A Day in the Life: Stephanie (Home Business and Homeschooling with Children Ages 7, 5, 3 and baby)

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My days are full to overflowing. As if being a mom to four little ones didn’t keep me busy enough, our household also stays buzzing with: homeschooling our family business, Resound School of Music (the office is based out of our garage) our other family business, this blog that you happen to be reading :) gardening and preserving, as well as cooking plenty of real foods Tonight my husband and I made a video montage of our children to send to the grandparents, and watching […]

Spring Giveaway Week: Win a $75 Gift Certificate for Union28

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Do you have any clothes that just make you feel really good when you wear them? No, I’m not talking about your favorite party dress, or that cute and cozy cardigan that you wear every other day, all winter long. I have a few shirts that may not be the most glamorous in my wardrobe, but each time I put them on, they make me happy. And they probably make my husband happy, too. Because they’re all about him.  I wrote last September about how I […]

Why My Husband Rocks (and Union 28 Giveaway)

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*Giveaway has now ended* A few years ago, I remember seeing one of my dear friends in the cutest shirt. It said: “I love skinny guys with glasses” and it had a stick drawing of a skinny guy wearing (what else?) glasses. What makes this shirt awesome is that her husband just happens to be a skinny, glasses-wearing, computer-programming (but super cool) guy. And every time she wore this shirt, it made me smile to see that she was telling the world how much she […]

A Sweetheart’s Breakfast: Oatmeal Whole Wheat Pancakes and Homemade Pancake Syrup

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Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer The heart bone’s connected to the stomach bone We don’t eat pancakes too often anymore, but for Valentine’s Day breakfast I’ll be serving these luscious oatmeal pancakes to my hubby. After all, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, right? Even after 34 years of marriage, this still holds true for my sweetheart. A healthy alternative pancake syrup The syrup I serve with pancakes is a concoction I came up with when the price of organic maple […]

The Value of Making Small Changes

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Written by Emily McClements, Contributing Writer If there’s anything you should know about me, it’s that I’m all about taking baby steps.  Most of the changes that we have made in our lives and around our home, have been made by making small changes that add up to much bigger overall change in our lives. Sometimes I wish I was one of those people that dove head first into something and went all out, changing everything seemingly overnight, but that’s just not really practical or […]

Serving Our Husbands Through a Nourishing Diet

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Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer “She does him good… all the days of her life.” An Important Education for Women Many studies have found that married men live longer than bachelors. Diet is a significant factor. One study showed that: ”Women traditionally take more responsibility for the home than men do, and, as a consequence, a woman’s education might be more important for the family lifestyle – for example, in terms of food habits…(which) could have a substantial influence on the health and mortality […]

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 […]

Seasons of Difficulty

As I wrote yesterday’s post about our HOPE in the midst of trial, I was reminded of a series of posts that I wrote two years ago in response to our journey through my husband’s cancer diagnosis and treatments. I thought they seemed relevant and timely considering where we’re at this week, so I thought I would share them with you once again. Reflection on a Difficult Year Reflections on a Difficult Year, Part 2 (focusing on the body of Christ and how it functions) […]