If you're hoping to celebrate a Christ-centered Easter, start now by planning a few activities that you'd like to implement.

20 Christ-Centered Easter Ideas For Families

By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer When I was little, we always attended my grandmother’s church on Good Friday. They were Lutheran, and it was a somber, holy service. (Except for the time we sang a hymn with the line “I am but a worm” and we giggled all the way home. Until we were punished…) Anyway, the part I will never get out of my head, as long as I live, was the end of the service. The room would get completely dark, and my uncle would […]

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

This week’s top deals: 20% OFF Flours and Mixes at Abe’s Market. Plus FREE shipping on orders over $49.99. There is no date listed for when this deal ends so you may want to check it out quickly. As Low as $12.94 for 1 Pound of Runa Amazon Guayusa Spice Tea, Organic Cinnamon – Lemongrass.   List price: $18.49.  After coupon & Subscribe and Save: $12.94.  Save 15% with the Amazon clipped coupon (must be logged in to access coupon).  Save an additional 15% with Subscribe and […]

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Weekend Links

Links for this week: The Apple Slice and Social Media Envy @ Design For Mankind Flawless @ She Loves Magazine Sweet Potato Lasagna Recipe @ Wellness Mama “Foreigners” Are God’s Children, Too @ Commonsense Christianity The day I let my kids in on my dream @ Nicole V. Bennett Simple Paleo Sweet Potato, Broccoli, and Egg Breakfast Hash Recipe @ Kitchen Stewardship You Don’t Have to Go to Grad School (to have a life of the mind) @ Carrots for Michaelmas The One Thing We All […]

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Whether you’re living a grain-free lifestyle or not, these 50 fabulous gluten-free, grain-free, slow cooker meals truly are family-friendly favorites!

50 Fabulous Grain-Free Slow Cooker Meals

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer When life gets busy, turn on your slow cooker! At least that’s my motto. And right now, things couldn’t be busier. With baseball season in full swing, I’m playing chauffeur to two active boys four days a week. My guess is … I’m probably not alone. It’s a common challenge of moms everywhere – how to get a healthy dinner on the table when time is short, and often our patience for cooking is too? That’s why I love the slow cooker! […]

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Making the switch from disposable paper products to reusable cloth products can be a long - but worthwhile - process.

How I Overcame My Obsession with Paper Products

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer It’s safe to say that until a couple years ago, I had an obsession with paper products. As I cleaned my home, I HAD to use paper towels. Paper towels for my windows, paper towels for my bathroom (sinks, bathtub and toilet), and paper towels for my kitchen — used to clean countertops and to dry freshly washed produce or hands. I frequently replenished the boxes of paper tissues in my bathroom, and restocked our toilet paper with the cushy, quilted, multi-ply varieties. I […]

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Real Deals: This Week’s Sales and Discounts on Natural Products (and Buy 2, Get 2 Free on Seventh Generation Diaper packs!)

This week’s top deals:   Buy Two Packs of Seventh Generation Diapers, Get Two Packs Free! From Stephanie: As you all know, one of my favorite brands is Seventh Generation. In January I partnered with ePantry to offer KOTH readers an exclusive deal on natural products, and ePantry is now starting to sell Seventh Generation Diapers! They’re really excited to have a product that so many people love and need. Although we’re definitely cloth diaper users, we also find that there are just times when […]

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How do you make sure that you and your family are getting enough trace minerals in your diet?

The Importance of Trace Minerals {and How to Increase Your Intake!}

This post was originally published in November of 2008, but is a great reminder that your body needs these minerals just as much as the other elements of good nutrition that we discuss on a regular basis! Sure, we all know that it’s important to get the “biggies” (macrominerals) into our diet: calcium, magnesium, potassium, etc. Did you know, though, that there are over 30 other minerals which our bodies need in minute, trace amounts, but without them it cannot function at it’s full potential […]

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Weekend Links

Links for this week: I Have Bad Thoughts About My Husband (and not the dirty kind) @ Sarah Mae You Are Enough @ Shauna Niequist Beef and Butternut Squash Chili @ The Nourishing Gourmet Why it’s okay to believe your way is the best way @ Life Your Way “Strength and Dignity Are Her Clothing”: Making Ethical Fashion Choices (by Leah Wise)  @ Rachel Held Evans Easy Crockpot Italian Beef Recipe — Beef and Potatoes Feel Good Meal @ Kelly the Kitchen Kop Why Winning the […]

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