What Bone Broth Should Really Look Like

The topic of homemade bone broth has come up many times on this blog. You just might know by now that I think it is fantastically nourishing for the body, as well as the perfect way to help stretch out the budget and make good use of all that we’ve been given. One common question that comes up when the topic of bone broth arises is: “Is it supposed to get thick and gelatinous? If so, how do I get it that way? Mine never seems to thicken up.” […]

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How to Have Natural Childbirth in the Hospital {keeperofthehome.org}

How to Have Natural Childbirth in the Hospital

Though I am a huge advocate of homebirth with a trained midwife (having just had my second successful homebirth), I also know that it is not for everybody. I was delighted when Emily offered to write a guest post presenting another angle on natural births and how to have a beautiful birth experience in the hospital. I would love to hear from others in the comments who have also had a positive hospital childbirth experience! ******* Guest Post by Emily When I became pregnant with […]

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Beautifying Heart and Home

I immediately knew that I liked Sharon when I read the sub-title of her blog, The Good Woman, “…she’s not flawless, she’s forgiven“. She is a wonderful example of a woman desiring to teach the younger women in the model of Titus 2. I know that you will be blessed by what she has to share! ******* Guest Post by Sharon Kaufman Could your house, with its tasteful and attractively arranged furnishings, make it into the pages of House Beautiful? Most of us would say, […]

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You Tell Me: The Little Things

**I confess, I couldn’t resist using this picture. This, my friends, is a Canadian $2 coin, otherwise known as the Toonie (get it? Two-nie. Punny, huh?). I don’t usually, but yes, I did giggle when I saw this picture and thought of how the little things do indeed add up!** Last call for your input, I promise! :) I’ve just found your comments and emails so very helpful in this book writing process, that I just can’t resist asking you for one more, very practical […]

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

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 concept of dating your kids, and we try to make a point of doing that around our home as well, especially with Daddy who doesn’t get as much special time with the kids during the week. Though we love being together as a family, there’s […]

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Our Motives for Healthier Living

As Christians who desire to live more healthfully, naturally, sustainably, you-fill-in-the-blank, I think our motivation is such an important area to discuss. I would definitely agree with this guest poster and her conclusion as to why we should even care about or do any of these things at all. But I’ll let her tell you more about it… :) ******* Guest Post by Babychaser We’ve taken the plunge to healthier living… but why?  This is a question I have to ask myself from time to […]

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A Year of Herbs

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A Tale of Two Gardens: Part 2

By popular demand, I decided to run the second part of this post right away. The suggestions are so valuable, and having gardened myself for 3 years now, I can definitely attest to the wisdom in these tips. I know that I’ve been encouraged and reminded of areas where I could improve my own gardening and make it easier for myself, so thanks Amber! ******* Guest Post by Amber Continuing on from Part 1… #1 Start Small Yes, I know; do I have to spoil the fun? […]

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