What is the Workbox System?

(This is our homeschool room.  We’re missing the back of our chair because my mom is recovering it.  We found the desk and chair on the side of the road for free.  We use the square shelves to hold books for Lynsey to read independently, books from the library, and books for me to read […]

Homeschooling Curriculum

We just started homeschooling this year for our 6 year old. We decided to go with My Father’s World 1st grade for our curriculum. It is a Charlotte Mason method curriculum, meaning more laid back, learning through reading, etc. I can’t say that I’d recommend this curriculum, at least for 1st grade. It is not […]

All Natural Remedies

Below is a list of some of the natural remedies we use in our house. Cold or Flu – The main things we use are Virastop, Zinc, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Emer-Gen-C, and lots of water and fluids (but not sugary ones). Echinachea is also good. Teas are good fluids if your kids will drink […]

Cody on the News

On February 11, 2008, Channel 2 News Chicago interviewed Cody and I for a 3 minute special they were doing on artificial dyes on the 10 o’clock news. They came out to our house for about 3 hours. Above is a picture of Cody in front of a spread of Feingold acceptable foods that they […]

Prayer Wall

If you would like to add your child’s name to this Prayer Wall, I would be honored to pray for health and healing for your child, and any time anyone else comes to this post, feel free to do the same. Let us lift up the names of our little ones to the throne of […]

Why We Don’t Vaccinate

I could devote an entire blog to this subject, but I’ll try to keep it as brief as I can. That will be hard. Why did we choose not to vaccinate? When I was pregnant with my first child, I started reading a lot of books on the subject of pregnancy and childbirth. During that […]

Why I Started This Blog

I started this blog because I have kids with issues! 🙂 Because of that fact, I have run into many other moms who have kids with the same issues and don’t know what to do about it, or have had no success in treating their kids going the mainstream route (Ritalin, anti-seizure meds, ABA (therapies […]

Got Milk? Got Ear Infections?

I think this is the question which should appear after the “Got Milk?” ads. These ads are run by dairy farmers, so of course they are trying to tell you that milk is good for you because they make money if you believe their ads, but it’s simply not. Cow’s milk was intended for baby […]

The Low Oxalate Diet

Oh, no! Not another diet!…If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again! Yes, on April 16th, 2009, we started another diet for Lynsey. This one is the Low Oxalate Diet which will add to our already Feingold/GFCF++ diet. What is the Low Oxalate Diet? On this diet, we elminate foods that are high in […]