How to Make (and Use) a Plantain Poultice {KeeperoftheHome.org}

How to Make (and Use) a Plantain Poultice

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Chances are you will encounter some type of insect or bug bite during the summer. There are lots of ways to treat such bites, but today I want to share one very effective treatment that utilizes the wonderful herb, plantain.  Many people hear the word “plantain” and think of a small banana-like fruit. And yes, that is a plantain, but not the kind of plantain I am referring to.  The herb called plantain is actually a green plant, often considered a weed […]

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When I’m Caught in the Rip Current of People Pleasing

Today I’m honored to be a part of Lysa TerKeurst’s “The Best Yes” Blog Tour, along with many other fabulous bloggers. Learn more here - http://goo.gl/bQVJW0 Our lives seem to be one bumpy, gravelly mess of road work lately, like we’ve living in a construction zone. It’s this season of transition we’re in–  trying to get planted in a new community, changing up how we do homeschool, settling in to a recently purchased home, and moving forward with some big business changes. Along with that, we’ve […]

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

This week’s top deals: Get the lowest price to date and a great deal on this Hamilton Beach 70740 8-Cup Food Processor for just $28 or this Hamilton Beach 70450 8-Cup Food Processor for just $26.99.   Remember you get FREE shipping on orders over $35!   Or if you haven’t yet tried Amazon Prime, sign up for a 30-day trial and get FREE 2-day shipping! Vita Coco Kids Coconut Water Variety Pack, 6 Ounce Containers (Pack of 18) are on sale for $16.75.  Save 5-15% with Subscribe & Save.  Save […]

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What I Wish I Could Have Told My Pregnant Self {KeeperoftheHome.org}

What I Wish I Could Have Told My Pregnant Self

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer This post is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical conditions; talk to your doctor or midwife about pregnancy, postpartum and newborn concerns. You know how hindsight is 20/20? I wish I had a way to talk to myself when I was pregnant with my first child. There’s so much I want to share. You know what I’d say? I know how scared you are. I know you know absolutely nothing about bringing up babies, but that’s OK. Relax. […]

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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 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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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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