Magnesium rich foods

Magnesium is a very important mineral.  I notice a big difference in my mood when I am not getting enough magnesium in my diet.  I am usually cranky, tired, and little on edge.  Sometimes I will even get headaches when I don’t get enough magnesium.  Here is a great list of ways Magnesium helps your health.

11 Miraculous Ways Magnesium Heals Your Mind & Body

1. Better sleep- […]

By |July 24th, 2012|Home Remedies, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

Nourishing Herbs during Pregnancy

My first son was a colicky baby and I had a lot of random things go wrong during my pregnancy.  So for my second pregnancy I did a little reading up on nourishing herbs to take during pregnancy. Here is a list of the herbs I took during my second pregnancy. These are very safe and healthy for pregnant women. They are full of vitamins […]

By |March 11th, 2012|Breastfeeding, Green Living, Herbs, Pregnancy|2 Comments

Modern Conveniences: Disposable or Cloth?

A few days ago one of my daughters asked me what type of car did people drive in the Bible ages?  I laughed and explained that cars are a very recent invention, and most people that have lived on the earth made it without cars.  I wondered, “How would we make it without a car?”  Not really sure about that–in fact, many families (us included) […]

By |March 3rd, 2012|Green Living, Pregnancy, Uncategorized|4 Comments

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

What is the importance of omega 3 fatty acids?  Should omega 3 fatty acids be supplemented in a regular diet?  How does an omega 3 fatty acid deficiency affect the brain?  The New York Times has reported that a new study links low blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids are associated with smaller brain volume and poorer performance on tests of mental acuity, even in […]

Natural Child Birth . . . Here I come!

It is an honor to be in the final stages of my 4th pregnancy.

There was a time when doctors told us we would never have kids, so I feel each child is truly a miracle.  As I enter these final weeks, it is time to mentally prepare!  Life is pretty busy with 3 elementary aged kids, 100 goats, 25 chickens, 4 bunnies, 2 dogs, 1 […]

By |February 22nd, 2012|Pregnancy|4 Comments

Pregnancy Diet

I love everything about pregnancy.  Diet is important before conception, during pregnancy, and while breastfeeding.  It is necessary for the mother to eat healthy for her own body and the tiny little embryo that is developing inside her belly.  There is an article from The Weston A Price Foundation that helps to define what someone should be eating during pregnancy and while nursing.  It can […]

By |February 6th, 2012|Breastfeeding, Nutrition, Pregnancy|0 Comments

Success of Arnica

Arnica is the #1 best selling homeopathic remedy in the world and my favorite all- round remedy.

Physical shock and trauma
- Especially helpful after the classic shock response after an accident or severe emotional upset. The person insists, “I’m fine, really. Leave me alone.” When they clearly aren’t fine at all. Really don’t want to be touched or fussed over.

Head Injuries- 
Reduces complication risks following a blow to […]

By |February 5th, 2012|Breastfeeding, Homeopathy, Pregnancy|1 Comment