Announcing Brooklyn Grace!

All Natural Mom of 3 becomes All Natural Mom of 4!   Brooklyn Grace was born safely at home on my due date, September 14th, 2010, at 5:08am.  Yes, I was up all night.  Not a quickie like I had hoped for.  14 hours of labor, 13 of those being with very mild contractions, and about 2 […]

Lynsey’s Homebirth Story

Lynsey’s Home Birth Story August 1st, 2003 After hearing too many times that my bouncing off the walls, never stop, energizer bunny son was “all boy”, I was determined that my next child would be “all girl”.  Two years before she was even born, I painted our spare bedroom pink.  With my first child, I had read the book, “Taking […]

Cody’s Homebirth Story

Part of the reason I decided on homebirth was because of reading dozens of birth stories online.  I think had the most, and they group them so you can read homebirth stories, hospital, C-section,etc.  Nearly every story I read about homebirth seemed about 100 times better than all the other hospital birth stories.  The hospital stories […]

The All Natural Kitchen

Below are just a few things I have learned on the GFCF boards about what is safest to use in the kitchen.  I had no idea about any of these things before.  It can be expensive to replace a lot of your kitchen ware.  I didn’t do it all at once.  I asked for different […]

The All Natural Garden

  (The top is a picture of our garden in the summer. You can see our little apple tree and below it was the start of our raspberry bushes. In the front are green beans and cucumbers are in the back. The big tall thing in the far back is a sunflower that my daughter […]

Vaccine Q&A

I received a question under the “Comments” section of my “Why We Don’t Vaccinate” post and my reply got too long to fit under there, so I am posting my reply here instead.  Maybe someone else has had a similar question.  I know this comes up when thinking about international travel for mission trips, which […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]