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Exploring Nature With Kids: The Nature Display

Our display is conveniently located directly inside our most-used entrance. It...
Healthy Hamburger Helper

Hamburger Helper (the Real Foods version)

This Healthy Hamburger Helper recipe came from The Nourishing Cook, a blog based on the...
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Zand HerbaLozenges: fight colds and flu naturally!

Here at the Yankee Homestead, we're almost completely free of all prescription drugs, as well...
Favorite Picture Books for Fall | Roots & Boots

Favorite Picture Books For Fall

Celebrate apple season and autumn leaves by snuggling up to read a few favorite picture...
Hard Lotion Bars

DIY Hard Lotion Bars

Are your hands dry and cracked?  Do you struggle with itchy rashes?  Could your feet...
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Good Night, Sleep Tight: Favorite Bedtime Books for Toddlers & Preschoolers

If there are little people at your house, you probably have Goodnight Moon memorized by...

Roasted Veggies (and the dangers of heating olive oil)

Roasting is hands down one of the easiest and tastiest ways to prepare vegetables! Favorite...
Herbal Tea for Self Care

Tea Time: Traditional Medicinals Herbal Teas for Self Care

Anytime is a good time for tea, but fall weather always makes me want to...
Folk Music for Family Listening

Favorite Folk Music for Family Listening

“All music is folk music, I ain't never heard no horse sing a song.” --Louis...
Raspberry Basil Chicken

Raspberry Basil Chicken

Raspberry Basil Chicken is a new favorite at our house, a big hit with all three...
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Goodbye To Toxins (Day 1): Skin Deep, EWG’s online cosmetics data base

Before I begin sharing all my favorite natural products, I wanted to tell you about this helpful...
Homemade Toothpaste

Homemade Toothsoap

I am not a huge expert on flouride or dental health, but I do know...
Paleo Ragu Meat Sauce

Paleo Ragu Meat Sauce, Bolognese-Style

This delicious Paleo Ragu Meat Sauce, adapted from How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman, is one of...
How to Build a Chicken Run

How to Build a Chicken Run

If you’ve kept chickens for any amount of time, I’m sure you know the heartbreak of...
What I Learned about Money from a Velveeta Cheese Bank

What I Learned about Money from a Velveeta Cheese Box

The irony is not lost on me. While my real-food adult self wouldn’t touch the...