Healthy snacks, hedgehogs

Healthy Snack – Hedgehogs in the Snow Dessert!

Here’s a healthy snack that is fun and has personality. We are invited to a friend’s birthday party!  The children are excited because this is a friend who prepares nutrient dense foods.  They try their best to eat healthy like us, but this mom has a talent for decorating.  So with great anticipation, we discuss […]

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Boost your immune bath

Boost Your Immune System Bathing in Vitamin C

Bathing is a Great Way to Boost Your Immune System Baths are certainly known for relaxing qualities. When it is a difficult day or a child is sick, a bath is a great way to wind down.  There are many baths to take that are wonderful; lavender, salt, bubble are a few. But today I’m sharing a […]

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banana-caterpillar-treat

Healthy Banana Snack making a Caterpillar

A Fun and Healthy Banana Snack for Children Who doesn’t love caterpillars?  Even the older children love this fun food craft that provides entertainment and a healthy banana snack.   We are reading a sweet book, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, by Eric Carle. It is the inspiration for our treat in the kitchen. With allergies today, we work […]

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Eat Nuts

How to Eat Nuts and Soak Nuts!

Don’t Eat Those Nuts! Wait until you soak them for at least 7 hours. After years of opening a bag of nuts (pecans, walnuts, blanched almonds) and just eating these tasty treats, I learned in Nutrition school that there are phytates. As our family went gluten and dairy free to recovery, eating nuts was an […]

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Well behaved children

Well Behaved Children with Blanket Time

This is “Hands-Down” the best parenting tip we ever got from a dear, sweet, amazing parent on how to have… Well-Behaved Children. We took this class on Child-Training from an amazing couple who have become our mentors. Every one of their now-married children avoided terrible 2’s, 3’s and teenage years. So no matter what we […]

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Purple Sweet Potato Pie

Incredibly Succulent Sweet Potato Pie

 Sweet Potato Pie Many people really like pumpkin pie, which I’ve never really enjoyed. But when my Mom made a sweet potato pie, I found my sweet spot. In our quest to eat as much organic food from our local farmers or supportive grocery store, we found these fun purple sweet potatoes and I called […]

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Faster Recovery when using Supplements

Faster Recovery with Supplements Our Pediatrician is very open minded and offers a variety of supplements and tinctures. She thinks about the many ways to find healing. I consider her to be a great partner in optimal health for my children. As a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, with certifications in Traditional Foods, NRT- muscle testing, […]

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No Aluminum Baked Potatoes

Aluminum-Free Baked Potatoes Tip One day my mom comes over and tells me that no aluminum is good for us. Many of my pans have aluminum and apparently we should not cook with it.  As Aluminum pans are tossed and replaced, research shows how it can be harmful; therefore, we avoid it in our deodorant […]

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