Simplicity has often eluded me. All of my life, I have devoured messages of consumerism. It has been a constant onslaught of “buy this,” “buy that,” “you need this,” and “just try it.” My mailbox is a reservoir that tugs and pulls, calling me to buy, ... Read More about Getting Back to Simple
When I suffered with migraines for a good majority of my life, I would pray them away, ask to be delivered from them, and often felt sorry for myself. Little did I know that it would be those same migraines that would bring better health to my ... Read More about Perspectives
I make my baby's formula. It's been almost 10 months now, and it's become just another part of my routine. Every. Single. Day. Now, I'm not referring to the pre-made concoction you pick up at the store and mix with water. You know, ... Read More about Making Homemade Infant Formula
Vaccines. It seems this word has permeated the air in our home, infiltrating each room, following me wherever I go. It haunts me at times, sometimes more than I'd like to admit. I have heard the stories of the children I will never meet but whose ... Read More about Vaccines on My Mind
Today's church message was about following Christ and letting go of all the things that keep you from His will. It was about moving past mediocrity, past normalcy. It really resonated with me. Over the past few months, I have battled with these ... Read More about Beyond Normal
When my son had his first tooth break through the surface, I excitedly made the trip to the grocery store to buy his first toothbrush and toothpaste. With his aunt as a dentist, we wanted to make sure to get a head start and get things going in the ... Read More about Natural Toothpastes for Children (and Adults!)
If your body could talk, what would it say about your health? Would it joyfully celebrate in vibrancy and radiance? Or would it trudge from place to place, painfully murmuring in throbs and sharp stings? What exactly does your body say? And when it ... Read More about Do You Listen When Your Body Talks?
Sometimes I wonder what happened to the life I lived, Free of worry, Free of fear, Free to eat and do Whatever I wanted. Sometimes I wonder if all this research is just too much, Too extreme, Too overwhelming- A waste of time. I wonder ... Read More about Sometimes
Mercury in mascara? Toxic chemicals in lotion? Did you know that personal care products do not need to be tested for safety? Did you know that personal care products can include just about any ingredient, including lead, placenta, and nanoparticles? ... Read More about How Safe Are Your Cosmetics?