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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A Road Trip & Summer Fun

Our family just returned from a weekend excursion, where we attended a homeschooling conference and enjoyed some time camping at the beach.

Calvin and I took turns attending workshops at the conference, while the rest of us would explore the exhibit hall of vendors (the kids adored the Timberdoodle booth!). There was also a zoo

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Frugal & Simple Camping {and Giveaway!}

At least once or twice a year, our family has a tradition of camping at the beach. (Here in the Pacific Northwest, they are usually “wooded” campgrounds, with forest hiking trails nearby, too.)

We encounter fluctuating temperatures, with cool ocean breezes, chilly nights, and summer sun in midday. Along with that,

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Simple Springtime Endeavors

Now that we are in the midst of spring, our family has been venturing out on adventures and tackling projects.

For us, living simply means we strive to fill our days with meaningful endeavors, balancing the nest of home with decluttering, and building relationships.

Outside, we have walked tulip fields, discovered lizards and other little

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Healthy Cranberry-Orange Smoothie

On a recent family trip to the coast, we loved driving past cranberry fields, and seeing a glimpse of their autumn harvest. It reminded me of one of my favorite fall treats- a cranberry-orange smoothie! As soon as I got home, I blended one up to accompany me on my errands. (Yes,

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7 Ways to Help Kids Adjust To a Big Move

Post by Contributing Writer, Beth

Kids often find a strong sense of security in their surroundings, so when the family needs to move – whether it’s across town, or across the world – the change can be rough. We have a four-year-old, a two-year-old, and a four-month-old, and when the baby was just 3 weeks old we

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Top 5 (Mostly) Healthy Snacks for Road Trips

Post by Contributing Writer, Beth

My dream road trip is to Arizona to see the Grand Canyon. I would absolutely love to pack up and spontaneously just go, but life with three kiddos three and under (until my oldest turns four in a few weeks!) requires just a little more planning than that! One day

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Tidbits from a Homeschooling Conference

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This past week, I had the pleasure of attending a Christian homeschooling conference. With my baby snuggled in the Ergo baby carrier, I immersed myself for two days in the wealth of wonderful encouragement, inspiration, and biblical teaching (and the smell of new books!).

Here is a “sampler” collection of a few of my favorites:

I loved

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Eating on the Road with Little Ones

Post by Contributing Writer, Nada

No journey should ever begin without a plan. No matter whether it’s a day outing to visit relatives or a three hour drive across your state (or province) to attend a meeting or appointment, you should plan as best you can for the unforseen — potty breaks, spilt sippy

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A Mother’s Day Vacation

Working in the hospitality industry means that as much as you love the idea of vacations, you rarely take one yourself. Like Tsh, it was time to “take our own advice,” and head out before the burnout hit (and the kids missed out on another summer at the beach).

We set our budget, spent weeks browsing craigslist

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