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End-of-Summer Sea Salt Exfoliating Foot Scrub

Do your summer feet need a good scrub and pampering? Um, yeah. Mine sure do. I spent basically the whole summer running around the neighbourhood barefoot after my darling chicks. Okay that’s a lie, I don’t *run* per say. I ungracefully gallop toward my runaway 2-year-old as he hustles away from me, wagging his little… 

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Easy Crockpot Black Bean Soup

Black bean soup is the sneakiest meal ever; it’s basically like a ninja. It’s super frugal and ridiculously easy. There’s no main meat feature. There’s not a plethora of fancy ingredients to be deemed gourmet. One might think that it shouldn’t even taste very good with that introduction, but BAM! It’s a party of deliciousness… 

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Why We’re Giving Up On Gluten-Free After Four Years

[I can hardly believe I'm writing this, but it's true. We are officially *not* a gluten-free family anymore, as of sometime in July 2014. Here is our story.] It has been four long years since we first took that plunge into the world of gluten-free for our 23-month-old firstborn (who is now almost six). And… 

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15 Real Food Weeknight Meals

Guest post by Rebecca of A Humble Place There’s no way around it – real food takes work! I originally planned on calling this post “easy” week night meals, but as I was writing down the recipes, I had to be honest with myself and admit there really isn’t much that’s easier than Kraft dinner… 

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Minty Mango Nectarine Delight [Recipe] + 8 Tips for Making The Best Smoothies

Guest post by Alexandra Maul of Made to Glow For both smoothie fiends and blending beginners, smoothies are an easy way to get your fruits and veggies in each day. I’m a huge smoothie-lover, and find them to be the perfect snacks or on-the-go meals! Here are some short cuts and tips to make blending smoothies… 

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6 ways to prepare your kids for major life changes

6 Ways to Prepare Your Kids for Major Life Changes

Post by contributor Erin Long of Home and Grace [A note from Beth: I am really grateful to Erin for writing on major life changes this month. If you’re a regular around here, you know that my family just moved into our new house this past weekend, so we are in the thick of all of… 

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5 Ways To Naturally Whiten Teeth (Without Harsh Chemicals!)

Image via Flickr CC Post by Contributor, Jamie Larrison of How to Just About Anything Years ago I decided to take the fast track to a whiter, more vibrant smile. Enticed by the Hollywood dazzle, I tried out the popular whitening strips and gelled trays. Not only were there little to no results after one… 

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A Crunchy Parent’s Guide to Twins

Guest post by Naomi of Almost Bananas [Beth's note: this is a longer-than-usual post, but it's just so chock full of awesome info and tips, I didn't think y'all would mind! And, even though I'm not a twin mama, I found Naomi's tips and story fascinating. I'm sure you will too!] The day I found… 

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Bring On the Salt! (Why I Don’t Restrict My Sodium Intake)

Image via Flickr CC Have you ever noticed that the official line on what’s healthy is constantly changing? It’s irritating, isn’t it? I mean, it was just a few decades ago that “they” were saying that cigarettes weren’t all that bad. Obviously, they were wrong on that one. What else are they wrong about? Even… 

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