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 […]

Pregnancy Home Remedies

Pregnancy home remedies are important for natural childbirth.  I birthed my second son at home.  These home remedies helped me stick to my natural child birthing plans.  I found this great website that lists many of the common homeopathic remedies used for pregnancy, labor, and postpartum.  I have experienced positive results with many of these.  For my second pregnancy I used Nux Vomica successfully for morning sickness. […]

By |March 26th, 2012|Babies and Children, Breastfeeding, Homeopathy, Pregnancy|2 Comments

Country Baby Cradle

My sister is having her 4th baby any day.  I know I have posted this a few times now, but really any day. 🙂  She had a surprise baby shower on Saturday and received a beautiful hand-made country baby cradle.  These pictures tell the whole story.  It fits perfectly with her country home, country life, and soon to be country baby.  We can’t wait for […]

By |March 25th, 2012|Babies and Children, Green Living, Home Decor|0 Comments

Backache Relief


Homeopathic medicines are great for backaches.  Other forms of complementary therapies are massage therapy, acupuncture, and light stretching/exercise.  When used together the relief comes very quickly.  Here are a few remedies that are great for certain types of backaches.

Arnica- Backache from injury or overuse of back muscles.

Bryonia- Aching or stitching pain from the slightest movement.  Feels better when still.  Firm pressure gives relief.

Hypericum- Sharp or […]

By |March 22nd, 2012|Babies and Children, Homeopathy|0 Comments

Nourishing Our Children

Nourishing Our Children is a relatively new (2005) non-profit that is based in San Francisco, CA.  I want to help  get their message to others.

What is their mission?

“To address the dramatic deterioration in the health of our children. This decline is evidenced by the rise in child obesity, dental deformities such as crooked teeth, learning disabilities, behavior problems and chronic diseases such as asthma, allergies and […]

Corn Husking

Last week I had an extraordinary experience.  My grandson spotted corn, in full husk in the refrigerator.  He immediately dove for them.  There were 8 cobs. I had paid $2 for all of them. We took them out to the back porch and put them on the floor. He knew exactly what to do. He pulled the husks off in a calm and methodical way. […]

By |March 15th, 2012|Babies and Children, Farm Life, Green Living|0 Comments

Natural Remedy for Fever

Belladonna is a great remedy for fever. Of course, a doctor should be consulted anytime the parent feels like condition is serious enough.  One of the great things about homeopathic remedies is that they work quickly, especially for acute situations.  That is, if you have selected the correct remedy.  Belladonna should always be considered for a fever when:

~given at first stages of a fever

~there is […]

By |March 14th, 2012|Babies and Children, Green Living, Homeopathy|2 Comments

Please Someone Shrink My Hips (Naturally!)

I wanted to ask our readers if these hip compression belts actually work?  I saw them in a local motherhood maternity store, and I am tempted to try it.

Before 4 pregnancies–I maxed out my weight at 120 lbs–but I still was able to wear Size 6 pants.

After 3 pregnancies (and I doubt that this 4th pregnancy will be any different), when I finally got back […]

By |March 12th, 2012|Babies and Children|2 Comments

Pulsatilla for Colds

Pulsatilla is my favorite homeopathic remedy for colds and congestion.  About 4 years ago I was looking into natural healing with my first son.  He had colic as a little newborn and we did not have the most pleasant breastfeeding experience.  I stuck it out, but that is how I first learned about homeopathy.  I was researching all sorts of things and I would stumble […]

By |March 12th, 2012|Babies and Children, Green Living, Homeopathy|3 Comments