Healing an Umbilical Granuloma Naturally

My daughter was born August 13,2014.  I was the happiest Mom on the planet.  The labor was only 3-4 hours and the delivery was nice and easy (a first for me).  All those essential oils and chiropractic care really made a difference this time around!  Now I know what people mean when they say it’s easy to push a baby out.  I did have her […]

Handwriting without Tears ages 4-6

My oldest has been in half day kindergarten all year and he is doing well.  I knew from the beginning that I would be supplementing English and Math at home since kindergarten is only part time in the state of Utah .  I have done the majority of my schooling and the boys schooling in Florida up until our move a year ago.  I was […]

By |April 21st, 2014|Babies and Children|0 Comments

Winter is finally over…. well almost.

Winter is almost over here in Utah.  We have moments of spring weather that come and go.  It is very refreshing.  The last 3 months have been difficult.  I was very sick with this pregnancy, and while my natural remedies for morning sickness helped occasionally…. time just needed to pass.  For me it felt like an eternity!  But by 18 weeks I was feeling normal […]

By |March 30th, 2014|Babies and Children, Green Living|0 Comments

Cold & Flu Remedies

Since cold & flu season is upon us and it’s time to stock up on my natural remedies.

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I have already used this one with great success, just a few weeks ago.  This combination remedy works great for colds and flus going around.  There was a very nasty sinus infection/ congestion going around and it seemed to linger longer (some of my friends still have it). […]

By |September 12th, 2012|Babies and Children, Herbs, Home Remedies, Homeopathy, Nutrition|0 Comments

Natural Remedy for Whooping Cough

Whooping cough is a bacterial infection of the upper respiratory tract, primarily effecting both vaccinated and unvaccinated children. It’s highly contagious, and adult whooping cough is not uncommon. It starts as a common cold and develops into a spasmodic, persistent, suffocative cough accompanied by a sore throat, fever, mucus secretion and vomiting. Coughing continues until the lungs are emptied of air and the sudden, hard […]

By |May 15th, 2012|Babies and Children, Home Remedies, Homeopathy|9 Comments

Catching a baby goat.

   

Is not easy.

We were in Inverness a few days ago and Grant was set on catching a baby goat.  At first I sent him out into the goat field to do it all by himself.  He was successful and caught this really cute pure white baby goat.  I thought that would be enough, but I was wrong!  He spotted the most beautiful black and […]

By |April 29th, 2012|Babies and Children, Farm Life, Goats|0 Comments

Beach Bliss

Today I spent the whole day at the beach with the boys.  It is great weather right now.  The water is still a little cold, but my crazy boys jump right in.  My 4 year old is a natural beach boy and my 2 year old is more apprehensive of the water, which is fine by me.  It is hard enough to watch one little […]

By |April 11th, 2012|Babies and Children, Homeschooling|1 Comment

Benefits of Fish Oil

There are many health benefits of fish oil (and fermented cod liver oil).  The benefits of fish oil are well documented.  Researchers at Ohio State found that taking omega-3 supplements (a.k.a. fish oil) can help slow the body’s aging process by lengthening telomeres that often shorten with age. Telomeres are small DNA segments in white blood cells that shorten over time as the result of […]

Horsepower 4 Kids

I decided to take the boys down to Horsepower 4 Kids yesterday afternoon.  It may not have been the best idea because it was right during Garrett’s nap time (next time we will plan to go in the morning).  I had no idea they would have so many different types of animals.  This petting zoo is a local (Tampa) and runs as a non-profit organization.  I was […]

Trail of Ponies

This is a great video of Campbell and Annastyn riding their ponies singing a little song they made up.  It is called Trail of Ponies.  Watching them brought back memories of my own childhood.  I remember being a little girl and having this same creativity and freedom that occurs naturally in youth.  I played in my backyard for hours in my little imaginary world.  There […]