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Healthy Living

Taking care of our bodies and our health (and those of our family members) is extremely important for leading a life that has enough energy to care for our families and serve the Lord! Head below to find healthy recipes, how to ideas for using essential oils, how to stock a natural medicine cabinet and more.

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Real Food on a Budget {Part 1}: Simple Steps to Saving Money

I am finally getting into gear and making sure that our family eats a healthy, real foods diet this year! I began looking into a healthier diet a few years ago and have slowly implemented real food and natural living things into our lifestyle. I was overwhelmed at first and didn’t know where to start. I didn’t want to… Read More

So What’s The Deal With Raw Milk?

This year I am committing to transform my family’s diet and get healthy! Join me this month to learn about our journey with my series – Feed Your Family ~ Eating Healthy on a Budget As a homemaker, one of my primary responsibilities is making sure that my family eats a healthy diet. I have been on… Read More

Feeding My Family Grass Fed & Free Range Meats

One of my first commitments this year is to feed my family a healthy real/whole foods diet without killing our budget! So this month I am going on a journey to discover what real healthy eating means and how to do this while on a budget. You can read more in my healthy eating series here. Photo by Beckwith-Zink… Read More

So What’s the Deal with Locally Grown?

This post is part of my Feed Your Family ~ Eating Healthy on a Budget series. Last week I covered what the deal with organic food is. We took a look at what organic means, how to identify it, and some tips on buying organic produce. But a look at organic food doesn’t get far… Read More

So What’s the Deal with Organic?

When “organic” started becoming popular a few years ago, I did not jump on the bandwagon. I thought that the only reason people bought organic was to “help” the environment and that  it was a gimmicky fad. Let’s just say I wasn’t {and am still not} an Al Gore fan. I’ll leave it at that. But as I… Read More

Feed Your Family ~ Eating Healthy on a Budget {New Series}

When I got married at 19 I knew very little about being a homemaker. I didn’t spend my teenage years learning how to cook and run my future household from my mother the way I should have. My mother is a great cook and yet I didn’t take the time to learn from her the way… Read More

10 Steps Towards a Natural Pregnancy & Birth

Natural Pregnancy – What is it?? I have been on a journey the past few years of discovering what it means to be healthy and make healthy choices for my family. So when I got pregnant for the first time {we thought it was only 1 baby at that time}, I knew I had a lot… Read More

Young Wife’s Guide to Natural Pregnancy & Beyond Series

If you are new around here, my husband and I are expecting twin boys in December. These are our first babies, we are new parents, and so excited! Pregnancy has been a fun journey so far. God’s timing was so perfect when we found out that we were pregnant with our first baby! 3 months… Read More

The Truth About Fat: Is Eating “Low Fat” Healthy?

Welcome back to another edition of Real Foods Explained series.  Catch up on the rest of the series. For a while the latest diet craze was “low fat”. Skim dairy, low fat foods, margarine, ect. This seemed the “key” to losing weight and staying healthy. I grew up eating margarine and don’t even remember having real fatty butter in… Read More

The Truth About Sugar: Artificial Sweeteners

Eating a whole/real foods diet can seem challenging. When I first began discovering whole foods, I was really confused and overwhelmed. There is so much conflicting information out there on what is healthy and what isn’t. One area I was very confused about was sugar and artificial sweeteners. One of the things that led me to… Read More

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