The Fine Line Between Apathy and Acceptance {for the Postpartum Body} The Humbled Homemaker

The Fine Line Between Apathy and Acceptance {for the Postpartum Body}

My life forever changed 6 years ago, when I birthed my first sweet baby girl. My body did as well. With it, came the constant barrage of mixed messages our culture aims at women with postpartum bodies:   Embrace your tiger stripes! But don’t let yourself go!  You now have more to love! But don’t eat too many sweets—they’ll just add more to those love handles.  And so, the past 6 years, I've teeter tottered between two extremes--that fine line between apathy and acceptance.  I said I accepted my new body as it was, but, really, I was just apathetic. Except for a short … [keep reading...]

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How to Make an Herbal Travel Kit

Guest post by Jasmine of The Christian Herbal We were at a family reunion when my daughter was stung by a wasp. I searched the well-manicured lawn for any sign of plantain, hoping to ease her pain. I ran inside the rented ranch house, hoping to find some baking soda or maybe a spice rack. Nothing. We made do with some cool water, but this experience made me realize that I needed to be better prepared. An herbal travel kit allows me to treat my family naturally even when we are away from home. How to Make an Herbal Travel Kit First Aid Bag The first thing you need to consider in making … [keep reading...]

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How I’m Adding Two Extra Hours to My Day

My mother likes to tell people that she kept me up until midnight each night when I was a baby--because I would sleep until noon the next day. It gave her the opportunity to get lots of housework done, without me hanging onto her ankles. Fast forward 33 years, and I've always struggled with going to bed at a decent hour and getting up early.  When I have absolutely had do to it for a job, etc., I've done it, but it's never been something I've enjoyed. But as the mom of three little ones six and under, work-at-home business owner and homemaker, I've come to struggle with just not … [keep reading...]

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Weekend Reads {July 19, 2014}

My husband and I celebrated our 9-year anniversary this past week!--albeit via FaceTime on our phones. He is currently chaperoning a 10-day student trip to Costa Rica...and I cannot wait for him to … [keep reading...]

Simple Baked Cabbage The Humbled Homemaker

Simple Baked Cabbage

Want to hop right to your chance to win a LG refrigerator? Click here! I don't know about your family, but the kitchen tends to be the center of our home. Life's good in the kitchen. It's … [keep reading...]

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He Restores

I had no earthly idea what I was getting myself into. And, really, I think few of us do. I had met him two years before at a party for ESL students in Costa Rica. I had flown in a few days … [keep reading...]


Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Loaf

Guest post by Margaret Anne of Natural Chow Around this time of year, my garden is beginning to yield large amounts of vegetables, herbs, and berries. While our summer squash, tomatoes, and … [keep reading...]

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How to Start a Co-Op

Guest post by Jennifer of Growing Up Triplets I love a good deal, same as the next girl. Let's face it - we women often get a sense of accomplishment from saving money, right? Well, did you know … [keep reading...]

How to Choose a Dairy-Free Milk  The Humbled Homemaker

How to Choose a Dairy-Free Milk

My family has been mostly dairy-free for over three years now. It started when our first daughter was diagnosed with a dairy sensitivity right before she turned three. Our second daughter experienced … [keep reading...]

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Weekend Reads {July 5, 2014}

This week was full of good changes in my life, the start of forming some new habits that I hope will last for a long time! I began exercising again. I have found it really difficult to stick to the … [keep reading...]