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Fermenting Kraut

I had the good fortune this past weekend to attend a great kraut workshop given by Lisa Herndon of Lisa’s Counter Culture. It was a small, intimate group, and we got to talk about the basics of fermented foods, the health benefits, and our previous successes and failures. I’ve made sauerkraut in the past, following […]

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To Vax, or Not To Vax

By far the best book on this phenomenon is The Panic Virus, by Seth Mnookin; I can highly recommend it. He tells of how when public-health officials try to work out which areas are at highest risk of fatal outbreaks, one thing they do is look at a map of Whole Food stores — it’s […]

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Toddler obesity on the (slight) decline

  The number of young children who are obese and extremely obese is going down, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.In what researchers say is the first national study to show that the prevalence of obesity among young children may have begun to decline, scientists analyzed data from […]

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How to Spin a Baby

No, I’m not talking about Twister for toddlers, though that is an entertaining concept all on it’s own. I’m going to ramble for a bit about fetal positioning in pregnancy – specifically, posterior babies and some simple things you can do to encourage your baby to turn into the optimal birth position. Please note that […]

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Good Stretches for Pregnancy Sciatica

This pregnancy, I’ve been dealing with a little bit of sciatica. Not quite the shooting-pain-down-the-dead-leg type, but the something-painfully-pinched-in-my-hip kind. If I Do Something about it, then it subsides, but all it takes is a few days of lounging around preggo-style for it to flare up again. In the long run, I try to see […]

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Things I Love: The Pregnancy Book

After reading several popular pregnancy books, including the “What to Expect” books and the “Girlfriend’s Guide” books, I stumbled on the various Sears’ books. I bought The Baby Book first and quickly ordered The Pregnancy Book. I really wish I’d just started with these books first, and here’s why. Many pregnancy guide/books/advice I’ve found in […]

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Knitting for Sanity

I’ve been a little slow on the crunchiness here because I’ve been guilty of spending the past two weeks knitting almost non-stop. Finally, last night, it occurred to me that knitting (and other crafting habits) can actually be pretty crunchy and sometimes they’re even parenting-related, so I’ve decided to create a category here to occasionally […]

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Chiropractic Care While Pregnant

Today, I finally got around to seeing my favorite pregnancy chiropractor. Yes, indeed, there are chiropractors that specifically treat pregnant women, and yes, it is safe. I go for a chiropractic massage, which is 45 minutes of targeted massage done by the chiropactor himself. This time, it was for sciatica-like pain in my right hip, […]

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Hand Soap, Parenting Funnies & Myths About Drinking Water

Grab a cup of tea, set your timer for a 15-minute break and enjoy some linky goodness below. (Cookies optional.) * “*Set a Course*”:http://www.chrisbrogan.com/set-a-course/ // Chris Brogan’s excellent post on making sure you know where you’re going in life. * “*Homemade Liquid Hand Soap*”:http://tipnut.com/homemade-liquid-soap/ // An easy-peasy recipe for making your own. As soon as […]

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