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

Celery Carts

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

fresh organic produce

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...]

The Birth Story of London Everleigh {Part Three}

London's birth announcements

In parts one and two, I shared how London Everleigh arrived via planned homebirth with a midwife. It's an amazing story (to me) of waiting on God, learning to trust Him more and more and having the courage to bring her into this world the way I had planned and get to experience it. Although I know that's not always the case even if you had planned a homebirth, like my friend Sarah, but not matter what, a baby's birth is a miraculous thing.  In honor of London's 1st … [Read more...]

The Best Beef Stew in the Crockpot

Helping make Homemade Beef Stew #Crockpot #Cookingwithkids

Cooking with my daughter Julia is one of my favorite things to do.  She loves helping! I have been slacking on my meal planning lately, but when I am on top of it, she is right there by my side eager to help.  Cooking when it's easy and tasty is something I always strive to do. This Beef Stew is the best because you just dump the ingredients into the crockpot and later you have a delicious dinner... AND the best part? No huge mess to clean up! ;) **I wish I had a photo of the … [Read more...]

5 Easy Ways to Bring Spring to Your Home

5 Easy Ways to Bring Spring to Your Home

Written by Contributing Writer, Lisa @ This Pilgrim Life As I write this, there is a fresh coating of snow on the ground at my house. It's our token snowfall of the year. We aren't likely to get any more snow, which has one very significant meaning to me-- Spring is on its way!  Winter has never been my favorite season. Far from it. January and February are usually hard months for me when, tired of being cold all the time, I am impatient for the return of sunshine and warmer … [Read more...]

Top 5 Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Top 5 Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a natural and healthy oil that has been utilized all the way throughout history by different cultures. People utilize it for a variety of completely different uses such as cooking and/or preparing wholesome dishes, beautifying and enhancing the complexion, and to attain health benefits. You've probably have heard a lot about it since it has become mainstream on health websites, blogs and you might have even seen it on pinterest, sharing its advantages. When you go … [Read more...]

Jasmine London Fog Tea

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Written by Contributing Writer, Kari @ Living Strong, Health & Wellness I like hot beverages. Coffee, hot chocolate, hot cider, tea...you name it. If you're a tea connoisseur, then you need to try this amazing recipe. Even if you don't usually like tea, this has such a sweet and delicate taste, you may actually like this. Adding milk to tea is a tradition practiced in many cultures, American culture not being one of the top ones. So, this isn't a common drink for many people, but it's … [Read more...]

5 Herbs You Should Consider Growing This Year

5 Herbs You Should Consider Growing This Year

Written my Karen @ To Work With My Hands, Contributing Writer If you've never grown herbs before, let me encourage you to make this the year. Herbs are amazing! There's so many wonderful herbs to try, and it can be overwhelming when you first decide to grow them. One eager browse through an online seed catalog can have you with a loaded cart before you know it. But, if you're just getting started, you'll be more successful if you keep things simple and grow just a few new herbs each … [Read more...]