Tag Archives: Health

The Best Fitness Inspiration from Pinterest


As we enter Day 8 of our 30-Day fitness challenge, my muscles are a little sore in places they aren’t usually.  Climbing stairs is tricky.  Carrying something as small as my school bag reminds me that I’ve been using long-neglected muscles.  But it’s all for a good cause.  I’m looking forward to the satisfaction of completing this challenge, and hopefully noticing some improvement ... Read More »

30-Day Fitness Challenge


So here we are in January, the time for resolutions and making changes.  I find it difficult to make resolutions that actually last for the year, so I love the idea of a challenge – with a start and end date, and a clear goal.  30 days, one month, of making good choices, and gradually building strength through various fitness ... Read More »

Helpful Hints for Calming Aching, Swollen Throats


 JvO  Wow.  It’s been a few months since I’ve posted!  In the meantime, I finished work, had a baby, had several colds, mastitis, and the flu.  The sore throat that I experienced seems to be making its way around again, based on the statuses I’ve seen on facebook!  After all, ’tis the season! I thought I’d jot down some of ... Read More »

25+ Natural Earache Remedies


MR – When we first published our post about Earache Remedies, we were just looking to share a few ideas that worked for our kids, and were looking for more hints and tips from others.  And wow – did we EVER get a lot!   That post is our most-viewed and most-repinned of all our posts.  At some point in time, ... Read More »

Home Remedies for Headaches


  I tend to get headaches when a new weather system is heading our way – and they’re even worse when I’m pregnant.  I try to keep Tylenol as a last-resort, even when I’m not pregnant, because I think that headaches are caused by something particular in my environment / day (not wearing my glasses, not drinking enough water, staring ... Read More »

Earache Remedies – Natural Care for Sore Ears


Because of all the interest and discussion about the Homemade Cough Remedy, I thought I’d share our remedies for earaches. We were away for the weekend and didn’t have much with us to treat any problems, but my 4-year old came to us, crying about his ear.  I gave him some Tylenol and hoped that would help – I really ... Read More »

Homemade Cough Remedy


Our house in the winter time is constantly full of coughs.  We have puffers for 3 of the boys, and a diagnosis of “possible asthma.”  That just means that they end up pretty sick from a common cold, and their coughing is constant.  Even throughout the night I hear them coughing and coughing.  The puffers seem to help sometime, but ... Read More »