Calm Babies & Kids with Lavender Essential Oil (Guest Post by Sue from Pure Home and Body)

I am so excited to introduce my friend, Sue, from Pure Home and Body! She has wonderful information about essential oils, and I am sure you will find it fascinating! But first, here is a little about Sue… Sue is the mom of 6 kids ranging in ages from Kindergarten to college, enjoying each season of childhood as her kids grow and change. She looks at each day as a...

“Spaghetti” and Homemade Meat Sauce

Who doesn’t love a delicious plate of spaghetti and sauce? I know I sure do! πŸ™‚ Plus, now that I have discovered how wonderful it is to use spaghetti squash in place of noodles, I can’t say enough about this dish. Of course, if you are still craving noodles with your sauce, there are plenty of gluten-free options out there. In fact, Trader Joe’s sells an excellent brown rice noodle...

DIY Brown Sugar Scrub

I am so excited; I am actually attempting a few DIY gifts this year for the Christmas holiday! πŸ™‚ Now, I am being totally honest here. Yes, I am doing a couple homemade gifts, but they certainly are not going to be complicated! πŸ™‚ I know that with two little ones, I have to be realistic about the amount of time I have in a day as well. The reason...

Protein Packed Peanut Butter Cups

This past week, my precious sister was in town to visit for the Thanksgiving holiday, and boy, do I miss her sweet presence, as well as that of her family, now that she has traveled back home to her place. Amongst the many things that we enjoy doing together, one of them is eating chocolate, and we definitely made sure that we tried a few good treats from the kitchen...

Homemade Coconut Milk

In my journey of wellness, I have found that there is one particular pantry staple that is essential: good ol’ coconut milk. πŸ™‚ What I have also discovered is that I don’t love the fact that many coconut milks contain stabilizers and thickeners which I believe take away from the nutritional value of the product. In fact, a common ingredient now found in store-bought cartons of “dairy milk substitutes” such...

Apple Pie (Grain-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free, Egg-free, Nut-free, Paleo)

I am excited about this one, especially with Thanksgiving so quickly approaching! For many people with various food allergies, sometimes the holidays can be quite challenging, especially when having to avoid so many of the treats they used to enjoy. Wait no longer. πŸ™‚ Here is one that is sure to please your guests! It is free of the common allergens, but it certainly is not “taste-free”. This recipe is...

Homemade Elderberry Syrup

Oh elderberry! How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Full of antioxidants and nutrients beneficial for immune, gut, and overall health, this berry can’t be ignored. πŸ™‚ Herbwisdom.com explains some of the benefits in the following excerpts: ” Elderberry is used for its antioxidant activity, to lower cholesterol, to improve vision, to boost the immune system, to improve heart health and for coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and...

Post 2 of 5 in “Tidbits for Birth, Baby, and Growing Child”: Why Chiropractic Care for Children?

I am very excited to feature this guest post from Dr. Kelsey Metz, a wonderful chiropractor with a passion for children. As someone who has chosen to have my children seen by the chiropractor since they were a week old, I can definitely attest to the benefits! I’d encourage you to consider seeking out a chiropractor after reading this post. πŸ™‚ Enjoy! πŸ™‚ ********************************************************************************************************* Hi Guys! My name is Dr....

Homemade Plantain Crackers

Okay…I am addicted to these. Seriously! I love them. I discovered this recipe from The Paleo Mom about six months ago, and I have made them several times. I will admit that my early batches did not turn out as well, and it took some time to play with the mixing times, the oil amount, the baking times, etc. Here are some things I have discovered: 1) Take time to...

Homemade, Nutrient Rich Bone Broth

I wish I could take credit for this amazing recipe, but it is quickly becoming a more popular recipe amongst health circles. Known for its amazing health benefits, homemade bone broth is full of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and collagen. It is extremely beneficial for a strong immune and digestive system, as well as excellent for the joints, skin, nails, and hair. It is great for both children and adults, can...