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April Giveaway: Cloth Diapering Essentials Kit

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Quinoa and Pecan Casserole

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Ginger Chicken Stir Fry

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Connecting in the Busy Seasons

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February, In Pictures

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Buttermilk Pancakes

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Friday Favorites On Hold Until Further Notice

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Friday Favorites and Weekly Giveaway #4

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Losing Weight with an Activity Tracker

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Does Oil-Pulling Work? My Oil Pulling Experiment–Week 6

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Real Food Diary Snapshot: What I Ate Yesterday #15

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Why We Chose Not to Diagnose Our Son With Asperger’s Syndrome

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Weekly Real Food Menu Plans #14

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Natural Stomach Virus Prevention

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Friday Favorites and Weekly Giveaway #3

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Free Home School Reading Resources

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Why I Buy Grade B Maple Syrup

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Real Food Diary Snapshot: What I Ate Yesterday #15

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Creating Happiness: Dealing With Difficult People

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Pork Chops and Fried Apples

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Weekly Real Food Menu Plans #13

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Natural Cold and Flu Remedies

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Friday Favorites and Weekly Giveaway #2

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Social Studies Resources

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Why I Buy Grass-Fed Beef

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Real Food Diary Snapshot: What I Ate Yesterday #14

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Creating Happiness: Looking Forward

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Weekly Real Food Menu Plans #12

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Veggie and Lentil Soup

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Friday Favorites and Weekly Giveaway #1

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Free Home School Language Arts Resources

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Why I Buy Sprouted Wheat Flour

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Real Food Diary Snapshot: What I Ate Yesterday #13

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Five Diet Changes For Better Health

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Creating Happiness: Overcoming Failure

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Weekly Real Food Menu Plans #11

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Parenting Q & A: My Child Cries When Left at Daycare

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Does Oil Pulling Work? My Oil Pulling Experiment–Day 21

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Friday Favorites #9

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Free Home Schooling Resources: Math

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Why I Buy Coconut Sugar

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Real Food Diary Snapshot: What I Ate Yesterday #12

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Creating Happiness: Challenging Destructive Thoughts

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Weekly Real Food Menu Plans #10

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Does Oil Pulling Work? My Oil Pulling Experiment: Day 14

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Friday Favorites #8

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Free Home School Resources: Science

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Why I Buy Healthy Salt

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Real Food Diary Snapshot: What I Ate Yesterday #11

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Creating Happiness: Creating SMART Goals

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Does Oil Pulling Work? My Oil Pulling Experiment Day #9

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Weekly Real Food Menu Plans #9

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Parenting Q & A: How To Stop Sibling Rivalry

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Why I Buy Coconut Oil

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Does Oil Pulling Work? My Oil Pulling Experiment–Day 5

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Homemade Chocolate Milk Mix

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Real Food Diary Snapshot: What I Ate Yesterday #10

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Are Natural Flavors Really Natural?

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Creating Happiness–Wave Your Magic Wand

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Marriage Q & A: Am I Ready For Marriage?

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Homemade Maple Whipped Cream

What makes coffee and hot chocolate a little more special?  Pies and puddings and a lot more delectable?   Why, it’s my homemade maple whipped cream! This creamy taste-of-heaven is super easy to make and contains all real food ingredients.  There are no health-robbing chemicals or ingredients  in this whipped

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Weekly Real Food Menu Plans #8

It’s Sunday and that means it’s time for my Weekly Real Food Menu Plans!  Each week I will list what we’re having for dinner Sunday-Saturday.  My family eats a real food diet at least 80% of the time, so if you’re looking for new ideas for real food dinners, you’ve

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Does Oil Pulling Work? My Oil Pulling Experiment.

