A Divine Calling {Motherhood}

Guest Post by Kerri of Whole Journey Mama Motherhood is a call from God. Motherhood is about being a partner with God. Motherhood is Divine. Now, having said this, do you feel this way about Motherhood when you think of it? I know often for me, it's hard to feel this sacred calling is meaningful when you are changing diapers all day, have spit up all over your shirt, have been wearing the same pj's for days, doing endless laundry and avalanches of dishes, cleaning up messes, … [Read more...]

Children’s Bathtime Routine

Guest Post by Sara of Your Thriving Family We have dealt with a lot eczema with my oldest daughter. To keep it in check, and to help all the cuts and scrapes little kids get I turned to some more natural ways to do bath time. I have bought most every commercial eczema solution available. And after six years of this, I now use good old epsom salt, castille soap and a few essential oils. I recently started buying our salts at the feed store, it is the cheapest I have found and it is safe to … [Read more...]

Top 7 Benefits to Co-Sleeping with Your Baby

Guest Post by Ashley of Live Essentially Since Rachel just had her third bundle of joy a couple weeks ago, let’s talk babies and co-sleeping! Co-sleeping is far from the norm in modern day parenting here in the United States. In fact it is frowned upon by those who don’t fully understand what it is and how to practice co-sleeping safely. So let’s get a good understanding of what co-sleeping is, how to practice it safely, and the many benefits of co-sleeping with your child. What is … [Read more...]

10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Guest Post by Angela of Grassfed Mama Pregnancy is such a wonderful time, but it can also bring a lot of unpleasant side effects and symptoms along with it. Here are 10 Tips for a great pregnancy using natural ingredients. It is important to use natural ingredients when you are pregnancy so you won't expose your developing baby to toxins and anything that could harm them. 10 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy 1. Magnesium Magnesium is a vital mineral for your body (pregnant or not). It is … [Read more...]

Amanda’s VBAC Birth Story

  Guest Post by Amanda of Attached Moms Six years ago I became a mother. It was on that day, February 23rd, that, after a failed induction, I was rolled in to surgery, puking and shivering and became a mother.  It would be a few hours until I met my daughter but, giving birth, no matter the way, can change a person. Within weeks of my daughter being born, my husband and I sat down and watched a movie we had put off because we didn't want to stress right before having a … [Read more...]

Top Questions to Ask Your Midwife or OB

Guest Post by Shannon of Growing Slower Most midwives are happy to have you interview them before committing to choosing their practice. Some even require an initial consultation before you schedule your first prenatal appointment. An interview is not quite as standard practice for obstetricians, but don't be afraid to ask lots of questions at your first prenatal and change practices if necessary. This is your chance to ask questions to reveal whether a care provider has the experience … [Read more...]

How to Beat the Heat Naturally

Written by Kristin, Guest Post I am a native of Florida. I should be used to summer heat. I should naturally love and embrace 101 degree heat waves like a pro. August in Florida is just plain old hot! I am still working on the embracing part. Even with the heat, life must go on as normal. My children love the outdoors and being kept in the house for more than a couple hours can lead to absolute chaos. Playtime outside is a must. We also have four new hens in our backyard. We have been busy … [Read more...]

Healthier Frozen Treats for the Whole Family

Welcome Back to the Raising Healthy Family Series! In this final installment, Kelly at The Nourishing Home is sharing a healthy way to beat the heat of summer without compromising good nutrition. Making your own homemade ice pops and frozen treats is so easy and it’s fun too! And best of all, you’ll feel good knowing that your family is enjoying a healthy boost of wholesome nutrients in each and every yummy bite! So be sure to join Kelly at The Nourishing Home as she helps us celebrate summer … [Read more...]

How to Get Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables

We hope you've enjoyed joining us each Friday these past couple of months as we've shared different ways to keep your family healthy and vibrant in a not-so-healthy world! Be sure to join us next Friday for our final post in this series from Kelly at The Nourishing Home, as she shares delicious, real food frozen treats that your family can enjoy all summer long.   Today's post is written by Jill of Jill's Home Remedies Getting a child to eat vegetables can be a monumental task that most moms … [Read more...]

5 Fun Things to Do Outside With Your Kids {No Equipment Needed}‏

Written by Sara, Guest Post   Photo Credit: Lotus Carroll via Compfight cc Now that warm weather is here, I feel it necessary to take my son outside at least once a day! Sometimes we get out more than that, but our favorite time outdoors is after dinner. It is cool and breezy, and the sun isn't beating down on us. Plus it wears him out for bedtime, which is always nice! He hasn't been interested in all the usual activities (biking, walking, playing catch, etc.). He has … [Read more...]