Fighting the Winter Funk

Fighting the Winter Funk

Personally, I love winter.  I love snow and hot cocoa, curling up by the woodstove and reading, big pots of soup with crusty sourdough bread.  It all sounds wonderful to me but… Stuffy noses, grumpy attitudes, sore throats, and cabin fever also tend to appear...
Drink More Water

Drink More Water

Making sure to drink water though out the day has been the single most important way I maintain my health.  I know immediately when I haven’t had enough to drink, and I feel the effects (headache, tired, muscle aches) right away.  Today I am sharing my tips for...
Having Healthy Conversations with Kids

Having Healthy Conversations with Kids

As a science teacher, I sometimes need to talk about healthy living and making healthy choices with my students.  Getting kids, especially teenagers, comfortable talking about healthy eating, safe social choices, exercise isn’t easy but I’ve put together some...
Cold Fighting Garlic Oil Popcorn

Cold Fighting Garlic Oil Popcorn

Our family doctor is very natural minded, which is one of the biggest reasons we chose to see him.  One of his favorite remedies to suggest during cold season is garlic.  Our sore throat soother  is his recipe too.  Garlic is great for reducing the amount of virus in...
Taking Care of Yourself

Taking Care of Yourself

  As a homesteading family we are busy.  There are gardens to weed, animals to feed, and children to raise.  We can get so busy taking care of everyone (and everything) else that it’s easy to forget that we need care too. I was reminded of that this past...