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Rustic Shakshuka

Rustic Shakshuka :: Vintage Kids | Modern World - a frugal, grain and gluten free tomato and egg main dish

Rustic Shakshuka :: Vintage Kids | Modern World - a frugal, grain and gluten free tomato and egg main dish

There will be seasons in life where everything just magically falls into place.

You have time to hang the laundry on the line. You brew kombucha and make your own chicken stock and since the children are playing so nicely with their non-toxic, BPA free, fair trade beeswax coated Swedish-inspired wooden toys, you can make some sourdough bread, feed the chickens and arrange some flowers on your farmhouse table.… Read the rest

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You’ve Lost That Lovin’ (Homeschool) Feelin’

You've Lost That Lovin' (Homeschool) Feelin' :: Vintage Kids | Modern World

You've Lost That Lovin' (Homeschool) Feelin' :: Vintage Kids | Modern World

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You’ve given it the good old college try and it’s just not working.

This post isn’t going to be rocket science folks.  There are days, weeks – months even – where you trudge through your homeschool schedule and it just doesn’t feel right.  Read the rest

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Thoughtful Gift Ideas :: Experiences, Memories and Heirlooms

Thoughtful Gift Ideas: Experiences, Memories and Heirlooms :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog

Pinterest has always been my downfall…I’m not gonna lie.  If you don’t have a pinterest account, then good for you!!  However, I personally believe it to be one of the most wonderfully fantastic, helpful, fun and  life-sucking inventions of the last few years!… Read the rest

Posted in {simplify}, Homemaking, Simple & Frugal, Tips + Tricks | 2 Comments
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How We Do Art On The Go (A Kwik Stix Review + Giveaway!)

How We Do Art On The Go :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog

How We Do Art On The Go :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog

I don’t know about you, but as a homeschooling family, sometimes I feel like we’re not actually home much!

Life doesn’t stop just because the kids are home – there are still errands to run, groceries to buy, doctors to see, and of course the fun things: field trips, library runs, nature walks, and my kids favorite – those days when mommy calls “uncle” and we go outside to sit under our huge maple tree with a blanket because the weather is gorgeous and we need some fresh air while we’re reading.… Read the rest

Posted in Giveaways, Homeschooling | 9 Comments
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Fine Art Print Giveaway!

Fine Art Print Giveaway :: Vintage Kids Modern World Blog

Fine Art Print Giveaway :: Vintage Kids Modern World Blog

We’ll keep this short and sweet!

We are still raising the never-ending funds for our adoption, and this Christmas, you can join us!

I’ve updated our etsy store with new styles and new prints – just in time to order for the holidays!… Read the rest

Posted in Adoption, DIY, Giveaways, Printables | 2 Comments
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Our 2015-2016 Homeschool Curriculum

Our 2015-2016 Curriculum CHoices (preschool, 2nd + 5th grades) :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog

Our 2015-2016 Curriculum CHoices (preschool, 2nd + 5th grades) :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog

I’ve been waiting to put this list together because we’re finally settling in (I know. It’s only November…), pairing down, and making some much needed changes.

Here’s the round-up of books that we’re using this year.  This doesn’t include the many books that we’re using as supplemental reading from our own stash and from the library.… Read the rest

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Weekend Reading :: 11.1.2015

Weekend Reading - Vintage Kids Modern World Blog

Sometimes it’s nice to curl up on a Sunday afternoon and flip through some of your favorite blogs.

Here is a selection of articles that I stumbled across this week that are definitely worth sharing!

Because I Said So :: Sally Clarkson

Finding Balance (dispelling the myth) :: Leah Boden’s Blog

3 Ingredient No-Bake Applesauce Brownies :: The Big Man’s World

Natural Gift Ideas :: Shalom Mama

Join me!

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DIY Organic Orange Peel Cleaner (and one HUGE mistake you’ve been making in your green cleaning!)

