For Parents Wondering if Their Baby Has Special Needs and Not Knowing Where to Start

Parents Questioning if Baby Has Special Needs or Disability

Are there sensory issues in your family? Sign up for my FREE upcoming webinar and immediately get the Sensory Seeking vs Sensory Avoiding Quiz so that you can take a sensory inventory of all your family members Click Here to sign up! This is taken from an appendix at the end of The Empowered Mother […]

One Afternoon: 10 meat/veggie pairs for easy weeknight dinners

Bulk cooking paleo and GAPS - 12+ meals in 3 hours!

Getting the family involved in cooking is easier to do on a weekend afternoon than on a weeknight between martial arts class, spending time outdoors after the long day in the classroom, and forgotten “I need 50 things for the 50th day of kindergarten tomorrow!”  Bulk cooking is an efficient way to use this quality […]

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

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

    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 waving.  He showed off his voice, showed off his ability to high-five, and then crawled around to the side of the copy machine to go fill his diaper. Sound like […]

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 […]

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