Category Health

Go the f*ck to sleep for Mommies

Knock on wood…I’m sleeping again. Extra knock!!! If you know me, or have followed this blog, you probably know that my daughter was up 2-3 times a night routinely until about age two. (Hint – If you have a child that slept through the night before 18 months, make us all feel better and lie about […]

Why this mommy left her job…again

Last spring, I explained why I left my job of almost five years. I left a job I loved and where I worked with many people I loved. But after the birth of my daughter, the hours became too much. I was stretched too thin and close to a breaking point. I had to find a job […]

What I miss about being pregnant

All my friends are getting pregnant, many for the second time. While I’m not jumping on that bandwagon again, there are a few things I actually miss about being pregnant. Pregnancy hormones are totally fucked up. Some breeze through clear minded and symptom free. Others turn into total psychos, sprout hair on their chins, lose their […]

Natural Tick Spray….Help Protect your Family from Lyme Disease

It’s Memorial Day Weekend in Maine. Time for BBQ’s, gardening, beach combing, hiking, family, friends and fun! The official kick off to summer. Summer brings warm breezes, sweet berries, fresh veggies, refreshing ocean waters, fireflies and….ticks! It’s always brought ticks of course…nasty but benign. Not anymore. Someone told me up to 70% of the ticks in […]

It’s Summer…Almost! Time to make Non-Toxic Sunscreen

I’ve been asked a number of times about the sunscreen that I make. I was reminded of this today when my cheeks actually got a little pink from being outside at high noon. Not complaining…it was a loooooooooooooong winter in Maine this year. Like debating whether to sell it all and live in an RV in […]

Treating Baby’s First and Many Subsequent Colds

Now that you are through the holidays….you and/or your kids, partner, neighbor, office mate, and everyone else for that matter is sick. Blame it on the weather, the gatherings, the late nights, the egg nog, the wine… Whatever it is, at least someone in your household is sick. Last year at this time, so was […]

Homemade Plant Milk

Everyone asks me, including her pediatrician’s office, if Maddie is drinking milk yet. First of all she has been drinking milk since day one, it’s called breast milk, and she still gets 15 or so ounces a day at 16 months, so I’m not worried about her nutrition. Second, we are dairy-free in our household. […]

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