Some people are just put off by alcohol tinctures so I am making some vinegar tinctures. Kids and those who choose to skip alcohol or just don't want to ingest the very small amount that is in tinctures are fans of vinegar tinctures. This one is a liver detox and a general health combination....
Magical Mothering blog to read more.....
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
My big girl looks so grown up now. She wanted a pixie haircut and that is what she got. Thank you so much Kate for doing such a good job. Lyn got her hair cut in between cuts Kate was doing to help raise money for her family's upcoming adoption. Please visit her blog and help her bring those two wonderful girls home. They are special needs and their futures are very bleak if they stay where they are.
Monday, August 29, 2011
If you measure success by having fun and making a lot of new contacts in the community Babypalooza rocked! I was able to introduce myself to the mothering community. Hopefully my services in lactation support, herbal training, Blessingway leading, and jewelry making will be put to use.....
|A beautiful expecting mom of two showing off her new necklace and her friend showing off her new henna|
|Of course I had to get a henna too|
|Some of the lovely baby slings one of my partners had available|
|Just some of my herbal concoctions and my homemade jewlery|
|Of course Lyn helped out and demonstrated the use of the slings with a baby doll|
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Actually, I knew but just haven't gotten around to using it much. I have some dried nettles and I think I am going to start with an infusion.....
Nettles are a very common herb but most everyone sees it as a weed. It can't be beat by what it has to offer nutritionally. Vitamins and minerals abound within it. Give it a try. Just adding it to smoothies or cooking or in a tincture is easy....
Posted by Susan, Mother, Teacher, CLC, Doula, Family Herbalist, Student Midwife, and more at 3:26 PM
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
They turned out pretty good. Thanks to Jenna for sewing them and Lyn for stringing and stamping them. Now, all of the jewelry and herbal items we sell at Babypalooza will have cozy little bags for their trip to their new homes.....
Thursday, August 18, 2011
My dear friend, Jenna, identified the tree right away. It is definitely a Chinese tallow tree. Now, how do I get one to grow officially in my yard and should I? It is an invasive species. I like the way it looks but should I plant a local tree instead?
Posted by Susan, Mother, Teacher, CLC, Doula, Family Herbalist, Student Midwife, and more at 4:43 PM
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Posted by Susan, Mother, Teacher, CLC, Doula, Family Herbalist, Student Midwife, and more at 6:49 PM
|Click on the picture to learn more about comfrey....|
Comfrey can really smell but it can't be beat for its healing properties. It's not called knitbone for nothing. I usually add it to other oils and lotions I make for healing reasons. Today I set out some oil to be infused with comfrey alone. I set it outside in the hot Alabama sun. I know it will come out very green. Since I am getting ready for Babypalooza my crock pot is taken by other oils being infused. I will add some lavender essential oil to the comfrey to help mask the smell. It may make the best ouchy medicine yet.
(By the way, I never recommend comfrey for internal use. It can cause liver damage. Externally though it ROCKS!)
Monday, August 15, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
This book is going on my favorite list. It even comes with a CD of life cycle soundscapes. It has so much depth that it is hard to describe. Just go to Amazon and take a closer look......
Friday, August 12, 2011
Lyn started school on the 1st but Evan, Annika, Connor, and Danny started public school this week. Eliot wanted to get on the bus so badly. Since she has a late September birthday she has 2 more years to go before she starts kindergarten. Even Ben took it all in. Since I am working part time now I was able to put Evan on the bus and be home when he got off. Annika seemed ready for 4th grade. Summer vacation seemed so short this year.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
OK here WE come! Me and two friends of mine are participating in a booth at the baby extravaganza August 27th that is Babypalooza. There will be a wonderful henna artist, Heera, there promoting her art and applying henna designs of your choice then and there.Think about it. How cute would a mom to be's beautiful belly look with a henna design on it? What about matching small henna designs for mom and baby.... I know you can't wait! I will be there promoting my in home Lactation Support Services and my Motherly Creations items. You can't miss us. My other partner and crime is our business and sewing guru. She will be luring you to our table to see all the things you never knew were missing in your life.
|Natural Baby Rash Salve (yes it is supposed to be green)|
|Henna Design on Pregnant Belly|
|Mother Meditation or Worry Beads|
|Breastfeeding Meditation Beads|
Monday, August 8, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Danny really surprised me on Saturday. I took the big kids to International Day downtown. We stopped by a friend of mine henna booth. He showed some interest and picked out a simple design. I was so proud of him for allowing a stranger to touch him and paint the henna on. Heera did a wonderful job. You can check out her site to see some more of her work. I was so proud of Danny. He was not verbal till he was about 6 years old. He has always had difficulty with social situations. He has come a long way. He will still talk on and on about video games but he also is reading and writing Russian. I am hoping that some of his interests now at 15 years old will turn into functional skills in adulthood. Autism is a multi-faceted diagnosis to live with and challenging but Danny has taught me so much and has helped mold me into the mother that I am today!.
Posted by Susan, Mother, Teacher, CLC, Doula, Family Herbalist, Student Midwife, and more at 7:49 PM
Friday, August 5, 2011
Posted by Susan, Mother, Teacher, CLC, Doula, Family Herbalist, Student Midwife, and more at 3:46 PM