Written by Diana Bauman, Contributing Writer September has been an exciting month for my five year old son and I. He started kindergarten and I became a first time parent with a child in school. My husband and I met all... Read More
I can hardly believe that fall is upon us already, but the beautiful crimson leaves outside my window attest to the fact that it's true. I am always sad to see the summer go, especially since we had such a... Read More
Written by Natalie Klejwa, Guest Writer When my oldest child was three years old, I began one of the most exciting and stretching challenges of my life. I started home schooling. Fifteen years later, I am teaching children in the... Read More
Welcome to the "official" (see last week) start of the Plan It- Don't Panic Meal Planning Challenge! This challenge will be running for the next 6 weeks (Sept.26- Nov.7). Every Monday I will be posting both my own menu plan... Read More
Written by Brandy Ferguson, Contributing Writer This bread is perfect any time of year, but I especially love to make it in the fall. Slightly crunchy on the outside, and super moist on the inside, it's a favorite in our family.... Read More
Although I've been using more natural deodorants for years, it can be hard to find the right one that actually works for you and doesn't cost a fortune. I hear many complaints that people simply don't want to use natural brands because... Read More
Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer There was one morning early in my third pregnancy when I was still exhausted and I was attempting to sleep just a little more after my kids got up. I would leave my bedroom... Read More
Welcome to Week 1 of the Plan It- Don't Panic Meal Planning Challenge! What? You're not ready? You thought it started next Monday, the 26th of September? Oh, you mean the date on the pretty graphic I had made? Ahem... you... Read More
This post is not intended to diagnose or treat any symptoms. If you feel this is something you are dealing with, it’s very important that you talk to your doctor or midwife about it as soon as possible. Typically when... Read More
With the Plan It- Don't Panic meal planning challenge beginning this Monday morning, now seemed like the perfect time to share some really helpful resources to help you succeed with your menus. Learn more about how to make meal planning... Read More
Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer Last time we talked about how to harvest your herbs - now that you've harvested them, what are you going to do with them? Here are my favorite ways to preserve herbs for out-of-season... Read More
Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer It's been about about 2 1/2 years since my husband and I - inexperienced as we are - first took on the hobby of keeping backyard chickens; and what a joy it's been. But... Read More
All those who know that meal planning is a good idea, but struggle to actually do it, put up their hands! (Is yours raised?) I definitely relate. I have been meal planning on and off (more on than off) for... Read More
Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer Our weather may not be showing signs of Autumn, but our plants and gardens are certainly indicating it is time for harvesting! If you have been consistently using your herbs throughout the summer, you... Read More
There's a woman who lives a few blocks down from me with this miraculous garden that seems to go from a freshly tilled plot to a wildly abundant gardener's delight in about one month flat (my husband keeps telling me... Read More
Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but with so many choices (and conflicting information), it can be difficult to know what to serve our family. While cereal... Read More
Although I've been canning for 4-5 years now, it was only about 2 years ago that I learned this simple trick for peeling peaches that has made canning an easier task. I was missing out! My 6 year old and I... Read More
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