Weekend Reading :: August 9, 2014

Weekend Reading :: Vintage  Kids | Modern World


What I’ve been reading lately…

Sometimes Yes Doesn’t Make Sense || We Are THAT Family (grab tissues.)

Grain-Free Chocolate Zucchini Bread || Real Food Outlaws

Goal Making 101 (and an ADORABLE free printable!)|| Jana Laurene

On Nature and Beauty (with printable nature journaling prompts) || I Take Joy



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Natural Family Friday :: August 15, 2014

I’m SO excited to be co-hosting this linky with other great natural-mama bloggers and I hope you take advantage of all of the amazing resources you’ll see linked below! I’ll be sharing this link-up each Friday, so please peruse these great articles and spread the word! Join me here each Friday for Natural Family Friday!

Natural Family Friday - weekly linkup and blog hop for natural and real food bloggers


Welcome to Natural Family Friday where we feature information, how-to articles, and recipes that help our families live a bit more intentionally.

Our goal is to help every family take steps toward creating a natural, Eco friendly home, utilizing natural remedies, eating healthy foods, and practicing positive, attachment based parenting.

If you’re a blogger, we invite you to share one of your articles or recipes that will help readers and fellow bloggers.

Your Hosts

The following blogs host Natural Family Friday every week. You are welcome to linkup at any of these blogs each week. If you linkup at one blog, your link will be displayed on all blogs!

This Week’s Featured Articles:

Every week we feature the top 3 posts from the previous week’s linkup. Make sure you vote for your favorites this week!

  1. Unplugging From Technology For Healthier Family Living from Urban Naturale
  2. 37 Amazing Homemade and Healthy Candy Recipes from Purposeful Nutrition
  3. How We Preserve Foods: Make Jam Without Pectin from Preparedness Mama


Natural Family Friday Linkup

Here’s what to link to…

  • Healthy Recipes
  • Natural / Green Living Tips
  • Attachment Parenting Info
  • Organic Gardening Tips
  • Natural Health and Remedies

Natural Family Friday Rules:

  1. Please only link to posts that are relevant to natural living. No giveaways, product promotions, diets, religious posts, etc! These will be automatically deleted.
  2. Recipes must contain only real food ingredients. No artificial sweeteners, food additives, etc.
  3. Please update your post with a link back to this post (not our homepage). Something like “This post is featured at Natural Family Friday” will suffice.
  4. Please link to a blog post, not your blog’s homepage.

One more thingFollow us on Pinterest where we will pin our favorite submissions to the Natural Family Friday pin board.

Don’t forget to spread the word :)

Pin it:

Natural Family Friday - weekly linkup and blog hop for natural and real food bloggers

Now for the Links!

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Nourishing Lunch Box Ideas

Nourishing Lunch Box Ideas :: Vintage Kids | Modern World

It just has to happen.

These little people that we live with have to eat, despite the fact they we fed them earlier.  It’s a vicious, never-ending cycle…

But hopefully, the following list of our favorite lunches and snacks will give you some ideas to make the food-packing process a little easier!  Whether your children attend traditional school or they homeschool, these lunch ideas are easy enough to throw into a cute container, or pull out of the fridge!


 Peanut Butter Shake  (Just tell yourself its a “smoothie”.  No one has shakes for breakfast! Good grief!) This is perfect for on the go and it beats cold cereal! pop it into a cute to-go cup and you’re set!

Grain-Free Nut Butter Cookies – These make a great breakfast or you can throw a few into the lunch box!  Make a batch and keep them in an airtight container in the fridge. (They also freeze beautifully!)

24 Easy (Traditional Food-Based) Kid Friendly Lunches – print out this list for some quick ideas! Most of these can be thrown together quickly and adapted for lunch on the road.

Soaked Buttermilk Oatmeal Muffins - These are easy to make ahead.  Just fill them with nuts and dried fruits and you have a little meal!  They’re incredibly filling and make a great on-the-go breakfast or lunch box addition!

Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds – great as a side or tossed into a salad!

12 Gluten Free Snack Ideas (and a recipe for flour-less peanut butter muffins) - here’s a great list of items that you can grab from the fridge or pantry and take on the road! (plus, those muffins are addictive.  You’ve been warned.)

And don’t forget the drinks!

Homemade Electrolyte Replacement Drink – this is BY FAR our most popular post and it’s so easy to make!  Don’t send sugary juices or Gatorade – simply whip up a batch of this and store it in the fridge.  Cut out all of the processed chemicals and save money in the process! (these are my favorite on-the-go drink bottles)



We homeschool our kids, and I find that we are eating on the road a lot!  Between running errands, our co-op, field trips or extra-curricular lessons, it seems we are constantly on the go.  I try to keep a selection of on-the-go foods ready each week, in case we find ourselves out and about.

What are some of your favorite go-to lunch ideas?

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