35 Resources for the Naturally Minded Mom

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Have you ever wished that motherhood came with a manual? I have. Though I have slowly grown in my mothering know-how and ability over the years, and have come to really love being a mom, it hasn’t always been an easy road. I had no clue what I was doing when I got to the end of my first pregnancy (you know, the part where you actually get to hold a baby!) and realized that after all the months of sickness and fatigue and then […]

16 Books On My “To Read” List

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I firmly believe that one can never own enough books. Our family has been on a mission to simplify and declutter over the past year or so. Books are one of those areas where I begin to sweat profusely and develop nervous twitches when I attempt to weed out the ones I want to get rid of. Making the switch to primarily digital books has made all the difference for me. Now I don’t have too worry about having too many, and I can also […]

4 Books That Have Helped Me to Simplify

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Learning to slow down and simplify isn’t a lesson that I have learned easily, or one that I am finished learning, but it’s certainly one worth pursuing. Over the past 2 years or so, there have been several blogs and ebooks that have spurred me on towards the goal of cutting back on the non-essentials, in order to free up time and space for the things that matter most. These four books have been particularly inspirational and helpful for me on this journey of simplifying. […]

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

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“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 create a product you would otherwise have purchased, and then marvel at how awesome (and cheap and natural and easy) what you just made is, I think that’s when the magic (and then, the addiction) begins. Being on the road this year, I have far […]

What On Earth Do You Do With 97 eBooks?

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I was hesitant back when I bought my very first eBook, and even more so when my husband encouraged me to purchase a Kindle a couple years back. The feeling of holding a book, its pages beneath my fingers, being able to flip from section to section, and all of those tangibles that make a book a “book” had me questioning whether eBooks were really something I would ever come to appreciate in the same manner. {Note- This sale has now ended. Hopefully we’ll be […]

97 Ways to Solve Your Biggest Homemaking Challenges

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Note- This sale has now ended. Hopefully we’ll be doing it again next year! :) Let’s face it. Being a homemaker is a hard job. (Can I get an amen?) Not only is it the hardest role I’ve ever taken on, but it’s also one of the most important. Homemaking encompasses how I care for my family, how I nurture my relationship with my husband, how I raise my children, how I steward the time and resources that I’ve been given. It’s this incredibly crucial […]

Weekend Links {and the project I can finally announce!}

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Craning out necks up to gaze at the beautifully lit-up Eiffel Tower in Paris. We loved Paris… definitely want to go back there! Links I loved this week: A letter for a tough season @ FIMBY. For anyone that has struggled with difficult seasons of depression or discouragement, this is a very good read. In Defense of the iPhone Mom @ Growing in a Shrinking Culture (hat tip to The Humbled Homemaker) It’s a Good Week to Be a Yes Mom @ Inspired to Action. […]

Review of Trim Healthy Mama

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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 reading this book IF you: Struggle with your weight Have a hard time sticking to a diet Lack energy Are still learning about healthy eating and nutrition Want to learn a bit about the science behind food – in an easy-to-understand format Want to find […]