36 Healthy Recipes For Strong, Cavity-Free Teeth

May 27, 2015

36 Healthy Recipes For Strong, Cavity-Free Teeth | Growing Up Herbal | Learn to nourish your child’s body and keep their enamel healthy and decay-free through everyday food choices.

From the amount of research that’s been done, it’s become increasingly apparent that fluoride is a toxin and harmful for our teeth and bodies. As mama’s who care for our children, we can speak up and tell our dentist no to fluoride for our kids. There are healthier alternatives to your children having strong, cavity-free teeth without using neurotoxins. There are even natural solutions to turn to when little ones do develop a childhood cavity.

 But what about the everyday stuff? How do we nourish our children’s bodies and keep their enamel healthy and decay free through our everyday choices? It all starts with the food we eat. 

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Crustless Sage Quiche… For A Healthy, Savory Breakfast

May 20, 2015

Crustless Sage Quiche | Growing Up Herbal | Quick and easy sage quiche that makes a great protein packed breakfast for the kids!

When it comes to making healthy real food meals for my family… I’m always learning, and I never feel like I’m doing a good enough job.

Can you relate?

I still have processed food cravings. I still struggle with making and sticking with meal plans. I’m on a sliding scale with the good-better-best list.

It’s tough. Habits, especially bad ones, are hard to break. Thankfully life is a journey, and I can definitely see improvements in this particular area compared to 5 years ago (even 3 and 1 year ago as well).

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4 Steps To Natural Headache Relief Without OTC Pain Relievers

May 13, 2015

4 Steps To Natural Headache Relief Without OTC Pain Relievers | Growing Up Herbal | OTC pain relievers don't have to be your first choice when it comes to dealing with headaches. Here are 4 natural methods that can help!

Headaches are the pits to me. If any acute ailment is going to make me reach for an OTC pain reliever faster than anything, it’s a headache. The reason is because they just seem to get worse over the course of the day if you ignore them. At least that’s how it often goes when I have them.

When I was younger, and a bit more hormonal, it seemed like I had headaches constantly. Ibuprofen or acetaminophen were my go-to pain relievers as soon as I felt one coming on because I didn’t know what else to do, and I didn’t want to deal with them. However, the older (and the more into natural living) I got the more I realized what a bad habit that had become. I wanted to learn what I could do to get natural headache relief before reaching for the pain relievers.

Since then I’ve learned what things trigger my headaches, and I try my best to prevent getting them in the first place. I’ve also learned of some natural methods (some which are just good ole common sense) to help me deal with headaches so when I do get one I can handle it in a more natural manner right off the bat.

Today I’m going to share the 4 methods I use to help get some natural headache relief. All of these are kid-friendly so if your child ever complains of a headache, these methods can be great options for them as well.

(Psst… be sure not to miss the exclusive coupon code for one of my favorite headache products in the post!!)

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How To Prep For A “Pox-Party”

May 6, 2015

How To Prep For A "Pox-Party" | Growing Up Herbal | Some parents actually want their kids to get chicken pox when they're young so they take them to a pox party. Here's what I've learned and how I plan on preparing for one.

Four weeks ago I attended my first “pox party”. Why do I say, “my first”? Because it didn’t work, and I’m going to have to go to another one!

Yes, I’m one of those crazy moms that keeps her eye out for little kids with chicken pox. 

You see, if your kid has chicken pox I’m gonna ask you if I can come hang out with you one afternoon, have our kids swap some spit by sharing all their food and drinks, and then have a glorious afternoon playing together (including lots of hugging). I mean, surely you’re feeling pretty lonely keeping your kid secluded from others while he/she is sick, right? And don’t worry, the party’s on me!

The reason I’m on the lookout for kids with chicken pox is because I don’t vaccinate my kids against it. I’m a big believer in being fully immunized by actually catching the virus and letting the body fight off the infection on its own, and I want my kids to catch it now while they’re small… all at the same time so we can get it over with. 

Today I want to tell you about where I went wrong with my first attempt at a “pox party” and what I plan on doing differently next time. That way if you’re like me and want to take your kids to one at some point you’ll know the right way to go about it.

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What to Say to Those Who Think Your Children Are Deprived

April 29, 2015

What to Say to Those Who Think Your Children Are Deprived | Growing Up Herbal | Do people like to think your kids are deprived because you feed them healthy foods? If so, here's how to respond.

“Give that poor kid some sugar!”

“What do you mean he doesn’t eat cereal for breakfast?!”

“What’s wrong with pop tarts? I used to eat pop tarts every morning.”

“No fruit punch? What do you expect him to drink, water all the time?!”

If you’re a parent who makes natural choices for your kids, statements like these are probably all too familiar from friends and family who don’t see eye to eye with your choices. Fortunately there are ways to maintain relationships without sounding haughty or spiteful, while still standing up for your beliefs.

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Natural Remedies For Growing Pains

April 22, 2015

Natural Remedies For Growing Pains | Growing Up Herbal | Kids complaining of leg pain at night? Could be growing pains. Find out what could be causing it and get some natural remedies to help too!

Has your child ever complained of their legs aching late in the evening? Maybe it was more than an ache… more along the lines of cramping. Perhaps they woke up in the middle of the night crying because the pain was so bad.

This sort of thing can be concerning to parents who’ve never dealt with anything like it before, especially if you’re not sure what’s causing it. Thankfully, most times it’s no big deal.

Those mysterious evening/night time pains are what’s referred to as “growing pains”. 

Today I’m going to be giving you a basic rundown of what “growing pains” are, what’s most likely causing them, and some natural things you can do to help your child get over them without OTC pain relievers.

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