To Vaccinate Or Not To Vaccinate, That Is The Question!

Hello and a very happy Monday to you!! I had to interrupt our series on toxin free personal care for a brief moment, because so many people have been writing asking me what my views on the flu shot and vaccinations in general are.  So please excuse the interruption, but I hope this post will help you and your family in the midst of cold & flu season! Let me begin by saying that I had all my vaccines as a child, and certainly never thought twice about vaccines until starting the Maker’s Diet.  I still remember how much I…

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Summer fun can bring summer struggles! What are yours?

(Here are our 2 yr old and 1 yr old, Grace and Micah in their new Radio Flyer wagon, which they are extremely happy about! If you follow me on Facebook, you probably heard about my mishap with leaving our stroller at a farmstead we visited.  The kids have had so much fun with the wagon I am now glad I lost the stroller!) Hey there! Happy Monday!  Did you have a nice weekend? Ours was hot, hot, and hotter than HOT!  Temperatures peaked on Saturday at 110! Finally a thunderstorm came in this morning and gave us some much…

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Happy 4th of July!! And a delicious banana dessert recipe…

Happy 4th of July! I hope you all had a wonderful day celebrating.  We spent the evening grilling grass fed beef burgers at our friend’s home, and watching the fireworks with the kids.  God bless the USA!  I sure do love this country, and having the freedom to eat what we want is truly a gift from God.  Amazingly, even the raw milk my little ones are drinking in the picture above is being fought over.  I say, let freedom ring!!! 🙂 Mark’s Mom sent the kids adorable outfits for the 4th so they were all decked out.  Even Grace…

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Amazing G(race)- The Story of My Accidental Homebirth! Part 1

Amazing G(race)- The Story of My Accidental Homebirth! – Part 1 By Catherine Slezinger I never intended to have a home birth.  It sounds weird to say it, because everything else about my life is so old-fashioned, homespun, and down to earth, that it seems natural that I’d have my babies at home too!  But I was simply convinced up until Grace was born that I didn’t want one. I thought it would be too messy, too out of control, and that I wouldn’t like having our other littles around.  So I planned for a natural birth at our closest…

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Getting Kids To Eat Healthy: 3 Tips to Taking the “Icky” Out of “Picky” Eaters And Giving Kids A Vision For Optimal Health: Part 2

Getting Kids To Eat Healthy: 3 Tips to Taking the "Icky" Out of "Picky" Eaters And Giving Kids A Vision For Optimal Health: Part 2 By Catherine Slezinger All right, Moms and Dads, did you do your part? Do you know why you are eating healthy, and do you know how to do it?   If you read Part 1 of this series, then you’re ready for part 2: my top 3 in the trenches tips for helping kids to eat healthy! Tip #1 To Getting the Icky out of Picky Eaters: Get It Out Of The House This one…

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Getting Kids To Eat Healthy: 3 Tips to Taking the “Icky” Out of “Picky” Eaters And Giving Kids A Vision for Optimal Health: Part 1

Getting Kids To Eat Healthy: 3 Tips to Taking the "Icky" Out of "Picky" Eaters And Giving Kids A Vision For Optimal Health: Part 1 By Catherine Slezinger Being a Mom is a lot of responsibility.  Not only do you have to know why you should eat healthy food, you also have to plan for, purchase, and prepare aforementioned healthy food- and then after all your hard work, you have to convince the rest of your family to eat it and enjoy it too! It’s a big job, and a lot of women shake their heads in despair, throw their…

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