The Benefits of Taking Your Cod Liver Oil

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I know. Cod liver oil. Yuck. Half of you just made a face as you read the title of this post. Bear with me, okay? In the midst of a month exploring traditional foods, I couldn’t hardly not cover this most important elixir, considered both a food and a supplement. If I could recommend only one supplement to every family, it would be this one. If my family were to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to bring one superfood to consume, in […]

Home Remedies Carnival: Share Your Resources for Staying Healthy Naturally

After spending an entire month focused mainly on natural home remedies, herbs, homeopathics, real food prevention and more, I still feel like we’ve only scratched the surface. Though most of it isn’t complex (in fact, often home remedies are very quick, simple and inexpensive) it does take some reading, research and trial and error to find the right remedies that suit the needs of your family. Being able to glean from other women and moms, and learn their favorite and tried-and-true remedies helps to take […]

Natural Sugars Can Still Cause Tooth Decay

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Brushing a child’s teeth – twice daily?  Doesn’t always happen when you’re a busy mama. Flossing that same child’s teeth daily?  Only for the most conscientious of mothers! So when does falling a little short on your child’s dental hygiene really make the difference between a sticker and a cheap toy ring vs. tears and a $1,000 pediatric dental bill? For us, the latter (no, 1,000 bucks is NOT an exaggeration) took place because of a simple drinking habit our toddler had.  Weaning at 15 […]

Winner of the Naturally Knocked Up eCourse!

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The lucky winner of this fantastic eCourse is: Hannah O. Registration for the Naturally Knocked Up eCourse will be continuing only until July 16th, so if you’re thinking of signing up, do so quickly! Did you miss the first post and want to know more about what this course is all about? Read my overview of the course, or visit the eCourse info page!

Naturally Knocked Up Ecourse Giveaway!

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Are you one of the countless women who has suffered from infertility or miscarriages, and is looking for natural help with conceiving or carrying a baby to term? Or are you currently pregnant or planning for future children, and wanting to know how to best prepare your body and give your baby the very best chance of a healthy start? For women in either situation, I am so excited to announce to you that my dear blogging friend, Donielle of Naturally Knocked Up, has created […]

Healthy Snacks to Go Ebook: Review and a Giveaway

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This giveaway has now ended. One area that is really tough for a lot of mamas is figuring out what kind of simple, fast and nourishing snacks they can feed their kids. Committed to whole foods myself, there are the odd days when I long to be able to just grab a few packaged fruit roll ups or plastic containers of apple sauce or crackers as we fly out the door. We all crave convenience sometimes. One of the fastest ways to start making unhealthy […]

Raising Healthy Eaters: Helping Our Kids to Make Great Food Choices

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Today I have the privilege of being featured at Hannah Keeley’s site, with my guest post Raising Healthy Eaters: Helping Our Kids to Make Great Food Choices. You can check out my large mugshot (seriously!) and read what I have to say about how we can encourage our children to grow up to be healthy eaters who know which foods to choose to eat and why. “As moms, we all want the best for our kids. We work hard to make sure that they have […]

Real Food Makeover- The “W” Family, Part 2

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Continuing on from the first installment of this week’s Real Food Makeover… What to Buy, Where to Buy It One fantastic thing that the “W’s” mentioned is that there is a an enthusiastic local foods movement in their area, including a co-op, farmer’s markets and CSAs. I think that the co-op would be an excellent starting place. Last time I talked about creating a kitchen binder, including a grocery checklist. During mom’s times of meal planning, she will be able to check off needed items […]