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31+ Fun & Frugal Thanksgiving Activities & Freebies for Kidsby  

By Crystal Paine, Contributing Writer Looking for some inexpensive and simple Thanksgiving-related activities for your tots, preschoolers, or grade schoolers? I've culled the internet and put together a list of over 31 of my favorite Thanksgiving-themed activity ideas, plus a... Read More

DIY Hall Treeby  

Written by Stacy Myers, Contributing Writer When we bought our new home, it didn’t come with a coat closet. Bummer. We did have the Jesus closet, but alas, He’s gone somewhere else (thank you, yard sale!). But a girl just has... Read More

Homemade Antibacterial Foaming Hand Soapby  

By Erin Odom, Contributing Writer Over the course of the past couple of years, I've enjoyed learning how to make homemade products--like homemade liquid dish soap, homemade deodorant and various homemade food products, like bread crumbs and cream of chicken... Read More

Fall Giveaway Week: Win a $75 Gift Certificate to Blessings Ulimited Home Decor and Giftsby  

Our final giveaway this week is a beautiful one. I was first introduced to Blessings Unlimited products at the Relevant conference (now Allume) two years ago. Before that, I had heard of Blessings, but never actually seen any of their... Read More

Eliminating Aluminum From Our Homesby  

Written by Brandy, Contributing Writer Our bodies are exposed to pollutants before we're even born. Many pollutants, like the ones in our air, are unavoidable. But there are many toxins that we can choose to avoid. Aluminum is one of... Read More

10 Easy Natural Household Switches (That Anyone Can Make)by  

This month we've been talking all about ridding your home of toxins.  That can get overwhelming, fast, as you look at all the things in your home that contain toxins.  Where do you start?! Today I have 10 very easy switches... Read More

Toxins in Candles: Sad, But Trueby  

There's nothing like the gentle flicker of a candle flame, and a warm, sweet scent filling your home to evoke feelings of peace and wellness. Except when that candle is actually filling your home with toxic chemicals and contributing to... Read More

Spring Clean the Toxins: How to Get Startedby  

Not only is spring a perfect time to freshen up your house when it comes to scrubbing baseboards and washing blinds and all those "cleanliness" tasks, but it's also an idea time to think about the unseen invaders lurking in... Read More

How to Protect Your Family from the Dangers of Formaldehydeby  

Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer Formaldehyde is one of the most common toxic substances found in indoor air. It was only recently that I discovered just how pervasive formaldehyde is. No longer limited to mortuaries and medical laboratories (where... Read More

When Less Really is Moreby  

Last week, we turned our house upside down. Almost literally. In a matter of one morning, we uprooted everything in our family room (which housed all of our children's toys, DVDs, some books and random other things), our entire downstairs... Read More

21 Ideas for Celebrating a Simple, Natural Thanksgiving: Eats, Decor, Gratitudeby  

I have to confess something... I will not be celebrating Thanksgiving this week. That's because as a Canadian, that day came and went back in October! But I know that for most of you, Thanksgiving is your focus this week... Read More

Homemade Herbal Vapor Rub to Relieve Coughs and Congestionby  

Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer Seeing our children suffer from a cough is no fun at all. However, coughs have their place in healing and should usually not be suppressed. If we prevent a cough from doing its part in recovery,... Read More

11 Ways to Teach Your Children to Be Diligent Workersby  

As 2011 comes to an end, we’re sharing helpful lists to help you save money, stay healthy, get organized, creatively repurpose, frugally gift-give, intentionally celebrate and more in our “11 Things for 2011” series throughout these holiday months. Written by... Read More

September at Our Homeby  

I can hardly believe that fall is upon us already, but the beautiful crimson leaves outside my window attest to the fact that it's true. I am always sad to see the summer go, especially since we had such a... Read More

Four Steps to a More Peaceful Homeby  

A peaceful home is something many of us long for. A place where relationships are healthy and spirits are happy, where we can rest our weary bones and just be ourselves. There's no denying that creating a peaceful home takes... Read More

How a Visual Schedule is Bringing Order to Our Homeby  

Inspired by Simple Homeschool's article on Creating a Visual Schedule for Kids, I realized that this was exactly what our home needed to bring some much-desired peace and order to our days. Too many times each day, I was being... Read More

Q&A Video Blog: Eating Healthy During Summer Travels and in Other’s Homesby  

In today's video, I'm answering this question from a reader: How do you handle situations where you know you will be eating at someone else's home... and the home you are eating at does not eat whole foods? I am... Read More

Waste Not, Want Not: Lessons in Frugality for Childrenby  

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer As we seek to train our children well, one of our family's major learning points is to teach our children the art of frugality.  Frugality is making good choices with the resources God has... Read More

Non-Toxic Cleaners You Can Make at Homeby  

Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Advertisers everywhere proclaim the germ fighting power of chemical-filled cleaners. Many would have us believe that there is no way to clean and disinfect without a chemical product. And doesn’t every good mother want... Read More

Finding Freedom with Flexible Routinesby  

Written by Stacey T, Contributing Writer Does a “flexible routine” sound like an oxymoron?  Should “freedom” and “routine” exist in the same sentence? Routines can be pegged as being boring, rigid and stiff.  But a little planning and creative thinking... Read More

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