Healthy Living

5 essential oil blends that smell like fall

5 Essential Oil Blends to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall!

Autumn is my FAVORITE season! But only since becoming an adult. As I kid, I used to love winter and freezing temps because it means snowmobiling and building snow forts (What can I say? I’m from North Dakota!) Now I’m happy to make fall last as long as possible and enjoy it as much as possible, […] Read more…

How do essential oils work

How do Essential Oils Really Work?

Over the past few years, our family has really enjoyed learning more about and using essential oils in our home. Maybe you are new to essential oils or wanting to deepen your knowledge about them so you can use them for your family as well! I thought I’d share today what I’ve learned about how essential oils […] Read more…

When You Want to Get Healthier, but You Keep Backsliding

Last year, I lost 18 pounds and several inches after participating in a program called Transform30, which cut out gluten and dairy and incorporated whole foods and exercise.  Although I’ve kept most of the weight off, my enthusiasm has waned, unintentionally, for continuing that push toward whole food eating and exercising. It can be time-consuming, frustrating […] Read more…

25 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is one of the most useful and diverse oils that you can buy! It’s also very reasonably priced, so your money goes far–which I love! Lavender is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and a stress reducer. It helps in healing. And it smells great, so it’s perfect for use as a massage oil too! I […] Read more…

How Christian Families can Save Money on Rising Health Care Expenses

Let’s talk about money. And health care insurance. When the two are combined, they can be cringeworthy!  It’s no joke that health care costs are rising quickly each year. There is expected to be a 15-20% increase in premium costs within the next year for all traditional health insurance plans. That means if you’re paying […] Read more…

Easy No Bake Energy Bites

Every day about 3:30 in the afternoon, my children turn into ravenous wolves. No, this isn’t an episode of Once Upon a Time. Instead, it’s simply a sign of mid-afternoon hunger, demonstrated in bad attitudes and crazy behavior by the four little people that live in my house! I was talking to a friend about […] Read more…

Can Witch Hazel be Used as an Antiperspirant?

Welcome back to the Slowly Becoming Natural series! To find out why I’m on this journey to live a more naturally-driven life and to see the tips I’ve shared so far, just go here! This past summer, I got into a conversation with a friend who told me that her friend said that witch hazel […] Read more…

DIY Cloth Diaper Wipe Spray

DIY Cloth Diaper Wipe Spray

Welcome back to the Slowly Becoming Natural series! To find out why I’m on this journey to live a more naturally-driven life and to see the tips I’ve shared so far, just go here! Let’s talk a bit today about cloth diapers. Or, more specifically, what I use to clean my child after she’s soiled […] Read more…

Hope for moms in the midst of chronic illness

Hope for Moms in the Midst of Chronic Illness

Welcome to 31 Days of Hope for Moms! To see all the posts in the series, click here! Today’s post is from my real-life friend, Theresa! She is writing about her experience with being chronically unwell and the ways she is managing her illness. Mothering is a high calling. It tests us, challenges us to increase in […] Read more…

ultimate healthy living bundle

The 2014 Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle is Here!

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to quickly share a resource with you that will help you take charge of your family’s health. And I’m answering a super important question as it relates to the money being made in this bundle sale you’re going to hear about, so read on! ;) 2014 Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle […] Read more…

17 ways I save money on real food without coupons

17 Ways I Save Money on Real Food (Without Coupons)!

Last week, I confessed that I’m not an extreme grocery couponer, although I love to find a good deal. What I want to share with you this week is how I save money on real food, without coupons. First I want to clarify that I do use some coupons–I just don’t have a basement of shelves well-equipped for […] Read more…

What We Think of Samaritan Ministries After One Year as Members

In December of 2012, we dropped our traditional health insurance and joined a “medical sharing group” called Samaritan Ministries International. We had officially gone crazy. I talk in a previous post about exactly how Samaritan Ministries works. {It meets the “insurance” requirements set in place by the government so that we won’t be fined.} Then […] Read more…

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