Good Choices

I think this guest post from Manda will resonate with all of us who struggle as we attempt to make the best possible choices for our families, while knowing that we cannot do everything and some compromises must be made. Making choices between frugality and toxins, convenience and nutrition, and everything else in between, is challenging and I appreciate her perspective on the topic! Guest Post by Manda Parenting and homemaking are full of decisions. There are the big choices that everyone debates: breast or […]

Having children a selfish act?

On Saturday, when my blog was down, my husband and I read this incredibly sad and disturbing article, and I’ve been mulling over a post about it ever since. Here are some of the “highlights”: Had Toni Vernelli gone ahead with her pregnancy ten years ago, she would know at first hand what it is like to cradle her own baby, to have a pair of innocent eyes gazing up at her with unconditional love, to feel a little hand slipping into hers – and […]

Why Should Christians Support Sustainable Agriculture?

I’m excited to bring you this first guest post, from Kimberly, who is a Weston Price chapter leader, as well as publicist for Sally Fallon, the author of Nourishing Traditions (a much referenced book on this blog!). This is a excellent look at another element of Christian stewardship, and she says it so much better than I ever could have, so enjoy and be challenged and inspired! Guest Post by Kimberly “Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the Garden of […]

Natural solutions for cleaning tough stuff

Living Simply Saturdays- I can’t do it all!

CFL bulbs might not be such a great, green option after all

Extreme Frugality: Attitude

If you haven’t been reading her recent series on Extreme Frugality, I’d recommend you make a beeline over to Days to Come. Jeana has been taking a good, hard look at our concepts of frugality, our priorities, how far we’re willing to take it, and what it looks like in every day life. When she shared this guest post with me, it hit me right where I was at. Guest Post by Jeana I recently saw a news article about how people are more likely […]

“Greening” your kitchen (the frugal way!)

I’ve been anticipating this post from fellow blogger Michele, of Frugal Granola, on ways to eliminate disposables with simple and homemade options. I appreciate her perspective on simple living (check out her series), and I think that her resourcefulness is a wonderful example. Read on for some of her great ideas (I love the sandwich wrap!)… During our first years of marriage, we always assumed that we were “environmentally-responsible” people. After all, we sent out plenty of recycling each week! However, as we began discovering […]