Archives for February 2011

Herbal comforts for a dreary day…

Image by Dawnzy58 I’m sharing a few simple ideas for bringing comfort to dreary days over at Frugal Granola today. Feel like an herbal bath or foot soak?

Pregnancy Superfoods e-book Giveaway (not just for pregnant mamas)

Image by VirtualErn Ahh, pregnancy. The time a woman comes to realize her body is no longer her own! I’m sure I am not the only mama to fret a little about what she eats during pregnancy. Growing a new life is quite a responsibility! During my three pregnancies, I read up about how to […]

Schedules and Routines in the Home

I’m not naturally scheduled. In fact, it is very easy for me to be entirely random about my day. I have found there are good things about being random: We can follow our interests, seize the moments, and so on. There are also difficult things about it: it is unsettling for the kids, it is […]

Becoming a Better Mother: the expression I wear

By SugarBean The furrowed brow. It’s a look I have worn far too often. I can make a really good bad face! You know, the mommy look. But worse. Once I felt a horrible expression was upon me, so for fun (or because I’m weird), I held it and went to the mirror to take […]

My Reading List for 2011

I thought it might be fun to share the books on my to read list for this year. Many of them are already on my shelf, waiting for me to pick them up. Let me know if you have read any of these: The Mission of Motherhood: Touching Your Child’s Heart for Eternity by Sally […]

Chocolate Coconut Oat Bars (a nutritiously sweet treat)

This is a sweet (but not too sweet) desert or snack made from real food ingredients. It is a new family favorite and one I feel pretty good about feeding my kids (and myself). This bar stays soft and chewy (which we like). It is also egg-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free (if you buy gluten-free oats). […]

Becoming a Better Mother – Initial Check-in

Image by Simmbarb I don’t know many mothers that think they are wonderful. That’s sad, isn’t it? Of course, none of us are wonderful on our own. But through Christ we can be great. Mom’s you ARE valuable. There is no such thing as “just a mom.” I believe William Ross Wallace was right when […]

Organized Simplicity – A useful tool for a peaceful life.

I’ve been on serious de-cluttering kick for about a year now. Sitting back and looking at my home, I realized that stuff has caused me stress over the years and stood in the way of goals, opportunities, and peace. Organizing stuff, cleaning stuff, re-arranging stuff…it’s so time consuming! Isn’t it much nicer to cook, or […]

Nourishing Snack for Babies and Toddlers

A few years ago I discovered what my family deems to be the best peanut butter recipe EVER! It is based on the nut butter recipe from Nourishing Traditions, except I haven’t made the time to soak and dehydrate the peanuts yet (as recommended in the book). In fact, I like them roasted. The great […]

Staying Motivated to Exercise (at Keeper of the Home)

Now is about that time that many of our New Year’s resolutions become hard to keep. Real life is settling in. Many of us want to improve our health, but find it hard to make it a priority. Exercise is one of the key ingredients to feeling good mentally and physically. It’s also one of […]