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March Book Club Review: French Kids Eat Everything

If you deal with picky eaters, young and old, at your house, French Kids Eat Everything may be for you. It was written by Karen Le Billon, wife, mom of two daughters, Professor at the University of British Columbia, and a Rhodes Scholar with a PhD from Oxford. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Guardian, Sunday Times, Observer, and Huffington Post, as well as being featured on Good Morning America. Karen tells the story of how her family moved to France to spend a year in her husband’s hometown. What she didn’t expect was that her family, including two picky daughters, would completely change the way they ate. Although her memoir is very entertaining, the 305-page book is broken down...

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February Book Club Review: Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child 

Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child is one of my favorite reference books for using aromatherapy with children.  It is written by Valerie Ann Worwood, one of the world’s leading aromatherapists. She has been practicing for more than 20 years. Here many books include “The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy”, “The Fragrant Mind”, “The Fragrant Heavens”, and “Scents & Scentuality”.  She lives in Essex, England. In Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child, Valerie gives a comprehensive look at essential oils specifically for children. She has created a 300+ page reference book listing which oils are safe to use, as well as the proper dilution rates and application methods specific to a child’s age and condition. I really...

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January Book Club Review: Real Food Nutrition For Kids

Author, Kristen Michaelis, is a homeschooling mother, author and nutrition educator. She is also the voice behind the popular website, This past month, I’ve been using her book, Real Food Nutrition FOR KIDS in my own home, and today I’m here to share my thoughts about it with you. About The Book If you are a fan of Sally Fallon, and the work of Weston A. Price, then this eBook may be for you. Real Food Nutrition FOR KIDS is the type of eBook that families of young children, who are familiar with traditionally prepared foods, would enjoy.  While it is not meant to be a homeschool textbook, I think it...

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I’m Meagan, a registered nurse turned herbalist, and I want to live life naturally. Follow along as my husband and I and our four sons figure out what natural living looks like for our family. And of course, I’d love for you to join me on this journey, too! There’s nothing better than having a good hiking buddy with a compass!

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