Almost a year!


It is hard to believe that it has been almost a year since I have updated Natural and Nourished Family. A lot has happened in the past year which has kept my attention away from blogging and on life in real time.   Our family has grown. We grew from a family of 6 to […]

Time Saving Tip: Multiply Recipes


One of the reasons people default to convenience foods is the sheer lack of time.  We are busy people and spending time making things from scratch doesn’t always fit easily into our lives.  As much as I have tried to scale down and simplify, I still haven’t managed to squelch the busy-ness of life.  I […]

Giveaway! Redeeming Childbirth by Angie Tolpin


I am jumping with excitement right now as I am writing this.   I love, love, love this book and am so thrilled to have the opportunity to give away a free copy to one of my readers.   I wrote about Angie Tolpin’s new book, Redeeming Childbirth, a couple weeks back during the Launch […]

And the Winner of the Green Polkadot Box Membership Is…..

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    This is my FAVORITE part of a giveaway…..announcing the prize winner!   The winner of the 1 year Reward Membership to Green Polkadot Box is Entry #52, Rebekah W.   Congratulations Rebekah!  You are going to LOVE getting your non-GMO, organic groceries from GPB.  The prices are excellent, the service is legendary, and […]

Giveaway! Green Polka Dot Box 1-Year Reward Membership

  Woot!  I am super excited to be giving away one free Reward Membership to Green Polkadot Box ($125 value)!!!     If you haven’t heard of Green Polkadot Box yet you are missing out.  Launched just over a year ago, this family owned business is dedicated to providing organic, natural and non-GMO products at […]

Pretty Party Food Makes My Girl Happy


  This was the centerpiece at my 4 year old daughter’s birthday party recently.   It was a total hit!  Every single piece of fruit was gobbled up by 9 little girls in princess dresses and tiaras.   In addition, the girls ate little heart and flower shaped PB and J sandwiches, flower shaped cheese, […]

Mama Already Knows

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It is always interesting to see something validated in the world of science that is already known in our hearts.  As this article from the University of Notre Dame talks about, research is showing that modern day commonplace baby care practices are proving to be damaging to human emotional and moral development.     “Ill-advised practices […]

Redeeming Childbirth


It’s here!  Many of us have been awaiting the release of this book and I am so excited to share with you all that has been officially released.   Ladies, you are going to want to read this book.   No matter what season you are in right now, this book will be a blessing to […]

A Little Bit of Me….

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  You might not know this about me, that my background is in working in the field of natural childbirth.  I was a Birthworks® certified childbirth educator, birth assistant for some amazing midwives and ceritifed lactation counselor for several years.  I was blessed to work in a freestanding birth center alongside other women who supported […]

Luxurious (and Simple) Whipped Shea Butter


Ahhh….what could be better than a light, fluffy whipped body butter?  It feels so luxurious to use.  Did you know that it is inexpensive and simple to make yourself?   I’ve tried my hand at whipped shea butter recipes before and most of them are all kinds of trouble.  Temperature measuring, heating, quick cooling….bowl back […]

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