Whew! April has been a crazy busy month for me, and I’m kind of glad it’s over. Maybe May will be a bit more laid back, and I’ll have time to breathe some. This past month, although it’s been busy, has been a fun one. Our family has spent a lot of time together outdoors which has me looking forward to summer a bit more. We’re also finishing up our homeschool year which is nice seeing how I have a love-hate relationship with homeschooling. Sometimes I love it, and sometimes I hate it. LOL! I’m also finalizing the official launch...Read More
My baby, Ezrah, is turning 3 in four days, and I haven’t even written his birth story yet. Bad mama… I know. Well, that’s all about to change. Today, I’m here to share Ezrah’s birth story with you and to get some memories down for the future. If you haven’t read my previous birth stories you can find them here: Judah, Isaiah, and Uriah. And… One More Baby After Uriah was born, I had my hands full with three boys. I’d also started to get busier with my Etsy shop, and although Dean and I wanted another baby, we...Read More
When any of my little ones start to come down with any sort of illness that could potentially lead to an infection, one of the ways I approach the situation naturally is to head to the kitchen and whip up some homemade garlic honey (or garlic syrup for younger kids)! Sure their breath eventually smells a bit garlicky; however, the benefits of increasing garlic during an illness far outway the risk of garlic-breath so it’s definitely worth it! Today, I’d like to briefly tell you why garlic honey (or syrup) is one of my favorite things to use for potential and current infections…...Read More
I can honestly say that I have never experienced raw, breath-taking, life-halting grief as some people have. Yes, I’ve lost friends and family, and while some of these losses have taken time to heal, they have healed. Sure, the memories and the feelings of loss are still there, but the grief itself is not. Over the past year, I’ve come across several different people who have experienced great loss, and every one of these losses has resulted in a kind of grief that is unyielding and suffocating for them. Grief is a healthy, normal response to loss—any kind of...Read More
Y’all. I am so sorry. I have been insanely busy this past month, and I feel like I’ve neglected you and this blog! Posting has been scarce and sporadic, but things are starting to clear up so I should be back to my regular posting schedule soon! Thanks so much for sticking with me through this hectic season of life. I love connecting with you in this space, and I’m super grateful to have you here! Because I’ve been incredibly busy this whole month with work and life commitments, I thought it would be appropriate to share some photos...Read More
As a beginner to herbalism, you will most likely start by learning about common herbs, making basic herbal preparations, and learning how herbs can be used to support or bring balance to the body. However, as you continue on in your herbal journey, you will come across pieces of information that will change how you approach herbalism, the herbs you use most often, and how you make your herbal preparations. Perhaps, today will be one of those times. Today, I want to talk to you about grinding herbs before using them. This certainly isn’t something you have to do...Read More
If you’re like me, you’re constantly cleaning your home, especially with pets and little kids running all around! And when it comes to the cleaners you want to use, you’re probably doing your best to use natural versions that are less toxic than the brand name ones you’ll find in most stores. Now, in my home, natural is always the goal, but that doesn’t mean we always get there. Sometimes I choose what’s quick or more convenient because I’m busy or I don’t know another way, but when it comes to getting clean wood floors the natural way… now...Read More
So here we are again, at the end of another month, and what a month it’s been. It’s been a busy one for me. How about you? Can you believe a quarter of 2017 is almost over? I’m almost afraid to look back to see what I’ve accomplished during this first quarter. I often feel like I’m so busy, and it’s hard to see what all this busyness is amounting to. Maybe I’m still too close to it. Maybe I need another quarter to really see the progress I’m making. Okay, moving on. Spring is officially here friends, and...Read More
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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