“Lord, bless this food to our bottoms…”

Kayla Howard Family, Real Food 3 Comments

"Lord, bless this food to our bottoms." By Kayla Howard “Lord, bless this food to our bottoms.”  Those were the words I thought I heard my husband say during the blessing before dinner.  The gasped: “WHAT!!” was ready to rip open my mouth until I reasoned that he had actually said “bodies” not “bottoms.”  I already knew that it WAS …

My Magical Garden

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Before (after harvest) After (put to "bed" for winter) My Magical Garden by Kayla Howard   Gardens are a truly magical place.  Every spring seeds are sown, then assuming you can keep the cats from digging everything up, sprouts appear after a few days or weeks.  Potatoes, carrots, onions, and more! Summer comes with the responsibility of watering, weeding and …

Excuse me, did you say your name is Laura Ingalls Wilder?

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    Homesteading is the latest rage. Seriously, you can find blogs about it everywhere and honestly, it leaves me scratching my head. In my mind a homestead is a piece of land that you claim, and earn the deed by taming it. That doesn’t happen anymore because all the land is pretty much claimed. I sure didn’t get my land for nothing. Yes, it …

The Simple 4

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The Simple 4 by Kayla Howard Let’s talk about food.  When I teach people about healthy eating, I like to encourage the 80/20 rule.  That means to aim at eating 80% of your foods as real, God-Made food, and only 20% man-made foods.  For our family this looks like eating mostly whole foods when we’re home and not worrying about …

And They Were Hungry

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And They Were Hungry by Kayla Howard   My kids were literally eating cheap lunch meat from the package, and pickles for lunch. Maybe some bread, carrots or granola bars if they were lucky. When my husband came home, it was grilled cheese sandwiches…again. He did make biscuits one evening—first time ever! I really have no idea what they were …

Portion Control: A Solution to Weight Loss!

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Portion Control: A Solution to Weight Loss! by Randi Tribou Munns     Portions today are out of control. Super-size this… Never-ending that… We are constantly presented with larger portions, more servings, bigger helpings, extra slices and so on. The amount we eat has grown dramatically over the past few decades. Bigger-is-NOT-better and yet this motto has taken over the …

7 Day Sugar Fast Menu Plan

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Nope.  It’s not, “WooHOO!  We’re eating jelly beans and chocolate bars for 7 days!”  No, this means, zero sugar for 7 days — a sugar fast.  Not only no sugar, but no wheat.  There comes a time, when bad attitudes run rampant, that cutting out wheat and sugar becomes a necessity to survival.  My aim is to keep this low …