Why I Hopped On Board for Thrive Market

I had been resisting diving into another place to get the products we use. I loved Amazon’s delivery to my door. I liked Costco’s deep discounts on certain products. But a lot of times, I have to go to Amazon for some of the things I couldn’t find at Costco. Continue Reading →

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

For birthdays at our house, I make chocolate chip cookies. And it was this cutie’s birthday recently: Eating a primarily paleo diet can make cookie baking a bit difficult. Plus, my little one is allergic to eggs. So, we are getting creative over here with gelatin! My favorite recipe is Continue Reading →

If you had to give up one, which one would it be? Coffee or….

Its been a long time since I was an avid coffee drinker, but if you asked me to give up coffee or “insert some other pleasurable thing here”…  after I had baby #3, it definitely would NOT have been coffee, no matter what that “other” thing was!  I felt like Continue Reading →

Fermenting – So Good, So Simple, Like Stupid Simple… Sort Of.

The process of fermenting can be simple, but the science and amount of methods available can be confusing and sometimes dangerous. I had stepped away from fermenting foods for a while when I was having a reaction to my delicious kombucha and water kefir ferments. I later learned that sometimes Continue Reading →

Liver and Gallbladder Cleansing

Before you cleanse other organs, it is recommended to start with the colon [read about that here] to be sure you are eliminating toxins well before you drive them out of other places… so with that in mind, here are some of my personal experiences and tips about liver cleansing. Continue Reading →

Our Laundry Soap Recipe and Stain Fighting Tips – Our Ditch the Drugstore Version

We all have laundry. With five little ones, I have lots! Here is what we use to keep our laundry free of nasty chemicals you find in commercial products. Laundry Soap and Stain Fighting Tips ½ C Baking Soda 3 drops Orange (you can use whatever scent you like, I Continue Reading →

Some Food for Thought on Valentine’s Day and Healthier Treats for Your Tummy

Valentine’s Day holds a sweet place in many of our hearts. For us, it has traditionally been a time when we go out of our way to be extra specially considerate for the others we care about. Its a time when we emphasize our love for one another [see some Continue Reading →

Kidney Cleansing and Fungal Balancing

Step number two in my organ cleansing schedule with my naturopathic practitioner was to flush out my kidneys and balance my gut flora with a powerful blend of probiotics. I knew my digestive tract needed help. You can read about my health history by checking out my About Sarah page. Continue Reading →

My Favorite Flour-Free Paleo Oven Pancakes – NUT FREE too!

I love,love, love pancakes… but the traditionally fluffy goodness available a la IHOP HATES ME… Over the past year, I have had varying degrees of sensitivity to gluten containing products, generally resulting in extremely painful and swollen joints. And then, enter the Paleo Approach Auto Immune Protocol… Now no nut Continue Reading →