The Busy Mom’s Guide to Fast, Easy & Healthy Back-to-School Breakfasts {with 70 recipes!}

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With back-to-school already in full swing for some Americans, and starting up in less than 4 weeks here in Canada, it seemed like we should talk about breakfasts for those busy school mornings. Especially for those that need to get out of the door by a certain time, but even for those of us who need to get a move on with our homeschool day, it’s oh-so-tempting to throw another breakfast of toast or store-bought cereal on the table and call it done. Of course, […]

Coping Strategies During Busy Seasons (Plus My Meal Planning eBook for $0.99!)

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Life on the road is more fast paced and full than I expected it to be. Keeping up with our two businesses, homeschooling, the daily cultural challenges of living in a foreign country (i.e. language barriers, grocery shopping, trying to accomplish errands, etc.), and planning our next steps as we journey around the world (accommodations, transportation, research & itineraries) keeps us on our toes, for sure. Add that to trying to make sure we we get out, see and do new things, and have the […]

Serving My Family Real Food in Imperfect Situations Part 2 (With a 4-day Meal Plan)

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Did you miss the first part of this post? You can read it here. Now that you know what we’ve been buying are you curious what I’ve made with those foods, in sub-par kitchens at that? I tracked our actual meals and snacks for four days, to give you a genuine example of how we’re eating as we travel. A real look at what we ate for 4 days Monday Breakfast- Eggs, baguette, fruit (apples, pears, plums), and whole milk Small lunch- Fresh fruit and […]

The Well-Planned Breakfast

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Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer Breakfast time is often rushed and chaotic in many households today. What used to be a nourishing meal to start the day off right has now become a fast-paced meal on the run. How did we get to this point and how can we go back to tradition? How Mr. Kellogg Ruined Breakfast and How We Can Redeem It The year was 1898. Will Keith Kellogg and brother Dr. Harvey Kellogg were searching for a wholesome option for Dr. Harvey’s […]

My New eBook- Plan It, Don’t Panic: Everything You Need to Successfully Create and Use a Meal Plan

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Announcing my newest eBook… Plan It, Don’t Panic: How to Successfully Create and Use a Meal Plan! What if you could learn to meal plan in a way that helped you to eat better, while saving you money, time and stress? After the huge success of the Plan It, Don’t Panic Meal Planning Challenge that I ran on my blog this past fall, I realized that there was a definite desire for women to learn how to meal plan more effectively and to start doing […]

Plan It- Don’t Panic: Last Week of the Meal Planning Challenge

We’re on week 6 of the meal planning challenge (well, 7 for some of us). So many of you have participated so faithfully and consistently, and I have loved doing this alongside of you! It has challenged and spurred me on to get back on track with my planning. This may be the last week of the challenge, but I truly hope and pray that it has become a habitual effort. That’s the whole point. As we keep doing this, week after week, and reap […]

Four Steps to a More Peaceful Home

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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 work. The road to peace is not smooth or easy, but it’s worthy! I have found the following four steps to lay the foundation for a calm and peaceful home: Create a flexible routine (with plenty of margin) When followed consistently, a routine brings peace […]

Cool Meal Ideas for Hot Days

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By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer It’s 90 degrees outside and the last thing that’s on your mind is cooking, much less turning on the oven!  As summer kicks in full time, I find myself less and less motivated to spend time cooking, and working, in the kitchen.  I’d rather be spending time outside – gardening, going for a walk, playing with my kids, even hanging out the laundry – as long as I get to be outside as much as possible. But, my family still […]