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Natural Headache Help

Headaches are an unfortunate part of life.  Many of us have them from time to time, for many different reasons.  …

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Why We Need to Stop Saying “…but WE Turned Out Fine!”

As you know, if you’ve read this blog for any length of time, I live a “weird” lifestyle. You know, eating real food, not vaccinating, extended breastfeeding (yes, my 32-month-old is STILL breastfeeding), homebirthing, etc. Making these kinds of choices invites all kinds of criticism and curiosity, of course. But by far, the excuse/reason I hear the most often from people who are dismissing these “weird” things is:
But we turned out fine!!

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Why I Don’t Support “Cure Cancer” Foundations

I fully expect that this post (even its title!) will be met with incredible disbelief and very strong opinions.  Some of you, even now, may be reading this and thinking “How on earth can you not support a cure for cancer or the foundations that promote it?!”  Hopefully you’ll understand my position a little better once I’m finished explaining.  Some of you may even agree me (and some of you…perhaps begrudgingly!).  I feel like this is a really, really important topic, though, so I’m going to write about it.

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Do Your Research!: Antibiotics

Antibiotics: they’ve become somewhat controversial lately.  Doctors say they’re overused.  There are scares about MRSA (Methycillin Resistant Staphyloccocus Aureus) and other serious, antibiotic-resistant diseases.  And yet, pediatricians frequently prescribe them for ear infections and other illnesses.  When are they necessary?  When are they not?  Do Your Research! and find out.

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Do Your Research!: Vaccines

We’ve shared in the past that we don’t vaccinate our kids, and all the reasons why we don’t.  But we (and most others who don’t vaccinate) have been accused of doing poor research.  Plus, there are a lot of families out there who feel really uneasy about vaccines but just don’t know where to begin.  So, I’m going to set out several questions and unbiased sources here that you can use to start your research, if you are so inclined.

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Sunscreen: To Use, or Not to Use?

Sunscreen.

Now that it’s getting warm outside (which is super awesome!), if you happen to find yourself in the middle of any given group of mothers, you’ll find them obsessively slathering their little ones with sunscreen before they go out to play.  After all…we wouldn’t want them to get any sunburns!

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Why “Natural” On Labels Means Nothing

These days, there’s a lot of controversy over using the word “natural” on products. In fact, there is no standard for the label at all. This opens up a lot of arguing on what can be considered “natural” and a lot of rather fraudulent (in my opinion) use of the term.

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Updates on Bekah’s Allergies

It’s been a couple months now since we started working hard on Bekah’s treatment. We got the prescriptions for B-12 injections and glutathione cream in October. Unfortunately, within a few days, Bekah’s eczema flared up horribly and she began waking up every night, angry and itchy. She also wasn’t napping well or at all, so she was spending most days and nights throwing tantrums constantly. We continued to give her sublingual B-12 everyday, in hopes that would make some difference.

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I’m Kate, mama to 5 and wife to Ben.  I love meeting new people and hearing their stories.  I’m also a big fan of “fancy” drinks (anything but plain water counts as ‘fancy’ in my world!) and I can’t stop myself from DIY-ing everything.  I sure hope you’ll stick around so I can get to know you better!

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