Naturally Soothing Winter Ailments

A couple weeks ago, I knew it was time to mix up a fresh bottle of our earache-soother oil, when one of our little ones was fussing over an earache that seemed to be getting worse instead of better.  (Sometimes viral ear infections will go away on their own, so. I just kept an eye on

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Resources for Healthy Family Choices

Have you been wanting to maybe get your family eating just a little healthier, feeling a little better, go a little more natural, or save a little on your expenses?

I love sharing bits of my life and resources here on the blog with you, dear readers. I don’t like the sales stuff to interrupt that

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Herbal Adventures: A Pocket Guide of Seasonal Natural Remedies

Three years ago, I wrote Herbal Nurturing, and have kept in mind the subsequent comments and suggestions. Now, a supplement edition is ready!

After seasons full of hiking, road trips, and camping excursions, I’ve collected our first aid natural remedies into a new “pocket guide”-sized ebook to help you prepare for all your adventures!

If you’ve been

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Keeping Summer Sniffles Away

Over the past several weeks, our community seems to have experienced a couple of the “summer sniffles bugs.” These cold viruses are probably due in part to the major influx of tourist travel through our little town during this time of year, but thankfully, our family has been able to avoid it so far.

In

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Frugal & Simple Camping {and Giveaway!}

At least once or twice a year, our family has a tradition of camping at the beach. (Here in the Pacific Northwest, they are usually “wooded” campgrounds, with forest hiking trails nearby, too.)

We encounter fluctuating temperatures, with cool ocean breezes, chilly nights, and summer sun in midday. Along with that,

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Mama’s Toolbox

In our pursuit of living frugally and naturally over the years with a growing family, having a “Mama’s Toolbox” of sorts has been imperative. Over time, we also relocated into a more remote area, with limited access to healthcare resources (especially natural ones).

In talking with a local friend awhile back, we

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Self-Care for Mama

“Self-Care” seems to be a phrase that is tossed about more often lately. At first glance it may appear to be a “feel-good” term, and utterly impossible. When your schedule is full, the little ones depend on you, and the chores never end, mama can often end up feeling drained.

Admittedly, I can be really

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5 Natural Energy Boosters

When I’ve spent the night up with a baby, and the rest of the day is speeding by with my to-do list, I have a few favorite energy-boosters that I turn to. I prefer to avoid caffeine; instead I’d rather nourish my body with something more beneficial.

(Of course, a nap/bit of rest is

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Postpartum Health & Fashion: Fit2B & Embracing Beauty Giveaway!

My midwife and chiropractor each have given me the same encouragement over the past year: “Exercise/Stretch for Healing; Repair that Muscle Damage!”

(“Ok, thanks,” I said. And proceeded to do nothing.)

But by the time my maternity clothes were packed away (Thanks, Trina), my abdominal muscles still hadn’t healed. It’s called Diastasis Recti; that separation

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Wardrobe Style from the Thrift Store

I don’t think I’ve ever had this many photos of myself in one post before. This feels rather weird for me. But I really wanted to share my thrifted finds with you!

I recently read Trina Holden’s new book, Embracing Beauty, and I’m so glad I did! I really needed that little extra help

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