family wellness

5 Easy Immune Boosters for Children

A couple of posts ago I wrote about the lost art of convalescence. My little kids are going through their developmental time of catching viruses and building their immune systems. At Mira’s 6 month well-check her pediatrician told us to expect about 1 new virus per month and expect fevers of 103 as “normal”. I […]

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family wellness

Taking a Pause: The Art of Convalescence

Cough, cough, sniff, sniff. Those are the sounds that have been traveling through our house the past few days. I have had 2 kids down with a virus, Ezra taking the brunt of it. He has entered preschool a few hours a week this year, and it seems each Friday he comes home with something. […]

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c-section | tissue donation

FYI: Placenta Donation

I learned and participated in something that I had never heard of until the birth of our daughter last month. I work as a doula and have participated in the birth world for several years, so was quite surprised I never heard of placental donation. I assume that if I haven’t heard of it, there are others […]

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diet | recipes

Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Soup

1 lb grass fed stew beef 2 onions, chopped 2 leeks, sliced white and light green parts 6 cloves of garlic, chopped 1/3 head cabbage, shredded 1.5 cups trimmed and cut green beans 2 carrots, sliced into rounds 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 c frozen corn 6 c beef broth 1 can diced tomatoes Salt/Pepper […]

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