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5 Tips for Successful Nature Walks with Kids {#4 Gear Up}

5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids {#4 Gear Up}

Just as you would never run a few miles without proper footwear, or tackle a...
Choosing Thankfulness on a Toilet Plunger Kind of Day

Choosing Thankfulness on a Toilet Plunger Kind of Day

  A Toilet Plunger Kind of Day Today's been the kind of day where I...
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5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids {#3 Choose the Right Spot}

Hopefully you've already read my first two tips for a successful nature walk with kids....
5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids

5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids {#2 Make It a Habit}

We're huge fans of nature walks here at the Yankee Homestead.  And after years of...
5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids

5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids {#1 Find a Buddy}

Although fall is probably my favorite time of year for nature walks, anytime is a...
Always Keep a Change of Clothes in the Car

Always Keep a Change of Clothes in the Car

  This post is dedicated to my friend Teresa, who taught me to Always Keep...
Serve Lunch in a Muffin Tin

Serve Lunch in a Muffin Tin

What a great idea!  I can't claim the credit--I'm sure I saw this somewhere on...
Real Food Meal Plan for Vacation

New LunchBots Dots Snap-on Lid Covers {dishwasher-safe}

Stainless steel divided LunchBots containers are my favorite way to pack meals on the go,...
Summertime Books for Kids

Favorite Summertime Books for Kids

Are you running out of summer activities at your house?  How about a trip to...
Brother Shirts

Awesome Shirts for Pregnancy Announcements, Older Siblings, Birthdays and More

If you're looking for a unique way to announce a pregnancy or celebrate the arrival of...
Take Courage

Take Courage

I stumbled back into bed around 4:45 am, after a back-breaking, mind-numbing two hours spent...
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A New Little Brother in the House

A New Arrival Announcing the arrival of our newest Little Brother here at the Yankee...
So Much for Lamaze: A Natural Mama's Thoughts on Having a C-Section

So Much for Lamaze: A Natural Mama’s Thoughts on Having a C-Section

So Much for Lamaze: A Natural Mama's Thoughts on Having a C-Section Here's the deal:...
I See You

I See You: Taking the Time to Notice

Today's post has absolutely nothing to do with Real Food, Essential Oils or Nature for...
Nesting Materials Project for Kids

Nesting Materials Project for Kids

We discovered this nesting materials project in one of our favorite books about birds.  It's...