Kids and Veggies: Why my kids love ’em or leave ’em

I've developed a relationship with the food I eat. I don't mean that in some weird way, just that I grow my food, preserve it, and eat from my garden's produce year round. Not exclusively by any stretch of the imagination, no. But, I have been working toward that end. Because of health issues that … Continue reading Kids and Veggies: Why my kids love ’em or leave ’em

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Faith in Difficult Circumstances

I had some blood work done recently. It was prompted by the random seizure in November and a series of autoimmune flares apart from my usual food allergen triggers. Of course, I always jump to the worst case scenario. It's my way of bracing for bad news and making any surprises good ones. But, my … Continue reading Faith in Difficult Circumstances

Back to Eden: Barrenness to Abundance

This is the start of our 3rd year on this property. Lately I had been really discouraged about all the things we need to do, and the things we haven't been able to accomplish (goats, windows, roof, doors, floors, kitchen, bathrooms, etc...) But then, I happened across an old picture of the place before we … Continue reading Back to Eden: Barrenness to Abundance

Chicken Update: Feed, First aid

All our girls are doing well. Before we got the chicks, I made a point of putting together a "chicken first aid kit" because I wanted to be prepared should we encounter pasty butt, coccidiosis, parasites, fungal infection, bacterial infection, respiratory infection, our cuts from bigger chicks bullying the smaller ones, etc. Fortunately, we haven't … Continue reading Chicken Update: Feed, First aid

Compress to De-stress

I really loathe the instructions given to people who tell them to statically stretch before any work out. In my humble opinion, which is worth what you paid for it, that's just asking for torn and overstretched, overtaxed muscles and tendons. We often ask too much of our bodies before they're ready to meet our … Continue reading Compress to De-stress

Plantar Fascitis Relief

Plantar fascitis is pretty common. As such, there are plenty of people suffering without relief as well as others setting themselves up for future pain by being ignorant of the causes, risks and prevention of the condition. Thankfully, I'm here to help! Plantar fascitis is an inflammation of the fascia (connective tissues) that connects the … Continue reading Plantar Fascitis Relief

The Mystery

***DISCLAIMER: I will preface this post by saying that Western medicine has its place and I certainly know that not all medical professionals are incompetent; quite the opposite, in fact. I was very glad to have them around when I was delivering my baby. That said, my experience with doctors and medical professionals as a … Continue reading The Mystery

The Sickness

I was sidelined in my training for about two weeks by a severe sinus infection. I was used to having sinus infections because I got them a lot as a kid, so I postponed seeing the doctor about it. I controlled the symptoms with Alka-Seltzer and stayed hydrated with sports drinks, not realizing how bad it was … Continue reading The Sickness

The Change

With some help from my husband, I eventually recognized that my lifestyle was not super healthy and I knew I was not feeling my best. I made a commitment to get fit while my husband was deployed. I had always enjoyed running so I set a goal for myself to run a ½ marathon. I … Continue reading The Change