In the wintertime, when I’m washing my hands every-other-minute in order to avoid the nasty flu that seems to be hitting everyone we know, my hands can get dry. Even my boys, with their gorgeous young skin, can get rough, itchy patches. These months of cold dry air, forced air heating, and lots of washing are tough on our body’s largest organ. … Continue reading
When we told our boys that we were staying home over the holidays, of course they were disappointed. Like my husband and I, they were looking forward to seeing their extended family as well as the celebrations that accompany the holidays. Since we changed plans at the last minute, we had no celebratory plans of our own, so we decided to do some new things to make the time special.… Continue reading
Yesterday hosted a small birthday celebration for a dear, long-time friend (over 25 years!). She and the other friends present routinely spoil my boys, as well as my husband and me, so we took advantage of the situation to put together something special for them.
My 8-year-old planned out the meal. … Continue reading
While we were visiting/taking care of my grandmother, we made our first pumpkin pie of the season. And it was delicious. Now that we’ve been reminded of how much we love pumpkin flavored treats, my boys are begging for more.
My boys and I love this, whether as a relaxing drink before bed, or as an afternoon treat. It even works well as a morning starter. It’s slightly sweet, a little bit spicy (like a chai is spicy, not like a salsa is spicy), and full of healthy ingredients.… Continue reading
We go through a lot of hand soap in our family. While foaming hand soap is expensive to buy in the store, it is very inexpensive and simple to make on your own. In addition to cost effectiveness and ease, you can control the ingredients to make certain they are free of chemical nasties. … Continue reading
Sauerkraut not only has all of the health benefits of cabbage, but – as long as it is traditionally fermented and unpasteurized – it is also filled with healthy-gut-supporting probiotics. In addition to supporting digestive health, raw sauerkraut can boost circulation, stimulate your immune system, and reduce inflammation (Organic Facts, 2015). … Continue reading
I make a lot of my own natural skin and body care products. Amazing Face Serum, DIY Foaming Hand Soap, Homemade Bath Salts, Homemade All-Natural Diaper Rash Cream, Hand Sanitizer, and Fizzy Bath Bombs. These simple recipes are all a part of our everyday household life (with the current exception of the diaper rash cream, since we’re now done with diapers), though that recipe also makes a great skin salve for other body areas that need some extra support.… Continue reading
While we could continue to buy pre-made parmesan crisps, I decided to try making them myself. I started with a large chunk of raw, aged, grass-fed Parmesan cheese. … Continue reading
We haven’t made a lot of ice cream so far this summer. I’ve still been mostly sugar free and we just returned from our second big road trip of the summer, so we’ve been gone quite a bit. But this week’s heat wave along with my boys’ sweet requests combined to put me in an ice-cream-making mood.… Continue reading