Meet The Editors

Meet The Editors


Vanessa Pruitt – Editor-in-Chief

Vanessa Pruitt 1Vanessa Pruitt is the founder of Natural Family Today where she writes about pregnancy and birth, eating real food, and natural family living.

She is an advocate for midwifery, the rights of childbearing women, breastfeeding, and vaccine awareness, and unschooling.


Aadel Bussinger – Education Editor

Aadel BussingerAadel has been married to her career Army man for 11 years and they have 2 daughters and a freshly made son.

She is currently pursuing a degree in Education with an emphasis in Alternative Methods and Online Education.  She believes that learning should be meaningful, integrative, challenging, and active!  She has been homeschooling alongside her children since 2004 and blogs intermittently about their journey on These Temporary Tents.

Her hobbies and interests include organic gardening, sewing, crocheting, writing, philosophy, and theology.


Pamela Kimsey – Gardening Editor

Pammy lives on small rural farm in Southeast Texas. She shares her passion for sustainable and diverse gardening with her family and husband of 30 years. She has a background as a commercial manager and grower for a large wholesale nursery. It was there that she became disenchanted with the high use of dangerous chemicals.

Pammy practices organic growing methods as well as preserving historic heirloom varieties and herbs. She also enjoys canning and preserving the food she grows as well as baking artisan bread. She is a strong advocate for buying local and supporting local farmers markets. She shares all of this with her two grandchildren for the hope of future generations. Pammy loves to share her garden on her blog at


Jennifer Dages – Nutrition Editor

J.Dages-46Jennifer is a happily married homeschooling mother of 4 who lives in small town Pennsylvania.

She blogs at The Entwife’s Journal and at Purposeful Nutrition. She is also an RN who is working to build a health business through blogging, speaking, and health coaching.