Elderberry Syrup

The cold and flu season is upon us once again, so I just made a batch of elderberry syrup to give our immune systems a boost, but also because it’s plain delicious and we love it. Elderberries are a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Iron and Potassium, and a...

Bacon and Contraception? Not the Same Thing

A pro-lifer friend shared his concern with me this morning, asking if we should oppose bacon along with contraceptives, since bacon has been declared a Class 1 Carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. First of all, the processed meat and cancer...

College and Hypersexualized Kids (Rethinking College 1)

We send our kids to college because we want them to become positive contributors to society. To do that, they need to reach a certain level of maturity in the different areas of their lives, sexuality being only one of them. But in many colleges and universities...

Vaccination Needs to Remain a Prudential Decision

Do you know how hard it is to be a parent these days? Oh goodness. The multitude of decisions we need to make on a daily basis, ON TOP of just living daily life and deciding what’s for dinner. To illustrate, today’s parent is often confronted with these...

Cold and Flu Arsenal, 2009

this is for my friend D, whose son is away at college and has had a cough and cold that has his mama worried. i said i’d give her some recommendations of natural remedies, and since i’ve been meaning to do a post on what we use here, including some new...