Introducing Healthy Homemaking: One Step at a Time!
One Step at a Time
A 52 Week Journey of Baby Steps to Help You Move Towards More Natural, Nutritious and Sustainable Living
Hooray! After a year of brainstorming, spending afternoons in various local coffee shops with my husband's laptop, researching like crazy, writing some more, editing, editing, editing, and then pulling all of the final design components together, my eBook is finished!
I am so pleased to be able to make it available for you! Many of you have been kindly asking me about the book's progress and when to expect it, and I am thrilled to say that you can purchase and start reading it today!
My motivation has been to create a resource for all those women (married or single, homemakers, mothers, career women- all of you!) who have a desire to move in the direction of more natural and healthful living, but are looking for some good places to start. When I was planning the book, some key words that helped to shape my vision and direction were: manageable, NOT overwhelming, simple, everything-at-your-fingertips, encouraging, upbeat, motivating, and do-able!
I hope you like it. It has been a labor of love, in an attempt to help more and more women (and their families) live simpler, healthier lives, in ways that truly glorify our very good and loving Creator.
And can I just say a special thanks to my husband, for his constant encouragment and support? He has been my greatest cheerleader, my toughest critic, and the one who pushed me to keep going whenever I was discouraged. Practically speaking, he has edited, approved or nixed my ideas, watched the kids so I could get out to work on it, and slipped enormous amounts of "mad money" into my back pocket, "just so I could get a little something while I'm out". I couldn't have done this without you, Ryan! I love you!
And thanks also to YOU, my wonderful, faithful, inspiring, encouraging readers! You were the reason I wrote it in the first place and you have given me so many of the ideas for what to write about and focus on. This blog would be a pretty lonely place, without y'all coming and visiting and commenting and emailing… I'm grateful for you, and humbled that you take the time to visit. 🙂
So, what is Healthy Homemaking all about?
This 76-page eBook includes:
Baby Steps, covering a broad range of topics in the areas of Nutrition,
Cooking and Food Preparation Techniques, Going Green/Sustainable, and
Natural (non-toxic) Living. Each step gives you a specific goal,
teaches why that step is important, and then gives detailed directions
and tips for implementing that step into your life. At the end of each
step, you'll find both online and reading resources to help you with
completing the step, as well as to encourage you to look into it more
on your own.
** A printable chart intended to help you
keep track of the steps that you are working on. It includes space to
set goals for yourself, as well as to write your own notes and
reminders as you implement these steps.
** A detailed introduction, discussing some of the why's and motivation behind pursuing a journey like this.
** My own personal journey.
I share with you my story, from unhealthy child and teen, to where I am
at today. It is a story full of bumps and challenges, huge learning
curves, many mistakes and ultimately, a whole lot of God's grace.
Here's what others are saying about Healthy Homemaking: One Step at a Time:
so much to learn and incorporate into creating a healthy home and
lifestyle, I can't even begin to tell you how refreshing and
encouraging it is to read a book that not only lovingly offers
manageable baby steps to achieve this, but then lays them out in such a
straight forward and practical format as well. It is organized
beautifully and I have no doubt that, with the help of Stephanie's
book, I'll be able to make many lasting and positive changes towards
being a healthy homemaker."
I'm an Organizing Junkie
"Healthy Homemaking: One Step at a Time" is an excellent resource for
anyone and everyone. Whether you're just starting out making changes
toward a healthier diet and lifestyle…or you've been working toward
healthy living for years, you'll benefit from the simple, helpful ideas
in this book. Once you read this ebook, you'll be confident that YOU
can easily take each of these steps toward wonderful health! "
"If you've ever wished for a simple yet "greener" life, you'll love Healthy Homemaking!
With confidence and encouragement, Stephanie offers 26 ways you can
live life a little healthier — from natural cleaning products to
cooking brown rice — and a whole lot more!"
has written a well thought out and informative book on not only how to
eat healthier, but how to live healthier as well. I only wish I had had
a resource like this when I started to change my diet a couple years
back! The baby steps seem so achievable as she has them set out, and
each step includes not only the how, but the why behind it. If you've
ever wanted to change to a more natural diet and lifestyle, this book
is definitely for you!"
Naturally Knocked Up
Get your own copy of Health Homemaking: One Step at a Time for only $8.95!
What a beautiful and very interesting blog you have! I can’t believe I’m just discovering it.
I’m a wife and momma to 6 (and 3 children with Jesus) and I am also a lover of health and nutrition.
I’ve subscribed to your blog and look forward to reading more.
Dancing Barefoot on Weathered Ground
what a beautiful cover. i’ll pick this up for sure. good job!
YAY – congrats on the “new arrival”. 🙂 I’ll come back after the kids are in bed and get mine. WOOHOO!
Woohoo! Yay! You DID it! I can only imagine what a large task this was to accomplish. I can’t wait to have a little extra pocket change to purchase this! I LOVE the cover. Great job, Stephanie!
Congratulations! I know you must be so excited and I’m excited for you. I hope this will help many people make their homes a little healthier.
Hi, just to say I really enjoy your blog. A quick question, to read your e- book will you need an e-book reader? Or can you just read it off of your computer? Thanks.
Yeah, you!!! Congrats!
Hi Ros! Nope, you won’t need an e-book reader. I just added a note to the post above, stating that all you need is a simple Preview program (which almost every computer comes with) or Adobe Reader (which is free to download). Then you can just read it on your computer, or print out portions of it as you like. 🙂
Yay!!! SO happy for you. It looks great. Hopefully I can buy one at some point. I assume it will continue to be for sale, right? I can’t get one right now but would like to in a few months when I can have some extra money again.
Definitely, Nola. They’ll be for sale indefinitely. 🙂
Congratulations ~ very exciting indeed:)
That’s so exciting, Stephanie! I’m sure you’re thrilled to introduce this labor of love. I look forward to reading more.
Congratulations, Stephanie! I’ve already purchased my copy, and it’s super informative–love it!
Yay! I’ve been looking forward to this day!! 🙂 Looking forward to reading it after my kiddos are in bed 🙂
Hooray. I bought it as soon as I saw it this morning and am sending a few friends over to get one too. I love it. You did a great job!
Thanks for sharing your story and for helping people get a start on making their lives and homes more healthy! As a fellow gal with PCOS with 2 IUI babies I have been really helped and encouraged by your blog. We’re looking forward to the potential for more babies without needing “help” from the medical profession.
Jenn, thanks for sharing a bit of your own story! I’m so glad that we’re able to encourage each other on our journeys (because it encourages me to hear from you!). Sounds like I should be hiring you for promotional purposes, too! 🙂
What an interesting blog…This is my first visit but
I will return often. This was a great post. Hope you will visit me.
I love your blog, and your e-book looks very interesting. However, it’s hard for me to read on the computer. It hurts my eyes and my kids are everywhere when I am on the computer lol. Are e-books printable?
Congratulations Steph! Thank you for all your time and effort to provide such a worthwhile and useful resource (lovely cover choice). It’s going to be a big hit, I’m sure.
Erica, the ebook is definitely printable if that’s your preference. I would suggest just putting it into black and white and doing a draft copy, just because I’m frugal that way. 🙂 But yes, you could go ahead and do it that way, for sure!
I’ve had a chance to read through a good part of the book and I LOVE it. It is fabulous, informative and so well organized.
I’ve been twittering about it all day. And I’m going to write about it on my personal blog.
I hope it’s a huge success for you. People will really benefit from what you have written.