Food

Eat Your Peas

Despite a harsh winter on the East Coast, where I’m from, spring has finally prevailed. That means it is gardening time!

While the weather is still mostly cool, it is a great time to get in those cool hardy veg like spinach, broccoli, cabbage and peas. They can handle the cool nights and thrive in the gentle spring sun. […]

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Lifestyle

How this momma takes a shower

First step is checking on the kids. Fed-yup. Everyone had a drink? Sure. Recently used the bathroom? Uh huh. Engaged in an activity? Yes-two are playing hungry hippos and the other is working on a paper project.

by: Garann http://www.freeimages.com/profile/garann

I quickly grab my towel and clothing and run into the bathroom. […]

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Lifestyle

Quick Garden for the Busy Crunchy Family

You want a garden. All of your crunchy friends and neighbors have been working on their gardens since Jan 1st. They have seedlings growing in cute little biodegradable pots that they hand made from newspapers saved from last year. Their children have collected smooth stones and have carefully printed the names of the plants on them to be used as markers in the garden. […]

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Entertainment

Mobile Technology for Crunchy Moms?

By: Stuart Miles freedigitalphotos.net

Being a crunchy family generally means embracing things like eating whole foods, avoiding toxins, tending to our health more holistically and naturally, caring for our environment and trying to lead a more present life. So how does mobile technology fit in?

Before my second child, I had little to no access to the internet. […]

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Food

My Go To Nourishing Meal

We caught an upper respiratory virus that really kicked our butts this weekend. My husband and I usually escape most colds with just a sniffle, but not this time. I find one of the hardest parts about being sick is making meals for the family. At the same time, I worry about making sure we all eat well. […]

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Lifestyle

Brush your teeth with chocolate!

My 2 younger children love chocolate. They don’t get it as often as they’d like but chocolate is one of the few treats I allow more often.

We recently ran out of my usual home made tooth paste (orange flavored!) and even our store bought back up toothpaste. No problem! I pulled out the coconut oil and told them to bush. […]

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Food

I let my kids drink soda every day

Any time of day, even right before bed (but before brushing) if any of my 3 little ones ask for a carbonated beverage, I gladly let them have a full glass. Our “soda” doesn’t come in a can and it is actually a healthy drink! What am I talking about?

Water kefir! […]

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Food

Milk Kefir 101

You may have recently noticed a drink next to the yogurts in your local grocery called Kefir. Although new to our stores and to most of us in the USA, kefir has been around for centuries.

What is kefir?
Originating in the Caucasus and surrounding areas, kefir has been known as magical grains. […]

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