Let me just tell you this: I used to hate using bars of soap. I always thought it was less clean than using a lufa (Really, Anne? Really?). On top of that, bars of soap always left me feeling like my skin was pulled too tight and it was so incredibly dry all the time. Not…… Continue reading Using Natural/Homemade Soap Bars
In all the excitement over your new bundle of joy, it can be hard to think about what you need. But please remember, whether you had a c-section or vaginal delivery, there are some major things on and in your body that need healing. You may have some tearing and some stitches that certainly need…… Continue reading Postpartum Care – You are Important, Too
I know, I know. The title is a little prude, and not quite what I would write in my posts. But I am trying to be a little respectful to those men and women who have not experienced birth and don’t really want to talk about vaginas. Those who have given birth, or are preparing…… Continue reading Post Birth Recovery – Caring for “Down There”
Part 2 of a two-part series. Essential oils are a great resource when you are feeling under the weather. They provide an innumerable amount of benefits without the side effects that plague lab-created medicine. This post looks at five different essential oils that can be used when you think you need an extra boost for your immune system.
Part 1 of a two-part series. Essential oils are a great resource when you are feeling under the weather. They provide an innumerable amount of benefits without the side effects that plague lab-created medicine. This post looks at five different essential oils that can be used when you think you need an extra boost for your immune system.
Making homemade lotion is so simple. In this post I share some simple tips for making your own lotion, as well as the link to my aftra shop where you can buy my homemade lotion, opening January 5, 2017.
There is a song written by John Cage called 4’33” (4 minutes 33 seconds). I would normally provide a link so you can hear the piece but in this case I won’t. And I’ll tell you why – there is no music. This piece was written to showcase the sounds you would hear from an…… Continue reading Beauty in Silence
Being able to spend time outside in the middle of November is wonderful. Having a sunny day in the low 60º range makes it even better. And spending it with family is the cherry on top. Sweet Girl and I got to spend the afternoon with my dad and stepmom at their house in the…… Continue reading The Beautiful Outdoors
Oh, life, how you trick me. You give me the illusion of time and then take it away with a baby going through a growth spurt, then being sick, then going out of town. Good grief. Now that I finally have a few minutes to sit down and think (good grief it has been a…… Continue reading Forced to Change
Starting my own journey into the world of natural remedies has been eye-opening. Herbs, flowers, essential oils, and foods can address so many issues it seems silly that so much money is spent on pharmaceuticals. For example, garlic is great to use as an immune support, both as a preventative or an aid your immune…… Continue reading Having a Friend with Natural Remedies