All Purpose Citrus Cleaner

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Written by Contributing Writer, Kari at Living Strong, Health & Wellness Cleaning. We all have to do it and if you think about it, this is a constant activity in our lives. Whether we are personally the ones cleaning our homes or someone else is, the fact is, you have to use cleaners. Unfortunately, the cleaners most people have in their home are extremely toxic and dangerous to our health. If you think about how often cleaners are used in our home, you can get a good picture of … [Read more...]

1st Birthday Canvas

Baby Canvas Art #Birthday

I absolutely love getting crafty.  Between part-time homeschooling, activities, and the regular day to day tasks I feel as though getting crafty has been put on the back burner. I have been more focused on getting the chores done, working around naptime, and so much more that I have forgotten to have a little fun.  So my mission as we enter Spring and on into Summer, is to have more fun!  And getting crafty is so much fun to me and my kids love it as well. So I … [Read more...]

How To Attract Butterflies and Birds To Your Yard

How To Attract Butterflies & Birds To Your Yard

Written by Karen @ To Work With My Hands, Contributing Writer I love spring! It's my favorite season of all. When the dull gold-green grass brightens to vibrant, fresh green and the tender leaves begin sprouting on trees and bushes, I get eager to turn my attention outdoors. The garden calls, and I'm ready to clean out dead leaves that have littered the beds, repot plants that need larger homes, and bring some fresh new color to the garden and yard. And on the days I spend many hours … [Read more...]

5 Things You Can Do to Get Your Garden Growing

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Written by KT @ One Organic Mama, Contributing Writer  It's been a LONG winter here in Central MA.  We had over 100 inches of snow, and the remnants of it still remain in my yard and covering my garden.  It has been 50 degrees the past few days, yet still we have about 1 foot of lingering snow/ice/sand/yuck.  The kids think it's summer, they are running around with water guns, riding their bikes in the driveway, and splashing in the mud.  I am focusing on getting the … [Read more...]

Lemon Meringue Pie for Spring

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Written by Reelika @ Financially Wise On Heels, Contributing Writer Around Easter-time, we always look for simplicity, quality family time and enjoying special treats. As a total baking fanatic, I love to bake something delicious that entire family can enjoy.  Lemon Meringue Pie for Spring There are several lemon meringue recipes available, but my absolute favorite is the one I am sharing with you today.  What’s your favorite pie for Spring? … [Read more...]

Easy Hospitality Meal for Every Eater

Easy Hospitality Meal for Every Eater- Build Your Own Taco Bar

Written by Lisa @ This Pilgrim Life, Contributing Writer Inviting people into our homes to share meals together seems to be a habit that happens less and less these days. And I get it. It's hard. We're busy. They're busy.  It's true. Practicing hospitality can be a challenge and especially daunting in today's world of Pinterest-perfect idealism (just let it go!). It can also be confusing to plan a meal while taking into consideration potential food allergies and simple food … [Read more...]

Protein Packed Nut Butter Bites

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Written by Contributing Writer, Kari at Living Strong, Health & Wellness Snack time! Personally, I'm not a big "snacker". I can go meal to meal without needing any extra food to keep me going. Although, having a family, I need to have a plan on hand for our meals and snacks and then I need to make sure they are ready and available to eat! My kids, on the other hand, seem to need a snack every 30 minutes. I can understand why since they are on the go, non-stop, active kids. This can … [Read more...]

How I Teach My Children to Enjoy Healthy Food

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Written by Karen @ To Work With My Hands, Contributing Writer. It's a battle every mother faces: getting the children to eat - and enjoy - healthy food. "Start from the very beginning" - so much advice says. And while that's true, it doesn't guarantee success. As they grow and taste new things, see new things, and are in situations that give them opportunities to eat stuff that is downright bad for their bodies, a little creativity is needed to keep them on track. My family still has … [Read more...]

What It’s Like to Afford Fresh Organic Produce and How You Can Do It Too

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Written by Reelika @ Financially Wise On Heels, Contributing Writer **Please meet Reelika, a new contributor... she would love to hear from you! -Rachel You are a great mommy. You want the best for your kids and family. It is the hope of many families to be able to provide organic veggies, fruits and berries to their family and especially to the kids. Unfortunately the downside of organic produce is the cost. But what if I told you there are ways that you can still provide the best … [Read more...]

Tips for eating healthy

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Written by Christy @ Fresh Mix Momma, Contributing Writer Many people are looking to eat healthier these days. It seems like there is a common misconception that it is hard to eat healthy or too expensive. When I look at how my husband use to eat compared to now, I am shocked. Over the past few years we have pretty much completely changed our eating habits for the better. The best part about this change is, for us, it really wasn’t a hard change. Over the past few years we have just … [Read more...]