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Emma’s Birth Story

Emma’s Birth Story

This post is only fitting, since I am now the proud mama to a 3-year-old. Here goes… I honestly never thought I’d do this, but I think it’s a must.  I want to get back into talking about my personal birth choices and feel it’s only fair to tell you where I’m coming from.  Emma’s birth doesn’t … Continue reading

She Doesn’t Know Any Different

She Doesn’t Know Any Different

I almost titled this post, ‘She doesn’t know any better,’ but thought that wouldn’t be fair. I wanted to do a post talking about the way Emma eats.  Those crunchy people out there won’t really be surprised at what she eats, but most people I’ve encountered are shocked and maybe a little disgusted at what … Continue reading

I’m Growing An Avocado!

I’m Growing An Avocado!

Check this out, this is what I have going on: I’m super excited that it’s growing so well.  Now just a few more years and we might have some fruit…and I won’t have to spend so much on avocados every week.  Woo Hoo! …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… …………………… JUST KIDDING! This … Continue reading

Why I’m Giving Up Dairy, For Real

Why I’m Giving Up Dairy, For Real

There have been lots of changes going on the past few weeks, and now it’s time to get serious.  I know I’ve talked about eating Paleo, which means cutting out dairy, but for some reason, I’ve given myself permission to literally gorge on the stuff.  Those days are no more.  It’s been affecting me AND … Continue reading

Family Traditions: Donating Blood

Family Traditions: Donating Blood

I know this is kind of a random topic, but go with it. This past weekend, the family loaded up in Josh’s truck and headed south to Carter Blood Care.  We both were getting calls saying they were running low on donations, and wanted to know when we could come in.  Well, since I stay … Continue reading

A Cure For Diarrhea

A Cure For Diarrhea

Let’s face it, no one likes to talk about BMs (bowel movements), as my grandmother used to call them, but they’re a fact of life.  I’m pretty sure you should be going daily, and if you’re not, you might want to reexamine your ‘diet.” I wanted to give you a tip on if you are … Continue reading

Baby-Led Weaning: Self-Feeding

Baby-Led Weaning: Self-Feeding

Picture it with me…baby girl (or boy) sits down to a meal, feeds herself a bowl of scrumptious salmon chowder (you lovingly prepared) with a spoon, enjoys every bit of it, then asks for more, all the while none of it ends up on the floor. You think you’re dreaming, right? Then you open you … Continue reading

Genetic Roulette: Monsanto’s Control Over GMOs

‘You’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?’ Fat chance! I just finished watching an astonishing documentary last night called Genetic Roulette. I’m not sure how to put this mildly but EVERY.SINGLE.PERSON.NEEDS.TO.WATCH.THIS!!! If you remotely care about what you put in yours and your child’s bodies please watch … Continue reading