Planning a Wedding During a Pandemic
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Planning a Wedding During a Pandemic

With billions of people around the world blindsided by the life-altering impact of the global pandemic, those in the middle of planning their wedding are in good company. What already seemed like a monumental task to pull off has taken on new dimensions of difficulty—many couples at a loss for what to do going forward.…

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What is the difference between Vegetarian, Vegan, and Plant-Based Diet?
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What is the difference between Vegetarian, Vegan, and Plant-Based Diet?

A vegetarian diet consists of not eating meat. They may eat dairy, eggs, and for some, they include fish in their diet. A vegan avoids all animal products, including dairy, eggs, and for some, will avoid honey. Strict vegans will avoid using all animal products such as leather goods, wool, and silk. A person on a plant-based diet…

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How Aldi is saving my grocery budget {$294.76 for 2 weeks of food for 8 people}

Over the past few years, as our family has grown and our kids have gotten bigger, our grocery budget has become a source of stress for me. We went from spending $100 a week to barely making $200 a week stretch far enough, and I found myself skimping constantly—using less meat, buying fewer snacks, running…

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Evidence-based health benefits of magnesium – List of foods that have this mineral

The fourth most necessary mineral in human body is magnesium as it includes more than 600 cellular reactions from helping your muscles contract to making DNA. In spite of the necessity and vitality of this mineral, more than 70% of the American adults and moms are never able to meet their regular intake of magnesium.…

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7 ways to turn one dinner into two
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7 ways to turn one dinner into two

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: School's back. Whether you're restarting your homeschool schedule and co-ops or your kids are gone for the day, it changes the dynamic. Gone are the summer evenings where the sun seemed to hover above the horizon, lighting well into the night…

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How we’re getting our eating habits back on track

Earlier this year, I shared that I was giving up the idea of "real food and only real food" because it had become an unhealthy stress for our family. For a while, we struck a balance that I was very comfortable with -- eating healthy foods most of the time with an occasional "cheat" product added…

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Giveaway: Plan to Eat 1-Year Membership (3 Winners!)

I’ve always been a meal planner, but for the first several years of our marriage, I wasn't very good at it. I would inevitably forget an important ingredient for one of our planned meals or, worse yet, lose my scrap paper with the list of meals for the week and have no idea what to…

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6 Easy and Connected Dinners for School Nights

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: I was reading Mandi's post about why meal planning doesn't always work last week and kept nodding my head in agreement. No matter how organized I am, I end up dropping the ball or having a terrible day where I didn't…

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Preparing for Baby with a Freezer Full of Meals

While most of my preparing-for-baby tasks have more to do with the blog or house projects, freezer cooking is on my list as well, and I finally got a plan typed up so that I can (hopefully!) knock it out in just a day or two in the next month or so. I'm sharing the…

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Preparing for Baby with a Freezer Full of Meals

I fully believe in the benefits of freezer cooking, and I honestly wish I was better at actually doing it. Unfortunately, as many times as I've thought about it over the past six years, the only time I've ever actually pulled it off is before having a new baby. Before our last two babies were…

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