Nourishing Our World

Happy Earth Day 2018! feat. Our Favorite Eco-Friendly Products

Happy Earth Day, Friends! Earth Day is one of those days that never really used to be on my radar until I had kids and started buying products from brands that are pretty hip to the Earth Day festivities. Aka: they offer HUGE sales. Seriously, if you’re in the market for cloth diapers – or…

Parenting

Changing Prenatal Care Providers at 28 Weeks. Why I Did It.

Shortly after finding out she’s pregnant, one of the first decisions the expectant mom must make is where she’s going to go for her prenatal care. When I found out I was pregnant with Baby Rystedt V3, I started looking for providers that would be more supportive of my desire for natural birth than my…

Nourishing Stewardship

Ditching Health Insurance – Part Three: The Entrepreneur’s Cost Analysis

In my previous post, I addressed the cost differences between a Christian health sharing plan and an employer sponsored health insurance program. However, most people considering the switch to health sharing don’t have reasonably priced employer sponsored health insurances available to them. And many are fellow entrepreneurs or self-employed folks looking to sponsor their own…

Nourishing Stewardship

Ditching Health Insurance – Part Two: The Cost

Now that we’ve covered some of the basics regarding Christian health sharing, it’s time to address the elephant in the room: What the heck does this thing cost? The idea of not having health insurance is admittedly scary. Health care is expensive. BUT… Corporate health insurance plans are not the only way to affordably cover…

Nourishing Stewardship

Ditching Health Insurance – Part One: The Basics

When I made the decision to quit my job earlier this year, one of the major questions was “what will we do for health insurance?”. Josh’s employer offered a plan to keep the government off its back, but the premiums were so high it basically negated one of our incomes entirely. Instead of shopping the…

Crafts

Upcycling Adventures: Turning a Women’s Shirt Into a Toddler Dress

Part of our quest to sustainable fashion and textiles is making the most of what we’ve already got on hand. When kids are in the equation, it can be a little challenging to make clothes stretch beyond a certain point. Because growth spurts 😉 One of the ways I’m trying to cut down on the…