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Sugar-Free Mocha Mint Shake

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My weakness when it comes to candy and sweets is totally  chocolate and peanut butter. Sometimes though, I get a craving for chocolate and mint. There is something refreshing about the mint flavor mixed with chocolate. It can get tough when trying to stay away from sugar to get your chocolate fix in. I finally got brave and started trying to make sweet treats … [Read more...]

5 Things You Should Know About St. Patrick (+ FREE Printable Pack for K-12)

5 Things You Should Know About St. Patrick - with an AWESOME critical thinking pack you can use with your kids K-12th grade!

I was walking through a store yesterday and my eyes were accosted by all things green.  Shirts emblazoned with words like "Lucky," "Beer," or "Kiss me, I'm Irish." It's my strong suspicion that Maewyn Succat—a.k.a. Saint Patrick—never would have imagined what the anniversary of his death would one day become. I'm not going to suggest we should get rid of our shamrock … [Read more...]

10 Creative Ways to Add More Bone Broth to Your Diet

10 Creative Ways to Use Bone Broth

I have a confession. I don't really like bone broth. I like the benefits of bone broth. But I don't enjoy drinking it. I've not ever been much of a brothy kinda girl. I don't like broth-based soups like chicken noodle or vegetable beef. I much prefer hearty, thick, and creamy soups—like Broccoli and Cheese soup, Butternut Squash soup, and chili. 10 Ways to Sneak … [Read more...]

What Catechism Should I Use with My Kids?

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There was a time in life when the word "catechism" would have only invoked a look of confusion on my face. Shortly after that, the word would have invoked a look of boredom—up there with words like "doctrine" or "Presbyterian." Nowadays I use a catechism with my own kids to teach them about truths of the Christian faith. Why the change? Since becoming a parent—and … [Read more...]

A Sure-Fire Way to Give Your Kids a Map of the Bible

A sure-fire way to give your kids a map of the Bible!

When Bradley (our oldest) was seven years old, he was attending a VBS at a local church, and the teacher asked all the kids if they knew what "sin" was. Many kids started listing out different kinds of sins: lying, cheating, stealing, disobeying parents, etc. The teacher said, "Yes, those are different ways people sin, but what is sin?" Bradley raised his hand and said, … [Read more...]

Be Smart: Drink Bone Broth and Use this Easy Recipe

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"Bone broth?! What is the world is THAT?" I asked incredulously. I was baffled. How was this any different than regular broth or stock that I purchased from the store? And why was it so important to be drinking bone broth regularly? If you're new on your real-food journey, you might be wondering the same thing I was just a couple of years ago. This former … [Read more...]