Natural Birth: 5 Tips to Avoid the Epidural

Childbirth has become more and more of a medicalized process. An act women have been capable of completing alone for thousands of years has turned into a major, invasive surgery in an operating room n...

The Unassisted Home Birth of Jackson Thomas

By the time I hit 43 weeks pregnant, I was done. I was hot, I was tired, and I was ready to meet my baby. Up until that point, I’d really let things continue on naturally, not doing much to enco...

DIY Shower Melts for Cold and Sinus Relief

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you’d know that we spent last Christmas visiting family in California. I knew, after our first layover, that I was getting sick-I c...

Make Your Own GOOT (Natural Healing Balm)

For the past couple of weeks, Big A has been battling a pretty nasty sinus infection. Unfortunately, a person with a deviated septum and severe allergies tends to know the drill when it comes to sinus...

5 Ways to Naturally Boost Your Immune System

Winter is coming. No, like, it really is coming! Now that we have a new puppy, I spend a lot more time outside in the middle of the night than I would like to. But, you know, small puppy bladders make...

Homemade Elderberry Syrup

“Flu Season” Everyone knows about it, and everyone wants to avoid coming down with it. I mean, let’s be real, the flu sucks. It makes you feel terribly, knocks you down for days, and...