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My Top 7 Picks for Raising a Healthy, Happy Familyby  

By Ann, Contributing Writer Raising a healthy family isn't easy. It takes time, knowledge, work and a bit of patience. How much time and work you put into being healthy and taking care of your family is up to you... Read More

Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less? The Author of Good Cheap Eats Shares Her Secrets (and Zucchini Fritters Recipe!)by  

Do you love serving up homemade food to your family but wish it didn't take so much time? My friend Jessica has become a pro in the kitchen over the years. As a mom of six kids (including teenage boys!),... Read More

Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cake Barsby  

Stephanie's note: In a week, our family will be embarking on yet another "free" diet. You know the kind - free from gluten and grain, free from dairy, free from sugar, free from our usual favorites and convenience and ease.... Read More

Are We Hurting or Helping Our Kids With Overprotective Helicopter Parenting?by  

I remember the summer I was nine. Living in Maple Ridge, a small suburb of Vancouver, Canada, I had the utmost freedom. My bicycle took me everywhere. It whisked me away to imaginary play as a princess in the woods,... Read More

My Handpicked Tools for Busy Moms & Healthy Familiesby  

  This year's Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle 2014 is now OVER. We hope that you all enjoy your bundles and watch for the next sale to come around again next year.  We usually also do a homemaking sale every spring.... Read More

A Back-to-School Change for our Family & How I’m Getting Ready for School Lunches (plus Cinnamon-Raisin Quick Bread)by  

The school year is upon us. And didn't it happen so fast? Where did the summer go?  For our family, this is a novel year. We're trying out a special program, just for homeschoolers in our area. It's called Innovations, and it... Read More

When I’m Caught in the Rip Current of People Pleasingby  

Today I'm honored to be a part of Lysa TerKeurst's "The Best Yes" Blog Tour, along with many other fabulous bloggers. Learn more here - http://goo.gl/bQVJW0 Our lives seem to be one bumpy, gravelly mess of road work lately, like we've... Read More

5 Books Every Child Should Ownby  

Looking for some new reads for your little ones? Check out my list! By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer I don't have many vivid memories from my pre-teen years (gratefully, perhaps?). But a few memories randomly stick out, oddly clear and... Read More

What’s Helping Me Conquer Our Runaway Grocery Budgetby  

I bet you'd never guess the tools I find most useful when it comes to sticking with and maximizing our grocery budget. You might think it has to do with meal planning. Or perhaps a kitchen appliance like a grain... Read More

How do you raise kids without all the clutter?by  

It's a perpetual struggle as parents. Having kids bring a whole lot of joy, noise, and it seems, clutter. Is it inevitable? Are we destined to step on legos, find dirty t-shirts under the sofa, rainbow bands all over the... Read More

17 Tips That Make it Easier to Eat Grain Freeby  

Although grain free isn't a long term lifestyle choice for us at this point, in different seasons and circumstances, we go back to it as a way of resetting our bodies, aiding digestion, and coping with specific health challenges. I... Read More

The Magic of Making Things Yourself {Plus a 5-Minute Salt Scrub for Tired Feet}by  

"Hi, my name is Stephanie and I like to make things that normal people just buy from the store." I'm not sure at what point in my natural living journey I became a "make-it-myself" junkie. The first time that you... Read More

Review of Trim Healthy Mamaby  

By Natalie, Contributing Writer Sporting a hefty 619 pages, Trim Healthy Mama by Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett is one of the newer healthy eating reads on the block, having been released in August of 2012. You might benefit from... Read More

First Steps to Eating for Fertilityby  

Note from Stephanie: Many years ago, I connected with fellow blogger Donielle Baker through the realization that we shared a common struggle of infertility due to having a diagnosis of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). What bonded us further was that... Read More

Could you have a farm… in your own backyard?by  

About 5 years ago, I first stumbled upon the "homegrown revolution" and the idea that it was not only possible, but liberating to be able to grow one's own food. From that first spark, my backyard gardening attempts have continually... Read More

Beat the “I’m Bored” Blues: A Summer Book List for Young Readersby  

What mom hasn't heard, "I'm bored... what is there to do?" on long, hot summer days? Sending my kids to crash on a couch, in the shade of a tree, or out to the backyard fort with a good book... Read More

Why Our Family Leans Towards Classical Educationby  

If you currently homeschool, or have spent any amount of time looking into it, you'll know that there is a veritable smorgasbord of theories and methods out there. For our family, although we still throw in a few eclectic options and have... Read More

Spirit-Led Parenting: How Motherhood Calls Us to Lay Down Our Livesby  

I vividly remember those weeks so many years ago, when I began my journey as a brand-new mom. I was clueless. I spent my pregnancy reading all sorts of good books but I somehow skipped over the very important topic... Read More

My 2012 Reading Listby  

In our recent decluttering and purging, I realized that I have a huge stack of books that I already own, but haven't yet read. Being a book lover, it's easy for me to be constantly buying new books or adding... Read More

Resources and Recipes to Make Your Meal Planning Successfulby  

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

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