Weekend Links

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Source: Uploaded by user via Pj on Pinterest Links I loved this week: Peanut Butter Honey Cookies @ Creating Naturally 7 Ways to Include Children in Your Decorating @ Life… Your Way “I Already Spend All Day in the Kitchen, How Will I Ever Have Time for Special Holiday Food?” @ Kitchen Stewardship Eat Well and Spend Less on Edible Homemade Gifts for the Holidays @ Food for my Family (I particularly liked the different spice mixes and such in the Ingredients category) 147 Things […]

Routines to Help the Weary Mom

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Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer I know a lot about exhaustion.  In fact, as I write this, my family is on the mend from the flu.  While I may not have the fever and chills anymore, two weeks of the flu spreading through our family has left me one tired Momma! But you don’t need to have the flu to be exhausted.  Whether the cause is sickness, adrenal fatigue, depression, chronic illness, or having a new baby, exhaustion can take its toll on all […]

Home Remedies Carnival: Share Your Resources for Staying Healthy Naturally

After spending an entire month focused mainly on natural home remedies, herbs, homeopathics, real food prevention and more, I still feel like we’ve only scratched the surface. Though most of it isn’t complex (in fact, often home remedies are very quick, simple and inexpensive) it does take some reading, research and trial and error to find the right remedies that suit the needs of your family. Being able to glean from other women and moms, and learn their favorite and tried-and-true remedies helps to take […]

Resources for Home Remedies: What to Buy, Where to Buy It

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Idyllic as it would be, most of us don’t have a wall full of dried herbs from our home gardens to draw from when we need to make up a home remedy. I am often asked where to begin… which herbs and other ingredients are the most important, the most versatile, the most accessible and affordable. For those just beginning to delve into making their own simple remedies, this post is intended to help you wrap your head around which herbs, oils and other ingredients […]

Real Food Makeover: The Startup Family

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This week’s makeover is for the Startup Family. Meet Kim, Jim and sons Matthew (16) and Stephen (14). How They Currently Eat: I am so pleased to introduce you to the Startup family, because I admire what they are doing. Mom is aware of just how much their diet needs to change, and I think it is so courageous and admirable of her to sign up to do this Real Food Makeover. Kim, you’re amazing in my books! Their diet includes a lot of starch […]

Getting Sick= Good Practice with Herbs!

Wouldn’t you know it, that within days of posting on garlic and all of its healing properties, we would come home from a weekend away with several sickies (including myself)? I’ve spent the last 4 days on a computer fast, as suggested by my wise and loving husband. He knew that I was a bit burnt out and needed some screen-free time to just regroup and rest. I thoroughly enjoyed taking a break and was eager to come back from the weekend with lots of […]