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How to Make (and Use) a Plantain Poulticeby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Chances are you will encounter some type of insect or bug bite during the summer. There are lots of ways to treat such bites, but today I want to share one very effective treatment that utilizes the... Read More

Top 8 Essential Oils for Home Useby  

Guest post by Nina Nelson There are some crazes I steer as far away from as possible. Beanie Baby collections? Nah. Mullets? Shudder. Any comeback of '90s fashion? No thanks. But essential oils? I'm shouting from the rooftops how much... Read More

When “Natural” Isn’t Working: Hope For the Discouraged Crunchy Motherby  

By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer When my son was 18 months old, I put him down for his afternoon nap. Nothing unusual, except he had a bad cold, and was feeling yucky. Thirty minutes later, I heard him wake up,... Read More

Why I Quit No ‘Poo and My Beauty Routine These Daysby  

When something isn't working for me, I'm learning to stop the madness. Put down that boring book I'm halfway through. Switch up the daily routine to accomodate when I'm most productive or a toddler's morphing nap time. Drop that homeschool... Read More

25 Pantry Staples for Last Minute Mealsby  

Image by Larry Hoffman Guest Post by Kate Tietje There’s nothing worse than looking at the clock and realizing you need to have dinner on the table, soon. Only you have no idea what to make.  (Hmm...pantry staples to the... Read More

Simple, Nutritious Snack Solutionsby  

By Hilary Kimes Bernstein, Contributing Writer Looking for simple, nutritious snack solutions for your hungry children this summer? Try fresh fruits and vegetables. God has a marvelous way of creating snack food to be easily accessible and nourishing. You can... Read More

Stocking Your Summer Medicine Cabinet (Plus 23 recipes)by  

By Jami Leigh, Contributing Writer As I scroll through my Pinterest board for home remedies, most of the things I see are flu remedies and cough medicine. While you might need these during the summer, it's more likely that you... Read More

Perfect Peanut Butter Granola Barsby  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer I absolutely love granola bars. They've been a favorite snack since I was a kid. Whether it's a road trip, camping, hiking, a toddler snack in the diaper bag, or just to have something on... Read More

Chewy Chocolate Granola Bars (nut-free!)by  

Looking for a yummy, real-food homemade granola bar recipe? This is a great one! It's nourishing and also allergy-friendly ... no gluten, eggs, dairy, nuts or peanuts! By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer I don't know about you, but it feels... Read More

What to include in your natural first aid kit this summerby  

We're on the road again and we couldn't be happier. For our family, pursuing adventure together is becoming part of our DNA. The past two weeks we've been traveling down the West coast, starting from our home outside Vancouver, Canada... Read More

Homemade Foaming Facial Cleanserby  

When I clean my face, I want something that leaves it clean and soft, but I'm very leery of using conventional products that contain harsh chemicals. I've been a fan of the Oil Cleansing method for a long time, but I have just... Read More

16 Amazing Citrus Recipesby  

By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer Citrus fruits satisfy a deep longing within my soul. Okay, that might have been a tad dramatic. But there's something about citrus fruits - oranges, grapefruits, even lemons. They just taste wonderful to me. I... Read More

10 Questions for Expectant Moms to Ask BEFORE the Third Trimesterby  

Christina has been a semi-regular guest poster over the years here at KOTH, and I love her posts for several reasons, but the main one is that she is nothing if not well-researched and thorough. Her meaty posts show off... Read More

The Vinegar Myth: Why Vinegar is Not a Great Natural Cleanerby  

Vinegar is a great green and natural cleaner, right? Using vinegar as a multipurpose all-natural cleaner may very well have been one of the first things you read or learned when beginning your journey toward green and natural living. I... Read More

Nourish Your Face with Homemade Skin Careby  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer I’m the first to admit that my so-called “wisdom lines” have often tempted me to take drastic measures. Don’t get me wrong. I definitely believe in aging gracefully. But I also think there’s a graceful... Read More

DIY All-Purpose Cleaning Solutionby  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer  Switching from mainstream cleaners to natural alternatives is honestly one of the easiest possible baby steps toward a greener, more natural life. Throw a few ingredients in a spray bottle and toss your Mr. Clean in the... Read More

Making it Easier to Take Healthy Snacks On the Go! (Win a$100 Gift Certificate to Sweetbottoms Baby)by  

I think every mom has her reasons behind the products she chooses for her home, but here are a few of mine: Avoiding toxins, as much as possible, for healthier development of little bodies. Choosing responsibly-made products our family can... Read More

How Does Coffee Affect Your Health? {plus 6 Coffee Alternatives!}by  

Guest Post by Leigh Ann Dutton at Intentional By Grace I love coffee. It's not so much the actual cup of coffee that I love as the experience of coffee. I grew up sharing Saturday morning conversations with my grandmother... Read More

The Unhealthy Truth Behind the Coca-Cola Labelby  

Guest Post by Elsie Callender Why do healthy people eat unhealthy things? Why do I? I drink raw milk, eat pastured meat and write real food cookbooks. And yet...and yet sometimes when I go to a restaurant I order my meal based on how well... Read More

Moving Forward on Your Natural Living Journey This Year!by  

By Emily, Contributing Writer My green and natural living journey began, probably like many of you, when I became pregnant with my first child, just about seven years ago. I started out slowly, changing things like our cleaning products, ditching... Read More

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