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Milk Kefir- the only tutorial you need!

Milk Kefir. “???What is milk kefir?” you may be asking… Well, before we even get into that, I’d like to tell you a little story about my guts. Don’t worry. It’s not too gross. It’s actually quite tame when it comes to ‘gut’ stories. And I promise this story will be short, and yes it will tie into milk kefir. …

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Anxiety and depression tea. An easy herbal remedy you can grow!

Anxiety and depression tea, an herbal remedy you can grow! Are you looking for an EASY and CHEAP herbal method to help cope with anxiety and depression symptoms? Are you willing to (slightly) flex your green thumb? I think you’re going to be interested in this post. 🙂 I’ve found a low maintenance and low cost way to consume the …

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Body positivity and creating a culture of consent

Photography by Shandra Massier Body positivity. In previous posts, I have written about a caregiver’s responsibility to raise our children in a culture of consent. Imparting these ideals on our children is the only way humanity has a hope of overcoming rape culture. When we talk about creating a culture of consent, we have to recognize a correlation between the …

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5 ways parents may be contributing to rape culture- and not even know it.

Please be aware that we are discussing some heavy material. Topics in this blog post may be triggering. Rape Culture If you look at any current news feed right now there are endless reports of sexual offenders on trial, victim shaming, victim blaming, and perpetrators victoriously grinning. A month ago, the American presidential elect got caught lewdly boasting about blatantly …

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Consent. How we use tickling to create a family culture of consent!

Warning: The following contains some disturbing content and may be triggering. photography by Shandra Massier Consent. We’ve heard that word a lot in the media recently. And I am glad some of us are talking about it. It’s about damn time. To the rational mind, the concept of consent doesn’t seem so hard to grasp: “Don’t do anything to another …

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Herb drying rack DIY! Cheap and easy!

How to make herb drying racks for CHEAP! If you grow your own herbs, listen up! In order to store them, you’re going to need to dry them first. If you want a DIY on how to make a CHEAP and EASY herb drying rack, this is the post for you! The herbal revolution. In the last few years, the …

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Why having mental disorders doesn’t define me.

I have alluded to in previous posts (here and here) about personally suffering from mental disorders. Today I’m going to expand on that. It’s about to get personal and vulnerable.   Yup. I’m going there.   A while back, on Bell’s Let’s Talk day, I decided to share a picture I sketched 15 years ago; a picture and a caption regarding …

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Cookie Recipe Hack: Unlimited varieties using ONE recipe

I have a secret.   I’m a lazy creator.   Before attempting any project, no matter how big or small, I will, without a doubt, spend time researching how to make the task easier and faster.   I’m a mom of 4 and there are only a certain number (too few, IMHO) of hours in the day!    So that’s why: I love …