Berries, Birthdays, Books, and More!

We managed to get a few walks in on hot summer days to pick berries, before these recent days of summer rains and thunderstorms set in. On these rainy nights, we joyfully listen to the sounds of the storms and enjoy date nights at home after the kids are in bed. For our evenings together, we

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Weekend Links {11.9}

In between midterm exams, I was able to do a bit of reading this week. Here are some of my favorite links. I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

An Open Letter to the Online Community: Let Kindness Reign at Keeper of the Home

Leaf Stars- Craft from Autumn Leaves at 5 Orange Potatoes

The Happiest

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Managing a Limited Grocery Budget & Food Allergies

People regularly ask me how I feed our family affordably, while still accommodating food allergies. We’ve had various seasons of health where individuals have needed to avoid dairy, eggs, or nuts, in addition to gluten. We also have one individual that has been very sensitive to sweeteners. Right now, most of our family is

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Resources for Healthy Family Choices

Have you been wanting to maybe get your family eating just a little healthier, feeling a little better, go a little more natural, or save a little on your expenses?

I love sharing bits of my life and resources here on the blog with you, dear readers. I don’t like the sales stuff to interrupt that

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Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats eBook {Look Inside and a Free Recipe}

Post by Contributing Writer, Katie

Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company.

~Author Unknown

Tea has been a part of my life since early childhood. There is rarely a day that goes by where I do not drink at least one

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Our Homeschool Year

Many of you have requested details on what we are doing this year for our homeschooling. So, here is my annual post with all the details! I am a “mish-mash” homeschooler, combining various methods and resources, and using what works best for us.

I rely on the free Charlotte Mason curriculum from Ambleside Online,

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Herbal Adventures: A Pocket Guide of Seasonal Natural Remedies

Three years ago, I wrote Herbal Nurturing, and have kept in mind the subsequent comments and suggestions. Now, a supplement edition is ready!

After seasons full of hiking, road trips, and camping excursions, I’ve collected our first aid natural remedies into a new “pocket guide”-sized ebook to help you prepare for all your adventures!

If you’ve been

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Mama’s Toolbox

In our pursuit of living frugally and naturally over the years with a growing family, having a “Mama’s Toolbox” of sorts has been imperative. Over time, we also relocated into a more remote area, with limited access to healthcare resources (especially natural ones).

In talking with a local friend awhile back, we

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What I’m Reading

I’ve wrapped up most of my summer reading list early this year, as I’m now opening up school books to study. Just in case you’re on a more “normal” routine, and want some ideas, here is my list:

Bread & Wine

Shauna Niequist is one of my favorite authors, and I adored this book. The honesty and

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Our Summertime Learning

For the month of June, I’ve been intentional about establishing routines, family time, and summer learning opportunities.

As a homeschooling family, we choose to provide some “school” experiences for our children year-around, because it is something we enjoy. We strive to cultivate a love for life-long learning. Plus, I will be starting my own new

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