Health & Wellness

Raw Milk…Cooked!

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About a year and a half ago I wrote a post about my interest in raw milk.  All the milk sold in American grocery stores is pasteurized at either 161 degrees for 15 seconds or 145 degrees for 30 minutes.  Pasteurization kills any dangerous bacteria potentially lurking around, but this process also “destroys enzymes, diminishes [...]


Learning About Alternative Medicine

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As a Homemade Mother, it is my goal to bring comfort and security to my family.  Whether its a kiss on the knee when Mack trips or a extra long cuddle when Evie has a tummy ache or a bowl of homemade soup when Chris is feeling sick, I’m happy to soothe any boo-boo. I [...]


Vacation Relaxation

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We recently took a lovely trip to a small island off the coast of Mexico.  With warm temperatures, sunny skies and soft sandy beaches, I was in heaven. The only issue? I couldn’t really relax. With two little ones it takes a mom about 12 seconds to realize that mom doesn’t get a vacation, and [...]


A Heavy Problem

Seven years ago, I weighed 10-15 pounds more than I do now. It took one switch in my regular lifestyle to drop the weight without even realizing what was happening. What did I do? I cut out EVERYTHING that contained high fructose corn syrup. I now check ingredient labels on everything I buy, and if [...]


What’s That Smell????

Several years ago, in an effort to reduce the number of chemicals floating around my home, I decided to stop purchasing household necessities that contained artificial fragrances. Gone were the scented soaps, lotions, candles, cleaners. Everything switched to unscented, and my life is better for it! As has been pointed out in numerous scientific studies, [...]


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