   Day 1 | Day 5 | Day 9 | Day 14 | Day 21 | Have you tried oil pulling?  Does oil pulling work?  I have read a lot about this practice but haven’t tried it until now. Maybe you’ve never heard of oil pulling.  If that’s so, let

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My Ten Favorite Real Food Quotes

    1.  “Fish, to taste right, must swim three times – in water, in butter, and in wine.” ~ Polish Proverb   2.  “Did you ever stop to taste a carrot?  Not just eat it, but taste it?  You can’t taste the beauty and energy of the earth in

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Cream of Broccoli Soup

This delicious cream of broccoli soup is a new family favorite at my house.  It’s a great way to use broccoli that was frozen fresh from the summer garden and a tasty way to get a healthy dose of bone broth into my boys’ tummies.  I used powdered garlic and

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Creating Happiness: 3 Daily Mindfulness Practices

  Are you happy?  Does happiness seem elusive with an here-today-gone-tomorrow appearance in your life?  The truth is that searching for happiness is a pointless quest.  It’s simply not out there.  But, don’t let that dissuade you from your desire to be happy!  The good news is that you can

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Gift Guide: 10 Gifts For the Real Foodie

     Do you  have any self-proclaimed real foodies on your holiday gift list this year?  If so, check out my list of 10 gift ideas for the real foodie in your life.  This list is sure to contain the perfect gift for your real foodie loved one and I’ve

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Le Creuset Love

Le Creuset Love by windowshop featuring Le Creuset Many of my posts contain affiliate links for which I will receive a commission if you purchase the product. The affiliate commissions I receive help to support the publication of free content on this blog and fund the giveaways that I host

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Sweater Spectrum

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Day-In-The-Life: Working Full-Time and Homeschooling

One of the most common questions I’m asked about my family’s lifestyle is, “How do you work full-time and home school?!”  I explain that some in my post about working full-time and home schooling.  I sense, however, that many people still don’t quite understand how we do it.  They get

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4 Reasons I Refused To Breastfeed in Public

  As a nursing mother, I was uncomfortable breastfeeding in public.  There.  I said it.  If you know my breastfeeding story, this might surprise you.  But, it’s true.   It’s been 6 years since I last nursed a child.  That’s longer than my 5 year, 9 month non-stop breastfeeding stint.

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Gratitude

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Multiplication Tables Song

  Free Home Schooling Resources Do you have a homeschooler who is ready to begin learning his or her multiplication tables?  We use this videos like the Multiplication Tables Song  below to jump start the memorization process.  In addition, we used flash cards and worksheets from Math-Drills.com.   Many of

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Red Pop

Red Pop by windowshop featuring queen bed frames Many of my posts contain affiliate links for which I will receive a commission if you purchase the product. The affiliate commissions I receive help to support the publication of free content on this blog and fund the giveaways that I host

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Morning Blue

Morning Blue by windowshop featuring stoneware coffee mugs Inspire blue placemat $27 - houseoffraser.co.uk Delonghi coffee machine bloomingdales.com Isaac Mizrahi stoneware coffee mug casa.com Many of my posts contain affiliate links for which I will receive a commission if you purchase the product. The affiliate commissions I receive help to support the

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10 Things Mothers Need To Know

    10.  You can do it.  No matter your age, your financial situation, your education, or your relationship status, you’ve got this, mama.  It’s what you were born to do.  Once you go through labor and have fallen in love with that squishy little bundle, you will be fearless.

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Fantastic Fall

  Hello, dear readers!  It’s finally Autumn.  I say that every year because it seems to take so long to reach my location that each year I wonder if it might just pass me by altogether.  Blink and you’ll miss it! Yesterday I stepped out into the world after a

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Real Food Weekly Menu Plans #7

    It’s Sunday and that means it’s time for my Weekly Real Food Menu Plans!  Each week I will list what we’re having for dinner Sunday-Saturday.  My family eats a real food diet at least 80% of the time, so if you’re looking for new ideas for real food

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Real Food Diary Snapshot #6

Do you ever wonder what other real foodies eat?  I do.  And in case you do, too, once a week I’m going to share what I ate the day before.  It’s a food diary of sorts, although I don’t actually record what I eat each day.  I certainly don’t count

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Why I Grind My Own Coffee Beans

  As a busy working mom and a coffee-lover, it would make sense for me to depend on pre-ground, flavored coffee in the most convenient form for my daily cup(s).  This would include those nifty coffee pods, right?  Yes, they are quick and easy, but I have never owned one,

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