New Site Layout

About a week ago Sarah at Reflecting the Designer took the jumbled mess that I had managed to create with my blog and simplified it all, giving me drop down menus up top to organize everything.  I like how my blog looks a lot more now ~grin~

About the new design:

The About section explains my focus with the blog; primarily to show you how and why we eat real whole foods.  Included in here is our journey to real foods from the standard American diet, about the Maker's diet, and then to keep it real, Confessions is what I label the refined non-whole foods that somehow find themselves in our kitchen from time to time.

On The Menu has my food posts sorted into Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, Soups, and Menu Plans.  I'm still going back through and re-labeling older posts to fit in these, but I've got some of my favorites up there now.

Traditional Foods is everything non-refined, wholesome, and Nourishing Traditions inspired.  Down below there are some links to easy things to start with like Real Salt, Soaked Wheat Bread, and Coconut Oil.

Grain Free has my adventures in GAPS, along with some related subsections and recipes.

Natural Health is where all the alternative medicines, bath and body, holistic dentistry, and supplement posts live.

Stewardship addresses the issue of fitting real food into a real budget and doing the best with the resources available to us. In that subsection are 'Do It Yourself and Save' posts; things that we found are especially useful and simple to do yourself.

Pregnancy and Babies is everything baby/child/mother related, including breastfeeding, diapers, and natural remedies for common childhood issues.

Under Learn More I have my book reviews, as well as the list of health/food related movies that I've seen and think are worth watching.  I feel that good books are vitally important in making informed decisions for our families, and they do a great job of point out flaws in what shows up in mainstream news and medicine.  My blog is mostly about how we incorporate what we've learned into our family life, I'd encourage you to check out recommended books for more of the technical 'why' we do what we do. I don't recommend books because I agree with them 100%, but more because I think they are worth reading and are at least mostly accurate.  It's important to not blindly follow anything and always use discernment.  (Do you like my disclaimer? ~grin~)

I added a poll to the right side of the site too, so you can give me opinions on what you'd like to see more of. You can select as many or few as you'd like.  

I also wanted to link to Reflecting the Designer's main web design page, and point out that she has free blogger themes if you want to re-do your site design yourself, as well as a blogger scrapbook to show how to do site modifications too, if you're more tech savvy than I am.  I know that for me it was very much worth it to have her do my site design, I tried doing things myself and kept making things more of a mess.  She was friendly and quick and put up with my 157 emails about various things, and the whole thing only took her a couple days!  She does Wordpress blogs too, but I just kept mine on Blogger.


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