Why I chose natural teething toys.

If you're one of those crunchy moms like me, you research the s*** out of any and everything before you give it to your child. You make sure that everything is free of chemicals, BPA, toxins, bad energy, dyes and fragrances before giving it your stamp of approval. It's no different when choosing the best option for your little ones teething necessities. Here's what I've discovered... The New York department of health made findings that suggest babies who chew on teethers may be ingesting small doses of endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs), a variety of chemicals that can potentially interfere with hormones...

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The Appalachian Trail

We woke up to a beautiful Sunday today! It was almost 70 degrees in mid February and we HAD to take advantage of it and get out into nature. Since we're leaving the east coast soon, we decided to head out to The Appalachian Trail to get a few more hikes in before out big move. Unfortunately our boys couldn't join us today because both with their other parents this weekend. But we'll have plenty more opportunities to take our whole family out on the trails before we go. :) It was a super easy hike and a great one...

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Colloidal Silver

It's been a while since my last blog entry but I wanted to have the time to experience the full benefits of a new supplement I added into my health routine before I wrote about it. Colloidal Silver! I've heard of colloidal silver from time to time for over a decade now but I never really looked into it. Honestly, it was probably because I didn't really care about my health and well-being until after Landon was born and I got sick. Really, REALLY, chronically sick! I decided to finally take control of my life and it wasn't until I felt like...

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What breastfeeding was really like.

Before I had kids, I always thought that breastfeeding looked so easy and effortless. I would always see pictures of moms nursing their babies with a big smile on their faces. But nobody really talks about the hard work behind it. With my first child, I wasn't able to breastfeed for long. Shortly after the birth of my son (Landon), I was given 3 rounds of antibiotics for a UTI which quickly gave me a nasty stomach/intestinal infection. I could not keep any food in my system and was incredibly weak while trying to recover from birth. I felt like...

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My home birth story

When I gave birth to Landon, I was in a birthing inn. Long hours of labor with the continuous internal exams by complete strangers and constant distractions of medical equipment and needless chattering in a bright lit room. I thought I had been prepared for coping with my contractions but since I believed that birth was a painful experience, that was very much my reality. It also didn't help much that my husband at the time was someone I was completely miserable with. I felt less than no love or support during my labor. I had lost my mind at...

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