baseball and softball must haves

Spring and summer mean baseball and softball games for my children. We are always sure to bring: chairs -- because my back can't stand the bleachers for very long! water, sunflower seeds, snacks -- for my hungry, hungry hippos (aka children) umbrellas, blankets, hoodies, jackets -- for that unpredictable weather small toys -- because I would rather not hear "I'm bored!" and TerraShield repellent blend -- for players and spectators We have had an unusually rainy spring, and the mosquitoes...

supporting the immune system

Are you aware that there is something you can do to strengthen your immune system? People who help support their immune system are usually pleasantly surprised how they are able to continue to go to work or school, without needing to take time off. I'll share what we usually do in my family. This works best if started at first signs or when exposed to environmental threats. Vitamin C plays an important role in maintaining proper immune function . And, during times when the immune s...

breastfeeding support with essential oils

As a retired  La Leche League  Leader, and mom to 4, I wish I had known about essential oils when my children were little.  For all you nursing or pregnant moms, here are some tips about breastfeeding from Stephanie Fritz, LM, CPM : Fennel internally and Basil topically will definitely increase milk supply. 3-4 drops of each 3-4 times a day, you should notice an increase by next day. Must increase calories by 500 when breastfeeding to make enough caloric and fat filled milk for babe. Nurse as often as you can to help bring up the supply and demand. Drink 3-4 quarts of water Use anti-stress/relaxation essential oils daily (grounding blend, invigorating blend, ...