Bringing a new life into this world is such an amazing transformative experience. And this summer I got to do it for the third time. We have been so blessed with this new little person in our family! He is truly a delight. Having a baby changes you. There’s no way around it. It changes you physically, emotionally, and mentally…. Keep Reading
You probably thought I’d be doing a homebirth, didn’t ya?? I wish I was, actually. But insurance being what it is, we’ve decided to stick to the hospital based midwife, as we have with our other two births.
I love spring! I love the sunshine and the new life. And I love that I can get back into my garden! We planted our spring garden a couple of weeks ago and we’ve got sprouts galore! But along with it we have bugs. Grrr.
Pregnancy is hard. Well it is for me anyway. It’s beautiful, and miraculous, and I’ve been greatly blessed to have been capable of carrying these people in my womb. But it’s hard. I know a lot of women can sail through it and they feel amazing. But I’m just not one of them.
During the First Aid Kit Series I wrote, I mentioned our homemade soothing balm more then once. Well today I’m going to share the recipe we use. We are big advocates of natural wellness and try to avoid conventional medication whenever possible. The essential oils in this recipe are awesome natural anti-biotics, anti-virals, anti-fungals, anti-inflammatories. Even the coconut oil has… Keep Reading
Who doesn’t love a good lip balm? Nobody. That’s who. And you know what? Homemade lip balm is super easy to make. Like, seriously, so simple. And, it’s cheap! For pennies per tube, you’ve got yourself some toxin-free lip balm that your lips and your wallet will thank you for. Plus, if you need a last minute Christmas gift, well,… Keep Reading
I took a ride in a ambulance last week. I’m okay now, so don’t worry, but it was an intense and frightening experience for me. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the skilled EMT’s, nurses, and doctors that cared for me that day. (Sidenote: Have you ever had an IV put in by an EMT in an moving ambulance?? They… Keep Reading
Brrrr….winter is settling in. Even here in Florida we were getting below freezing temps last week. So there was a lot of hot cocoa being made at our house. And in a shear act of brilliance (if I do say so myself 😉) I came up with the idea to try out orange hot cocoa! Mmmm. It was so good I… Keep Reading
It’s startin’ to get chilly around here! With the weather getting colder, that means more indoor playtime at our house. And around here that means playdough! My kids love playdough, don’t yours? I like making my own because it’s so much cheaper then buying it from the store, and it’s a fun thing for the kids to help with too. Plus,… Keep Reading
Can you believe that tomorrow is November?? I told you the holidays were approaching fast! So today we’re closing out our Homesteader Christmas Gift series! Today’s gift ideas are centered around the homestead itself – the home, the kitchen, the garden. I think you’re gonna love it! Let’s get to it!