When Your Online Community is Crowded & Your Real-Life Community is Lacking

Is your online community too crowded? Real this.

I had interacted with hundreds of people all day. Between this site and my Facebook page and Instagram and my various mastermind groups on Facebook and my local "Christian Crunchy Mamas" group on Facebook, I was peopled out. Except I wasn't. Instead of feeling full and energized (what human interactions are supposed to do for extroverts like me), I was overwhelmed with loneliness. I texted a friend who lives 20 minutes away--a friend who I see a splattering of Sundays each month for a … [Read more...]

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Why My Blendtec is the BEST Kitchen Appliance Ever

Why I Love My Blendtec Blender - TheHumbledHomemaker.com

Today I'm introducing you to what I think is the BEST kitchen appliance ever--my Blendtec!  Instead of a Christmas gift guide this year, I've decided to write a series of posts over the next few weeks introducing you to my most favorite things from around my home. I want to give you a personal look inside my life with these posts and equip you with ideas on what to gift to others (or put on your own Christmas lists!). First up: my Blendtec. I've had my Blendtec for about four months now, but I … [Read more...]

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Natural Ways to Heal Pink Eye

You don't have to spend lots of money on expensive doctor's visits to get a prescription for antibiotic drops. Heal pink eye naturally!

A couple weeks ago, I woke up in the middle of the night with my eyes glued together. No, not literally, but it definitely felt like it! The episode took me back to my childhood--when I was about 4 or 5 years old. It was the only other time I had experienced pink eye. I had heard that pink eye could only be cured with prescription antibiotic drops, but I decided to try natural ways to heal pink eye anyway. (I'm hard headed that way, and I didn't want to fork out a co-pay to go to the … [Read more...]

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Weekly Reads {November 15, 2014}

Weekend Reads with The Humbled Homemaker

I hope you all had a great week! It's gotten COLD here in North Carolina! Here are the reads I loved this past week! As always, you can follow my Reads & Recipes board on Pinterest all week to see what gives me food for thought, and I'd love for you to follow me on Instagram, so we can connect on a more personal level! Reads I Loved This Past Week  10 Choices You Won't Regret in 10 Years @ Marc and Angel Hack Life Good life tips for anyone! The Toxins that Affected Your … [Read more...]

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Keeping the Holidays Meaningful Within Your Means

Keep the Holidays Meaningful within your means this year

Christmas was a big deal at my house growing up. My parents are not huge spenders, but they are big gift givers, and while we knew that Christmas wasn't all about the gifts, we literally spent hours and hours opening them up on Christmas morning. But when my husband and I started our family, we knew we would not be able to give our girls an hours-on-end gift opening event on Christmas morning. Especially by the time we had our second, we were living on a low income, so we had to get … [Read more...]

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Dear Mom Who’s Done Having Babies

Dear Mom Who's Done Having Babies

Dear Mom Who's Done Having Babies, I hear you. You see, just recently... I gave them away. My maternity clothes. Tightly and neatly, I packed them in a reusable grocery sack and delivered them to a young twenty-something friend expecting her first. Oh, I told myself I was just getting rid of the ones I could never hope to fit again anyway. My mid-30s, post-three-babies body is strikingly different than the one of the first-time expectant mother I was in my late 20s. And so I sorted … [Read more...]

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My Free Gift to You + Deals, Gift Ideas and Giveaways Galore!

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I know, I know. It's not even Thanksgiving yet, so why am I posting on Christmas? I'm the type who usually likes to savor fall until December 1. But I've been working hard on not succumbing to the part of my personality that just likes to fly by the seat of my pants (my natural tendency). So I'm trying to get a little more prepared for the holidays this year, and I hope to help you get ready as well! There are 4 big ways we'll be preparing for the season around the site:  Christmas … [Read more...]

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Weekend Reads {November 8, 2014}

Weekend Reads with The Humbled Homemaker

It's been quite a while since I published a Weekend Reads post! I've still been reading (of course!), but I needed to take a little time off from Saturday posting. I wanted to give you all the heads up about The Ultimate Christian Living Bundle, put on by my dear friends and business partners, the Langford family. I am not personally involved in this bundle, as I have decided to limit myself to a smaller number of bundles per year, but the team has, once again, put together a phenomenal … [Read more...]

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How to Make a Full-Time Income Blogging

Making a Full-Time Income Blogging

This is the 3rd post in a 3-part series on blogging. Read part 1, "Blogging: A Crowded, Lonely Place" here and part 2, "How to Grow a Blog: Resources & Why Slow and Steady Wins" here.  When I wrote the post on how I make an income from home several months back, I received many requests for a more detailed post on just how I make a full-time income blogging. I didn't start making a full-time income blogging overnight. To be cliche, it took a LOT of "blood, sweat and tears"! I … [Read more...]

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How to Grow a Blog {Resources + Why Slow and Steady Wins}

How to Grow a Blog

As I mentioned on Monday, I am so often asked about how to grow a blog, that I've decided to take this week for a mini series on it. I hope those of you interested in starting (or growing) a blog will be blessed through these posts! This might just be the longest post I've ever written. But I didn't want to bore my regular readers with post after post on how to grow a blog. Yet, I am asked this question so often, that I knew I could not ignore it. And y'all know me. I am long-winded, … [Read more...]

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