DIY Organic Orange Peel Cleaner (and one HUGE mistake you've been making in your green cleaning!) :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog

DIY Organic Orange Peel Cleaner (and one HUGE mistake you've been making in your green cleaning!) :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog

If you hop onto pinterest or you’ve experimented much with “green” cleaning (or if you’re cheap like me…) you’ll know that vinegar is a basic staple in “natural” cleaning recipes.

However, it’s time to kick your vinegar up a notch!

When I first started making my own cleaners, I have to be honest…I was a little disappointed with using only vinegar for cleaning.  … Read the rest

Posted in Cleaning Concoctions, DIY, Homemaking | 2 Comments
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Bee’s Wax Dipped Leaves :: A Simple + Colorful Way To Preserve Fall

Bee's Wax Dipped Leaves :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog

Bee's Wax Dipped Leaves :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog

 

It seems like summer left without much fanfare here in northern Indiana, and we’re solidly into fall now, with peak colors this week!

The huge maple tree in our front yard does not disappoint and we’ve finally figured out a way to preserve the leaves and all of their vibrant glory!… Read the rest

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What I’m Teaching My Children About 9/11

What I'm Teaching My Children About 9/11 :: Vintage Kids | Modern World

What I'm Teaching My Children About 9/11 :: Vintage Kids | Modern World

 

I’m sure that today, as I surf the internet and facebook, that the blogosphere (and hopefully a few news outlets) will be riddled with posts on patriotism, honor, and remembering the sacrifice of the fallen, as well it should be.Read the rest

Posted in Parenting, Vintage Faith | Modern World | Tagged , 3 Comments
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Charlotte Mason-Inspired 2015-2016 Naturalist Homeschool Planner

Charlotte Mason-Inspired 2015-2016 Homeschool Naturalist  Planner :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog

 

Charlotte Mason-Inspired 2015-2016 Homeschool Naturalist  Planner :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog

It’s here!

My 2015-2016 Charlotte Mason-inspired Naturalist Homeschool Planner is here!

I wanted something in a simple, minimalist style and I needed something that would work for multiple children.  Many homeschool planners that are out today don’t take into account your method of homeschooling.  … Read the rest

Posted in Homeschooling, Printables | 9 Comments
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FREE Printable Charlotte Mason Inspired 2015-2016 Homeschool Naturalist Calendar Pages

FREE Charlotte Mason Inspired 2015-2016  Homeschool Naturalist Calendar :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog

FREE Charlotte Mason Inspired 2015-2016 Homeschool Naturalist Calendar :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog

I’m here.  Cross my heart, I’m still here, posting ever-so-infrequently on facebook and instagram and soaking up the last of our summer in a non-cyber way.  Now that we’re getting back to the grind (and it appears that many of you are as well, as I’m seeing the darling first-day-of-school pictures in my newsfeed), I’m getting back to blog business and I’m SO excited to share my newest printables!… Read the rest

Posted in Homeschooling, Printables | 2 Comments
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Jord Wooden Watches :: A Review + Giveaway Just In Time For Father’s Day

Jord Wooden Watches :: A Review and Giveaway - Vintage Kids | Modern World ......Wooden watches for father's day, grads or groomsmen - unique  idea with sustainable materials

Today I’m working with Jord Watches to bring you this giveaway. I received products in order to facilitate this review. Read on to see how you can win a $129 Gift Certificate to Jord Watches!

Jord Wooden Watches :: A Review and Giveaway - Vintage Kids | Modern World ......Wooden watches for father's day, grads or groomsmen - unique  idea with sustainable materials

Well, I feel like I should introduce myself.… Read the rest

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Natural Family Friday :: March 20, 2015

Natural Family Fridays Link-up Party :: Vintage Kids | Modern World

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.… Read the rest

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Natural Family Friday :: February 27, 2015

Natural Family Fridays Link-up Party :: Vintage Kids | Modern World

 

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.… Read the rest

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Natural Family Friday :: February 20, 2015

Natural Family Fridays Link-up Party :: Vintage Kids | Modern World

 

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.… Read the rest

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Living a Non-Mainstream Life While Balancing A Job, Kids + The House

Living A Non-Mainstream Life (While Balancing a Job, the Kids and the House) :: Vintage Kids | Modern World

“Stay-at-home moms can do all of that natural, hippy, traditional, ‘green’ stuff like home-cooked meals and line-drying their clothes.  I have a full-time job, and I just don’t have time for it all.”

