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Protecting Your Family Time this Holiday Season

By | November 13, 2013

The Holiday season is upon us, and for many it is a time for connecting with family you see only a few times a year.  If your family is close like mine, this is a good thing.  In fact, maybe too good of a thing. My husband and I live approximately seven miles from my Read More

Thoughts on The Harvest: Getting Through the Darker Times

By | October 12, 2013

Each month at Modern Alternative Mama we are given a topic or theme to write about.  This is to ensure some cohesiveness to the posts, to give contributors ideas, and to make sure that we have relevant content for readers.  There may be other reasons, but those are the most logical to me. October’s theme Read More

When Tragedy Strikes: Handling The Rough Road Together

By | February 19, 2013

By Danielle, Contributing Writer There are times in everyone’s life when tragedy or hard times strike without warning rocking your world. The unexpected phone call, the letter you didn’t see coming, the lay off, the sudden loss; tragedies come in all sizes but no matter how big or small on the world’s scale they can Read More

Hosting Others in your Home without upsetting Non-Real-Foodies

By | December 12, 2012

After you’ve made the conversion to real food in your home, lots of things change.  Your buying habits, your meal plans, maybe even your appetite and your cravings.  What you used to eat just sometimes doesn’t really even sound good anymore because you’ve come to the realization that those foods don’t fuel you and build Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: How to Handle Food Questions During the Holidays

By | November 26, 2012

Image by  Kevin Dooley via Compfight Many of us will be getting together with family and friends for the holidays over the next several weeks.  Food will be a centerpiece of those gatherings, in many cases. If your family chooses to eat differently than most, for whatever reason (preference, allergies, etc.), chances are that there Read More

Stress Free Thanksgiving – Real Food Style

By | November 13, 2012

Image by cinderellasg Thanksgiving should be a time to reflect and give thanks.  A time to spend with family and friends and maybe catch up with family you haven’t seen in awhile. But if you’re the host of the Thanksgiving meal the event can end up being a stress one that you wish would end Read More

Surviving the Family on Your Vacation: Part 1

By | June 12, 2012

Summer is (almost) officially upon us. With the warm weather of Summer ushers in with it the thrill and excitement of vacationing with extended family.  With those vacations can also come heart ache, anxiety, judgment and misunderstanding. Makes you want to unpack the van and have family movie night instead doesn’t it? Vacationing with extended Read More

Merry Christmas!

By | December 24, 2011

  Merry Christmas!  We are enjoying time with family today through Tuesday, so you won’t see much from me until mid-week next week.  I’ll have a few posts for you, though, after Christmas! We asked our nearly 4-year-old a couple weeks ago if she knew who Santa was.  Her response?  ”Who’s Santa?  Oh…he bring us Read More

What’s Coming Next

By | December 23, 2011

We’re almost at the end of the year. I have a lot of awesome stuff planned for next year!  By the way, you might want to consider subscribing via email or RSS so that you don’t miss anything. First, here are some of our Christmas pictures, which we finally got done!  We went with Portrait Innovations, Read More

The Truth About Recovering from Pregnancy

By | November 18, 2011

Jacob is now 3 1/2 months old.  See how adorable he is?!  (You can’t see it, but Bekah is off to the right, playing with him, which is why he is looking that way.  He is about to smile but the pictures of that are too blurry to share, unfortunately!  He won’t quit using his Read More

Our Story: Part 1

By | January 8, 2010

Today’s post is the first in my series on Godly relationships and family life. I thought I would start by sharing our story with you — how Ben and I met and got married, for this first part.


By | October 14, 2009

You’ve probably never heard of quiverfull. I hadn’t, either, until about a year ago. Last October, a woman at my church was teaching a 4-week class on motherhood. She had 10 kids of her own; that was all I knew going in. Sadly, I expected her to be fat and tired-looking. I also thought her kids would range in age from very young to completely grown.

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