"Seasons Greetings" Homemade Gift in a Jar {KeeperOfTheHome.org}

“Seasons Greetings” Homemade Gift in a Jar

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer When it comes to holiday gift-giving, there are few things as special as receiving a gift handmade with love. It’s a simple, thoughtful way to show you care, and really expresses the true spirit of the holidays – giving from the heart! Of course, there are all kinds of gifts you can make from scratch – from crafts to candles to body care – but my family’s favorite Christmas tradition is to select a few of our favorite recipes and turn them […]

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Weekend Links

Links for this week: Gut Bacteria Might Guide The Workings Of Our Minds @ NPR What if We’re Supposed to *Be* the Good News We’re So Desperate for When it Comes to Race Relations in America? @ Lisa-Jo Baker Thumbprint Cookies (Grain Free, Paleo, Primal, Gluten Free, Gaps) @ Deliciously Organic It’s December, What Can You Stop Doing This Christmas? @ Shalom Mama I needed to see her @ Sarah Bessey Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies (Paleo, Nut Free) @ Primally Inspired The Manager in My Home […]

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6 Cleansing Foods You Should Be Eating This Winter

Guest post by Lisa Grace Byrne, MPH Oh, winter! If you are living in the Northern hemisphere (particularly the areas where winter means cold), easing into the winter season with warmth and grace can feel a little challenging. Songs fill the airways touting that this is “the most wonderful time of the year!” and … while there is a lot of wonderful in winter, this is also a season that brings busier-than-usual schedules, excess sugar, heavier foods, and an increase in colds/flus. Of all the […]

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Healthy Ways To Handle Seasons of Stress {KeeperOfTheHome.org}

Healthy Ways To Handle Seasons of Stress

  By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer Are you in a busy or even difficult season of life? Are you looking for healthy ways to survive (and even thrive) during these days? Look no further for help! Maybe, in full disclosure, I should first list all the unhealthy ways of dealing with stress. Because trust me, people, I’ve thoroughly experimented with these, too. These may include (but are not limited to) taking it out on your husband and kids, eating potato chips and snickerdoodles way into the night, and […]

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Our family's new addition {and why this was my best first trimester yet}

Our family’s new addition {and why this was my best first trimester yet}

You’d think by number five I’d have learned how to announce this more creatively, but perhaps it’s that with each child, a smaller percentage of my brain seems to be left with full function. (I’m only half kidding on that.) So I’ll just come right out with it and tell you we’re excited to announce there’s a new little Langford on the way, set to arrive sometime in June 2015! As I said on my personal Facebook page: Kepler would like a baby brother. Johanna wants […]

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

This week’s top deals: List Price $24.99 On Sale $18.11 Hape Alphabet Abacus.  Get FREE Shipping with qualifying order. List Price $129.00 On Sale $69.99 SINGER 2259 Tradition Easy-to-Use Free-Arm 19-Stitch Sewing Machine  Get FREE Shipping with qualifying order. Regular $8.55 On Sale $6.42 Rapunzel Pure Organic Cocoa Powder, 7.1 Ounce. Get FREE Shipping with qualifying order. Discount doesn’t show up until checkout. (Note: It’s not certified fair trade, as I usually prefer with any cocoa or chocolate products, but it is certified organic and […]

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Forget About Giving Toys … Choose Experience Gifts {KeeperOfTheHome.org}

Forget About Giving Toys … Choose Experience Gifts

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer Toys lay scattered across the floors of my children’s bedrooms. Despite my daily reminders to pick up, chore chart attempts and a rotating toy system that did – for a time – work wonders, my children have no desire to routinely clean their rooms. I can’t say that I blame them. I didn’t want to when I was 4 or 6, either. As much as I think I’d like to help the process along by getting rid of most of their toys, […]

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Weekend Links

Links for this week: While We Wait (The Meaning Of Advent) @ Shaun Groves “Do for one what you wish you could do for all.” @ Money Saving Mom Apple Cider Donuts (GF, DF) @ The Nourishing Home Choosing Connection Over Competition @ chatting at the sky 5 tips for enjoying the holidays as a highly sensitive parent @ Steady Mom Butternut Squash, Creamy Chicken Pasta @ My Humble Kitchen Six Weeks of One-Word Prayers @ SheLoves Magazine Holiday gifts to give yourself now that you’ll […]

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