Category: Natural Parenting

Nursing Support Tea

Over the last 5 years or so, I’ve become addicted to using herbal teas as remedies. I use it for pregnancy and childbirth, I use it for coughs and congestion, I even have one that’s a great immunity booster. So naturally, I’d decide to make a nursing support tea as well. I first came across teas to help nursing mamas when I was struggling to make enough milk for my third baby. I was desperately trying everything under the sun to help increase my milk supply. In that desperation, I bought a box of pre-bagged nursing tea. In my...

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Homeschool Curriculum 2016-2017

Our family recently started our sixth year of homeschooling! It’s amazing to me that I’m getting to be more in the seasoned homeschooler category and out of the newbie homeschooler category. Didn’t we just start this journey? One important part of getting everything ready for homeschooling is choosing the curriculum. Obviously you need to know what books you will be using when teaching. This year, we are changed a few things from last year’s curriculum. We realized last year that some of the curriculum was no longer working for what our kids need and thus, we did an overhaul. This...

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The Ultimate Breastfeeding Round-Up

Breastfeeding. It’s a completely normal thing. Women have been nursing their babies since the dawn of time but that doesn’t mean it’s not hard. I’ve gathered up some of the greatest posts on nursing and nursing hurdles just for you. I’ve created the ultimate breastfeeding round-up! Breastfeeding Basics The Mushy Mommy has a great post on the breastfeeding basics and it’s the perfect place to start! Need some reasons why “breast is best” (ideally people, ideally… we all know there are times when it might not be in everyone’s best interest to breastfeed), Whole New Mom shares her first 25...

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What is an Exclusively Nursing Mom and How to Survive Being One

What is an exclusively nursing mom? Odds are you haven’t heard this term before. What about a non-pumping mama? That one gives more of an explanation but you likely aren’t familiar with that term either. I searched for both these terms and I didn’t really find anything. This should not be the case. There should be more info on exclusively nursing moms and thus I am writing a post about it. Now before I really get going, I want to clarify something. An exclusively nursing mom is not some elite title. It’s not a group of mamas who think they are...

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Natural Living Benefits of Homeschooling

As a homeschooling mom, I believe there are many benefits of homeschooling. You can find lists of why homeschooling is a great idea all over the internet. You can even take a peek at why my family has decided to homeschool. However, I wanted to take a look into the benefits of homeschooling as a natural living family. Did you know that there are natural living benefits of homeschooling? There are actually natural and green reasons to consider homeschooling. Natural Living Benefits of Homeschooling No Commute There’s no need to drive your children to school and they do not...

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Kid Friendly Creamsicle Toothpaste

Leave it to kids to quickly get bored with anything and everything. Even toothpaste flavors. I had been making my kid friendly strawberry toothpaste and the kids loved it… and then one day, they were done with it. “Can we have a new flavor?” “I don’t like strawberry today.” Sigh… kids these days! Or maybe my kids are just spoiled when it comes to toothpaste flavors. Kids who use conventional toothpaste probably do not get too many options. My kids, oh they are smart… they know that mommy can make lots of different toothpastes! Wait, you make your own...

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How to Use Essential Oils Safely

I think you’d be very hard pressed to find someone who has not heard of essential oils! Essential oils are the hottest thing around, when it comes to natural health and even if you aren’t interested in the health aspects, they are pretty popular just because they smell good! But do you know how to use essential oils safely? Essential oils work so well when it comes to health and even just diffusing into the air can make you feel great. It’s easy to feel think that since essential oils are natural they don’t have any harmful aspects but that’s not true....

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