3 Reasons Why I’m OK with My Daughters Playing Princess

Why I'm OK with my Daughters Playing Princess  The Humbled Homemaker

As the mom of three little girls, we have our fair share of princess play in our house! I didn't quite know what to do with the whole princess phase when my firstborn started showing interest in it. I wanted to be intentional with her play. Should I allow it? After some thought and talks with my husband, we decided it would be a resounding yes. My girls absolutely love dressing up like princesses, playing with their princess dolls, reading princess books and watching princess movies. There … [Read more...]

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My Favorite Fall Accessory

Favorite Fall Accessory - TheHumbledHomemaker.com

Yesterday was the first day of fall...my favorite season! I love when vibrant colors begin to seep into the trees, and each day is marked with a new crispness around the edges. It makes me want to go out and gather apples to make homemade applesauce, or enjoy my favorite pumpkin recipes (like a pumpkin cream smoothie, or these pumpkin spice donut holes). After wearing my summer wardrobe day after day, I'm also ready for a change of fashion! Although I'm NOT a fashionista (at all!), there … [Read more...]

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EXPIRED: An Apology…and An Offer

One more day for this wonderful resource!

    Hi Friends, Yesterday was officially our final day of The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle, but I owe you an apology: Our Ultimate-Bundles website was so flooded with traffic that it went down yesterday morning--off and on for about three hours.  Customer service is very important to us, and we received many emails from readers who were eagerly expecting to be able to purchase their bundles on the final day of the sale but were unable to do so because of our site … [Read more...]

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How I Make an Income from Home

Making Income from Home

In the spirit of transparency, I'm laying it all out. I've been wanting to write this post for a long time. One of my highest values for this site is being real. And so...here is my story of being a stay-at-home mom who could barely afford it, two years later.  It's been nearly two years since I wrote the post about how I was a stay-at-home mom who could barely afford it. That post has now been visited nearly 900,000 times, and I have been blown away by how its message has resonated with so … [Read more...]

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EXPIRED: My Top 10 Picks of Healthy Living Resources


As you all probably know by now, I get the really cool job (and honor!) of hand picking the resources in each Ultimate-Bundles sale. Our team works really hard to try to beat ourselves each time, and I think we've done it this time. I truly think this is the best healthy living bundle we have ever put together! As I was working on the sale this summer, I was blown away by the caliber of authors we were lining up. It made me so excited--and even giddy!--to be able to share these with you … [Read more...]

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The Ultimate Guide to Building a Natural Medicine Cabinet

My Natural Medicine Cabinet The Humbled Homemaker

I've never been one to load up on medicine--never. Even in my super conventional days, I would only take medicine as a last resort.  I only took one antibiotic in childhood--for strep throat, as a teenager. And the only other antibiotic (besides during labor) I've had since was for a sinus infection when I was 25. My husband and I laugh at how, in a state of delirium, I accused him of trying to poison me for "forcing" me to take an ibuprofen when I had fever with mono. We were engaged, … [Read more...]

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A Grace-Filled Answer to the Essential Oils Wars

A Grace-filled Answer to the Essential Oils Wars

When I first began my healthy living journey over 6 years ago, the last thing I expected to encounter was division among those in natural living circles. In particular, I've witnessed otherwise meek and mild mamas tear each other apart over essential oils.  My sisters, this should not be! My introduction to essential oils I started using essential oils about four years ago. I remember my doula mentioning that they would aid in pain relief and relaxation during childbirth.  "Essential … [Read more...]

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EXPIRED: It’s Finally Here! (But not for long!)

Get The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle: 1 Week only! $29.97 for over $1,000 value! thehumbledhomemaker.com

It is with much excitement that I'm finally able to announce the contents of the 2014 Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle! Behind the scenes, I've been working hard on this bundle all summer long! Along with being an author of The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle, my husband and I co-organize the entire sale with Stephanie and Ryan Langford of Keeper of the Home! My role? I get the really, really fun job of personally hand selecting the contents of the bundle. (Pretty cool if you ask me!) This … [Read more...]

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Smoothies for Every Season {25+ Unique Smoothie Recipes for All Year Long!}

Smoothies for Every Season

It's no secret that I LOVE smoothies. I make one nearly every day, year round. I even co-authored a smoothie eCookbook. But one thing I've noticed is that I easily get in a rut with making the same smoothies over an over again. I toss in some spinach, some berries, a banana and either water or almond milk--and call it a day. To spice things up a bit, I decided to curate a list of unique smoothie recipes for each season of the year. My state of North Carolina actually experiences … [Read more...]

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In Defense of Preschool: Why You Might Want to Consider It

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If I were able to take you back to 2010, you'd see a very different mom, one who had ideals set forth in her head that she knew were absolutes. One of them? There was no reason to send your kids to preschool, and I, for one, would never be doing it.  First of all, children didn't need any formal instruction to learn during the preschool years. And secondly, there was no way, no how I was going to let my children out from under my wings until absolutely necessary (which, back then, would … [Read more...]

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