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 [...]
Our Favorite Soothing Diaper Rash Spray There's not much worse as a parent than knowing your little munchkin is in pain and not being able to help them feel better. On the other hand there's not much more empowering and satisfying than seeing a problem, knowing just what to do to treat it, and quickly solving [...]
Catnip, specifically Nepeta Cataria, (There are over 250 varieties) is an aromatic perennial herb in the mint family. It is generally used by humans as a carminative (helps to expel gas) and as a gastric stimulant. It is "calming, relaxing, pain relieving, and gentle." (Herbs for Children's Health/HCH) "Catnip is best known for its curious [...]
Something you may not have considered; herbs do not have to be used strictly for your health. They can also be used for your sanity. Like I did as a child (and still do), my 2 year old toddler has rather unruly hair. If ignored for more than a day, especially if she has gotten [...]