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Weekend Links

Links for this week: My Princess Problem @ A Deeper Story What the Church & Christians Need to Know About Suicide & Mental Health @ A Holy Experience Cobb Salad Recipe – A Fresh Main Dish Meal @ Kelly the Kitchen Kop  A Staying Prayer for Mothers of College Freshmen @ chatting at the sky On The Difference One Letter Makes @ (in)courage  Simple Peach and Honey Ice Cream @ The Nourishing Gourmet  Spend More Time with People Who Lift You Up (and lift them […]

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Healthy Lunches Made Easy!

Healthy Back-to-School Lunches Made Easy!

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer Ready to get your lunchbox groove on? Oh yeah! It’s that time of year again … back-to-school season! And whether you homeschool, or your children attend school outside of the home, having a plan for what to serve (or pack) for lunch makes getting ready for the busy school year a whole lot easier! Of course, it can be a real challenge to come up with healthy lunch ideas day after day. And let’s face it, as adults, we (often […]

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busy mom's guide to fast, easy, healthy breakfast

The Busy Mom’s Guide to Fast, Easy & Healthy Back-to-School Breakfasts {with 70 recipes!}

With back-to-school already in full swing for some Americans, and starting up in less than 4 weeks here in Canada, it seemed like we should talk about breakfasts for those busy school mornings. Especially for those that need to get out of the door by a certain time, but even for those of us who need to get a move on with our homeschool day, it’s oh-so-tempting to throw another breakfast of toast or store-bought cereal on the table and call it done.  Of course, […]

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Real Deals: This Week’s Sales and Discounts on Natural Products You Really Use

This week’s top deals:  Method Concentrated Laundry Detergent 85 load refill, Free & Clear, 34 fl oz for $13.53 with Subscribe & Save (or possibly as low as $12.10). Only the Free & Clear variety is priced this low. (Thanks, Jungle Deals and Steals) And a few Back-to-School items, because it’s that time of year:   Smart Planet EC-34 Small 3-Compartment Eco Silicone Collapsible Lunch Box, Orange for just $8.96 (or pink for $9.16) and eligible for free shipping. I did a bit of comparing with other websites […]

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5 Books Every Child Should Own {KeeperoftheHome.com}

5 Books Every Child Should Own

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 poignant in my mind. For one, I’m perched on the peach-colored chair in the living room, my little miniature dachshund beside me. And I’m reading. And laughing. Hysterical, nose-sniffling, tear-jerking laughter. Stacked up beside the chair was the reason: nearly a dozen Garfield the Cat […]

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Weekend Links

  Links for this week: To be called Mommy @ Live Renewed On Taking a Break From Being the Grownup @ chatting at the sky Salted Caramel Drenched Coffee-Double Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel @ Primal Palate A Fried Chicken Kind of Day @ A Deeper Story A Compassionate Lens @ (in)courage Summer Shish Kabob Marinades @ GNOWFGLINS When Femininity Becomes a Bad Word @ The Better Mom  The parenting books were wrong (and other good news for moms) @ Lisa-Jo Baker August Sponsors Are you […]

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My Review of a Whole House Water Filtration System

Clean drinking water is a murky subject. I’ll confess that every time I begin to write a post about water filtration and removing toxins from your family’s water sources, I am tempted to start hyperventilating. There’s so much out there. If you begin to search for answers to questions like “what are the primary contaminants in tap water?”, “what are the health concerns associated with chlorine exposure?”, “which pharmaceuticals have been found in tap water?” and “what kind of filters are most effective for removing […]

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Green Tea Panna Cotta: The Easiest Summer Dessert You'll Ever Make {KeeperoftheHome.org}

Green Tea Panna Cotta: The Easiest Summer Dessert You’ll Ever Make

  By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer Summertime is no time to be cooking in a hot kitchen. It’s also a time when we want things easy. I’m not saying we’re lazy – I’m just saying I’d rather be playing a board game with my kids or enjoying the sunshine with a good book than coming up with new recipes or laboring over supper. (And I LOVE  to cook – like, serious LOVE LOVE LOVE, so that’s sayin’ sumthin’.) That’s why I love panna cotta, the […]

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