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Personal Improvement Plan 2014

by Lisa on October 25, 2014

I haven’t done this in a while—make a plan to “fix” stuff and be focused on my health. It’s not that I didn’t have a plan when I was pregnant or at other times, but I didn’t write it down and follow it for the sake of my health alone. I’m doing it now because [...]


Vaccines, UFOs, and GMOs…

by Lisa on October 21, 2014

I’ve been so busy reading about things like vaccines, UFOs, and government corruption. Dave and I are constantly finishing each other’s sentences when we talk about these things, and the most recent thought-sharing instance was that all of those topics feel the same in some ways. Note: I have been the instigator of the vaccine [...]

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Other People’s Recipes

October 16, 2014

One of the things I am REALLY enjoying about having a baby is that I (for some odd reason) just realized that I don’t have to invent every recipe I prepare. Duh. My Mom is an amazing artist in the kitchen—she flings things all around, making some serious messes and usually ending up with flour [...]

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Essential Oils for Babies and Children: Eczema

September 23, 2014

What is Eczema? A skin condition that can be very challenging to treat because, according to Chinese medicine, it is both damp and dry at the same time. Conventional treatments (prescription creams, etc.) tend to treat one aspect of this and not the other. The best approach is to aim for balance.  Eczema can be [...]

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Essential Oils for Babies and Children: Cradle Cap

September 23, 2014

What is it? Cradle cap is a build up of oil and dead skin cells on the scalp. It resembles dandruff, and can be white or yellow in color. It is not painful, and can be caused by overproduction of oil (which can be caused by genetics, use of alcohol on the scalp, or yeast [...]

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Essential Oils for Babies: Diaper Rash

September 23, 2014

Diaper rash can be caused by different things, such as irritation from wetness/urine/feces, sensitivity to the diaper itself, food allergies, or it can be caused by a fungus such as yeast. Depending on the source of the rash (is it just a topical issue or is there an imbalance in the body?), it can be [...]

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Essential Oils for Babies and Children: Usage and Safety Guidelines

September 23, 2014

How to Dilute Oils A premature infant’s skin is about 2.5 times more permeable than our skin. Additionally, during the first 4 weeks of life, the skin changes significantly as the baby develops and adjusts to being outside of the womb. The change continues to occur at a very high rate through 12 weeks of [...]

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Blogging Casually and Baby Wearing

August 15, 2014

Baby E and I are 9 weeks postpartum, and things are going very well! We have a great routine—and by routine, I mean, he gives me clues about when he needs what and I try to interpret them. He’s such a cruise-y baby—and he loves to snuggle. I hit the jackpot with him. He’s really [...]

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Jazzed Up Juice…

August 8, 2014

I go through phases when I juice everyday… and other phases when I don’t juice at all. But overall, I love juicing–it makes me feel like I’m starting the day out right (I always do it in the morning). Smoothies are good too, but because of the types of things I want to put in [...]

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The 4th Trimester

August 7, 2014

Baby E was born on June 12th, which is also the anniversary of Dave’s and my first date and was also my grandma’s 90th birthday. So it was a great day! Since we’re eight weeks out from E’s birth, I thought I’d fill you in a bit about what’s going on now. I’m not going [...]

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