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The Soy Decoy: Why Soy is Not a Health Foodby  

This post was originally published in June of 2010, but the topic is still pertinent today! Soy is one of the most commonly mistaken modern "health foods", and unfortunately, can be found in just about everything in the form of... Read More

What is Fair Trade Coffee, and Should You Buy It?by  

By Jessica, Contributing Writer  This month Stephanie challenged us to think deeply about a "tough" food issue. Fair trade coffee stuck out to me, not because I'm an expert - but precisely because I am not. I love coffee, I buy coffee... And... Read More

Naturally Sweetened Chewy Molasses Cookiesby  

By Diana, Contributing Writer It's that time of year where the warmth of my oven brings forth sweet treats and smiling faces.   My boys and I, coated in flour, sugar and everything sticky, find delight in baking holiday treats. Of... Read More

Tired of Feeling Sick? Try Alternating Hot and Cold Hydrotherapyby  

By Andrea, Contributing Writer It's the time of year when its common for most people to start feeling run down and sick. Regularly detoxing our bodies can help boost our immune systems, warding off illness and contributing to our feelings... Read More

Three Household Products That Have Changed Our Lives (and 50 ways we use them)by  

By Jessica, Contributing Writer When I was younger, I would get excited about normal things. Going out with friends, a new outfit, an upcoming trip. Now, domestic life overcomes me. I'm a grown-up. A woman. Oh, I still get excited,... Read More

My Travel Medicine Kit (and How We Stay Healthy on the Road)by  

Written by Stephanie Langford I’m continually grateful for this kit. Each time I pull it out to treat someone’s sickness or owie or to find something to give our systems a boost, I do so with a huge sense of... Read More

Natural Remedies for Travel and Adventuresby  

Post by contributing writer, Michele of Frugal Granola It's that time of year for autumn adventures, such as nature walks, hiking, bonfires, football on the lawn, nighttime stargazing, tailgating picnics, candlelit evenings, and jumping into freshly-raked leaf piles! Whether you're... Read More

Natural Ways to Treat Premenstrual Syndromeby  

By Andrea, Contributing Writer Do you suffer from Premenstrual Syndrome? Achy back, bloating, cramping, tender breasts, and headaches are all unpleasant symptoms associated with menstruation. In our house, there are three menstruating women. Our symptoms, and the severity of these... Read More

10 Tips for WAHM Wannabesby  

Are you a WAHM Wannabe? You won't want to miss these 10 tips for WAHMs!  By Natalie, Contributing Writer Wanna be a Work-At-Home-Mom? If you’ve ever dreamed of cultivating a culture of entrepreneurship within the sphere of your home by... Read More

5 Real Foods to Help You Prevent a Cold or Flu and My Puchero Andaluz Recipeby  

By Diana, Contributing Writer One of the most important things I've learned over the years, especially since having children, is that optimal nutrition and care for our body's well being is the key to staying healthy during the cold and flu... Read More

Fall Fun: Apple Picking & Apple Recipes Round-Up!by  

Looking for some apple recipes? You don't want to miss this post!  By Kelly, Contributing Writer Before our boys started school, we would travel to New Jersey every October to see my husband’s family and enjoy the amazingly gorgeous display... Read More

Homemade Herbal Throat Lozenges for Cough, Cold, and Fluby  

Want to make your own homemade herbal throat lozenges? Today, Kresha has you covered! By Kresha, Contributing Writer For nearly two decades, I had a favorite brand of cough drops that went with me everywhere. During that time, I had... Read More

How to Become a Real Food, Natural Homemaker {Plus 2 recipes}by  

By Jami Balmet, Community Manager When I was first discovering what it means to eat healthy - I mean, really healthy - none of this tofu, low-fat junk - I felt like I was in over my head. How had I... Read More

Herbs I Have and What I Do With Themby  

This post was originally published on August 18, 2011. Although our traveling "medicine" kit is big enough to sink a ship and full of things like herbal tinctures, essential oils, clay, arnica cream, and all sorts of other goodies, I am sorely... Read More

Homemade Raspberry Frozen Yogurtby  

By Stacy, Contributing Writer Frozen yogurt has grown in popularity over the years and is often hailed as a healthy treat. Sadly, it is often not healthy at all. A lot of commercially-made frozen yogurt (including yogurt at some popular... Read More

Gardening Tips for Beginners: Resources to Help You Dive Into Gardening With Courage!by  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer I am not a gardener. I feel that in order to gain that title, one must successfully keep a plant alive for more than a month. Ahem. It’s, uh, on my bucket list... If grocery... Read More

How to Make an Herbal Wreathby  

Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer My mother-in-law is very talented when it comes to arranging flowers and making wreaths. I've admired her skills for years, but never ventured into wreath-making myself because I thought it was too difficult or... Read More

30 Things to Make Instead of Buyby  

By Brandy, Contributing Writer As homemakers, there are so many things that we can easily make at home instead of buying products that contain ingredients that are potentially harmful to our health.  And with the internet at our fingertips, ordering... Read More

Can’t Garden? Grow Herbs!by  

By Diana, Contributing Writer A great kitchen garden begins with herbs. Fresh herbs add flavor and freshness to a dish – they add color and vibrance.  Fresh herbs can turn the ordinary into something spectacular - like this eggplant bechamel. Besides... Read More

Homemade Condiments for Fantastic Summer Barbecues (with 4 Recipes!)by  

By Kresha, Contributing Writer The summer holidays are just about to be upon us in North America and with them come summer barbecues. Oh, goodness, I love summer.... ::sigh:: With Memorial Day in the U.S. and Victoria Day in Canada... Read More

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