This post is a little ironic because my middle child was in bed with a pretty high fever as I wrote this... But, I know several stay-at-home moms who almost avoid getting together because every time they take their children out in public, they return home with some kind of viral or bacterial illness. It's … Continue reading How I keep my Children Healthy
Year 1 Evaluation of Back to Eden Experience
I wanted to evaluate my first year experience with the Back to Eden garden. I decided to break the experience into sections: preparation, planting, productivity, weeding and watering, overall experience. My rating scale is from 1-10 with 1 being unsuccessful and 10 being absolute success. The effort to reward ratio will be covered in the … Continue reading Year 1 Evaluation of Back to Eden Experience
Family Roles on the Homestead
The first draft of this post quickly turned in to me complaining, so it was discarded. What I actually intended to write was a break-down of the roles each family member plays in running the homestead. We'll start with Mom's tasks, in no particular order: Child rearing- keep kids healthy and safe, educate them, and … Continue reading Family Roles on the Homestead
ACV Allergy Killer Drink
Pollen sucks. I'm pretty sure it's my husband's one weakness. It turns him from my Iron Man into a sniffly, snotty, congested mess. And seeing as how I never enjoy seeing my man suffer the clutches of springtime seasonal allergies, I came up with a remedy that had him cleared up within minutes. There are … Continue reading ACV Allergy Killer Drink
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
How Are Your Feet?
Quick! Without looking, what are your feet doing right now? It's a question I never really thought of answering before my RYT 200 training. Our feet do so much for us and there's a tendency to take them for granted. Most of us don't use our feet to the extent that we could. Here are … Continue reading How Are Your Feet?
I scheduled my first appointment with Dr. Karen Solomon at Integrative Health and Chiropractic in Morehead City, North Carolina. I had been referred there by my dear friend and mentor, Cindy, who had found much relief in seeing Dr. Karen. I didn't really know what to expect, other than that my insurance wasn't going to … Continue reading The Testing
Cloth Diapering: The Economical Choice
So going in to parenthood, I made a sweeping declaration I would do things as naturally and eco-friendly as possible. Cloth diapers just seemed like the natural choice and outflow from a lifestyle moving toward homesteading. First, my definition of a functioning homestead is one in which the land can sustain my family's dietary, shelter, … Continue reading Cloth Diapering: The Economical Choice
***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
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
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