Keeping Children From Feeling Deprived When You Own Less – the importance of adding back in good things

Minimalism without feeling deprived - health home and happiness

Interested in the GAPS diet? How about a class on it? The GAPS class is open for enrollment now!  Click here to check it out.  Hurry! Registration closes October 3rd and Class Begins October 6th (PS – fall is my favorite time to start GAPS, the soups are delicious and welcomed this time of year!)  Click […]

Tart Cherry Juice to Help Kids Sleep {Naturally raises melatonin levels}

tart cherry juice to help kids sleep an hour more

      Sleeping dominates many a mother’s group discussion. Is your baby sleeping through the night? (no), sleep training? (no again), when will they move out of your bed (I moved mine when I weaned them – around 2.5-3). What time do your kids go to bed? (7-8). When do they wake up? (until […]

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New {School} Year, New Updated Meal Plan Pictures!

New cookbook pictures

Since I put out the paperback cookbook nearly 3 years ago, I’ve learned much more about photography.  I’ve gone from providing you with a quick snapshot of what we ate so you could get a close approximation of how it’s supposed to look to being able to set up pictures to better do our nourishing […]

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Minimalism and Parenting Children With Special Needs

Hannah ergo 4yo

(picture: She pretty much lived in the Ergo – it provided sensory input that she craved, and kept her from getting into things or running) Having a toddler on the spectrum made me change our home to be efficient, minimal, and child proof in ways that most people never think of. Children with special needs […]

I’m Not a Minimalist, I Just Don’t Like Stuff


Why less stuff will give you more joy, and why you don’t need to completely subscribe to the minimalist philosophy to reap this joy They say that struggles are what make a person interesting. I’m not sure about that, but I have received clarity in my life from many of the associated struggles. Struggle has […]

Spicy Zucchini Crockpot Soup with Ginger – Paleo, GAPS, SCD friendly

Spicy Zucchini Crockpot Soup - GAPS gluten free and paleo

  If you’re like me, you can’t resist all the summer squash your neighbors are practically begging you to take off their hands. Who says no to free home grown food? And if you’re like me and my family, by the end of the season you probably aren’t a huge fan of anything that actually […]

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Meatza: The Real Meat Lover’s Combination! Gluten, grain, GAPS, SCD & Paleo PIZZA

Meatza - the real Meat Lovers Combo Paleo - GAPS - SCD - Gluten free

Who says that just because you’re grain free, or even dairy free, that you have to give up pizza? The sweet-rich tomato sauce topped with all the traditional pizza toppings is the best part anyway! Indulge as often as you like, and carry on the homemade pizza night tradition with this Meatza. Pizza is now […]

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Easy Fresh Salsa that Kids Love!

Easiest Salsa Ever! - GAPS, Paleo

Even if you’re the type who loves cooking from scratch and reading recipe books cover to cover, you probably still appreciate words like “easy,” “fast,” and “healthy” associated with your recipe. That’s exactly what this recipe is. The magic ingredient in this recipes isn’t actually an ingredient – it’s the machine. A food processor makes […]

20 Egg free GAPS friendly foods (gluten free, dairy free, paleo)

Eczema progression egg sensativity

For years you’ve been asking for egg free recipes. And for years I’ve given you very few- eggs have been an inexpensive, nutritious, and versatile source of protein for our diet for the past 5 years and since we didn’t need to remove them, I didn’t have many recipes to share with you. But now […]

GAPS & Paleo Blueberry Jello

GAPS & Paleo Healthy Blueberry Jello - from Health, Home & Happy.jpg

  Even though you’re following the GAPS diet, you don’t need to say goodbye to some of your favorite foods. High-quality gelatin made from healthy animals can be a nutritional powerhouse, so you can happily indulge in a piece (or more!) of this sweet, fruity, jello. Blueberries are in season in many places right now, so here’s a […]