As I write this, there’s less than one week left of 2018! Can you even believe that? The year started out pretty rough for me, but it’s turned out to be one of the best years. And as I’ve been looking back, I found I really wanted to share some of my favorite things from 2018. My favorite products, books,… Keep Reading
Healthy chickens equal healthy eggs. One of the most important things we can do as chicken keepers is to maintain the health of our flock. Many people turn to medicated feed to accomplish this (especially with chicks). However, I’ve never been very comfortable with that idea…with all of the over use of medication in our modern society – one of… Keep Reading
When mama is under the weather…she whips out some natural remedies. Like a steam cup! Because everyone knows mom’s don’t get sick days!
Did you know that cough syrup is no longer recommended by the APA? For any children, but especially under the age of 4. Is that surprising?! So what’s a mama to do when her babies are suffering??
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.
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.
It’s no secret that I love Discovery Channel’s Dual Survival. I own the first season on DVD, for goodness sake! Nerdy? Maybe. But I’m too old to shy away from that anymore, I just embrace it! Anyway… Dual Survival is the first place I learned about pine needle tea. Dave Canterbury was sitting there in the middle of nowhere with… Keep Reading
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 naturally boost the immune system, and has cleansing and germ-destroying properties. We… 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