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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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Egg Substitutes

Looking for a substitute for eggs? Eggs do have their place however vegans, those allergic to eggs, or those just wanting to avoid some calories need eggs substitute. It also means no more last minute trips to the grocery store or neighbor’s house when you are mid-baking and you realize you are short one egg! Egg Substitutes  Vinegar 1 TBS. vinegar = 1 egg. Either white distilled or apple cider vinegar will work. You will also need 1 tsp. baking soda if there is not already a leavening agent in the recipe. It is recommended that you only replace...

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Why Coconut Oil is the Healthiest Oil in the World

I’m finally switching to coconut oil! No more canola oil, no more vegetable oils, just coconut oil! Why? Because coconut oil is said to be the healthiest oil in the world! Sadly it’s rarely used due to a misconception of its saturated fat content. However, it is now known that it’s actually good for you! So read on and then join me in switching to coconut oil!   Composition: Coconut oil is high in saturated fats, which is why it was believed to be unhealthy. However, it is now known that there is a difference in fat molecules. All...

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Total Face Care from the Kitchen

We recently went on vacation. I had brought my usual body wash/face wash (aka Dr. Bronners) to wash my face with but it’s winter and my skin was way too dry. So I decided to use something else; my kids’ cough medicine (aka honey). As it turns out, my face loved honey, although my hair not so much since I did a horrible job at keeping the honey out of my hair and an even worse job at rinsing it out. Note: tie hair back when washing face. Sometimes you run out of your crunchy face wash. Sometimes you...

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Choosing Safer Toys

With Christmas being almost here, I thought I’d do a post about safe toys. Toys unfortunately can contain a whole host of chemicals and children are more susceptible to toxins. Which is why last year I began to rid our house of the yucky toys and start buying the good ones. I also let all the grandparents and family members know what we were doing. Yes, that caused a bit of craziness that Christmas especially when they don’t see chemicals like I do. However, in my opinion I felt it better to give everyone the heads up so that...

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Got Milk? – 15 Ways to Increase Milk Supply

I am not the type of person that breastfeeding comes easily to. In fact, with my first two children I did not get to solely breastfeed like I planned to. My first was failure to thrive so we supplemented and then I got pregnant right away and there went what little supply I had. My second child I did a bit better but he was still about 40% formula fed. Breastfeeding is something that I’ve always planned on doing. I know that “breast is best” as they say and I wanted to give my kids that. Not to mention...

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All Natural Homemade Deodorant

I have been meaning to make my own deodorant for a while now. Why, you ask? For quite a few reasons! I’m trying to avoid toxins and deodorants can be full of them! Even the crunchy deodorants seem to have something wrong with them. Common Toxic Chemicals in Deodorant Aluminum – A developmental and reproductive toxin. Parabens – A reproductive toxin. Propylene Glycol – Immunotoxin. Fragrance – (can contain Phthalates) Neurotoxin and immunotoxin. Sadly there’s many more chemicals in deodorants that are also toxic but those listed above are some of the big ones. Now that you know why...

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