Do you recognize the 5 very early signs of potty readiness in babies?

Offering the potty to infants (not potty training, just offering)

Interested in grain or gluten free eating for the new year? I’ve got a special surprise for you! Click Here to Get a Free Month of the Grain-Free Meal Plan!     I was in an IEP meeting for my daughter, with my 10-month-old charming the socks off everyone in the room by smiling, giggling, and […]

Here is an Easy Method That is Helping Moms Safely Birth the Placenta and Babies Regulate Temperature and Breathing

The very first moments after birth, when the baby is still attached to the mom by the umbilical cord, are a part of the birth process and important for both the mom and baby. In modern medicine, as soon as the baby is born and transitioning to breathing, mom and baby are treated as separate entities, […]

Easy Make-Ahead Eggs and Bacon Muffins {GAPS and Paleo}

Easy make ahead bacon and egg muffins - paleo and GAPS

“It looks like your mom wants you to have protein!” Says my daughter’s teacher upon seeing GAPS lunchboxes after the Christmas break.  A classroom helper remarks “That’s great!” when she hears me say that I give the kids two eggs scrambled in butter and a broth cube every morning. I’m thankful when people who work with my […]

How Fatty Acids are Essential for Brain Support {and how to pick supplements that really work}

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If you are familiar with the GAPS™ Protocol, you may also be familiar with the recommended supplementation program: A therapeutic strength probiotic Essential fatty acids (what we’ll talk about today) Real cod liver oil Digestive support (if needed) Vitamin & mineral supplements (if needed) Note from Cara: This is a guest post by Melanie of Honest […]

Always have broth on hand with Easy Homemade Broth Gelatin Cubes in your freezer

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Do you, like me, love the idea of drinking and using tons of broth in your cooking, both for flavor and increased nutrition and gut-building amino acids? But you don’t have room to store gallons of chicken stock at a time in your fridge, so you end up just making a few quarts, using that […]

Easy Beef Stuffed Kobacha Squash with Veggies and Parmesan (grain free)

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Stuffed winter squash is a delicious meal that’s simple to put together, yet dressy enough for company. Each person gets an individual serving in a squash bowl, which the kids love! I made this beef stuffed kobacha squash topped with Parmesan cheese on a cold weekend afternoon, pup enjoying the view of the wind in […]

5 Things I Learned About Special Needs That Also Apply To My Typically-Developing Children

Lessons from Occupational Therapy

When you have a child with special needs, you look at the world through the eyes of an occupational therapist, speech therapist, and developmental screening practitioner.  We notice developmental appropriateness the way the football enthusiast understands exactly what’s going on in a 2-minute game clip on Sports Center, the auto mechanic can identify whether the […]

Who Else Needs Easy GAPS/Paleo Packed Lunch Ideas for Tomorrow Morning?

GAPS and Paleo Packed Lunch Ideas

  For the many families who started GAPS or Paleo eating after the first, Monday is the day that many children head back to school. Even if you don’t plan on being strict while at school (it’s hard – we had to homeschool while we did strict GAPS), it would be hard on the system […]

How to Explain the GAPS Diet to Your Children

How to explain the GAPS diet to children

It’s intimidating to put young children on a restricted diet. The GAPS diet is a highly nutrient-dense diet so they will be well nourished, so that isn’t the concern. But we live in abundance and our children are accustomed to eating things like pizza (even paleo pizza), crackers, sweetened desserts (even when sweetened with natural […]

The Health Home and Happiness Top 10: Top health articles, products readers love, recipes, and more!

top 10 lists for 2014

2014 is coming to a close, what were your top  moments from this year? I’ll share mine below, and then do another few top 10 lists including my top 10 recipes this year, the top 10 health articles, top 10 products that my readers have loved, and what I’m working on for 2015 as well. […]