I like math just about as much as the next mom. Counting baby toes, pennies and the number of times my son says "sooopooon" (spoon) in a day - all good stuff! But when it comes to my kids health, math rarely factors in. Why? Because I watch them, not the numbers. This is especially true with fevers. I'm not alone, either. According to Dr. [...] Continue Reading
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Keep Your Child Hydrated & Comfortable During A Fever With Herbal Smoothie Freezer Pops
Note from Heather: Respected pediatricians agree that fevers are usually beneficial, but do you have a plan for if /when a fever goes beyond what you're comfortable with? The book featured in today's post - Treating Fevers Naturally - was written by Meagan Visser, a registered nurse and herbalist whose insights have helped many mamas [...] Continue Reading
Do Healthy Kids Get Sick?
I Have Imagined You In Your Underwear, Or actually, just those of you that have attended my classes. Public speaking is, uh, not my thing, and I make no apologies for picturing you in pigtails and a purple polka dot sleeper with footies. So, a few months ago I was sitting in the audience listening to my friend Dr. Betsy speak on nutrition and [...] Continue Reading
8 Benefits of Linden + Tea and Tincture Recipes
Need a hug in a mug? That’s how Katja Swift and Ryn Midura, co-authors of Herbal Medicine for Beginners, describe linden tea. Made from the leaves and flowers of the fragrant linden tree, linden tea and tincture have a long history of use for releasing nervous tension, easing various types of discomfort, supporting the heart (both the muscle and [...] Continue Reading
6 Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergy Relief
When you think of the transition to spring or fall, does your mind wander to soaking up lots of beneficial sunshine, planting a garden, or maybe sipping on pumpkin spice lattes . . . or do you think of watery eyes and stuffy sinuses? If you've ever spent allergy season trying to remember what it's like to breathe out of more [...] Continue Reading
I’m Group B Strep Positive – Now What?
So, you're positive, and in this case, we're not just talking about your overall outlook on life. Like so many mamas, you took the Group B Strep test in pregnancy and your results were positive for the presence of the bacteria. Maybe you immediately wondered what you "did wrong," or if there was anything you could do to prevent it. I know I [...] Continue Reading
Drugstore Alternatives When Your Kids Have “The Ick”
Today's guest post come from the fabulous Katja Swift, who is filling in for me this week while I work on a super secret project. You may recognize her name as the genius behind the almond pancakes, but don't think of her as the pancake lady because she is oh so much more! Katja is a clinical herbalist currently serving as the director of the [...] Continue Reading
8 Natural Remedies When Your Baby Is Congested
For the past three nights of nonstop baby congestion, Micah has concluded the best place to sleep is on my chest. While I'm sitting up. It's pretty inconvenient, but I know it's for a good cause. Micah's practicing his housekeeping skills . . . at least his immune system is. What mama wouldn't want THAT? My sweet boy is currently a miserable [...] Continue Reading