DIY Hormone Balancing Tea

Written by Karli @ Feed Me Mama, Contributing Writer One of the very first areas of alternative medicine that I adopted into my own life was studying herbs and medicinal teas. Soon after I got married, I worked in a natural cosmetics shop, which introduced me to the benefits of healing and supporting your body with natural ingredients. I was fascinated with the properties of herbs- the way that chamomile tea could put me to sleep, and peppermint could wake me up, but both could help a … [Read more...]

Schoolwork Station

Written by Contributing Writer, KT @ One Organic Mama My oldest son started school two weeks ago. To say the transition was seamless... would be a lie. A big lie.  He is tired, testing boundaries, but loving his school day.  He has wonderful teachers, is making friends, and has a smile on his face when he gets off the bus everyday.  We have created a few things to help us get ready for school in the morning successfully and almost independently, as well as transition back to … [Read more...]

First Days (and weeks) of School Traditions

Do you remember your first days of school as a child? I remember it being the like night before Christmas, I was so excited I could hardly sleep. Well, up until about 5th grade, after that, I lost all my excitement lol. Each year I remember shopping for the 1st day of school outfit, getting our school supplies ready, visiting the classroom and packing our backpacks. Then the first day came and the years flew by so quickly.  Now I am a mom of three and I'm having my own "mom" memories … [Read more...]

Parenting and Educating Inspiration for the Fall

Written by Contributing Writer, Jenn @ A Simple Haven For me, August feels a bit like January. It's a time to evaluate routines, dream about the (school) year to come, set some new goals, and get inspired. My kids aren't even school-aged yet, but having been a teacher for so long and with my husband in school, I naturally break the calendar into semesters. So I look forward to the fall semester with anticipation, knowing that I have just one more year with my big girl before she starts … [Read more...]

Back to School – from a Teacher

Written by KT @ One Organic Mama, Contributing Writer I took this picture ^ at 7am in mid-July... when I woke up and just HAD to plan my classroom and the whole month of September...   If back to school for your family includes buses, supply lists, lunch boxes, and letters from your children's teachers, then this post is for you! If back to school includes homeschool curriculum, beautiful bookshelves with organized bins of supplies, and your dinning room table, you already know what … [Read more...]

A Sneak Peek into How We “Do” School 2014-2015

Last year I shared with you how we "do" school, which is a combo of a co-op and homeschool. And this year we are following the same system. We take time to reevaluate each year (and pray) to ensure this is the best way we should school our children, plus this works best for our family's schedule. I'm so excited about this year because we have a new school room and I have two school-aged kiddos. I have one year under my belt now so I know a little bit about the structure needed as well … [Read more...]

Raising Healthy Families {3 Simple Steps}

Written by Dr. Jake, Ask Dr. Jake Contributor Now that we are into our thirties and most of our friends, family and patients have children under the age of twelve, we have began to recognize that most folks don't understand the most important principle of life besides loving the Lord, it's your health. There are some very simple, lateral changes that you can make with your lifestyle that will reap untold benefits with your health. Here are 3 simple steps to keep your family healthy … [Read more...]

Simplifying Nature Study

Written by Kristen @ Smithspirations, Contributing Writer *note from Rachel: Kristen first started contributing in May of last year. She's talked about homeschooling (a topic she loves!), freezing blueberries, organization and more! Today she'll be sharing her last post here. I'm sad to see her go, she's on to new endeavors and focusing on her family. I I have been blessed by Kristen and hope you have as well!!   After researching homeschooling options and approaches years before we … [Read more...]

5 Tips For Blood Sugar Balance

Written by Kelly @ Eyes On The Source, Contributing Writer I have been doing a lot of research on blood sugar issues lately.  I have never been tested, but I am pretty sure I am borderline hypoglycemic.  My husband always says I treat eating like it's my full time job because I am always trying to plan ahead and not go too long without eating or I become what we call around here...HANGRY!  Hungry, angry, yup, you get the picture.  It's not a pretty sight. :-) I always have to pack snacks … [Read more...]

12 Ways to Reduce Toxins in Your Life

Written by Steph @ Living Surrendered, Contributing Writer Hey everyone! This is my first guest post at Day2DayJoys and I'm really excited for the opportunity to share my thoughts on Rachel's blog! My name is Steph and I write about my quest for a toxin-free, eco-friendly, healthy life at Living Surrendered. Today, I wanted to share my tips for reducing the toxins in your life, including mental & emotional toxins. Whenever I read "toxins" in any headline out there I immediately … [Read more...]