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Late-Summer Loaded Fresh Veggie Salad

Guest post by Alexandra Maul of Made to Glow This late summer salad is perfect for weeknight meals and makes great leftovers. It’s filling, nutritious, and bursting with peak summer flavor. By adding purple potatoes and mung bean noodles, the salad has some serious staying power – with tons of fiber and protein. I know, I know,… 

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48 Questions To Ask Before Choosing a Birth Care Provider

 Choosing a Care Provider Having a baby is one of the most amazing things a woman can do. It can also be the scariest. It’s easy to worry about how you can afford a baby, if labor is going to hurt or  who will take your insurance. One of  the most important steps though, is choosing a… 

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The Homeschooling Philosophy That Finally Captured My Heart

Image via Flickr CC I honestly don’t know how to write this post. How exactly does one organize and list out the reasonings behind the deep and tender stirrings of my heart toward this method? This way of living and learning that we’ve wholeheartedly embraced for our days, months, and years ahead? Let just lay… 

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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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