All posts by: Allison

My Favorite Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets Remember the days before you knew about real food when you could – completely without guilt – dump a bag of frozen chicken nuggets on a baking sheet and call it dinner? Yeah.  Me,...
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Easy Homemade Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets Are a Dinner Winner When my family began our real food lifestyle we stopped buying frozen processed dinner foods. So, when the boys asked for that standard childhood favorite – chicken nuggets – I...
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Simple Soaked Oatmeal Recipe – a Healthy, Real Food Breakfast You’re probably here for one of two reasons. Either you were searching for a soaked oatmeal recipe because you know it’s the healthiest, tastiest way to make oatmeal OR you...
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How to Save Money on Groceries Without Using Coupons Several years ago extreme couponing was all the rage. Thankfully, most couponers I know today have a more moderate and balanced approach to couponing. As well, many former extreme couponers like...
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How to Practice Attachment Parenting with Multiple Children Let me be the first to admit: Attachment parenting multiple children gets a little tricky sometimes. When my oldest was born and I discovered attachment parenting I gave it my all. I...
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Delicious Sourdough Pizza Crust Recipe There are few things more sensory-pleasing than biting into a slice of pizza, feeling the snap of the crisp crust as it gives way to a chewy interior, and tasting the delicious tang of sourdough....
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A New Favorite Chicken Recipe – Honey Balsamic Chicken I have a new favorite chicken recipe – It’s my delicious honey balsamic chicken recipe.  I’m excited to share it with you. I’m not exactly sure where the inspiration for this...
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How to Make Waffles from Soaked Wheat Flour When my family transitioned from a Standard American Diet to a real food lifestyle I quickly learned the importance of sprouting, soaking or souring grains before eating them. I also quickly learned...
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Gluten Free Cream of Broccoli Soup Have you ever checked out the ingredients listed on a can of cream based soup? I have and it’s not pretty. That’s why I created an easy gluten free cream of broccoli soup recipe...
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How to Handle Embarrassing Breastfeeding Situations Let’s face it – nothing about breastfeeding is easy. Whether it’s struggling with the discomfort of breastfeeding, helping your baby find a latch you can both live with, dealing with public perception, or finding...
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Attachment Parenting Results After 18 Years Have you ever wondered about attachment parenting results past the first few years of life? I know I wondered about this when I was a new mom. My oldest son will be 18 this...
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Are Bath Bombs Safe? Like many moms, I enjoy relaxing in a lovely hot tub. I’m always looking for ways to make bath time a more beautiful experience. One of the most delightful ways to enhance bath time is by...
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Homemade Real Food BBQ Sauce Recipe The weather’s getting warmer here in the south and that means it’s time for BBQ! There are so many ways to make a delicious homemade BBQ sauce, but most of the recipes I’ve found call...
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The Benefits of Earthing Let’s talk about the benefits of earthing. If you’ve never heard of earthing (or grounding as it’s also called) then grab a cup of coffee or tea and read on. Because of the benefits of earthing...
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Free Homeschool Science Resources Science is one of the most fun homeschool subjects to teach my sons. Our family is pretty science-focused but we prefer an unschooling approach to learning science. There’s just so much to explore and each child...
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Grain Free Meatloaf Recipe – Keto Meatloaf My meatloaf skills have come a long way, baby. The first time I made meatloaf I created a sweet disaster. As a new wife I wanted to impress my husband with a delicious,...
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5 Ways to Restart a Bad Day as a Mom You know those days when you wish you could crawl back into bed and get a fresh start? Yeah. Me, too. Those days came more frequently than I’d like to...
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Attachment Parenting is Hard & 10 Other Things I Wish I’d Known About Attachment Parenting First the bad news: Attachment Parenting is hard when you don’t have an example to follow. Now the good news: My generation of moms made attachment...
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Homemade Chocolate Milk Mix – Only Three Ingredients Do your kiddos love chocolate milk? My boys love chocolate milk and so do I. It’s a delicious and satisfying snack or dessert. My homemade chocolate milk mix is easy to make...
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Is Coconut Oil Bad For You? Is coconut oil healthy? Recently the American Heart Association told us to avoid coconut oil because it contains saturated fat. Saturated fat increases “bad” cholesterol levels. However, I’m still buying and consuming coconut oil....
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You Don’t Have to Play With Your Children Let’s be honest, mamas. Do you sometimes hate playing with your children? I don’t mean having fun with them or spending quality time with them. I mean sitting on the floor pushing...
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Ten Controversial Parenting Decisions I Don’t Regret When I was a new mom with a head full of idealistic parenting goals I received feedback on some of the more controversial parenting choices I made. Sometimes the well-intentioned, but unsolicited, advice...
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Our Daily Homeschool Schedule I’m often asked what our typical homeschool day looks like. Whether you already homeschool or you’re thinking about homeschooling it’s fun to take a peek into another homeschool family’s daily routine. I’m happy to share our...
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Our Spring Homeschool Schedule Oh, Spring! How I wish we had more time to stop and smell your beautiful flowers. Even as a relaxed homeschooling family we’re super busy in the spring. Our spring homeschool schedule is pretty minimalist. Fortunately a...
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Our Winter Homeschool Schedule Our homeschool schedule tends to change with the seasons. Not only does having a flexible homeschool schedule fit our lifestyle it also keeps things fresh and keeps the kids engaged. I love that our homeschool schedule...
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Why is Everything a Struggle with Kids? How to Make Life With Kids Easier...
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Is Gentle Discipline Always Gentle? Here’s a fact about gentle discipline: Gentle discipline doesn’t always look gentle. Sometimes when people imagine what gentle parenting or gentle discipline looks like they picture an earth-mother type saying sweetly to her child, “Now,...
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Can Moms Get Compassion Fatigue?...
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The No Poo Method Didn’t Work For Me It’s no secret that I like my personal care products to be as natural as possible. I use a natural deodorant, make my own body wash, toothpaste, and facial moisturizer. I try...
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A Valentine’s Day Without Candy? Is it possible to celebrate Valentine’s Day with candy? Yep! I’m excited to share with you my best ideas for what to give kids for Valentine’s Day that isn’t candy. When we first began our...
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