42-Weeks to an Informed Pregnancy- What Do You Wish You Knew?

42 Weeks to an Informed Pregnancy

Interested in the GAPS diet? How about a class on it? The GAPS class is open for enrollment now!  Click here to check it out.  Hurry! Registration closes October 3rd and Class Begins October 6th (PS – fall is my favorite time to start GAPS, the soups are delicious and welcomed this time of year!)  Click […]

GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Diet for Rookies

The GAPS Diet for Rookies - an overview

  No longer on the GAPS Diet?!  What?! Yes, that’s right. The goal of GAPS is to actually get off the diet eventually! While that doesn’t happen for all people, it does for most. Let’s take a closer look at the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) diet, and then below I’ll give you some resources […]

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Improve your Home and Health with the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle – 5 days only

We all want to make better health and lifestyle decisions for ourselves and those we love. We want to lose some weight, have more energy, use greener products, create nutritious meals for our families, get fit, and feel confident that we’re doing all we can to prevent serious diseases. But it’s so easy to feel […]

Read this before you use Eucalyptus, Peppermint, or Rosemary Essential Oils (1,8-cineole)

Peppermint and Eucalyptus  - Use With Caution

1,8-cineole, a compound found in Eucalyptus, peppermint, and rosemary (and possibly others, these are the ones I’ve heard of though), is referenced by some bloggers to cause slow breathing and possibly even stop breathing in infants.  Scary stuff! The last thing we want to do is cause respiratory problems by using essential oils.   The […]

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7 Habits to Encourage Healthy Dinner Tables this Fall

Fall meal dinner habits

  As our children grow older, we no longer can count on them following us around the house until we stop and listen to their stories.  I’ve been a mom for nearly 8 years now, and as I wonder where the time went, I’m making sure I start some healthy habits that we can carry […]

GAPS Menu Plan – September 2014

  I know how important meal planning can be for families, it can make or break both a special diet and a limited budget (and who has an unlimited budget?!) Free: Click here to sign up to my free newsletter and get the free printable menuto give you some ideas for your meal plan.  I […]

Savory Onion Muffins – GAPS diet friendly

Savory Low Carb Onion Muffins with Coconut Flour - from Health, Home & Happy

  I searched for this recipe on my blog so I could update the picture when I was taking new pictures for my paperback cookbook – and I couldn’t believe it, but I haven’t posted this recipe yet!  This is one of my favorites.  These savory low-carb onion muffins are delicious both with soup for […]

Essential Oils and Special Needs {and how we’re grasping at straws}

Thank you!

I’ve fairly stubbornly avoided most of the recent essential oil trend. I feel like they are over recommended, people are pressured  to buy what they don’t need, can’t afford, and something less concentrated and expensive would work as well. I didn’t want to get caught up in the hype, and the absolute last thing I […]

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Easy Sausage & Summer Squash Frittata with 4-ingredient breakfast sausage

Easy Sausage & Summer Squash Frittata - GAPS, Paleo & Primal from Health, Home & Happy

Looking for an easy way to use up that yellow summer squash this summer? If you have eaters who don’t like “green things” in their eggs, yellow summer squash frittata is the perfect way to add veggies to your breakfast and please all parties. I like to add a cup or so of easy breakfast […]

Simplifying and Being Intentional with Giving, Fundraisers, and Donations

Gifts I recommend - a nice wallet - kids - teens - adults

With the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge overtaking everyone’s newsfeed, and school starting along with the fundraising requests that come home in backpacks, I wanted to take the opportunity to talk a little bit about how we look at giving, donations, and fundraisers.  This fits right in with our series on ‘we’re not minimalists, we just […]