Natural Remedies 101

  Herbs, essential oils, and other natural approaches to health are intriguing, exciting, and a little bit overwhelming. There are so many options, and approaches, and beliefs, that it’s ...

Should I Stop Breastfeeding with the Flu?

With the 2017-18 flu season being considered moderately severe, many people are staying home from work and school with fevers, muscle aches, fatigue, and chills[1]. Because this is my youngest’s...

But What About Polio?

A growing number of the population is beginning to question the necessity of all these vaccines. With less than 50% of American adults receiving the flu shot last year[1], and 40% of adolescent gir...

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...

Is Your Child Safe in the Car?

Despite the massive improvement in vehicle safety standards across the country, and more awareness brought to keeping kids safe while riding down the road, car accidents continue to be a top killer of...