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 [...]
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 [...]
Growing your own fruits, veggies, and herbs definitely becomes more & more important as your family grows. Fresh food, let alone organic fresh food, is expensive so growing your own is great for your bank account AND your health! The only problem is that as your family grows & it becomes more important, it also [...]
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 . . .
One thing that has always bothered me about blogs is the lack of topical organization that is produced by displaying blog posts sequentially. I love trying to wrap my mind around something one subject at a time and I love outlines. Thus, I've created this post to be a topical outline of sorts about the different [...]
Dirt covered everything. Dried herbs poured everywhere but the pot of water. Herb seedlings "transplanted" by being crushed in chubby little hands. Yep, I'm raising a toddler herbalist. And I couldn't be happier. My Little Herbalist Last night at supper I got the privilege of listening to our two year old give her daddy [...]
Crunchy. Flavorful. Savory. Delicious. Today I'd like to share with you all a recipe for herbal crackers that I tried yesterday. I'll spare you the paragraphs of stories about what we did last Friday that is only slightly related to crackers that every other blogger seems compelled to write. We just wanted a snack. And [...]