Read more about the article 6 Easy and Connected Dinners for School Nights
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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: 6 Easy and Connected Dinners for School Nights 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…

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Read more about the article 3 Popular (Biological) Reasons to Crave Sugar
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3 Popular (Biological) Reasons to Crave Sugar

The following is an edited excerpt from Lisa Grace Byrne’s newly released book, Replenish: Experience Radiant Calm and True Vitality in Your Everyday Life: 3 Popular (Biological) Reasons to Crave Sugar So here’s the thing—we all know that sugar isn’t good for our bodies. We know sugar makes us feel stressed, anxious, spacey, and gain…

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Read more about the article Blueberry Coconut Cream Muffins
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Blueberry Coconut Cream Muffins

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: Blueberry Coconut Cream Muffins My mom only ever made one type of muffin: blueberry. They were always in pastel paper wrappers, baked in a rusted muffin tin, their soft tops pillowing upwards, specked with bits of deep blue fruit. She made…

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Read more about the article Italian Roasted Potatoes {Must-Try Side Dishes}
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Italian Roasted Potatoes {Must-Try Side Dishes}

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The inspiration for this recipe came from a Pinterest find, these Parmesan Roasted Potatoes. Those were yummy (and would make awesome breakfast hashbrowns), but our kids didn't love the flavor. However, we love Italian seasoning on potatoes (okay...on pretty much anything!), so I decided to switch out the paprika for those familiar flavors. The resulting…

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Is Too Much Cinnamon Bad for You?

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My pregnancies are typically marked more by food aversions than food cravings (with the exception of the Eggo waffles incident). Still, one thing I have been consistently craving this pregnancy is cinnamon. Oatmeal with fresh apples or nectarines and tons of cinnamon? Yes, please. Sweet potatoes with ghee and a generous coating. Mm-hmm. Apple slices sprinkled…

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Homemade Frozen Yogurt Tubes

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: The ultimate easy snack and packable treat has become tubes of yogurt, stuck in the freezer until hard, and then eaten like a popsicle or packed to-go style and used as an extra edible ice pack. My kids love them, and…

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On Life Without a Microwave

My sister was shocked when she realized we no longer have a microwave...and that we chose to get rid of it and aren't planning on replacing it! "But...why?!" Although I've read a fair amount about the dangers of microwaves -- and at times have wondered if the very aggressive cancer that took my grandmother suddenly…

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