Confessions of a Formerly Picky Eater

Confessions of a formerly picky eater

Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? This month we’re running a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner’s Guide to Eating Better. Our goal is to answer the questions you might have and make the transition a whole lot easier! Written by Stephanie, Creator and Editor of Keeper of the Home Would it surprise you to know that I was an insanely picky eater as a child? I ate meat-and-potato type meals just fine, along […]

Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner’s Guide to Eating Better

Real food made simple- a beginner's guide to eating better.

I love that the term “real food” is becoming more commonplace. It’s clear that a movement has begun, with people increasingly wanting to avoid processed and fake foods, and learn to eat a more nutritious and whole-foods based diet. 10 years ago, I was in the same place as many of you. I recognized that my diet wasn’t ideal and was damaging my body. I sincerely wanted to improve my poor health and change the way that I ate. Much as I wanted to make […]

When You Feel Like You’re Failing In Every Way

When you feel like you're failing in every way

Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Have you ever felt as if you are doing everything wrong? That the most important things are not as they should be? Perhaps you have starred into the darkness and let the accusations fall over you. Accusations that come from yourself. You believe you are not the wife or mother that you should be. Perhaps it sounded something like this: I’m so disorganized. The house is a wreck. Why can’t I get it together? Why can’t I make nutritious […]

Encouragement for Mamas of Strong Willed Children

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By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer The other morning I was snuggling with my three year old daughter on the couch right after she had woken up.  I love those times of the morning, where my kids are bleary eyed and will actually sit with me for extended minutes while I kiss their heads, rub their backs and just breathe in all of the their sweetness. “I love you mom, so much… I could never even stop loving you!” she says to me.  The emotion in […]

Panel Discussion on Burnout and Fatigue: 3 Women Get Real About Their Struggles, Part 2

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In the first part of this panel discussion, we focused on what led to a situation of burnout and fatigue, how the panelists recognized it, their signs and symptoms and more. This time, I wanted to focus on the hopefulness that exists, even when we find that we’ve come to the end of our rope. Winter does not last forever. Spring is coming. I chose this tulip image because it well describes that simple but strong hope that I have in my own personal season […]

At Simple Organic: A Natural Approach to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

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Today I’m over at Simple Organic, sharing about my journey with PCOS and natural ways to treat it through lifestyle changes. Call me naive. I didn’t know that there was something terribly wrong about going 6 months without a cycle. I was 20 years old and in my last year of university. My health was far from superb, but I certainly didn’t think that there was anything seriously wrong with me. A friend suggested that I just get myself checked out, and I was surprised […]

Real Food Makeover: The Startup Family, Part 2

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This is Part 2 of the Real Food Makeover for the Startup family, and the very last of all the Real Food Makeovers! Lessening the Grip of Sugary Beverages One of the 3 baby steps that I suggested in Part 1 was to decrease their consumption of sugary snacks and beverages. It’s important to decrease sugar consumption in general for a million different reasons, but in particular processed sugary foods (like snack cakes and donuts, and especially syrupy soda pop) are full of High-Fructose Corn […]

Real Food Makeover: The Anderson Family

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I am just loving these makeovers! They are long and take more work than my usual posts, but to me, there is nothing like really digging in and getting practical for particular families. Are you enjoying these posts, too? I pray that they are a blessing, for both the families involved, and those that read them as well! This week’s family is the Andersons. There is Andi (mom), Jesse (Dad) and two little cutie pies, Corbin (2) and Callan (just turning 1). How they currently […]