Category Natural Remedies

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 […]

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 […]

Teething Terrors and Other Bedtime Stories

Your baby is finally sleeping more than 3 hours at a time, you’ve mastered diaper changes, nursing and the car seat , and you’ve learned to take a shower, eat three meals and check your email all in one day! You feel energized and are wearing the “I’m a super mom” grin on your face. […]

Postpartum Healing

I’ve come full circle. I was pregnant for 41 weeks and my baby is now more than 41 weeks old. In the last month she’s become hyper mobile, talkative and is on the verge of walking. She turns when her name is called, she hugs and waves and turns the pages in her books. While […]

Natural Remedies for Common Infant Issues

I’ve worked in health care for the past 10 years and ironically I take little stock in what many traditional medicine prescribes. The best medicine is no medicine in my book. Sleep, healthy food, lots of clean water, exercise and sunlight are the best defense and treatment for almost anything that ails you. That said, […]

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