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The Media on Tetanus: Teaching or Scaring?

By | July 24, 2013

By Jessica, Contributing Writer A recent story circulated fb about a young boy almost dying from tetanus. The essence of the article was to scare parents into vaccinating their children.  Captured perfectly by the title: Parents’ fear of vaccinations nearly killed their son. When the media ran this story, it could have done two things: Read More

Super Duper Easy Sweet Tooth Fixins’

By | March 20, 2013

Originally posted on my blog: Gianelloni Family: Life As We Know It Our Top 5 Go-To Sweet Tooth Desserts. When we first gave up refined white sugar and candy and candy bars and boxed cake mixes and cupcakes and pre-made icing and all those other “treats”, my husband went through serious withdrawals. I remember one Read More

How Does Your Family Avoid Illness During the Holiday Season?

By | November 28, 2012 I’ve been thinking a lot about how/why our family avoids illness during this time of year. It seems that while every other child around us is coming down with a variety of sicknesses & illnesses, our home stays rather healthy. We have 4 young children (ages 7, 5, 3, & 2) who have yet Read More

The Myth of Vaccine Injury

By | October 2, 2012

Image by USACE European District I hear it everyday: “ Vaccines Are Safe.” In its most simplest terms, you will hear: “ Vaccines are safe.” In the most thought-out terms, you will hear: “The benefits outweigh the risks.” Rarely will you hear (from mainstream media and our medical system): “ Vaccines have not been proven Read More

No Shots, No School, Not True

By | September 15, 2012 It’s that time of year again. Back to School. And with that comes Back To School Shots. It was hard for me to read all the posts on Facebook leading up to back-to-school shots. “Just brought Sally in for her Kindergarten shots. I don’t know who cried more, me or her” “School shots today. Read More

How to Ensure A Successful Year of Packing Healthy School Lunches

By | August 21, 2012

  Image by: I have to first admit something. I am not the school lunch maker in our home. That is my husband’s job. I’m not sure if it’s a job I subconsciously put on him (since my dad was the lunch maker in our home growing up), or if it’s something he enjoys Read More

Real Food Confessions: Chick-Fil-A

By | July 21, 2012

My children have never eaten fast food….except… I’ve lived under this false sense of truth for quite some time. My children have never eaten McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, Wendy’s and whatever other fast food is popular (I honestly don’t even know).  They have honestly never even had a bite of food from these fast Read More

Top 5 Ways to Ensure Safe Sun Exposure without the Use of Harmful Sunscreens

By | June 30, 2012

Top 5 Ways to Ensure Safe Sun Exposure Without the Use of Harmful Sunscreens With 4 young children, sunburns are always a concern. A few summers ago, we’d line the children up and apply gobs & gobs of sunscreen on them. I was always so scared of my babies getting a sunburn. Around this time, Read More

Encouraging Motherhood through Awareness

By | May 26, 2012

  Image by Motherhood & Encouragement When I think of motherhood, I am always reminded of how much mothers need encouragement. Especially when our children are sick. As a mother of 4 young children, some of my greatest encouragement has come when my children aren’t feeling well. It’s always comforting to have a friend or family Read More


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