Cara is the main author at Health Home and Happiness. She loves the health and energy that eating well and playing well provides. She helps other families achieve health in simple steps with the GAPS Starter Package, The Empowered Mother Pregnancy Resource, and Grain-Free Freezer Cooking Guide.

70+ Skills Every Holistically-Minded Homemaker Should Know

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I could just hear Teresa in my head as I wrote the title, “Cara, don’t should yourself!” Use this as a jumping off point, if you’re into healing through nutrition, cooking from scratch without spending all day in the kitchen, and using natural remedies or supplements before heading to the pharmacy, this list is for […]

Eucalyptus: Essential Oils I Use Regularly

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Growing up, my best friend a couple hills over (I grew up in the country) had a giant eucalyptus grove at the bottom of the hill where her house sat. Within the grove we hid from boogie men, made play houses by stringing the loose woody eucalyptus bark over other low branches, and hid from […]

Every Bite is a Choice: How Dietary Changes Are More In Your Head, Less In Your Kitchen

  I got a text from a friend who was coming over to try my White Chicken Chili and a few other things to see if she really did like the food on GAPS after agreeing that it would be something worth trying for just a week to see how it goes. ¬†She has been […]