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Image by Ben King Real food is really important to my family. I’m guessing it’s pretty important to your family, too.  I believe that real food should be accessible to everyone, and that means that it has to be easily available, and it has to be affordable.  Telling families “Just go to your local farmer” or “Shop Read More

  Image by NIH **Note: I’m well aware the original article was satire.  I thought it was poorly done and used a ridiculous comparison to make a point.  I’m responding to it not because I think it was serious — really, like I could believe someone is recommending against car seats?! — but because a Read More


An employee of Uncle Bob’s Self Storage helped with this post.  All opinions and information are ours! At heart, I am a minimalist. But in practice…I have four kids. Minimalism and large families don’t really go together.  For one, there’s the clothes.  Everyone has to have enough clothes to wear in between washings (which is more than Read More


By Beth, Contributing Writer This post has been sponsored by Zukay Live Foods. All thoughts and opinions are  my own. Ferment – What? Fermented foods are all the rage online these days. You’ll find tons of tutorial on how to ferment everything from veggies to ketchup and even something called kefir. But why? Why has Read More


By Kristen Burgess, Contributing Writer Many moms review birth options during pregnancy and decide that a natural birth would be best.  Some choose a midwife, some choose a doctor with a good track record for vaginal births.  But preparation for natural childbirth stops there for many women.  You want to go natural, you trust your Read More


Image by USACE European District Happy summer vacation! A lot of kids have just gotten out of school for the summer, and families are enjoying it.  Back-to-school isn’t even on their radar yet.  I get it!  Who wants to think about school when you just got out, and the weather is so gorgeous? I want to Read More


There has been a rash of stories recently where a parent has been chastised, had children’s services show up, or even been arrested for making a parenting choice that some say is or should be illegal.  (We don’t trust parents anymore!) The thing is, we’re not talking about sexual abuse, starving children, physical abuse, providing unsanitary Read More

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