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Monday Missions Baby Steps Back to Basics

Monday Missions FREE Course – Once a Week Baby Steps to a Real Food Routine that Works for YOU!

chicken leek soup, homemade yogurt, dry beans, bone broth

Need Some Baby Steps to Eating Better?

Here at Kitchen Stewardship®, we’ve always been all about the baby steps – no one has to be a super hero and do it all at once.

Families are overwhelmed with so many worries lately, from how to nourish our kids to how to keep up with all the schedules to the comparisonitis of social media, how to raise kids in a digital age, and at the end of the day – how do we find time for a BREAK?

I can help.

The teacher in me has always wanted to make the journey to natural living more doable for people. I know you have 57 piles of laundry around your house, a child hanging on your leg right now begging for a snack and, if you have boys like me, boogers on the wall in unseen (and seen!) places. You’re not exactly brimming over with random extra time.

That’s why around here, we make little changes, we give ourselves grace, and we keep our focus on always trying our best each day.

People loved that about my “Monday Missions” back in 2009 when Kitchen Stewardship® began, but if you’re just starting your real food journey, sifting through all that we’ve shared here over the years can be totally overwhelming.

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My life just as I was starting this blog…full of joy but not quite as full of a schedule as I have now!!

That’s why we took the best 10 “Monday Missions” that used to post once a week and got them all spruced up to send to your inbox – once a week on Mondays, so you can learn to be a good kitchen steward one baby step at a time, in a doable sequence, and along the way we’ll add some blog posts in case you’d like to spice things up. (And if they don’t suit where you are in the baby steps – no big deal. You can ignore or delete the extras.)

Just a quick thank you for the amazing platform you created for others to learn, comfortably, with the ease of content naturally leading you into new areas with versatility and a plethora of information. I have enjoyed Everything I am reading!

To be quite honest…it takes a lot for me to stay engaged. I found myself hungry for more knowledge…I just kept reading and clicking and trying things and so many aha moments…who knew you REALLY CAN teach an old dog new tricks lol.

– J.B.

You can read them WITH children hanging on the leg and one hand wiping down the boogers!

I wouldn’t recommend it in the shower though, but you can use that lovely (quiet) shower time to plan out your next baby step!

Sign up to get weekly challenges and teaching on key topics like meal planning, homemade foods that save the budget (and don’t take too much time), what to cut out of your pantry, and more.

I found Kitchen Stewardship® in the google search results for homemade chicken broth. I kept looking until I found yours because I wasn’t satisfied with any other source. You had so much more information than just a a recipe and it helped tremendously. I had no idea at the time how expansive KS is. I found it at the perfect time as I was ready to hear real food evangelism-I’d just found out about white sugar and began reading many labels when a friend did Whole30 and was very surprised. I’ve learned so much in the past few months, even successfully made yogurt on my first try thanks to your guide.

– A.B., Kentucky

Please remember you really can’t do it all at once – That’s almost sure to cause failure and abandoning your goals, and I want to be your cheerleader as you save money, pump up your family’s nutrition, ditch toxins from your home AND spend very little time doing it.

Here are the topics we’ll cover one a week to help you leap into better health and habits with less effort:

Week 1: Plan your meals.
Week 2: Make traditional bone broth.
Week 3: Make homemade yogurt.
Week 4: Use dry beans in your meals.
Week 5: Use healthy fats.
Week 6: Make non-toxic homemade cleaners.
Week 7: Cut out artificial sweeteners and trans fats.
Week 8: Reduce your dependence on sweeteners – even the natural ones.
Week 9: Learn to eat nutrient-dense foods.
Week 10: Do something about grains.

One person who accepted the Monday Mission challenges said this:

I almost never do these blog email subscription things, but I was so darn impressed with your yogurt trouble-shooting that I decided why not! Keep ’em comin!

Monday Missions Baby Steps to Real Food

Each week’s email will include EVERYTHING you need to accomplish the mission. No clicking around and getting distracted by eleventy-dozen other tabs or apps, my dear squirrel-brain busy moms! 

Do you see anything you are already doing? Give yourself a pat on the back! You’ll get a week off. 😉

And who knows…maybe there will be a day here and there where you really do feel like superwoman!


Kimball family photo - 6 people

We all fit into the frame but just barely! My kids are nourished, I know what they look like (and what their passions are), and we all work together in the kitchen to make healthy food.
It’s all because of baby steps one week, one new routine at a time!! 

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