How Does Coffee Affect Our Health?

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I love coffee. It's not so much the actual cup of coffee that I love as the experience of coffee. I grew up sharing Saturday morning conversations with my grandmother over coffee. Of course this coffee was more cream and sugar than coffee, but that is totally beside the point. Coffee is cozy, comforting, and carries such wonderful memories for me. A couple of years ago I began to Continue Reading

My Journey into Natural Living and Better Health

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I talk about real food and natural living occasionally. I even wrote an eBook to help you create real food meals in just 20 minutes, but I've never told you why we made the switch to a more natural life style. Now that we've begun our Grace for the Pregnant Mom series, I feel like I need to back up and share my journey, my perspective, because much of our series will be filled with natural Continue Reading

Get Ready for Summer with Homemade Ice Cream

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My husband is crazy about ice cream. Before we were married, or even engaged for that matter, we headed to a local grocery store to pick up two pint size cartons of ice cream - one for me and one for him. We curled under blankets - one for me and one for him - and flipped on the television for a relaxing date night in. Before I was three bites into my ice cream, I looked over at my sweet Continue Reading

Can Your Feelings Make Your Sick? How Anxiety & Depression Affect Health (& A Story of Recovery)

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This is a guest post from Jessica Smartt of Smartter Each Day. When I was a little girl, I would crouch by the window at night, waiting for my dad to come home. If he was late, my stomach would be in knots until I saw the lights of his car circle the driveway. As a child, that was about all I knew of worry. I had a traumatic time in college, but other than that, life breezed by, more or Continue Reading

Real Food eBook Bundle {5 eBooks for $7.40}

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Are you trying to find your way through the real food jungle? When I first started eating "real food," I wasn't sure where to go for information, let alone recipes I could actually make for my family they would actually enjoy. Heck, that I would enjoy! If you're just getting started, or if you're looking for new recipes and information about the real food world, then I think I have something for Continue Reading

Homemade Broth – Pure Gold in Your Freezer

Homemade Broth Pure Gold for Your Freezer - Intentional By Grace

This post is written by contributing writer, Paula from Whole Intentions. One of the main items in my freezer is made of solid gold. And chickens. . .and fish. . . :) Not gold in monetary value, but solid gold all the same. Homemade stock/broth is better than gold when it comes to health, taste, and convenience. Before we go any further, I first want to explain that the terms 'stock' and Continue Reading

7 Tips to Make Hiking with a Toddler Fun

7 Tips to Make Hiking with a Toddler Fun

A few weeks ago, I shared with you our Summer Bucket List. On that list was hiking as a family. As you know, we have a toddler. Hiking with a toddler can be a little bit more ... well difficult. We have taken several hikes as a family, and I thought it would be fun to share with you some tips we've picked up along the way to make hiking with a toddler fun. 1. Pack lots of snacks. We like to Continue Reading

Running for God

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This post is written by contributing writer, Sarah. The sun is starting to bring color back to the dusk colored world around her. Breath in Breath out. Her body moves with the grace of a being created to run. Each part of her moves fluidly with a perfect rhythm. Breath in Breath out. Just her and the run; just her and her God. Pop! Now that my running daydream has ended, let me tell what I Continue Reading

Save Money by Culturing Foods with DIY Starters from Cultures for Health

There are many health benefits to eating cultured foods, but buying pre-made kefir, yogurt, sourdough bread, or Kombucha (just to name a few) can be expensive. If you have been hanging around Intentional By Grace for long, then you know that my family enjoys cultured foods, especially kefir. You also know that I have a hard time staying within my grocery budget each month. So how do I Continue Reading

Food for Thought Fridays – 5 Reasons Why Oats Should Be a Part of Your Weekly Menu Plan

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Welcome to Food for Thought Fridays! Here at Intentional By Grace we are all about healthy eating! Join me each Friday to learn about common (and sometimes uncommon) foods we eat and how they affect our bodies. ***********************************************************************************************************************   There is nothing like a good, warm, hearty bowl Continue Reading