FPIES and Food Allergy Awareness

  Most people are aware of some food allergies, but most have never even heard of FPIES. It can be hard and lonely sometimes Mama… but hang in there. Remember, you aren’t doing this alone. What Is FPIES? Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) is a type of food allergy affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.  Classic symptoms of FPIES include profound vomiting, …

DIY Moisturizig Hair Mist

Let’s face it natural mamas… Those of us with curly, coily, or kinky hair usually end up using waaaay more product than our straight stranded sistahs. Am I right?  You can thank all of those bends and twists of our coils and curls for that. It’s not necessarily a bad thing though. However, it is what it is. Even our …

Mommy’s Sanity Saver- Keeping the Kids Calm

Ok Mom… do you ever have those moments when you have reached your limit and you NEED the chaos to stop and noise level to drop? Or what about when your toddler is in the middle of another exhausting world ending tantrum? Well, let me tell you about a recent experience I had and what I’ve found that seems to …

Growing Tomatoes the Simple Way

To be honest, my family doesn’t normally care for tomatoes which is really ironic since they are all HUGE  ketchup fans.  In fact, friends of ours a while back gave Hubby a shirt similar to the one down below that says “I put Ketchup on my Ketchup.” Apparently,  I’m the only one who likes to eat them outside of ketchup …

BLM’s “Garden Stuffie” Loaded Baked Potato

  If you don’t already know my style, let me just go ahead and fill you in… While I’d love to be one of those moms who can serve up a 3 course meal with all the fixin’s like Chef B. Smith at dinner time,  it’s just not gonna happen right now.  At least, not on a regular basis. The …

Our Wash Day Routine…Simplified

I do all  I can to make wash day in this house something positive and uncomplicated. Yes, afro-textured hair can be very fragile and time consuming to care for. But that doesn’t make it a bad thing or something to be dreaded. Like most of you, I’m a very busy mom who doesn’t have a lot of time to spare. …

How to Make A Detangling Spray For Natural Hair & Mirah Lustrous Hair Oil Review

I’ve really been stepping up my DIY game lately. Our bodies are constantly being bombarded with toxins day in and day out. So much so that I’ve been trying to be more aware of what I put on our skin and hair…especially that of my daughter who has so many sensitivities. Young Living’s products have awesome ingredients. But, do their …

Big Little Mommy’s Vegan “Buttermilk” Protein Pancakes

When you have 2 kids with allergies and intolerances to common, everyday ingredients,  you HAVE to dig around and find alternative recipes for things most of us don’t even think twice about eating. In our house, I try my hardest to prepare meals that not only everyone can eat, but also food that everyone will enjoy. Why skimp on taste just …

BLM’s “Summer In the South” All Natural DIY Outdoor Roll-On

I was born and raised in the south. But, let’s face it… it gets crazy hot, humid, and downright uncomfortable at times during the summer months. Worst of all is the fact that I’m one of those  people who ends up being a walking mosquito magnet whenever I venture outdoors in the evening. Ironically, evening is really the best time …

Home on the Range: BLM’s Quick and Easy Meat Sauce

Ever have those days when you need something fairly nutritious for the fam, but you’re pressed for time? Here’s a quick and easy recipe for a versatile meat sauce that you can use over pasta, rice, or any way you see fit. Enjoy!   Ingredients: *Ground meat (turkey is my choice) * Himalayan pink salt * tomatoes w/ green chilies …