew cream sauce, cauliflower, bell pepper and capers (my favorite!) And another with marinara, mushrooms and I forget what else haha I don’t know but they inspired me to try some new toppings at our next pizza night for sure. Ryan @coconutinformation was full of fun facts about Taro and took us through the whole process from growing to harvesting, to cooking. We also had delicious homemade coconut milk and coconut water on tap! Ryan is super passionate about what he does and we couldn’t be more thankful for this wonderful time we had. It was magic 💫 🥥 Thanks for the pic @ellenfisher 🙏🏼❤️ Was such a fun homeschool day. #homeschoolciccs #homeschool #eclecticschooling #coconut #islandboy

All smiles 😁💕 This boy has come a long way.... I started him off with baby salads chopped finely with avocado and He now asks for bowls of kale salads like this. 🙌🏽 So a little date to @forkandsaladmaui was where he wanted to go. He chose Kale + Romaine, topped with avocado, carrots, cashews, strawberries and croutons. #onehappymama Don’t let this fool you though. He still has his moods where he doesn’t want a salad and loves other things more then salad, 😆 but I’m just glad he’s eating his fair share of it now. 🙌🏽🌱✌🏽🐷💕🌎#Vegan #vegankids #healthylifestyle #eatyourgreens

Happy Halloween!! 🎃 👻 Hope everyone had a fun + safe time out there. I didn’t take too many pics of the night, but We spent the evening with a few friends over at our place having yummy vegan food, doing Halloween Crafts, watching ET, enjoying time together and even celebrating a birthday together. Was so fun. 🎉 I usually do switch witch with my boys, but this year the kids had fun going around the tables that we set up at the party and went “trick or treating.” Each family brought whatever they desired to handout...we had vegan treats, special treasures, stickers, stamps, slime, play doh, homemade vegan treats, popcorn + more and the kids loved it. ❤️ And the food. Oh my gosh so many delicious dishes. Let’s just say I’m hitting the gym tomorrow. 🤣 The kids ended the night handing out Halloween goodies to trick or treaters in our neighborhood and it was so cute how much they loved standing out there handing it out... they practically yelled and ran into the streets waving people down. 😬🤣 I was actually surprised by the amount of trick or treaters we had. It Was such a fun night. 🎃❤️ #lovemypeople #mauidiaries #hawaiianhalloween #vegan #halloween #superheroes

“When you love what you have you have everything you need”
Loving this stage of life with my boys. There is no one else I’d rather adventure through life with then these three. Love them so much. Even when they are wild and crazy sometimes! 😆❤️ Thanks to @ellenfisher for all these adorable pics of me and my boys!! 💕
#family #adventures #simpleliving #hawaiilife

I don’t usually post too many pics of myself but here I am! 😝

I’ve lost about 25lbs since January and transitioning to a vegan lifestyle. There are still some areas I’d like to improve on and want to get more consistent in my workouts so I’m joining @oldhomelove in their #getlikegee challenge to help motivate myself and hold each other accountable. If anyone wants to join post your before pics and your goals with the hashtag #getlikegee and join us! We can cheer each other on. 🙌🏽💯 Here are my “Before” pics.
My goals are to:
✅ Workout hard at least 3x a week and be active everyday. ✅ Lose 10ish lbs (depending on how much muscle I gain). ✅ Gain strength and muscle all around as well as flexibility in my legs and back. ✅ Prioritize my workouts
Let’s do this!! 🤛🏽❤️🙌🏽 #goals #getlikegee #healthylifestyle #before #selflove #bodypositive #loveyourself

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE morning cuddles with my little family ❤️ We have slept all together just like this until just a couple months ago. We just loved and cherished it so much we actually miss it. Lol Luckily our boys have never been super wild sleepers, but we have definitely experienced a little kick or slap every once in a while. 🤣 If you have a baby or child in your bed and they are kicking you in the head and you think it will last forever...it won’t!! 😢Cherish these moments with your babies. They grow up way too fast!! Loving our super cozy weighted blanket from @weightedevolution Its like a comforting hug and is sooo soft!!! If you haven’t heard of weighted blankets look into them!! There are so many benefits of weighted blankets and have been shown to help with anxiety, sensory processing disorder, sleep disorders, autism and a plethora of other things. It helps to increase overall well-being and well you know I’m all about that!! ❤️ Link in my profile to grab your own weighted blanket. @weightedevolution 🛏 😴
Did you get kicked in bed by your kids too? 😆 I know I’m not the only one.
#holisticwellness #naturalliving #weightedevolution #weightedblanket #family #naturalwellnest #healthcoach

Such a beautiful day with my little family. ❤️ It was our first time at this pumpkin patch and it was so beautiful!! 😍 We actually don’t usually get pumpkins from the pumpkin patch because they are usually WAY overpriced lol 😝 We are frugal peeps over here. But this time we each picked out a pumpkin and surprisingly...not too bad for the ones we got 🎃...let’s see if you can tell who picked what 😜, if you swipe you will see our wagon of pumpkins!

#pumpkinpatch #familytime #fallseason #halloween🎃

Loving all the soups and one pot warm dishes for the fall season. I had such a good pumpkin soup (shown here) at a local food truck and it was SO delicious I definitely want to recreate my own soon! Many of you sent me messages asking for my lentil recipe I’ve been sharing in my stories for a bit now, so I finally found a moment to actually write the recipe down to share it!! 🙌🏽😄 It’s one of our families favorite dishes that’s perfect all year round, but especially perfect for the fall season 🍁...Coconut curry turmeric lentils. Yum!!! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Recipe is on my blog over at www.naturalwellnest.com (Link is in my profile) ❤️ #fallfood #lentils #coconutcurrylentils #vegan #deliciousfood #naturalwellnest #healthcoach #holistichealth #lovefood

These are the days. ❤️ 🌈 ⭐️ Moana + Homemade Baked Fries. You don’t know how excited I was to get a donut pan in the mail!! I used to have one and then when we moved a year ago...welp that was given away. 🤣Settling in has been so nice. Back to my baking and popcorn making days. I’m so happy!
#simpledays #movienight #family

This was too yummy not to share. I’m all about simple in my house. If it takes too long or seems complicated I’m probably not making it haha 🤣 🍓 🍌💕🍓🍌💕🍓🍌💕🍓🍌
I just blended Frozen strawberries 🍓 and bananas 🍌 together in my vitamix with a tiny bit of coconut milk to make the base of this deliciousness and then topped it with unsweetened shredded coconut, hempseeds, Goji berries, mulberries, and cacao nibs. It was so creamy and delicious and the boys loved it. There are so many different flavor combinations to make but this one is a fave. 🎉💕 #partyinmymouth #vegan #nicecream #strawberrybanana #delicious #kidapproved #food

This little cute face. 😍 Being a mom is something else. Love watching him learn and grow. 2 months ago he didn’t know how to write his numbers or letters. Today he does! I’m so proud of my big boy for his desire to learn. His favorite subject is math just like his brother. 👨‍👦He gets so excited about learning and it makes me so happy. ☺️ It’s not always easy to homeschool, but it’s worth it.
On a side note I’m super excited about making burritos AGAIN tonight because why not!? They are SO yummy and simple and you can stuff all kinds of things in there that the kids can’t see 😆 🙌🏽 I love mine fully loaded with Spanish rice, black beans, crispy potatoes, bell pepper/onion fajita, lettuce, pico de Gallo, jalapeño, Cholula, and cashew cream sauce. 😋 💃🤜🏽❤️ 📷: @alohamauivegan 💕
#homeschool #homeschoolmom #unschooling #eclecticschooling #eatyourveggies

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