The Value of Making Small Changes

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Written by Emily McClements, Contributing Writer If there’s anything you should know about me, it’s that I’m all about taking baby steps.  Most of the changes that we have made in our lives and around our home, have been made by making small changes that add up to much bigger overall change in our lives. Sometimes I wish I was one of those people that dove head first into something and went all out, changing everything seemingly overnight, but that’s just not really practical or […]

Simplifying Babyhood: Top Items for Baby’s First Year and Beyond

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Today I’m sharing over at Simple Mom, with my own top items for baby’s first year and beyond for keeping babyhood simple: Last summer I was blessed with my third baby. It was a truly beautiful time, as I found it so much easier to relax, follow my mothering instincts and care for my baby in a simpler way than I did with the birth of my first two children. This relaxed approach wove its way not only into my interactions with my baby, but […]

Naturally Knocked Up Ecourse Giveaway!

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Are you one of the countless women who has suffered from infertility or miscarriages, and is looking for natural help with conceiving or carrying a baby to term? Or are you currently pregnant or planning for future children, and wanting to know how to best prepare your body and give your baby the very best chance of a healthy start? For women in either situation, I am so excited to announce to you that my dear blogging friend, Donielle of Naturally Knocked Up, has created […]

The Soy Decoy: Don’t Be Deceived

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Guest Post by Katie Fox I know it goes against everything we hear these days about healthy eating, but I’m here today to tell you that I don’t eat soy products, and I don’t think you should eat soy products, either. There.  I came right out and said it.  Might as well get the controversy right out in the open from the start, right? (wink) Honestly, I’m not looking for a fight.  In my real off-line life, I almost never talk about dietary choices with […]

Understanding Communited Supported Agriculture (CSA’s) and Their Benefits

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Guest Post by Kate If you want to provide cheap, fresh, local produce for your family, you only have one option, right? To grow it yourself. But what if you don’t have time? Or energy? Or you have a brown thumb? There are farmer’s markets, in some areas, but then you’re paying retail price for all the produce and not really saving much money. There must be another option! Enter the CSA. CSA stands for “Community Supported Agriculture.” It means that a farmer partners with […]

Coming Out of My Bubble: Serving Others by Serving Food

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Guest Post by Hallee I have a new venture in my life. One recent morning in Sunday School, our teacher announced that our class would be one of four groups who would be volunteering with a local church’s soup kitchen. That immediately got my attention. I had no idea my little town in central Kentucky had a soup kitchen. I have always felt a strong calling from God to serve. Lately, it’s become an almost audible voice in my ear. I’ve discussed it with my […]

Coupon Code for A Peasant’s Feast Ecourse

Recently I ran a giveaway for a membership to A Peasant’s Feast ecourse. This course is by Kimi of The Nourishing Gourmet and the goal is to teach you to cook nourishing foods on a budget! I’ve been fortunate to preview some of the course, and I can assure you that it will be a wonderful learning resource for you, as well as providing many frugal and delicious recipes to add to your repertoire! You can learn more about the course or sign up for […]

Easy Breakfast Ideas: From Scratch, With Real Food

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Written by Anne Elliott, Contributing Writer As my family increased in size, I started trying to figure out more inexpensive ideas for breakfast. It had nothing to do with health back then. Later I found out that making breakfast at home was also one of the easiest and most influential things we could do to improve our health. But making breakfast from scratch, from non-processed foods, can be really intimidating at first. If a woman is also battling chronic health problems, she might fear that […]