Free (or Really Cheap) Ways I Boost My Family’s Immune Systems

Free (or Really Cheap) Ways I Boost My Family’s Immune Systems

First I have to share a Halloween picture because Grace was Belle and had three brave protectors and...I just do. Hope your family had a wonderful Halloween and All Saints and All Souls this week! Apart from the dress up and feasting fun, October was a doozy at our house. It's been years since my [...]

A (Doable) Morning Self-Care Routine

A (Doable) Morning Self-Care Routine

A long time ago I saw a quote online, I think it was from Olympian Rebecca Dussault of Fit Catholic Mom, and it said: MORNING CHECKLIST:  Something Physical Something Mental Something Spiritual Something Nourishing  This short list is a recipe for so many positive things in a woman's mind, heart, body and spirit. I so [...]

7 Ways to Help a Child Fight Allergies

7 Ways to Help a Child Fight Allergies

My son Mark suffers from severe environmental and seasonal allergies. Of all his allergies, he’s most allergic to oak tree pollen. Translated, this month is ground zero for his symptoms. If I left him untreated his face would look like this ^ and his eyes would swell shut all through the yellow pollen dump.  Watching [...]

My Essential Oils (Conversion) Story

My Essential Oils (Conversion) Story

Originally written in 2013 and titled His Illness and How We Got Our Son Back...  St. Thomas the Apostle (The Doubter) should be my patron saint. I’m stubborn. And I’m naturally a doubter – the “you’ve gotta show me” – type. Time and again, God has shown His sense of humor in the ways He’s nudged me [...]