Health Benefits of Strawberries & 45 Strawberry Recipes

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Strawberries are the favorite fruit of many. This delightfully sweet berry is not only delicious, it contains a number of health benefits. According to the Encylopedia of Healing Foods, strawberries are an excellent source of vitamins C and K, dietary fiber, and also a good source of manganese, pantothenic acid, vitamin B1, and iodine. Strawberries […]

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Simple Lavender Salve

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This lavender salve is one of my all-time favorite things to make. It smells divine, but is not over powering. Perfect for dry hands, it also relieves rough patches on elbows and knees. The best part: it is EASY to make. This recipe only contains 4 ingredients and a few simple steps. If you have been intimidated […]

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Delightful Links for the Weekend

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Some highlights of this week (from the top left, clockwise) – Discovering a yummy new tea (that has some caffeine) since I’m now allergic to coffee. – Playing with my youngest daughter’s hair. She’s always had very short, wispy hair. But, it’s growing and it’s neat to do different things with it. Although, none of […]

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$300 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Great things happen when bloggers unite… like this giveaway, for instance. Are you ready to win a $300 Amazon Gift Card? We can hear your inner voice: “Well, duh! How do I enter?” Step 1: Click on the link below Amazon.com If you were to win the gift card, what would you purchase? Let us […]

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Delightful Links and My Food Allergy Results!

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I hope you had a lovely week. Mine was good, except for one major discovery. . . I got my food allergy test results and I’M ALLERGIC TO COFFEE! Yes, you can feel sorry for me! It was an interesting find since in looking back, I can see that my health got worse after I […]

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Are you sick and don’t know why?

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Some time last year I noticed that I wasn’t feeling well. My ability to function on a daily basis was dwindling. I came close to tears while pushing my cart at the grocery store. I wanted to crumble in a heap when someone asked me to do the smallest thing. I gained weight and could […]

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The Guilt and Shame of Chronic Illness

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Having a chronic illness is the pits. It just is. I want to tell you how I’m over-coming (and I am), but truly it is just plain hard. The most difficult aspect is the guilt and shame that washes over me. I feel guilty that I need to rest instead of playing outside with the […]

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Best 100 Juices for Kids (& Nourishing Carrot-Pear-Beet Juice Recipe)

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Juice and kids seem to go together. When my children were younger, it seemed every play date and park trip was not complete without a juice box. As I learned more about natural living, I steered away from conventional juices, but still enjoyed a fresh one from time to time (and a boxed one every […]

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Delightful Links (& Thyroid Help)

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This was the sun yesterday morning. I love the way it looks covered by fog! I found lots of good stuff online this week! How do you raise kids without all the clutter? @ Keeper of the Home The powerful difference between organizing and decluttering @ The Art of Simple Be gentle with yourself mama. […]

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Building Family Systems {A Giveaway!}

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I have often found myself overwhelmed as wife and mom. At times I’d even say I was paralyzed; filled with plans, desires, and hopes, yet completely unsure how implement them. When it comes to raising kids and building a thriving family, there is a lot to think about: How can we train and discipline our […]

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