Digging up the Roots

Why Outdoor Play is so Important for Kids

Why Outdoor Play is so Important for Kids

She’s sitting outside in the grass, playing with her Barbies. The November sun shines off her golden-white hair. Her body is grounded to the Earth’s electricity. Her skin is soaking up vitamin D. She is playing alone, which is a wonderful new advancement for this...

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Preparing for Cold and Flu Season

Preparing for Cold and Flu Season

It's been cold and grey lately and I feel the seasons changing. We have had a lovely, colorful fall with a lot of sunny days. But Fall is giving way to Winter. The darker, more thoughtful days are here. It's time for us to spend more time inside and catch up on some...

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Why Do We Wear Moccasins?

Why Do We Wear Moccasins?

For a year now, Trent and I have both been wearing leather-soled moccasins. They are pretty cute and they are super comfy. I absolutely love wearing them! But they are more than a style statement. We wear them to be in connection with the earth’s electricity, which is...

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Tips for Zero Waste Grocery Shopping

Tips for Zero Waste Grocery Shopping

Ok, I know I've said it before, but I'm going to say it again. Plastic takes 1,000 to turn into dirt, folks. It is filling our landfills and polluting our oceans. It needs to be used moderately. Single-use plastic is so sad to me because it never has a chance to have...

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How to Make Bone Broth

How to Make Bone Broth

Ready for soup season? The beginning to any good soup is, of course, broth! Bone broth is a wonderful way of getting minerals and nutrients to your body. Bone broth has minerals, amino acids, and gelatin. These all promote healthy connective tissue and strong bones...

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How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

If you are looking to make better use of your money, your grocery budget is a good place to start trimming. If you approach it with the right attitude, it can even feel like a game or a wonderful challenge to see how you can spend less.  But I want to balance my...

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Elderberries and Wood Floors

Elderberries and Wood Floors

I have a habit of gawking at plants as I drive. It's probably not super safe, but this time it was beneficial. I was driving along a major road when all of a sudden I saw an elderberry bush just dripping with berries in someone's front yard. I had a quick debate with...

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Why I Ditched Costco

Why I Ditched Costco

I remember when I got my Costco membership. It was a cold and rainy winter day when they snapped that notoriously grainy picture and printed it on a card for me. The kids and I needed something to do that day and I couldn’t wait to walk all over their wonderland and...

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What is the GAPS Diet?

What is the GAPS Diet?

This is an overview of the GAPS diet. I am not an authority on this subject and I don’t know every single detail of the diet. However, I have spent a lot of time reading about this diet and implementing it for my family. If you want to know more, visit the GAPS...

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I’m Theresa. My husband Trent and I are building a tiny house for our family of six. Join us as we finish, move in, and set up a homestead!

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