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Beekeeping 101: Let’s Get it Startedby  

Guest Post by Kate Ferry A few weeks ago, I introduced myself and talked about my past experience with beekeeping in a post titled “Beekeeping: A matter of the heart”. The response was quite welcoming and many people were interested... Read More

A Year of Herbs: Pregnancy and the Use of Essential Oils, Part 2by  

Guest Post by Kimberly of Fertility Flower Continuing on from yesterday's post on the safe use of essential oils in pregnancy, and the first two oils, Lavender and Bergamot. Using Neroli, Chamomile and Geranium Like bergamot, Neroli is part of... Read More

A Year of Herbs: Pregnancy and the Use of Essential Oilsby  

Guest Post by Kimberly of Fertility Flower **Stephanie's note: I had originally intended to put up a tomato canning tutorial tomorrow, but this post was long, and yet so full of good information, whether you are pregnant or simply want... Read More

Insomnia: How to Find Sleep Naturallyby  

Guest Post by Andrea Lack of sleep is common when you are raising infants. But what happens when your infants have reached their teens and you still can’t sleep? Insomnia affects millions of people but is 41% more prevalent 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

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

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

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

The Soy Decoy: Don’t Be Deceivedby  

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,... Read More

Coming Out of My Bubble: Serving Others by Serving Foodby  

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.... Read More

Heirloom Seeds: A Frugal and Healthier Option for Gardeningby  

Today's guest post from Phoebe of Getting Freedom is on a topic near and dear to my gardener's heart. I am a huge advocate of heirloom seeds, for so many of the reasons that she talks about in this excellent... Read More

Learning the Gentle Art of Infant Toilet Trainingby  

Image Credit Guest Post by Louisa I toilet-trained my first child when she was four-months-old. I thought I would start this guest post with a statement that knocks most people's socks off when they hear it. "Four months old, you... Read More

A Tale of Rhubarbby  

Guest Post by LaManda of The Yarden Rhubarb. Usually there are three responses when I ask the question “Do you like rhubarb?” They are reliably accompanied by facial expressions: 1. Facial expression: puzzlement and slight trepidation Accompanying answer “I’ve heard... Read More

Nourishing Crockpot Carnival: My Crockpot, My Friendby  

She may not see as much use in the summertime, but come fall and winter, my crockpot is my very good friend. I think my favorite thing about using a crockpot is that all it takes is a small time... Read More

The World is our Classroomby  

As a homeschooling mama who is just in her beginning years, I loved reading through this post! It really illustrates the type of learning environment that my husband and I aspire to develop in our home. There are so many... Read More

Frugality in Compostingby  

Though I adore gardening and am seeking to develop my skills in the area of composting, it is definitely a weak area for me. I love taking a peak into what others are doing as I learn more about it,... Read More

How to Date your Kids (and why that’s so special)by  

Though you'll usually find Katie posting about nutrition, cooking and great tips for a healthier kitchen, she was really excited to post on a slightly different kind of topic, but one that she is equally passionate about. I love the... Read More

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