Horses and Kids

  Horses and kids are like sugar and spice.  One compliments the other.  I am speaking from my own experience with my sons.  My parents are ranchers, they own a number of cows, goats, chickens, horses, donkeys, and Shetland ponies on over 1000 acres.  They breed and sell a specific horse breed.... Rocky Mountain Horses.  This breed has a smooth gait and good temperament.  Many [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:17-04:00 May 8th, 2013|Pony Rides|1 Comment

Damaging Effects of Sugar

by DR. NANCY The negative things sugar can do far surpass the momentary happiness on your tongue after consuming a mouth full of it on a fresh donut or in your morning coffee. Unfortunately, sugar can also throw off the body’s homeostasis and create many short term and long term problems. Excess sugar may result in a number of other significant consequences such as achy joints, [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:17-04:00 May 7th, 2013|Dr. Nancy, Nutrition|3 Comments

Homemade Dandelion Tea

Our yard is full of spring dandelions! I had no idea about this little Utah treasure.  The kids are in heaven with all the flowers popping up.  I had each of the boys gather a bag full this morning.  It was really quiet for about 30 minutes.... miracle around here! Garrett was so proud. Here are the pretty flowers. What to do with all the [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:17-04:00 May 6th, 2013|Home Remedies|3 Comments

Natural Ways to reduce Anxiety

What are your ways to reduce anxiety?  I eat foods that help me reduce anxiety.  I exercise to reduce anxiety.  I do deep breathing to reduce anxiety.  Many things help to reduce anxiety, but one important Mineral really reduces anxiety.  Any guesses??  This Mineral is the popular Mineral Magnesium.  Magnesium lotion, oil, powder, and bath salts really help reduce anxiety for me.The last few weeks [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:17-04:00 May 4th, 2013|Nutrition|0 Comments

Trip to the ER (part 2)

Here is Part 1 of my Traumatic trip to the Emergency Room. Back to last week.  It's Wednesday night and I am back in the ER waiting room.  This time there is a long wait.  I have a fever and my throat is about 50 percent closed.  I had a throw up bag that I used to spit in.  At this point it was easier to [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:17-04:00 April 27th, 2013|Sick|0 Comments

My trip to the Emergency Room

I wanted to write a quick update about my health status.  I was severely ill the last 10 days and I ended up in the Emergency Room twice! Not something that I am used too.  I haven't been to a hospital in over 5 years (birth of first son).  I haven't even been to a regular doctor (besides a regular check up) for over 3 years. [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:17-04:00 April 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Safe Sunscreen

Safe sunscreen is important for all of our outdoor activities.  Spring is finally here in Utah.  We are so excited!  I have been missing Florida these last few weeks because it has been unusually cold in Utah.  I hope this warm spring Utah weather is here to stay.... and (fingers crossed) no more snow storms! Now that spring is here, it is time to send [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:17-04:00 April 21st, 2013|Beauty Products|0 Comments

Wheeler Historic Farm visit

The boys have been missing our Florida Farms the last few weeks.  I have been really missing them too.  Little boys need wide open spaces to run and and explore.  That is the thing I miss the most about Florida right now.  The mountains are beautiful and there are some amazing hikes in the Millcreek Canyon, which is about 2 minutes from my house.  It [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:17-04:00 April 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cough Remedies

I have a few favorite cough remedies.  My youngest son (3 yrs old) woke up at around 11 pm last night with a barking cough.  Every parent dreads the sound! You instantly know it's going to be a long night.  Sleep goes right out the window.... and it sure did for me.  I immediately brought him into my bed and began to comfort him.  He [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:32-04:00 April 12th, 2013|Homeopathy|3 Comments

Growing Plants with Kids

  I am starting to collect my leftover eggshells for my garden.  This is a picture of the eggshells before they are washed.  They should be rinsed before you crush and add them to the garden.  I have been reading a lot about soil nutrition.  Calcium is a very important mineral for soil.  If there is not enough calcium in the soil many problems arise. [...]

By | 2017-10-05T20:40:32-04:00 April 6th, 2013|Herbs|0 Comments