Archive for October 31, 2015

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Raising healthy love for this world one child at a time!

I come from a generation of parents that were taught when they were young that children should be seen not heard. This morning as I was holding my youngest in my arms I realized my children might feel more loved than I did. When I was younger I didn’t really feel unloved though. When a child is told over & over again ” I’m so lucky I get to be your mama” or ” I always want to be with...

DIY natural skin care

1. Oil Cleansing in the Evening I was apprehensive about smothering my face with oil, since my face has always been on the oily side.  I love it! It removes all traces of makeup  ( when I use to wear make up)and leaves my skin soft. Putting oil on your skin actually normalizes oil production. I usually put it on and wait 10 minutes and wipe off the excess. According to Ayuredic practices  certain oils are good for certain people,...

copywork and dictation for literacy

Why should you use copywork and dictation in the early grades? The purpose of copywork is to get into the child’s visual (and motor) memory the look and feel of a sentence that is corrrectly composed, and properly spelled, spaced, and punctuated. The purpose of dictation is to have a child practice transferring his knowledge of the rules of grammar, spelling, and punctuation to actual writing. So you should do copywork as long as the child is still struggling with...

Extending the garden season with high tunnels

On our farm we have been able to start our vegetable starts early and extend the growing season. We didn’t really have the money to spend too much on a greenhouse so we decided to make a high tunnel. We made ours for $600 and it’s 20 wide x 48 long. High tunnels offer plants protection from wet, saturated soils and low temperatures in the spring and fall, thereby extending the gardening season. This can translate into earlier maturing fruits...

The Relationship Between Root Canals and Cancer

When I found out that there has been a correlation between root canals and cancer, I had to do more research. My mother who died of cancer, had many many root canals. When a person in the United States has a toothache, due to an infection in the tooth, rather than cure the infection with 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide, dentists almost always kill the tooth. They will typically drill out the insides of the tooth and fill the tooth...

Witch hunt : At what age do you think children should learn about the ugliness in history?

It seems to me everytime I find myself teaching history, the more I am telling my child how ugly the world can be. This is depressing. First it started out with the definition of slaves, then it was the story about America was stolen from native americans and now I am wanting to tell them about all the witch hunts in europe and in OUR country. You know the strong women  like herbalist, midwives and property owners that were burned...

New genetic testing that gives you more insight to your health

Recently I heard about a genetic test that could help tell you more about how your health. When my naturopath recommended these genetic test to me, I was intrigued so I did some research. What many have been talking about specifically is the MTHFR gene, which yes . . . reminds me of mother fucker. But what is this all this about? What a healthy MTHFR gene does for you In 2003, a genetic study called the Human Genome Project was completed....

Holistic Autumn Cleanse Guide

Detoxing in the fall may sound counterintuitive. After all, spring—is usually the time we think detox, whereas autumn feels like a time to hunker down and get back to work.  We need to follow mother earth’s lead in the fall, it’s about acknowledging that we’re overly busy, slowing down, and restoring the body. In the past, I have had a love hate relationship with cleanses, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Gentle cleanses do not have to be...