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The Day We Lost Everything (Part 3)

By | September 15, 2014

Image by suika If you haven’t read our story yet, please check out part 1 and part 2.  In the first part, I describe why we’re leaving our home.  In the second part, I describe the symptoms that we had that finally led us to suspect a serious problem. Today, I’ll be talking about the “what next.”  That Read More

What Water Has to Do with Metabolism (And How to Get Started Balancing Your Hormones)

By | September 13, 2014

  Image by Mohd Althani How many different messages have you heard about drinking water in the last few years?  Some recommend lots of water.  Some recommend not too much.  Some recommend particular formulas for knowing how to get the right amount for your body.  How are you supposed to know how much to drink?  Read More

On Children as Commodities

By | September 12, 2014

This is a post I’ve really wanted to write for awhile, but something that happened the other week inspired me to write it now. It was early afternoon, and we’d had a late breakfast, so we headed out to do a little shopping before lunch (me and the kids and my mom).  I went through Read More

10 Baby Steps to a Healthier Home

By | September 11, 2014

Daily Goal Update!  We’re hoping to reach 500 sales in the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle.  As of 8 AM today — about 24 hours into the sale — we’re at 52 sales!  That’s 10% of the way there.  Would you help us meet our goal?  Read the details here, or purchase here. If you’ve been Read More

Make Your Life Healthier with the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle (6 Days Only)

By | September 10, 2014

I know a lot of you are just starting out on your journey to a healthier life.   You’re seeking safe, reliable resources to give you the information you need to: Feed your family quality real food Use natural and herbal remedies Find (or make) safer bath and body products Grow a better garden Raise Read More

Why I Stand for Parental Rights

By | September 9, 2014

Over the last couple of weeks here, we’ve had quite the…kerfuffle.  (To quote Dean Pelton of Community…ha.)  We’ve been arguing over vaccines — whether or not they’re necessary, and whether or not anyone has the right to force them on anyone else.  And whether or not I’m really anti- vaccine. Let’s clear up that last Read More

15 Healthy Packable Lunch Ideas (and 50+ mix’n’match options)

By | September 8, 2014

Is the healthy, interesting, kid-friendly packed lunch not the bane of many mothers’ existence during the school year? We want to feed our kids healthy foods.  That they will eat.  That isn’t the same thing, day after day.  And that hopefully doesn’t break the budget.  What are moms to do? Let us help you.  Try Read More

Is There Aluminum in Your Body Products? (and 4 Ways to Improve Your Personal Care Routine)

By | September 5, 2014

  This post was sponsored by Arborstead. Having safe, natural, and effective bath and body products is really important to us, especially now.  We’re recovering from mold exposure, so it’s important that we keep things as clean as possible. A lot of body products, however, just aren’t very clean these days.  They have a lot Read More

About the Vaccine Segment on the TODAY Show

By | September 4, 2014

A lot of you were expecting to see on the TODAY show yesterday.  Honestly, I was expecting to see me on the TODAY show yesterday! I want to tell you the full story about what happened (from my perspective) and then offer a little bit of a response to the segment that did air.  If you’d like Read More

Welcome New Readers!

By | September 3, 2014

  Yesterday I shared a post, 15 Things We Need to Stop Saying in the Vaccine Debate, which brought many new readers here. I’d like to take just a minute to remind everyone of our comment policy.  We allow dissenting opinions, but we do not allow rudeness.  If you use swear words, if you insult people Read More

15 Things We Need to Stop Saying in the Vaccine Debate

By | September 2, 2014

Image by USACE Europe District The vaccine debate is real.  And it’s rough. I, for one, am sick of it.  (The ‘rough’ part.)  I want all parents to have access to important information on vaccines.  I want all parents to know that they have a choice.  I want all parents to feel confident with their decision Read More

The Day We Lost Everything (Part 2)

By | September 1, 2014

  If you haven’t read part 1 yet, hop over and do that now, so that this one makes sense.  The Day We Lost Everything (part 2) is the second part in a multi-part series. It’s been almost a week since we left our home now (as of this writing).  It’s a bit surreal still, Read More


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