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…

5 Ways We Naturally Boost our Children’s Immune System

During the cold and flu season, I admit that I worry often about my children getting really sick. It just takes so much out of them and of us as parents and it seems to take forever to get our lives back on track once illness has ravaged our family! About three years ago, I started […] 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…

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…

Make this easy homemade granola recipe for breakfast--kids can help too!

Easy Homemade Granola

Who doesn’t like granola? {If you don’t, you probably aren’t reading this post :) } Chewy or crunchy, it’s perfect on yogurt, applesauce, as cereal or just by the handful.    Easy Homemade Granola 3 cups old fashioned oats 1/4 cup canola oil 1/4 cup honey 2 tbsp. brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1/4 tsp […] Read more…