How to Naturally Fight the Flu

how to naturally fight the flu

This was the first year we have gotten sick in a long time. After our entire family got over the common cold, my husband contracted the flu bug. Can we say frustrated? The flu is not something you want in your home right after having a baby. Since it's that time of year, I thought I'd share what we did to kick the flu bug in less than 24 hours! My husband was the only one who got the flu, and Continue Reading

How I Stock My Natural Medicine Cabinet

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When we made the change to a more natural way of living, our medicine cabinet underwent a major overhaul. We started finding new (and better) ways to treat ailments like the common cold and even the infamous flu. Now instead of mainstream over the counter medicines, you'll find alternative, natural remedies lining our shelves. I am far from an expert on the topic, but after studying the topic for Continue Reading

5 Ways to Get Your Vitamins and Minerals Naturally During Pregnancy

5 {easy} ways to get your vitamins and minerals naturally during pregnancy

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, midwife, certified nutritionist or naturopath. I am not qualified to give medical advice and the following should not be viewed as such. I am instead a mom who seeks to steward her health to the best of her ability and this is what works for my family.  With my first pregnancy, I took my prenatal vitamin faithfully. I hated taking it, and I really couldn't tell if Continue Reading

My Journey into Natural Living and Better Health

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I talk about real food and natural living occasionally. I even wrote an eBook to help you create real food meals in just 20 minutes, but I've never told you why we made the switch to a more natural life style. Now that we've begun our Grace for the Pregnant Mom series, I feel like I need to back up and share my journey, my perspective, because much of our series will be filled with natural Continue Reading

Can Your Feelings Make Your Sick? How Anxiety & Depression Affect Health (& A Story of Recovery)

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This is a guest post from Jessica Smartt of Smartter Each Day. When I was a little girl, I would crouch by the window at night, waiting for my dad to come home. If he was late, my stomach would be in knots until I saw the lights of his car circle the driveway. As a child, that was about all I knew of worry. I had a traumatic time in college, but other than that, life breezed by, more or Continue Reading

Real Food eBook Bundle {5 eBooks for $7.40}

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Are you trying to find your way through the real food jungle? When I first started eating "real food," I wasn't sure where to go for information, let alone recipes I could actually make for my family they would actually enjoy. Heck, that I would enjoy! If you're just getting started, or if you're looking for new recipes and information about the real food world, then I think I have something for Continue Reading

Confessions of a Cloth Diapering Mama

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I love cloth diapering ... most of the time. We started cloth diapering when my son was just shy of three months old. As a stay at home mom, we are always looking for ways to save money here and there. Cloth diapering makes sense for us, and I'm committed to being a cloth diapering mama. However, I'm not an end all, be all cloth diapering mama. You can be committed to cloth diapering your Continue Reading

Martha’s Next Plight: Going Green

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Photo Credit: Francois Schnell: Creative Commons This post is written by contributing writer, Brenda from Triple Braided. Right when I think I have silenced the Martha within me, she comes back shaming me into something else that I must be doing. Her words always sound so official as she quotes statistics and tells real-life stories of what just might happen if I don't listen to her. This Continue Reading

Simple Scrubs Review and Giveaway

Simple Scrubs to Make and Give eBook

Several weeks ago Stacy from A Delightful Home sent me her eBook Simple Scrubs to Make and Give to review. When I surveyed my readers a few months ago, one of the things that everyone seemed most interested in was something to pamper themselves with. It mattered not whether you were a mom, single, young or old, you wanted me to tell you more about ways to pamper yourselves. I have to be Continue Reading

Young Living Essential Oils Giveaway

Grapefruit Essential Oil Young Living Grapefruit Essential Oil is a wonderful oil that has many benefits. Even if you don't like grapefruit, you will love Grapefruit Essential Oil. It may help with migraine headaches, obesity, premenstrual tension, stress and edema. It may also have a cleansing effect on the kidneys, liver, lymphatic system and the vascular system. It is rich in the Continue Reading