Category Archives: Health

Five Reasons Children Must Play Outside!

Go outside and play! Many of you reading this grew up in a different time than our current children. A time where we layered hour on top of hour playing outside. Often our time outside felt like extreme boredom. Other times like pure elation. Either way, this time spent outside paved the path to brilliance, […]

Understanding Sugar’s Effect on Your Family’s Health

Don’t beat yourself up over your inkling towards having a sweet tooth. All humans have this woven into their DNA. We’ve enjoyed the pleasure and reward of a sweet taste since the beginning (think honey and native fruits). Ancestrally, sweet often meant safe since very few sweet-tasting plants were poisonous. But where did we start […]

Artificial Christmas Trees – Hazardous or Healthy?

I love this time of year with holiday decorating. My family cranks up the holiday music and spends hours decorating the house. My five-year-old continues to “rearrange” all the way through the New Year. ? But wait. Before you buy an artificial tree, read this article. Many people opt for an artificial tree because their […]

Water… the most common nutritional deficiency

Water is important, rather ESSENTIAL, to our overall health. It is the most abundant substance on the earth and in the human body. Roughly 55-60% of the adult body is made up of water, and every living cell in the body needs it to keep functioning. Our bodies lack the capability to store water, therefore […]

What’s for Breakfast in the Fast Food Kitchen?

With the latest news from the EWG releasing data of detected glyphosate levels (a weedkiller mostly-commonly known as Roundup) in cereal, many of us are wondering what to feed our family for breakfast. An excerpt (Link to Article): “Popular oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars come with a hefty dose of the weed-killing poison […]

Make Your Own Elderberry Gummies!

The flu is the furthest thing from fun, but getting prepared to fight it off can be! Today during farm school, we decided to break some rules and play with our food!! I guess it’s okay if you’re building up your immune system, right? Using our Elderberry Herbal Syrup Kit and gelatin, we whipped up […]

Why Do We Get Sick?

I want nothing more than to protect my children from harm, which includes getting sick. All parents can agree with me here, across all walks and stages of our parenting journey. I want to have allies on my side and a culture filled with understanding to help me in turn understand how to keep them […]

A “Way of Life” Immune System

What do I mean by a “way of life” immune system? Lifestyle choices impact your immune system waaaaay more than a magic supplement or tonic. First, a quick overview of your immune system… Light Overview of Your Immune System Your immune system is your body’s most important surveillance system, protecting it from outside invaders and […]

Repel those pesky bugs!

It’s easy to make your own bug spray. By now you have heard about the dangers of using DEET sprays. If you have not heard about that, please don’t use DEET, especially on your children. A quick bit of your own research will explain why. Instead harness the power of plants in essential oil form […]