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My mom has always called it the “Elmer’s Glue Feeling”; When you’re exhausted and feel like you’re moving as slow as glue.
Here’s one way we are fighting back against Elmer, and the “afternoon energy slump”!

For When You Get That “Elmer’s Glue Feeling” {How to Beat The Afternoon Energy Slump}

Real Food

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Eating Out has always been a thread of weakness in our whole food way of life.

This year, we are facing that weakness head-on with these 5 Game-Changing Strategies to Eat Out Less!

Eat Out Less This Year! 5 Game-Changing Strategies

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Last year I embarked on an adventure into the kitchens of 3 families who are taking on a whole food diet. Well, it’s a year later and I thought it might be time to revisit these families and see what has changed, adapted, and transformed over the past year.

{One Year Later!} A Step Back into The Marshall Kitchen – Part 1

Traditional Diet

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It was just another thing on my to-do list. One that I wanted to be fun, but instead my busy schedule and lack of time left a dark shadow hanging over it in my mind–Berry picking.

How to Buy in Bulk from Local Farmers {Recipe for Healthy Sugar-Free Grain-Free Blueberry Breakfast Crisp}

Summer

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The kitchen teaches me patience, and preserving food is a lesson in delayed gratification. And when my boys watch me milling about–sometimes with my hair tossed in a messy pony tail and still in my pajamas–pacing from the counter to the fridge to the garden to the trash can to the table and back to the counter working on countless food projects at once–they see something beyond the mess.

Canning for Culture and Freezing for Fellowship {Preserving the Fresh Farmers’ Market Flavors}

Summer

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The best way to get the most out of your experience at the Farmers’ Market is to befriend the farmers you are buying from. There is an art to shopping at the Farmers’ Market, and mastering that art is an adventure in itself! It all starts with asking the right questions; here are 5 important questions to begin with!

Does Your Farmer Have a Name? {5 important questions to ask at the Farmers’ Market}

Seasonal Eating

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We Don’t Eat Organically Some people think that we eat “organically”; and ok, I guess we do–sometimes. But what does it really mean to eat organically? The “organic” label adorning many food items is a strictly regulated label; farmers and producers must jump through many hoops and pay their fair share of time and money […]

What We Eat Organic, and Why

Seasonal Eating

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How We Get Our Child to Eat Real Food Our two year old is a scrawny little stick. I recognize that it is simply his body type, but it still seems as though we are on a constant mission to fatten the kid up. More than fatten him up, we are really just trying to […]

Our Favorite Easy Whole Food Snacks – And How to Roast Nuts and Make Trail Mix at Home!

Snacks

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Celebrating The Small Victories In Eating Well On Thursday I began sharing a conviction I’ve had recently to celebrate the small victories in life. When we faced a recent setback in eating whole foods, I looked back to realize that despite the setback, we had a whole lot of small victories to celebrate! One of […]

Celebrating The Small Victories In Eating Well, Switching From Commercial to Pasture (free-range) Eggs, Part 2

Real Food

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There Is Always Reason To Celebrate Some days seem unfruitful. Unproductive. So swallowed up in distractions that I have no time to even begin writing out my to-do list, let alone cross anything off of it. But then I stop, and it’s with this cease to push and strive  that something far greater results– I […]

Celebrating The Small Victories In Eating Well, Switching From Commercial to Pasture (free-range) Eggs, Part 1

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Raising kids stirs something deep in our souls — an innate knowing that our time is finite. Taking my kids outside in creation, I’m discovering how to stretch our time and pack it to the brim with meaning. God’s creativity provides the riches of resources for teaching the next generation who He is and how He loves us. Join our adventure and discover inspiration and resources for refusing rush, creating habits of rest, living intentionally, and making the most of this beautiful life!

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