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28 Surprising Ways You Can Benefit From Apple Cider Vinegar

I have posted many health and beauty ideas in the past that feature apple cider vinegar (ACV) as one of the main ingredients. I thought it was high …

Home Remedies

Reframing the Debate About Screen Time

At the end of 2016, I found myself mentally exhausted and barely able to string together a coherent thought or formulate an original idea. As I …

Mini + me: Best shops for knitwear.

I tend to stuff my babies in sweaters and knitwear for my own viewing pleasure. I myself have been living in the same stack of sweaters all season, …

Clothing

How Often You Should Clean the Most Commonly Neglected Parts of Your Home

You probably do the basic stuff when you clean your home, like wiping down counters and washing sheets, but some things undoubtedly get forgotten. …

5 Mantras to Help You Become Calm and Confident

Can one simple phrase actually make a difference in your life? According to Sherianna Boyle, the answer is most definitely yes. She is the author of</i> …

Meditation

Lowercase a-z Alphabet Mazes

Hi friends! I have a fun new printable for you today. I recently created these Lowercase a-z Alphabet Mazes that coordinate with my Letter of the …

Education

Read-Aloud Revival Bonus Episode: Some of the Best Books by Living Authors

<b>If you are unsure which books being published today are worth your time (or if they’re worth your time at all)…</b> then this brand new episode of the …

How To Make and Use Dried Lemon Peel

If you know anything about my flavor preferences, then you probably already know that LEMON is very near the top of the list! (I even have a whole …

Beverages

What The World's Oldest Yogi Wishes She Could Tell Her Younger Self

Tao Porchon-Lynch is 98 years old. She also happens to be the oldest yogi in the world.<p>Last week, I took a class with Tao. Initially I was excited to …

Yoga

Forget your perfect offering.

Happy New Year! I want to write about goals and dreams and hopes for the new year because isn’t that what everyone does? Instead I’m just going to …

Parenting

How to Cultivate a Year of Mindfulness

In 2016, I practiced mindfulness more than I ever have before, after 10 years of sporadic practice.<p>I meditated regularly, practiced with a local Zen …

Mindfulness

Why Coconut Aminos Should Be in Your Kitchen (+ Ways to Use)

Health-conscious people often choose to eliminate soy from their diets. I love my stir frys and Asian-influenced dishes, so soy sauce is one staple …

Homeschooling the Early Years

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Podcasting

I am SO excited to announce this!

A few friends have told me that I need to go back and look at pictures of myself from a year ago because they see such a difference in how I looked …

Frugal Living

The Best Children’s Books of 2016

From love to mortality to the lives of Einstein and Louise Bourgeois, by way of silence and the color of the wind.<p>In his meditation on the three ways of writing for children and the key to authenticity in all writing, C.S. Lewis admonished against treating children, in literature or life, as “a …

Literature

How to Build A Better Brain with Meo Energetics

Meo Energetics opened today! This is story behind the company, and the unique formulations that changed my life.This is the story of Meo …

The Brain

Lumber Letters

<i>Disclaimer – This post is sponsored by Canon. All opinions are 100% my own.</i> One of the best things about having a Canon printer is that the things I …

12 Things Your Child Should Know Before Staying Home Alone

My kids are ages 6, 8 and 10 and I’ve always wondered when it’s “ok” to let them stay home for a while on their own. Age 10? Age 12? Different people …

Fetal Heart Monitor: 10 Reasons to Just Say No

It is MAGICAL to hear your unborn baby’s heartbeat for the first time! Like with an ultrasound, the fetal heart monitor provides concrete <i>proof</i> that …

Babies

The Ultimate Mediterranean Bowl

Say hello to my dream meal.A bowl full of greens, veggies, olives, hummus, falafel, and tahini sauce. Swoon.I’m convinced I could eat this every day …

Vegetarian Food

My Completely Honest Review of JellyTelly (plus get your first month for free!)

One of the best parts of blogging for me has been the opportunity I’ve had to get to know some really brilliant people who have done amazing things …

Frugal Living

An Illustrated Celebration of Trailblazing Women in Science

Ada Lovelace, Marie Curie, Jane Goodall, Mae Jemison, and more pioneers who conquered curiosity against tremendous cultural odds.<p>When pioneering scientist Vera Rubin was a little girl in the 1930s, she longed to be an astronomer but had never met a sole person of that vocation in real life. Decades …

Charisma

Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience

“Truth is not in what happens but in what it tells us about who we are.”<p>The question of why we read and what books actually do for us is as old as the written word itself, and as attractive. Galileo saw reading as a way of having superhuman powers. For Kafka, books were “the axe for the frozen sea …

Neil Gaiman

8 Ways to Get Audiobooks for FREE!

Last week, I wrote a post about how I’ve fallen in love with audiobooks and my thoughts on the Top 3 Paid Audiobook Services. Today, I’m going to …

Publishing

Teaching Kids To Be A Blessing - Hearth & Kin

I leaned over and gave her a gentle hug, kiss, and told her to <i>be good</i>. My intentions to guide my young daughter were pure, but what I heard next …

I Wore A Bellabeat Leaf For A Week And This Is What Happened

It does way more than keep you fit.<p>I’ve never worn any type of smart jewelry, so the Bellabeat Leaf ($150) was unchartered territory. I first discovered the Leaf on Pinterest and didn’t even know it was something functional — I thought it was a new piece of jewelry. When Bellabeat offered me the …

Wearable Tech

Paleo Burrito Bowl

DIY Chipotle!Imagine a Chipotle meal where you don’t have to hear, “The guacamole is $2 extra, okay?” This is my kind of meal, as I prefer to stuff …

Vegetarian Food

Eat Yourself Calm: 10 Foods That Fight Anxiety

Anxiety can be caused by several internal and external factors, but there’s a natural way to manage it that many people don’t yet know about.<p>The …

Nutrition