Herbs & Remedies for Morning Sickness

Nausea is probably one of the most well known, despised early pregnancy symptoms that many women experience. I have to say, the term morning sickness is a sad misnomer as nausea can affect pregnant women alllllll throughout the day. It can also be an issue well past the first trimester. With all three of my [...]

All About Lemon Balm

Getting my little Lemon Balm plant in the mail from Jung's nursery a few days ago has spurred me to do some research & figure out just what this yummy smelling plant is and what it can do for you. Turns out, Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) seems to be a jack of all trades. Mother [...]

6 Guidelines to Using Herbs During Pregnancy

6 Guidelines to Using Herbs During Pregnancy

How to figure out what to use? Pregnancy can seem like a long list of "don't do this or don't do that" We already covered what herbs NOT to use in this post last week. However it can also feel like you are being bombarded by dozens of different suggestions for supplements, vitamins, and herbs [...]

Herbs to AVOID During Pregnancy:

Herbs to AVOID During Pregnancy:

How Do I Figure This Out? The first thing on most pregnant mamas' minds is probably, " Is this dangerous for my baby?" The second thing is probably, "How can I feel better?" Like conventional medicine, herbs can be harmful, but they can also be very beneficial for you and your child. One Google search [...]

Herbs & Pregnancy: An Intro

Herbs & Pregnancy: An Intro

That is the goal of this upcoming series; I am collecting useful information and writing a series of blog posts on what the average mama needs to know about herbs as she works to stay healthy and strong through her pregnancy, labor, and post-partum period. Here are a few of the topics I'll be writing about . . .

Your Practical, Actionable Health Goals This Year

Your Practical, Actionable Health Goals This Year

Happy new year! Like every year I find myself saying, " I can't believe that 12 whole months went by! It feels like it was JUST January." But then I stop and look back at everything that has happened this year and am amazed that it all FIT in one year! When I lived in [...]

5 Herbs to Warm You Up

5 Herbs to Warm You Up

In celebration of our first snow of the season, I have been learning about how herbs can keep you warm when the temperatures drop. Generally more than a bit cold-blooded, I was always the kid with four layers of pants on just to go play in the snow. Now that I'm a mom I have plenty of other people to [...]