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Becoming Nutritionally Minded

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

I often get asked my opinion on various things regarding health and nutrition. I probably follow along the lines of a ‘crunchy mama’, but definitely not to a T. I have always been conscientious about what I put in the bodies of those in my household. As the kids have gotten older and sensitivities have Read full Post…


Going Against the Flow: Part 1

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Since I was in my teens, I have not done things the ‘traditional’ way. I have always had a strong leading of the Holy Spirit in my life, and find it very hard to ignore the promptings that I get! This has always caused me to go against the flow of the way things ‘should’ Read full Post…


Book Review – Praying for Boys: Asking God for the Things They Need Most

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

As my son gets older, we are beginning to face more challenges regarding respect and obedience. I’m sure to some extent this is a natural progression, but I am really having a hard time dealing with it. It is so exhausting to always be on his back and to feel like I’m always the bad Read full Post…


Get Healthy in 2014! Take a L.E.A.N. class!

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Some of you know that in late 2013, I became a certified health coach! This exciting opportunity allows me to share the passion I have for health and nutrition with others. There are so many families out there struggling with how they think about and use food every day. There is a major need in Read full Post…


My Venture Into Essential Oils And A Recommendation For Beginners

Friday, January 10th, 2014

I have been using essential oils with my family for probably about six months. It really all started because my mom had an interest in essential oils, and I began trying to find an alternative way to deal with different ailments my kids were experiencing. I try to avoid the use of medications if possible, Read full Post…


How I Treat My Kids’ Colds Naturally

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

With the change in weather and the decreased daylight, thanks to the time change, it seems as though someone I know is always sick. We are currently battling the head stuffiness and chest congestion. I am not one to jump on giving my kids OTC medicine at the first sniffle. I like to give a Read full Post…


My Changes Toward Healthier Products in 2013

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

So, one of my goals for 2013 was to transition from conventional products to healthier, less chemically laden ones. I have achieved this in a few areas, but not really until this past month! It was easier said than done, plus I procrastinated! I really like Branch Basics for cleaning. I haven’t tried many other Read full Post…


Decrease Sugar this Season for Increased Immunity

Monday, October 28th, 2013

The holiday this week begins one of the worst times of year to me. Every year it seems like we have a never ending supply of candy in our house from October and Halloween through Easter in March or April. I sort through and discard most of it, but we still end up getting lots of Read full Post…


The Good and Bad of Nutrition Review

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

I started my class this week to become a certified Dr. Sears LEAN coach. It’s been probably close to TEN years since I had to take nutrition in nursing school. Much of it I don’t recall, although the basics stick with you when you’re passionate about health and nutrition like I am. If you know Read full Post…


Back to School!

Monday, July 15th, 2013

You’re probably thinking that by the title of this post, I’m talking about kids going back to school. I’m not! I am so excited to say that I am starting school to become a certified health coach through Dr. Sears’ Wellness Institute! Yes, that is the famous Dr. Sears (and family)! I have always loved Read full Post…