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Raising Kids on Real Foodby  

Written by Courtney Dunkin, Contributing Writer Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? This month we're running a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Eating Better. Our goal... Read More

What Is Real Food?by  

Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? This month we're running a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Eating Better. Our goal is to answer the questions you... Read More

Beyond Nourishment: Food and Family Traditionsby  

By Courtney, Contributing Writer With Christmas drawing near, we're planning and preparing for time with family and friends, sharing the joy and wonder of the season with them. Many of these get togethers are centered around food. After all, aside... Read More

Making A Family Gratitude Journal {A Simple Thanksgiving Tradition}by  

By Courtney Dunkin, Contributing Writer Throughout history, many cultures have held celebrations of thanksgiving to recognize their gratitude for what they have. Most often, traditional thanksgiving celebrations have been held during harvest time in the fall. In the United States... Read More

Make It Yourself: Homemade Cultured Butterby  

Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer After decades under scrutiny, butter has finally making its rightful comeback in the kitchen. Traditional cooks knew all along that butter was nourishing and healthy, but only recently has the modern housewife rediscovered this culinary... Read More

The Well-Planned Breakfastby  

Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer Breakfast time is often rushed and chaotic in many households today. What used to be a nourishing meal to start the day off right has now become a fast-paced meal on the run. How did... Read More

The Perfect Omelet {And 10 Delicious Omelet Creations}by  

Eggs have often been called “one of nature’s perfect foods”. And for good reason. They pack a powerful nutritional punch in just a small package. Inside that little shell is a powerhouse of nutrition. There are many ways to incorporate... Read More

Rethinking Oral Health Care: A Homemade Toothpaste Recipe for Tooth Remineralizationby  

Several years ago, I started to question some of the ingredients in commercial toothpastes as well as the approach of modern dentistry in general. I view some modern dentistry practices as appropriate and beneficial. Consider, though, that the foundation of today’s... Read More

Picky Eaters: Avoiding the Dinnertime Dilemma By Raising Children With a Heart of Gratitudeby  

Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer Picky eaters, finicky eaters, stubborn, selective. The notion of children being picky about their food is common these days. I’ve noticed that it’s tossed around as “normal” and accepted, even justified by some. Pop psychology... Read More

The Nursing Basket: A Breastfeeding Mother’s Helpby  

  Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer The birth of a new baby brings an abundance of joy and excitement...and lots of rest, for both mom and baby. Frequent nursing keeps a new mother from extending herself too much, forcing her... Read More

Can Coupons Be Used Responsibly?by  

Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer As mothers raising families in a tough economy, we are always looking for ways to save money and make our dollars stretch a little further. Since the beginning of time, mothers have learned to be... Read More

Using Herbal Powders to Supplement a Healthy Diet: An Alternative to the Daily Multivitaminby  

Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer The foods we consume and the lifestyle we live form the foundation of our health. The nutrients in the foods we eat are the building blocks for all of the biological activity within the various... Read More

Homemade Herbal Vapor Rub to Relieve Coughs and Congestionby  

Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer Seeing our children suffer from a cough is no fun at all. However, coughs have their place in healing and should usually not be suppressed. If we prevent a cough from doing its part in recovery,... Read More

Children’s Sleepwear: Avoiding Flame Retardant Chemicalsby  

Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer The warm summer evenings are turning into cool autumn nights. Your children’s closets are probably all set for fall weather, an organization project most of us like to do before the start of the new... Read More

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