Ever heard that before?  Ever thought it?

Living A Non-Mainstream Life (While Balancing a Job, the Kids and the House) :: Vintage Kids | Modern World

 

There I was, baking bread, hanging laundry on a clothes line, tending a garden (veggies and flowers both), wearing a cute sundress with my baby in a sling on my hip, all while a pie was baking in the oven and the children played with their homemade toys in our sprawling yard with just a few chickens.… Read the rest

Posted in Homemaking, Living Naturally | 8 Comments
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Natural Family Friday :: February 6, 2015

Natural Family Fridays Link-up Party :: Vintage Kids | Modern World

 

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.… Read the rest

Posted in Natural Family Fridays | 1 Comment
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Natural Family Fridays :: January 30, 2015

Natural Family Fridays Link-up Party :: Vintage Kids | Modern World

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.… Read the rest

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Natural Family Friday :: January 23, 2015

Natural Family Fridays Link-up Party :: Vintage Kids | Modern World

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.… Read the rest

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Natural Family Fridays :: January 16, 2015

Natural Family Fridays Link-up Party :: Vintage Kids | Modern World

Now that I’m back into the swing of the things, I’m bringing back the Natural Family Fridays link-up!  Come join us and take a look at the awesome collection of posts below!

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.… Read the rest

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Flourless Energy Cookies For Lactating Mamas (and their kids and hubbies that steal them)

Flourless Energy Cookies for Lactating Cookies (and their non-lactating families) :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog

Flourless Energy Cookies for Lactating Cookies (and their non-lactating families) :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog

Logan is now 4.5 weeks old and something unthinkable has happened….

Coffee is now just a flavor to me.

Like iocane powder, it is possible to become immune to it’s effects, so now I need to take my own advice and use food as my medicine!… Read the rest

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Our Most Popular Posts of 2014

Just in case you missed the adorable announcement, we added baby #4 to our clan at the beginning of December! This means that sometime between then and now, we entered a new year and I’m late to the game in sharing this round-up!  … Read the rest

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The 9 Pound Reason I’ve Been Absent…

logan

Last night, in the true fashion of all sleep-deprived mamas,  I ran to the store in my yoga pants. moccasins and a sweatshirt and, after pulling into the parking lot, I realized that I smelled like sour milk and I had spit up down the front of me.… Read the rest

Posted in Natural Pregnancy, Parenting | 8 Comments
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Natural Family Friday :: November 21, 2014

Natural Family Friday Link Up at Vintage Kids | Modern World

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.… Read the rest

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Natural Family Friday :: November 14, 2014

Natural Family Friday Link Up at Vintage Kids | Modern World

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.… Read the rest

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Natural Family Fridays :: November 7, 2014

Natural Family Friday Link Up at Vintage Kids | Modern World

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.… Read the rest

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Natural Family Friday :: October 31, 2014

Natural Family Friday Link Up at Vintage Kids | Modern World

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.… Read the rest

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Traditional Foods: Why Bother?

Traditional Foods: Why Bother? :: Vintage Kids | Modern World

Traditional Foods: Why Bother? :: Vintage Kids | Modern World

lacto-fermented salsa. kombucha. kimchi. kefir. coconut oil. raw milk. sourdough bread.

oh and cultured butter. lots and lots of it.

 

my hubbies translation: “hippy food that makes our kitchen look like a science experiment”

my translation: “REAL food, that is packed full of vitamins, enzymes and cultures that aid in digestion and can heal your gut, fill you up, and give you more energy as it cleans out your system.  Read the rest

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Natural Family Friday :: October 24, 2014

Natural Family Friday Link Up at Vintage Kids | Modern World

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.… Read the rest

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