Sep
5th

Natural Family Fridays :: September 5, 2014

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

Welcome!

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. Skin Intervention: What Is At The Root Cause of Acne and Other Skin Issues by Integrative Nutritional Therapies

Skin Intervention - featured at natural family friday linkup

2. Chewy Peanut Butter & Coconut Cookies by Raia’s Recipes

Chewy Peanut Butter & Coconut Cookies by Raia's Recipes - featured at natural family friday

3. Naturally Hip Cloth Pads by The Messy Organic Mom

Naturally Hip Cloth Pads by The Messy Organic Mom - featured at Natural Family Friday

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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Aug
29th

Natural Family Friday :: August 29, 2014

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

Welcome!

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. Chunky Monkey Cookie Dough Bites from Healthy Helper
  2. Kale Blueberry Vanilla Smoothie from Homestead Mania
  3. Orange Oil Cleaner from Country Mouse Tales

 

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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Aug
28th

Pregnancy + Adoption: Our Story

 

Pregnancy + Adoption: Our Story :: Vintage Kids | Modern World

I’m short.  Just a fuzz over 5 feet to be exact.

So when I hit about 5 weeks gestation with this pregnancy (number 4!), my pants were already getting snug and we realized that we couldn’t keep it a secret for long.

Of course, family and friends were ecstatic, but announcing we were pregnant was all of the sudden like shining a flashlight on the elephant in the room.

But…uh… you’re adopting, right?

I know countless parents who have started the adoption process, only to find out a few months later that they were expecting a biological child; and some of those, like a college friend of mine,  were told they’d never be able to have children!

People adopt for very personal reasons and each family has a beautiful and unique story, so I’ll try to explain ours.

Yes, we’re still adopting.  This is baby number 4 of 5.

Now, to answer some of those unasked questions that you never know if you should ask adoptive parents:

No we didn’t get impatient and decide to just have another baby while we waited.  Yes, we do know how babies are made.  We knew that there was another missing piece of our family and this little one inside me fits into that empty slot.

In another post, I’ll be explaining a little more about why we are adopting from overseas.  International adoption is a looooong process filled with fundraising and endless paper work.  We are currently planning to adopt from Ethiopia and have started (and continue to run) our fundraising process.  Finances are a major component that slow down the process, so we are fundraising and building our bank account before we even apply.  We were on the financial track to begin the application process and home study sometime in the spring of 2015, and even though I’m pregnant, that hasn’t changed.

We are still adopting because our end goal wasn’t to end up with more children, or even to somehow remedy a singular case of social injustice and poverty.  Our end goal in adopting is to bring home the little boy that God has called to be a part of our family.

For us, we knew that this little one that we’re expecting doesn’t fill that particular role…there’s a little boy somewhere across the ocean and that place in our family belongs to him.

This baby that’s growing inside me has his own unique, God-given space and calling.  I’m realizing that as our family size grows, it’s not that my love for any of my children is being divided; but my capacity to love them all uniquely is multiplying. 

So yes, I’m pregnant.  Yes, we’re still continuing on in our adoption process. Yes, we need a bigger house. And yes, we are over-the-moon excited about what God is doing in and with our family!

Thanks for being part of our story!

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