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The Day We Lost Everything (Part 2)

By | September 1, 2014

  If you haven’t read part 1 yet, hop over and do that now, so that this one makes sense.  The Day We Lost Everything (part 2) is the second part in a multi-part series. It’s been almost a week since we left our home now (as of this writing).  It’s a bit surreal still, Read More

40 DIY Homeschool Crafts

By | August 29, 2014

  It’s fall!  Well…sort of. Fall means back to school, and the kids are definitely back to school, at least most of them.  Our kids are very much looking forward to crafts and projects with their friends, and us moms are looking forward to it too! That’s why I pulled together this round up of Read More

Recipe Collection: Stone Fruit Crisp

By | August 28, 2014

  By Laura, Contributing Writer While everyone is gearing up for school, summer is still lingering and my CSA box is inundated with stone fruit. I’ve been freezing quite a bit of it for smoothies but my son was itching to bake something so we hopped into the kitchen to whip up this crisp. Thankfully Read More

My Interview on NBC Nightly News on Vaccines

By | August 27, 2014

Image by NIAID Note to readers, especially new ones: all of the hyperlinks are sources.  Please click them for more information.  And please don’t ignore them and then tell me I have no sources, as a few people always seem to do.  They are there. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to do an interview on Read More

Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

By | August 26, 2014

By Margaret Anne, Contributing Writer One of the hardest transitions for my family when we switched to traditional foods was going from store bought to homemade bread. We just couldn’t let go of the fluffy, white kind from the grocery store and we thought that making bread at home would be hard and take too long. Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: Simple Anti-Inflammatory Syrup

By | August 25, 2014

This post is sponsored by Ceylon cinnamon.  Which is really awesome stuff. A few months ago, my then 4-year-old sat next to me on the couch on a Saturday afternoon.  I noticed a very odd-looking rash on his legs, which he was scratching.  I asked him what it was — he didn’t know. While I Read More

The 10 Best Ways to Keep Kids Healthy In School

By | August 22, 2014

It’s back-to-school time — there’s no question about it. And even if you homeschool (like we do), kids will still be getting together more often, and indoors.  There are dance classes, scouts, homeschool coops, church groups, and more.  There are activities no matter what kind of schooling you do. That means…illness. There is the potential Read More

Cooling Lemon Chamomile Popsicles

By | August 21, 2014

By Katie Stanley, Contributing Writer Children of all ages love popsicles! Okay, so do adults, who are we joking here. I still remember the days at friend’s houses when we would suck on cold bright-colored pops. I loved them but those will never be seen in my house if I have anything to do with Read More

Healing With God’s Earthly Gifts is HERE!

By | August 19, 2014

It’s HERE!!! This is the first book I’ve launched in almost a year and a half.  In fact, the last one was A Practical Guide to Children’s Health, which came out in March 2013 (when my youngest was just a newborn).  That is the second book that I launched when I had a newborn, actually.  Against Read More

The Day We Lost Everything Part 1

By | August 18, 2014

  Image by suika This story is one that I hope it won’t be hard to tell.  I’m looking at it as a positive thing right now.  Or detached.  Or minute to minute.  I’m trying not to think about the overall impact, the meta-version of this story.  Because that would be too much. It starts Read More

Fall Fermentation: WIN a Jar From Fermentation Creation!

By | August 15, 2014

Image by thebittenword I seriously love fermented foods. We’ve been brewing kombucha since 2010, and have dabbled in water kefir, milk kefir, yogurt, sourdough (I have starter in my fridge right now) over the years as well.  Vegetable ferments?  I buy Bubbies pickles.  This year, though, I’m determined to make my own fermented pickles and make Read More

“Fat” is Not a Four Letter Word: Animal Fats

By | August 14, 2014

By Virginia George, Contributing Writer Last month we talked about plant fats. If you missed that post, I encourage you to read it as well. In it I discussed what fat is, why it’s important, and various considerations when choosing a fat such as taste and smoke point. It will give you some good background Read More

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