Author Archives: Meg

Soap Box Saturday Here on Cloth Diapers

Disposable diapers are like remote controls and video games. They are slowing us down and making us fat. Giving us heart attacks and diabetes and forcing us into gastric by-pass surgeries. Things like cloth diapers and clothes lines are actually the norm or at least the normal-norm instead of the lazy-norm that we have all grown to accept, in this disposable lifestyle that we live in. Where everything gets thrown away, wherever away is…. I believe that plastics are killing us, make ups are murdering us and hormone replacements are robbing us of our loved ones. read more

Girl Talk

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Is there a Cure for Cancer that No One is Telling Us About?

Our country has got it’s priorities mixed up right now, with all the pharmaceutical companies and their interest in money over providing a beneficial service to the American people. At what point along the way did money become more important than integrity on such a grand scale, and so widely accepted? I have a hard time understanding how there still isn’t a cure for cancer, something that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, and even a life. But maybe there is. keep reading

Breastfeeding Restrictions

New breastfeeding restrictions being implemented in Forest Park, GA. really make me wonder where are tax dollars are going. They are passing a law that restricts moms from breastfeeding babies 2 and up in public. Keep reading!

Pioneer Mom-Baby Raising Manual

 There are so many things I wish I had known before having a baby. Things that you  might think the hospital would tell you or your best friend or your mom or someone. click here!

True Beauty

My oldest, Mia, just recently celebrated her fifth birthday, and while it means she is at a beautiful, creative, fantastic age to most people, to me it has “get your act together now” written all over it. The truth, is I’m scared of what goes through her beautiful little mind and I’m desperate to convince her of her beauty. There are some girls in her preschool class that because of her eagerness to make friends, somehow make her feel like she’s not cool. Of course these girls parents drive nicer, newer cars than us and wear a different outfit everyday. Neither of which we will ever do. keep reading!

Champagne Vinaigrette (via Diary of an Outlaw Farmer)

Here’s a great recipe for Champagne Vinaigrette from Outlaw Farmer. Enjoy!

Champagne Vinaigrette I love this time of year for the awesome selection of fresh field greens. There’s nothing better than a bowl full of baby greens topped with skillet potatoes, two fried eggs, fresh goat cheese and champagne vinaigrette. I know this because I used to work in a restaurant called The Flying Biscuit that has a  fried egg salad on the menu. Trust me. Its AMAZING. But you must have the champagne vinaigrette. There is no substitute. I have copied the re … Read More

via Diary of an Outlaw Farmer

Crafty Teacher Gifts

So I’ve started trying to come up with a nice gift for Mia’s teachers. Also, I’ve also been trying to figure out what I could do with some used tomato sauce cans and so I got to thinking I should make pencil holders out of them and give them as gifts to her teachers.!? (in addition to giving them soaps and lotion from Totty’s Bend of course) So that’s what we did. We painted them. Mia painted them, I helped. Definitely want it to have that special kid love painting.

After covering the whole can with 2-3 coats of acrylic paint, we let them dry and then she painted flowers and ladybugs all over them. We also added clear sparkly paint as well as a clear coat. After the cans are finished we put a little bit of shredded junk mail in the bottom and then filled them  with goat milk soap and lotion as well as a pen and a handwritten note from Mia. more!

bath and then bed, in that order

There is this preconceived notion that it’s dinner and then bath but keep an open mind about this one because bath before dinner can be the best thing you’ve ever done for yourself and your kids. continue reading

Who Stole the Sweet Potatoes?

A couple of weeks ago I planted sweet potatoes.  Apparently you just cut them in half and stick them in the ground and they make roots that you would then cut off and plant. I had been checking on them everyday and after about the fourth or fifth day I go out to check on everything and I couldn’t believe it. continue reading