I heard a phrase at a conference I attended recently and it has resonated with me ever since: "If you don’t have it when you need it…it’s too late." That is so true when it comes to health, and more importantly...
My family thought I crossed the line from Mom to crazy Mom when I initially started talking about essential oils. But all they had to do was try them, and they are convinced. I first learned about essential oils three years...
It is said, "An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away".  And we believe that's true! When my husband and I found out we were pregnant with our first child, we immediately started to feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities that...

Tips for Winter Colds

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My boys usually end up with a few winter colds each year.  These are a few tips I have found useful for our family. Please know that I am not a doctor,  just an everyday mom who has had a...
The change of seasons and holiday excitement brings so many good things, but unfortunately, that also means the beginning of cold and flu season. By keeping in mind all of the ways to prevent these illnesses, we can protect our families and...
Last Thanksgiving, I had the privileged of hosting my family and my parents in-law for Thanksgiving.  I was determined to make everything gluten, sugar, and dairy (except butter) free.  My son is very sensitive to all of those.  We only use...

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How to Celebrate Juneteenth

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Do you and your family know what Juneteenth is? Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition...
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