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, …

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 …

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 …

Homeschooling: Choosing a Budget Friendly Curriculum

  When I first started homeschooling a few years ago, I was fortunate to have been able to ask questions and get ideas from a few seasoned homeschooling moms.  I can’t begin to put into words how helpful that was. Even if I ended up making choices different from theirs, I at least had some suggestions to work with in …

Making Emotional Development Fun…Q’s Race to the Top

One thing I love about homeschooling is that I can take special time out to focus not only on academics, but my children’s emotional development. I’m always looking for a way to make homeschooling more enjoyable and here’s a fantastic way I’ve found to make learning about and teaching behavioral and social skills as well as physical coordination more fun.  …

All Natural DIY Carpet Refresher

  With kids and pets you may need to freshen up those floors from time to time. If you love for your home to smell nice, but don’t want to use chemical fragrances at the expense of your family’s health… give this DIY a try.   What You Will Need: Baking Soda 20 drops of a quality essential oil. I …

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 …

“No One Ever…” -Raising a Child With Eczema

It’s almost 6:00 in the morning and I’ve barely gotten a solid 2 hours of sleep. No, I wasn’t up late working or scrolling through Facebook or on the phone catching up with an old friend. This has actually become a regular thing in our house and believe me, if I knew a way to keep it from happening… I …

Virtual Healthcare- Is It Right For You?

***This is a review based solely on my personal experience as a mother, not a healthcare professional.  The decision we made as a family was the right choice considering our son’s non-emergency medical circumstances.  Here it is,  another Saturday evening at home, but instead of enjoying family time, you are caring for your child who has been vomiting off and …