Here are some of my favorite resources!
Herbal Academy of New England
The Herbal Academy is an international school of herbal arts and sciences, offering high quality, affordable herbal studies programs for students online at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. The Academy celebrates the community-centered spirit of herbalism by collaborating with a wide diversity of herbalists and medical professionals to create an herbal school that presents many herbal traditions and points of view.
Course educators including leading herbalists such as Steven Foster of the Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs, Matthew Wood of The Earthwise Herbal: A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants, American Herbalist Guild President Bevin Clare, and Anne McIntyre, who has written several books including The Complete Herbal Tutor and The Complete Woman’s Herbal. Other notable contributors include Pamela Spence, Steve Kippax, Emily Ruff, Katheryn Langelier, and dozens of other medical professionals, clinical herbalists, and family herbalists.
Explore the Herbal Academy’s online herbalist training programs on their website, as well as their dedicated Herbalist Paths, designed to suit your path and your educational needs – from family to entrepreneurial to clinical herbalist career paths!
Megan Telpner’s program and blog shows your how to not only cook healthy recipes but transform your lifestyle into a holistic, balanced one. From learning how to make your own tinctures to beauty products and household items, the Academy of Culinary Nutrition is a wealth of information, especially if you’re looking to make healthier changes in your life and that of your family.
No matter where our family has lived around the world, iHerb has been a reliable way to get everything from vitamins to organic items at a discounted price. The shipping is cheap ( and free in many places) and there are no minimum orders. We highly recommend them!
Looking for green household cleaners and products at a good price? Grove Collaborative has a wide range of eco friendly items such as Dr. Bronner’s soap and Seventh Generation cleaning products.
Information about wellness in general as well as nutrition and herbs.
One of my favorite sites and podcasts, Power of Moms offers encouragement and support for deliberate Mothers. Their courses are incredibly in depth and helpful, as are their blog posts. And I love listening to their podcast while I’m cleaning ( or attempting to clean rather). When you subscribe to their site,you automatically get a few free courses that are super helpful and inspirational too. They also do a free online summit once a year too that’s a must-see!
The Konmari method is the best way of decluttering and tidying your house. Marie Kondo- a Japanese organizational coach- teaches you how to get rid of any item that doesn’t ‘spark joy’ and to get rid of of the rest. We’ve had tremendous success doing the Konmari method and highly recommend it!
One of my all-time favorite blogs for simple living, Living Well Spending Less has loads of in depth article about homemaking, decluttering, and saving money. This is a fantastic blog ( and accompanying book) for families that are new to budgeting.
Attachment parenting and natural family resources.
Cooking with whole foods
A site and idea that has sparked a worldwide movement! Historically both men and women, as well as their children, all took part in the regular activities of the homestead. This change with the industrial revolution where when went to the factories and sought employment outside of the home. The movement hopes to get families to produce more than they consume and to work with their local communities.
Funny and super helpful podcast about establishing a cleaning routine that’s right for your home, especially if you hate cleaning!
A series of essays ( blog posts) and books about the benefits of minimalism and simple living.
Joshua Becker’s blog about practical minimalism for families and individuals.
Beautiful blog about creative living in the country!
A family’s journey to simple, sufficient living in England.
Money Making Mom
Fellow work from home Mom Crystal Paine has written two EPIC books for Mothers, one that’s all about working from home. If you are totally new to freelancing, blogging, or entrepreneurship, I highly suggest getting Money Making Mom and learning about how women around the world are creating businesses around their passions.