When you’re a mom, splurges can sometimes be few and far between. By the time you buy diapers, replace ripped jeans, fill in seasonal clothing for the child who doesn’t have hand-me-downs because she was the only one not born in the winter, and plan enough snacks to feed a third-world country, there isn’t usually […]
I expounded on my resolution to do less this year instead of more, but I have met my first resistance. The decision to re-up for another year of homeschool co-op looms on our horizon. I thought I had a pretty good case to not return when I examined a few realistic facts. Fact #1: Expenses […]
Has anyone ever wondered about the people who pin perfectly decorated cupcakes, amazingly delicious cookies, totally cute craft projects, or ingenious DIY renovations? Are they really people or alien life forms sent to make us normal humans look like total losers? You think I jest, but have you ever really come close to copying one […]
Most moms are always looking for a way to help generate a little extra money, if it’s only to be able to finance another purchase. An odd job here or there stretches the budget. One project I have done off and on for several years is sell our outgrown clothes and toys. There are several options […]
The cleaning aisle is filled with lemon-scented products, from dusting to soaps. Lemon is the rage. Why? Well, because lemon is great. It rocks the cleaning world. Ever notice that lemon wedge on your glass of water at the restaurant? It’s for more than decoration. Lemonade on a hot summer day. Refreshing. If you don’t […]
If you could do one thing to drastically improve your health, how much money would you pay for it? Some people pay hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to follow the latest diet trend. They buy some exotic fruit or a special kitchen appliance or take a handful of pills three times a day. There […]
Ever need a natural remedy fast? It’s easy to look something up on the Internet, but boy sometimes you just need to pull out a recipe and get ‘er done without searching and clicking and sorting through 70 websites for what you’re looking for. Even if you have it bookmarked, if you’re like me, you still won’t be able to find it quickly because, ahem, you have about 500 “I want to try that” links saved in your Favorites. I’m learning it’s better to keep a few books with a several good recipes that are quick and easy to find.
Here is one book that fits the bill nicely. Herbal Nurturing: A Family Healing & Learning Guide by Michele Auger of frugalgranola.com. This 44-page book walks you through preparing basic herbal remedies for you and your family, from childbirth to arthritis, and everything in between!
Naturally prepare for cold/flu season, PMS, headaches, sunburns, postpartum, tummy aches, rashes, and more with over 30 recipes, additional homeopathic suggestions, and healthy-living tips.
If you’re looking to score on a lot of herbal and natural remedies in one place, hop over to Michele’s site and buy this book. You won’t be sorry. She’s awesome.
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Is there such a thing as teaching faith to children? I mean faith is one of those things you really have to experience to get good at. Sure an infant has “faith” that someone will feed him, especially if he cries loud enough. A toddler has “faith” that a parent is going to snatch him […]
Rather than debate the ways to decrease the cost of healthcare, a better focus may be on improving health. Particularly the health of our children. For the last century, we have measured advancement by how much easier we make anything and everything. Rather than bleeding a person with leeches, we have a cabinet full of […]
I’ve said it again and again and again. Diets are a drag. Boring. Torture disguised as some sort of food penance. I like to read about them and then take great satisfaction in never doing them. That is, if we’re talking about diets that center around one principle, such as a certain food, institute an […]