All posts by: Allison

How to Prevent the Stomach Flu Naturally I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather have a respiratory virus (cold) than a stomach virus.  When I have a cold, I still function pretty well during the day.  As long...
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56 FREE Homeschool Social Studies Resources I’ll admit, I didn’t really enjoy social studies in school. While I remember a bit about geography, history is a blur. Sure, I memorized what I needed for tests and made good grades, but...
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Is Maple Syrup Healthy? Oh, maple syrup, how I love you!  For me, maple syrup conjures feelings of warmth on a winter morning.  I bet you can almost taste the sweet syrup mixed with salty butter arranged artfully on a...
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Pork Chops and Fried Apples – A Paleo Fall Favorite One of my favorite things about fall is the abundance cinnamon-y food.  On a cool fall evening there’s nothing nicer than the scent of a warm, home cooked meal wafting...
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Why Is Grass Fed Beef Better? If you’ve bought meat at your local grocery store you’ve probably noticed a higher-priced beef labeled as “grass-fed”. Like I did before my family started a real food diet, you may have assumed that...
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Vegetable and Lentil Soup Recipe If you’re looking a bowl of warm comfort, you’ve come to the right place!  I threw together some veggies, lentils, and homemade bone broth in the slow cooker last weekend and made my taste buds...
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Parenting Q & A: My Child Cries When I Drop Him Off At Daycare Q:  I’ve just started working outside of the home after being a sahm (stay at home mom) with my three-year-old his whole life.  It’s been two...
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Is Sprouted Wheat Healthy? What Are the Benefits of Sprouted Wheat? Did you know that wheat is a controversial food?  Between the total wheat-abstaining paleo folks and the properly-prepared-wheat Weston A Price devotees, there are a lot of opinions about...
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Why You Should Grind Your Own Coffee Beans at Home As a busy mom and a coffee lover it would make sense for me to depend on pre-ground, flavored coffee for a convenient daily cup. Convenient coffee includes those nifty...
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Parenting Q & A: My Kids Fight All The Time. Help! Q:  My sons are 7 and 5.  They argue and fight non-stop.  The older one tries to “parent” the younger one.  The younger one whines and gets dramatic about...
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Homemade Maple Whipped Cream Recipe What makes coffee and hot chocolate a little more special?  Pies and puddings much more delectable? Pancakes and waffles downright decadent? Why it’s my homemade maple whipped cream! This creamy taste-of-heaven is super easy to...
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Delicious Wheat Free Desserts When I began my real food journey, I vowed that no matter what I did differently to achieve health, I would NEVER cut wheat and sugar from my diet.  Of course, I had no idea that...
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How to Start a Real Food Diet Without Getting Overwhelmed “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” I know you’ve heard it before.  Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu was right on.  Often when we come to the beginning...
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The Best Real Food Books for Beginners Do you ever wonder how real food bloggers know so much about real food?  Some of us were raised on traditional real foods and learned about being healthy from our parents and grandparents,...
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Amazon Subscribe and Save Make Real Food Affordable Real food has a reputation for being pricey. Although I’ve seen the prices of real, healthy food go down over the past few years I’ve found ways to afford my real food...
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Is Coconut Sugar Healthy? What Are the Benefits of Coconut Sugar? I love sweets.  Always have.  Always will.  Unfortunately, there was a time when my love of all things sugary was wrecking my health. Sugar is an addictive substance.  It...
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Healthy, Real Food Snack Ideas For Kids If you’ve got kids, you know that snack time is an important part of the day.  I’d say most parents prefer to serve their kiddos healthy snacks over unhealthy ones, but sometimes we...
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Coconut Lime Shrimp Recipe Have you tasted summer?  I have.  It tastes like coconut lime shrimp and it is delicious! I found skewered shrimp on sale and couldn’t pass it up, but I didn’t have a skewered shrimp recipe handy....
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Eggplant Mini Pizzas Recipe Although my family follows a traditional, Weston A. Price diet at home, we often eat grain free.  Properly preparing grains takes a lot of time and none of us feels best when we consume too much...
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Hello, summer vacation, goodbye, school year! Unless you’re my kids, of course. We homeschool year round. Poor kiddos. But don’t feel too sorry for them. We’re on a three-week break right now. It seems to me like summer vacation gets...
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It’s never too early to start thinking about holiday gift shopping.  In fact, I plan way ahead to get my kids’ Christmas gifts for free. Fortunately, it’s easy to do and anyone who has a computer or smartphone, or grocery shops...
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Real Food Diary – What I Ate Today It doesn’t matter what type of diet you follow – there is always a place for pizza. Today I made my sourdough pizza crust and topped each pizza with yumminess and love. Of...
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How to Make Kombucha Taste Better So, you decided to try kombucha because you’re intrigued by the health benefits. You grab a bottle of GT’s Gingerade or, my favorite, GT’s Guava Goddess, and you decide it’s not half bad. It’s a...
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Real Food Diary – What I Ate Today Today I had simple, delicious food. Now, I know you might not think that risotto is a simple food, but the truth is it’s not difficult to make at all. I didn’t...
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Real Food Diary – What I Ate Today I’ve been doing intermittent fasting for a few days. I’ve had a good experience so far, but I’m concerned that my 18/6 fasting schedule was too restrictive. Today I’m trying a 12/12...
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Real Food Diary – What I Ate Today I’ve heard a lot about intermittent fasting and how eating fewer times in a day increases health. I thought I’d give it a try and see how my body responded. I chose...
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Real Food Diary – What I Ate Today If you haven’t tried my Chocolate Maple Fudge recipe, please check it out. You know those pesky chocolate cravings you get every now and then? I keep this fudge on hand in...
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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 homeschool?!”  I explain that some in my post about working full-time and home schooling.  I sense,...
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Real Food Diary – What I Ate Today I don’t care about the millennial stereotype that comes along with avocado toast, folks. Actually, I’m technically a Gen-X’er, though barely. So, you can point and laugh all you want. I love...
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Why I Don’t Breastfeed in Public As a breastfeeding mother, I was uncomfortable breastfeeding in public.  I decided early on that I don’t breastfeed in public and I don’t regret it. If you’ve read my articles about my breastfeeding experience,...
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