Category: Parenting Tips

Low Iron in Pregnancy – Natural Solutions

Well, here I am at 11 weeks pregnant and find myself with low iron.  You can find out if you have low iron by having a simple blood test.  My test was only $25 with my midwife, but she doesn’t have a markup on blood work.  I was feeling quite tired, and had low iron …

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How to Make Egg Drop Soup (Gluten Free)

I have a thing for soup, especially in the winter.  I want to eat it every night and my family loves it to, so it’s kindof my go to meal when I am at a loss for what to cook, which is a lot of the time. I love to eat egg drop soup when …

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How to Make a No Sew Blanket

Each Christmas in my husband’s family, the cousins draw names and make each other a $5 gift.  We went to the fabric store after Thanksgiving to scope out our options.  First, I needed something my 11 year old could make for a 7 year old.  Second, I needed something my girly girl could make for …

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Burp Cloth Tutorial – Gift for Baby

I have a friend who recently had a baby boy.  I wanted to sew her a simple baby gift as she already has other kids and all of the typical baby basics.  I decided on a burp cloth. There are several options, but I opted for the thick, prefolded gerber cloth diapers. I’ll tell you …

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Adventures in Pregnancy, Week 9

Well, being over 35 and being pregnant with my 4th baby sure has been an adventure!  I haven’t had much of the fatigue I’ve experienced with my other pregnancies because I have been better about working out at the gym and eating healthy.  But from 5 weeks on, I have had monster digestive issues.  When …

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Why I am Choosing Home Birth

My husband and I have been wanting to add a new addition to our family of 5 for a couple of years now.  Finally, in December, I got that positive result on the pregnancy test and am currently 9 weeks along and due in mid-August (don’t worry, the photo is taken later in pregnancy!).  We …

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How to Keep from Getting Sick

I used to get sick all of the time.  I was a magnet for germs and illnesses.  Not anymore.  My Naturopathic doctor shared a secret with me and it works and it is inexpensive.  You can take it all winter long to enhance your natural immunities or you can take it the INSTANT you feel …

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How to Get Rid of Canker Sores

Blame it on hereditary, blame it on toothpaste, blame it on citrus or tomatoes.  I don’t care who or what you blame, but blame SOMETHING!  It will make me feel better.  Since I was a small child, I have been plagued with those nasty little canker sores (but they feel so big in your mouth!).  …

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How to Make Raspberry Vinegar

I had an occasion to need some raspberry vinegar to make this lovely cranberry sauce recipe for Thanksgiving.  I looked for raspberry vinegar everywhere and couldn’t find it at my normal stores.  I did find a small bottle at a local specialty store for $15, but I didn’t feel like it was worth it just …

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How to Draw Disney Characters: Mickey Mouse, Phineas and Ferb, The Cheshire Cat

This picture is one my 11 year old drew at Disneyland’s Animation Academy where a professional Disney animator teaches a beginner class on how to draw Disney Characters faces. She loved the class and went back 5 times to do different characters!  I was impressed by how easy they make it.  My daughter is certainly …

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