dinner, recipes, slow cooker, soup

Slow Cooker Minestrone

IMG_2100.jpgWe are closing in on the last 9 weeks of the school year and this mama is pretty burnt out on packing lunches (and dinners for my oldest who eats dinner at the dance studio a few nights a week). The only thing that’s helping my race to the finish line is my my trusty slow cooker. Continue reading “Slow Cooker Minestrone”

health, information, kids, natural remedies, self care, stress, tips

My Family’s Holistic Medicine Cabinet

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When I was pregnant with my first child at the age of 22, I had NO clue about my views on natural versus conventional medicines and health care. As an asthmatic child with a weak immune system, I had been on round after round of antibiotics, steroids, allergy shots, and pretty much every over the counter medication known to man. When I was 4 months pregnant, I was teaching at a Montessori school and contracted a nasty cold with a barking cough followed by pink eye. I went to see the doctor, and she told me that the medication she needed to prescribe could possibly cause deafness to my baby. Continue reading “My Family’s Holistic Medicine Cabinet”

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What I Eat in a Day 3

IMG_1985.JPGThe sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the pollen is floating through the air. All indciations that spring is on it’s way in Texas. After 2 weeks of intense rain (about 12 inches in 10 days time), a full day of sunshine inspired me to share another What I Eat in a Day. Continue reading “What I Eat in a Day 3”

beauty, health, natural remedies, self care, tips

5 Holistic Self-Care Essentials

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We are finally in the homestretch before the holidays! This time of year can be so magical with all of the lights, decorations, family gatherings, and cosy nights by the fire. However, it can also be quite taxing with busy schedules, financial stress, and holiday travel. It’s very easy to forget to take care of yourself when things get hectic, but self-care is vital to our overall health and wellbeing. Continue reading “5 Holistic Self-Care Essentials”

health, information, self care, stress, tips

Deep Breathing for Stress Relief

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Our bodies are amazingly adaptable. When it gets dark, our pupils dilate to let in more light. When it’s too hot, our body sweats to lower our core temperature. When we cut our finger, the blood vessels in that area automatically narrow and the blood starts to clot. Our bodies are constantly protecting us with a series of biological changes in response to different environmental triggers. And this bio-feedback is no different when it comes to stress. Continue reading “Deep Breathing for Stress Relief”