The Benefits of a Traditional Foods Diet

Katie is on vacation until late July. We’ll have a series of guest contributors filling in, and the first is Kimberly Hartke, publicist for the Weston A. Price Foundation. Today she’s here to talk about the benefits of a local, traditional foods diet. My husband and I have gone beyond organic in our quest for (read more…)

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The family meal: a place for common ground

When I look back on my family memories as both a child and as a parent, some of my fondest recollections revolved around our traditions for the family meal. It was the daily ritual of our family meals that pulled us all into the same orbit at least once a day, all week long. It (read more…)

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How to live a better story

One of the many pitfalls that lead to a monotonous life and marriage is the failure to discover the story you’re living within. I’ve written on this idea before on by asking this question: “If your marriage were a movie, would you want to go see it?” What about your life? It’s a simple question, (read more…)

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How to Stock a Natural First-Aid Kit

Written by natural parenting contributor Megan of SortaCrunchy. July is here! And with it comes the opportunity to spend long, glorious hours outside.  Swimming, sailing, hiking, camping, or just playing – this is the time to get outdoors and enjoy! Most parents learn early on that being prepared is an essential part of effective parenting.  (read more…)

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Your local CSA: 3 reasons to join

This spring our family decided to try something we have never done, or even heard of before. We joined a local CSA. What is a CSA? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Basically, that means you have a local farm that is supported by community members who purchase a “share.”  Typically, shares are picked up (read more…)

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