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 [...]

9 Strategies to Live Well When You are Exhausted

9 Strategies to Live Well When You are Exhausted

How do I live healthy when I am too tired to function?   That is what I have been asking myself lately because I have been totally exhausted, unable to eat normally, and very unmotivated to maintain normal activities like baking sourdough bread, preparing nutritious meals that don't involve noodles, and of course, working on [...]

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 . . .