Sourdough A to Z eBook: Win a Copy!

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Sourdough is a champion traditional food (don’t miss Stacey’s post on sourdough next Friday). By slowly fermenting the grain during the souring process, it becomes easily digestible (sometimes even for those with allergies or particular grain sensitivities), it reduces phytates (for better mineral availability and absorption), it even lower the insulin response to consuming the carbohydrates. Even better, sourdough baked goods are simpler than you might think to make and very frugal. There is no added yeast necessary (a beneficial thing, because store bought yeast contributes […]

Giveaway Week: Naturopathic First Aid Kit Package ($99.95 value)!

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Quick… your 3 year old just fell off his bike and scraped up his knee on the gravel really badly. He’s bleeding, he’s screaming and you’re not really sure what to do. You wish you knew of some natural remedies to help stop the bleeding, ease his pain and prevent infection, but in that frazzled moment the best you can come up with is cleaning the wound with water, getting out the bandages, and hoping some hugs and a popsicle will do the trick. Scenario […]

Natural and Eco-Friendly Laundry Soap Reviews: 5 Moms Test and Compare

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In light of the growing interest in more natural and environmentally friendly products over the past several years, the number of cleaning products lining the shelves of your local health food store (and even conventional stores) has grown enormously! For a mom with a limited budget and barely enough time to get through the mountains of laundry, who has time to purposefully buy and compare various brands to know what works and what doesn’t? This fall, I asked 4 of my dear friends who also […]

Using Homeopathic Solutions for the Family

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Are you enjoying this month of natural remedies and illness prevention? If you’ve missed any of the posts, you can find them all here. I was just wondering what you use for your children in place of tylenol and motrin. We typically don’t bother treating our kids fevers until they get over 101, and fortunately that rarely occurs. But we have been struggling with managing our children and infants pain for both teething and leg aches/growing pains. Do you have any natural pain killers that […]

Using Sourdough in Wonderful and Unusual Ways

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I tend to be a creature of habit. I like to do things the usual or “normal” ways. I color inside the lines. I like clothes in classic styles that match easily. I prefer using tried and true recipes or simply adapting an existing recipe rather than creating my own from scratch. It shouldn’t surprise you, then, to know that I use my sourdough starter for making (what else?) bread. Just bread. How much I’ve missed by believing that sourdough is only good for bread […]

Spoonk Rider Portable Acupressure Mat: Review and Giveaway

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There is a new nighttime battle between my husband and I. No, it isn’t a tug-of-war for the comforter or over who gets the fluffiest pillow. We’re both clamoring to use our Spoonk Rider mat, for a little bit of bedtime relaxation! I first ran into the Spoonk Rider portable acupressure mat at an Eco Trade Show in Vancouver early this year. They were available to try for a few minutes in the midst of the busy convention center. I was a bit wary of […]

1000th Post Party Giveaway: Deluxe Excalibur 3900 9-Tray Dehydrator ($220 Value)

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It’s been a hard secret to keep, but at last I can announce that after the smashing success of our Excalibur Dehydrator giveaway last fall, it’s time to give away another one! I’ve owned a 9-Tray Excalibur for about a year and a half now. I keep it on my kitchen counter the way that most people have a microwave or toaster oven. Yes, I use it almost that often! As someone who uses my dehydrator so extensively, I can’t imagine going back to the […]

1000th Post Party Giveaway: 5 Homestead Blessings Videos and $25 Gift Certificate from FBS Books

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As a homeschooling mom myself, I’ve found that it’s not always easy to find all of the curriculum and resources that you’re looking for in one place. So it was wonderful to realize that one of my current advertisers, FBS Books, not only has almost all of the curriculum that I have chosen for our next school year, but they even carry the one resource that I couldn’t find anywhere else! (It’s Leagues and Legends– geography for early elementary students, in case you were wondering) […]