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Ways to Eliminate Eczema

My 2nd child is my sensitive child. No not sensitive emotionally…well maybe, but I’m talking about his skin. He has dealt with eczema since birth. Literally, I have pictures of him only a week old with a sad, red face. Through his first year, it got the worst it’s been and that is what really started me into this world of crunchiness. I was tired of his poor face being covered in this red rash. Now he is almost 4. Some years I don’t see much eczema at all. Others, like this year, we see a flare up usually...

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Chia Seeds

Ch, Ch, Ch Chia! That’s the first thing that people think of when they hear the word chia. However, chia seeds are good for more than just growing “hair” on a ceramic animals! I found out about chia seeds when I was looking into flax seeds. I didn’t like what I found out about flax seeds and was directed to chia seeds as a better alternative.     What makes chia seeds so great?   One serving of chia seeds (which is 1 Tbs) contains: 5 grams of fiber 3 grams of protein 80mg of Calcium – some say...

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How to Frugally Grocery Shop

I was blessed when it came to growing up apparently. I grew up watching my mother cut coupons and make grocery lists. When I got older I even did some of the shopping. However, apparently not everyone was as privileged as I was. Time after time, I find women who don’t know how to frugally grocery shop, do not meal plan, who don’t make grocery lists, and who spend way too much at the grocery store. I used to spend $300 per month on groceries for a family of 6. I now have a family of 7 and thanks to...

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Sunshine Carrots

This recipe was one that my mother-in-law makes on occasion and although I’ve tweaked the original recipe a bit to make it a bit healthier it’s still the same great side dish that our family loves. Most people love the tartness of orange juice with the hint of sweetness that covers these carrots and kids are no exception! My kids are finally getting back to the point where they like eating veggies. One of their favorite ways to eat carrots is Sunshine Carrots. It’s a really simple recipe but an easy way to get your kids to eat their...

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Make Your Own BabyLegs

BabyLegs are a wonderful thing. No, I’m not talking about cute chunky baby thighs; although those are quite adorable. I’m talking about leg warmers for babies. BabyLegs are a great alternative to tights plus they can be worn by boys or girls (just get boyish ones for the boys). You can stash a pair in your bag for when you are out and suddenly realize that it’s just too cold for your baby. How often have you realized that the temperature has dropped and your baby’s legs are getting chilly? Baby legs also have the advantage in that they...

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Why You Need a Chlorine Free Shower

Everyone showers. At least I HOPE everyone showers! However, while we think we are simply getting clean by taking a shower, we are also adding toxins to our body. Now I’m not talking the body washes, shower gels, shampoos and conditioner. Those can definitely be toxic but that’s not what I’m talking about today. Today I’m talking about water. Yes, your water is allowing your body to absorb toxins and so I’m talking about why you need a chlorine free shower. What toxins are in water? Well quite a few but I’m specifically referring to chlorine. Chlorine is used...

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Fenugreek – For Increasing Milk Supply

I don’t make milk like a normal mama. I’m a too low – bare minimum type mama. My two boys were formula fed or part formula fed. This time however, I’m able to solely breastfeed. In the beginning, I had too low of a supply. Baby #3 wasn’t gaining properly. I therefore, started on every method to increase supply known to women. Most of the methods, worked a bit for me. (Note: All supply increasing methods work differently for every woman. Some respond to one and not another.) These methods got me from not enough to just barely enough....

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