The real life struggles of getting my kids to eat real food

I’ve done 8 loads of dishes in the last 3 days. I’ve made chicken broth (twice), beef broth, gumbo, carrot cardamom soup, chicken veggie soup, homemade yogurt (twice), chili, eggs, homemade sausage and juiced like there’s no tomorrow. I’m tired… But I’m not giving up! I started the GAPS diet for myself and my kids…

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Do I Try the GAPS Diet with my Family?

I need your help. My family has issues. So many issues. Today I wanna talk about our digestive issues. Well, I don’t need to go into detail, but I’d like your advice if you have it. I’ve had digestive issues as long as I can remember. I’ve had a history of ulcers, but its spread…

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Happy Colon, Happy Life- How to Cleanse Your Colon Step by Step

I never ever ever thought I would be talking about our colon health on this blog. Yet here I am… This is not a PSA to get a colonoscopy, although you should… Its about cleansing your colon of the years of buildup from eating our Western diet. I talked here about what the buildup of…

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Finally, Step by Step Details on How to Cleanse the Whole Body!

Let’s talk poop. Just kidding! OK, only sorta kidding. Have you guys heard of toxic buildup? We’re exposed to millions of toxins over our lifetime, many of those in our food and medicines. Our bodies are able to process and excrete some of them, but much of it remains stored up in our fat, organs…

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Confession… I Hate Exercise

So, exercising- not really my thing. I kind of hate it. Like irrationally hate it. I have no idea why.  Maybe I suppressed a memory of being kidnapped and forced to exercise to secure my release? Perhaps I was made to run on the treadmill as punishment in my early childhood. Whenever people say you’ll get…

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Finding Hope and Healing

In my “on this day” feed in Facebook today this post showed up… “Homeopathic headache remedies? I’ve had headaches for months, but this one for a week straight. I’m ready to try anything. I’ve got really fuzzy thinking too. I’m ready to hear your wisdom :)” That was two years ago today. That headache lasted…

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Finding Life in the Darkness- A Journey thru the Pain

I think its time for me to tell you my story. I’ve put it off for a number of months, maybe wondering what you would think. Perhaps feeling its too good to be true. But I want to share because you know me and love me, and you want to know. And I want to share…

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And the God of Peace Will be With You in Your Pain

I just want to call someone and complain. I want to whine and bitch about how much my head hurts all the frickin time. About how it feels like its gonna explode with the pain ALL DAY LONG. ALL THE TIME. When I wake up, in the middle of the night, when I’m on the…

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Can I Vent Just a Little?

I think maybe I’m allowed a good cry at this point. Hell, we’re all allowed a good cry at any point but I don’t allow myself to do it often. Today I might make an exception. I’m so damn sick of being sick. Not just being sick- not knowing why. What is causing all of…

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Homemade Raw Cream Butter is Easy and Rebellious- What’s not to Love?!

I’m an outlaw.  I admit it.  I drink raw milk.  Its actually illegal in many states.  Can you believe that?  In Washington (where I live) you can buy it directly from the farmer, which I do.  Every week we go to our farmer’s market and pay $8 for a half gallon of milk (if your…

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