Natural Remedies? A Healthy Home? You Can’t Miss This!


If you've been wanting to learn more about natural remedies and how to create a healthy home for your family, you absolutely cannot miss this limited-time deal!    When I first became a mom, I knew one thing for certain: I wanted to create the healthiest home for my children possible.  But, at first, I floundered. Since I was new to the natural living realm myself, I had absolutely no clue where to start! My firstborn has never been sick very much, but my second-born … [Read more...]

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That Time We Foreclosed on Our House {and how to avoid a home foreclosure}

that time we foreclosed

Several years ago, we foreclosed on our home. I hope you will learn from our mistakes with these tips to avoid a home foreclosure.  Up until now, I've only said it in whispers--and only to close friends. Whenever someone would ask what happened to our house in Mississippi, my heart would sink a little, and I'd twist my mouth and slide my eyes into a cringe. Several years ago, we foreclosed on our home. It was something I never imagined I would do. I grew up in a fiscally … [Read more...]

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5+ Must-Have Items for Babies & New Moms

must-have items for babies and new moms

New baby on the way? You don't want to miss these 5 must-have items for babies and new moms!  It's been seven years, but I can still remember my excitement over registering for baby gifts the first time around. I had not spent much time with babies before becoming a mom, and I felt clueless as to what she would really need! Three babies later, and it's been fun to look back and consider the things I would have registered for again. The following are my five must-have items for … [Read more...]

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Dear Mom Whose Natural Remedy Failed

Dear Mom Whose Natural Remedy Failed featured

Have you ever felt like your natural remedy failed? You're not alone! Dear Mom Whose Natural Remedy Failed, I hear it in your voice. I see it in your eyes. It's not the natural remedy you are blaming. It is you. Your child has eczema or chronic ear infections or food allergies. You've listened to the advice of the ladies in your natural mothering circles, you've read and implemented tips from bloggers, and you've tried just about every elimination diet on the … [Read more...]

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A 4-Step Laundry Routine That WORKS!

4-Step Laundry Routine that Works

I finally found a laundry routine that works!  Believe it or not, laundry is my favorite chore. But it can also make or break my day. If I am on top of the laundry pile, I feel like my whole day goes better. If I'm behind, it's hard for me to concentrate on anything else. It's almost as if Mount Laundry is calling to me from its hiding place in my bedroom closet. Thankfully, even when I do get behind now (which usually happens after a family vacation or when, ahem, while I'm … [Read more...]

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Are the inmates running the asylum?


Dear Homemaker, Are the inmates running the asylum? I hear you. Sometimes I look around my house and wonder how things got so out of hand. When I was a little girl, I dreamed about getting married, becoming a mommy, and having my own home. I imagined a home that was more than just 4 walls, a roof, and a mortgage. I wanted to make a special place that was a magical mash-up of: a school, a playground, a refuge, a boo-boo “fix it” station, a “you can do it” pep rally, … [Read more...]

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What Anne of Green Gables Taught Me About Being a Homemaker

Anne of Green Gables homemaker

The man who will forever embody the character of Gilbert Blythe for a generation of women--actor Jonathan Crombie--died last week. And Anne of Green Gables fans everywhere, me included, spent the weekend in the depths of despair. Reminiscing about Gil and Anne brought to mind some ways in which Anne of Green Gables taught me about being a homemaker. I find it interesting how my favorite female characters from childhood--Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Jo March, … [Read more...]

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Weekend Reads {April 18, 2015}

President Obama hands Erin mic

If you want to keep up with the reads that give me pause all week long, follow my Reads and Recipes board on Pinterest. If you want to follow along with my personal life, you can follow me on Instagram. Subscribe to our newsletter to not miss a post!  What a week!  Last weekend, I got an email asking if it would be possible for me to attend an important meeting in Charlotte. At first I said "no." Really, I just didn't have the time in my week to go to Charlotte and rearrange my … [Read more...]

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Finding Healthy Living Products at Target Finding Healthy Living Products at Target -

Target carries a plethora of healthy living products! They are easy to find once you know where to look! When my family first began our healthy living journey seven years ago, it was incredibly difficult to find natural, non-toxic, and green products in mainstream stores.  And while I actually prefer online shopping, it's often frustrating to have nowhere local to purchase things when I run out at the last minute. I was thrilled to recently discover that Target, which happens to be … [Read more...]

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6 Tips for Transitioning Babies to Solid Food

Check out these 6 tips for transitioning babies to solid food!

Check out these 6 tips for transitioning babies to solid food!  Even though my oldest child is almost 7 and my "baby" will turn 3 this summer, it often feels like it was yesterday that I was a first-time mom, floundering to know even how to mother. One of my biggest desires was to give my babies the best nutritional start possible.  I am a huge advocate of breastfeeding (if you're able!), so I took the transition to solid food slowly. I waited until my girls were at least six months … [Read more...]

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