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Making Healthy Smoothies With Your Fresh Summer Greens (at Simple Organic)by  

It’s a rare day that goes by in our home when we don’t make a fruit smoothie. Call us addicted. It’s a wonderful addiction to have! Since I have 3 little ones and a husband that rely on me to... Read More

A Gardener’s Look at Lifeby  

Written by Anne Elliot, Contributing Writer I'm not much of a gardener, but over the last few years, I'm been attempting a little bit more each summer. It started three summers ago when I planted just a few things in... Read More

Beekeeping: A Matter of the Heartby  

Guest Post by Kate Ferry A few years ago, the Ferry family experienced a traumatic death. We lost all our girls. During the winter, approximately 50,000 honeybees vanished from my backyard. They went into hibernation after Halloween and never woke... Read More

Cultivating a Servant’s Heart as a Motherby  

Do you ever feel that some of the duties of motherhood are not quite what you expected? Or that many of the mundane and trivial tasks are not what you thought you were signing up for? This weekend I was... Read More

Go Bananas Preserving!by  

Written by Sherrie Cook, Contributing Writer Imagine with me for a moment:  a crisp night, crackling fire, blankets, loved ones all around enjoying hot beverages and warm, fresh out of the oven, banana bread. Are you drooling yet? I was... Read More

Get Outdoors and Get in That Sunshine!by  

Guest Post by Kait Curran Palmer Summer is upon most of the Northern Hemisphere at this point--minus the cloud-covered and still-chilly Pacific Northwest--but for the rest of you lovely people you are kicking off your flip flops and getting to... Read More

Strawberry Coconut Cream Popsicles (Dairy-Free Indulgence for Summer Days)by  

I made this recipe accidentally the other day, when I realized I had blended too many strawberries and didn't want them to go to waste. It was a hot, hot day so popsicles sounded like the perfect fix, and they... Read More

Enjoying the Blessings of Todayby  

Guest Post by Amy It seems that I have learned so much about myself and my walk with God since becoming a mom! One day I was watching my son, Joshua, eat some crackers. (He absolutely loves crackers!)  When he... Read More

What to Do With All Those Summer Berries!by  

That is my challenge right now, and perhaps it's yours, too! Yesterday we went to a berry u-pick farm, where we picked about 20 lbs of raspberries and bought another 10 lb flat. On our way out of the farm,... Read More

Gardening in Less-than-Ideal Spacesby  

I adore my new home. It's large, beautiful and perfectly suited to our family. The only downside? Leaving behind my beloved 12 x 28 ft, perfectly sunny garden that I have loved on and built up for the past 3... Read More

The Lesson of the Picklesby  

Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer As I am writing this, I am currently working on my third batch of pickles.  I’ve been buying cucumbers from the farmer’s market and making all kinds of pickles, although garlic dill is definitely... Read More

Naturally Controlling Pests in the Organic Gardenby  

Guest Post by Rene of Budget Saving Mom Pests are something that organic gardeners have to deal with. However, there are ways to deal naturally with pests so that you are still able to limit your exposure to chemicals that... Read More

Exercises for Pregnancy and Beyondby  

Guest Post Written by Angela While many exercises are considered to be safe during pregnancy, some are a lot more beneficial than others. Exercises that are especially important for the expectant mother are those that will help support Mom’s changing... Read More

Natural Bonding with Baby During Pregnancyby  

Guest Post Written by Michele When I was pregnant with my son, we chose not to do regular ultrasounds and other prenatal testing. This choice was met by surprise from many women, who assumed that an ultrasound/testing was essential for their information, "peace... Read More

Better Bedtimes for Little Onesby  

Guest Post by Leah Hoffmaster There are few things in life more precious than a sleeping baby. One of my favorite things to do during my children’s infancy was to lay them on my chest and allow my beating heart... Read More

Winner of the Naturally Knocked Up eCourse!by  

The lucky winner of this fantastic eCourse is: Hannah O. Registration for the Naturally Knocked Up eCourse will be continuing only until July 16th, so if you're thinking of signing up, do so quickly! Did you miss the first post... Read More

Simplicity and Freedomby  

Written by Emily McClements, Contributing Writer It’s been a little over a year that I have really been pursuing this “frugally green” lifestyle.  I still feel very new to it, there is so much I still want to learn about,... Read More

Charting Primer: Using the Sympto-Thermal Method to Predict Ovulationby  

Guest Post Written by Kimberly Racic Hi, I'm Kimberly and I'm behind a project called Fertility Flower. Stephanie asked me to prepare a primer on fertility charting using the Sympto-Thermal method and I was happy to oblige. First off, let... Read More

Loving My CSA: Learning to Eat a Variety of Seasonal Produceby  

Guest Post Written by Nicole Bennett My first experience with swiss chard was about a year and a half ago. That Martha Stewart, I thought, she always has the strangest ingredients in her recipes. Shortly after that, however, I subscribed... Read More

Winners for 1000th Post Party Giveaways!by  

At long last, I'm excited to announce the winners! I'm so sorry for the delay, to all those who have been anxiously waiting to find out who won. I'm a little behind in my work. Let's just say that this... Read More

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