Author: Meagan

How To Clean Glass Bottles For Reuse

There are times when I feel broke, y’all. Do you ever have those days? Maybe it’s because a bunch of bills have been paid all at once. Or, maybe it’s because shopping for new clothes isn’t an option at the moment. It could even be the social media blues. Have you had those? Now, as organized and prepared as I try to be when it comes to keeping track of money, there are times when I feel like it’s running thin. And, it always seems like these are the times when I find myself needing things… like extra glass...

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Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes With Homemade Strawberry Syrup

Unlike the majority of our weekly breakfasts, we go all out for Saturday morning breakfast here in the Visser home. Sunday through Friday, breakfasts tend to be quick and simple as we’re either running out the door to go somewhere or trying to get our day off to a good start here at home. Speaking of good starts. I’m fully aware of the importance of breakfast, and it’s something I want to prioritize in our home. Unfortunately, I’m lazy, and if I had my lazy breakfast way, I’d let the kids feed themselves crap box cereal from the store....

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We Are Herb Folk: Enter My First-Ever Contest On Pinterest!

You probably already know just how amazing Pinterest is for finding, saving, and categorizing ideas and inspiration. And if you don’t, I’ve got the perfect excuse for you to find out. Starting today, January 9th, I’m holding my first-ever contest on Pinterest, and I’d love for you to join me in participating. It’s easy, and it’s fun!  To celebrate my new website redesign and the coming launch of my new membership site – Herb Folk, I’ve teamed up with Learning Herbs, and they’re giving one of their Herbal Remedy Kits ($97 value) to the winner of this contest! With this kit, you...

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Welcome To The NEW Growing Up Herbal! (Win Some Natural Mama Prizes!)

You know that feeling you get right before you go into labor… the one where you feel so ready for your baby to come, but at the same time, not quite prepared for it just yet? Well, that’s EXACTLY how I’m feeling right now! I’ve gone through the whole pregnancy, labor, and delivery process four times with my own children, and over the last 15 months, I’ve gone through something VERY similar as this new Growing Up Herbal website redesign has been conceived, created, and birthed. Welcome To The NEW Growing Up Herbal Meet my 5th child, y’all! Today,...

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Why I’m Taking A Holiday Blogging Break (+ A Sneak Peek At My New Website)

Why do I always plan big changes around the holidays? Moving. Having a baby. Launching a new website. It’s not like I don’t already have enough to do. There’s decorating for the holidays. Buying and making gifts for friends and family. And of course, spending lots of quality time with my kids. I suppose I should give myself some credit. It’s not like I actually plan these big events around the holidays on purpose. My husband is the one who decided to move to our new house on Black Friday four years ago. My Christmas baby came when he...

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Things I Love: November 2016

Hey, mama! If you live here in the US, I hope you and your sweet family had a Happy Thanksgiving! We certainly did! Thanksgiving always ends up giving both Dean and I a good bit of time off work (and the kids get a break from school). As always, it was a fun, busy time. We celebrated by eating meals with both sides of our family (my side and Dean’s side), we visited with friends and family, and we spent quality time with each other as well. And if you’re not in the US and didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving this...

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My Winter Skin Care Routine & Recipes (+ A Giveaway)

Growing up, I spent a lot of time in the sun. I can remember being dropped off at the city pool as a middle schooler and spending the entire day there, playing in the chlorinated water, laying out in the sun in a bikini, and slathering myself with glittery, perfumed tanning oil. The goal was to get out of the house, hang out with my friends, and be super tan because, well… that was the cool thing to do. And in middle school, I definitely wanted to be cool. Now-a-days, I’m regreting all that time I spent baking in...

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3 Simple Steps To Help Your Child Sleep After A Scary Dream

Inside: Whether it’s sharks, wolves, or the boogie monster, kids get scared at bedtime for all sorts of reasons. When this happens, try following these 3 simple steps to help your child sleep after a scary dream while supporting them emotionally and physically at the same time.  I remember it like it was yesterday. It was an early morning, dark and cold outside. My mom was getting ready to leave for work. I was waiting for her by the basement door, bundled up in my coat, my school backpack on my back. It was almost time to get in...

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I’m Meagan, a registered nurse turned herbalist, and I want to live life naturally. Follow along as my husband and I and our four sons figure out what natural living looks like for our family. And of course, I’d love for you to join me on this journey, too! There’s nothing better than having a good hiking buddy with a compass!

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