By Contributing Writer, Virginia Miner After the birth of my second son, I became a byword for long labors. “Over 24 hours!? That's a Virginia labor!” My first son was an emergency c-section due to fetal distress after 36 hours of labor. My second son was born (VBAC!) after fifty … [Read more...] about How I Had my Shortest Labor Ever, Thanks to This Natural Technique
By Contributing Writer, Virginia Miner When I found out I was pregnant last summer, I resolved to stick with reusable cloth pads for after delivery. There were a variety of reasons for this decision (I had always used disposable pads previously), but the biggest reason was that … [Read more...] about Make Your Own Cloth Menstrual Pads (Easy Sewing Tutorial)
By Contributing Writer, Virginia Miner Our family has been known to end up on the weird end of the "make or buy" question, and our latest venture is no different... in an attempt to cut coffee costs while continuing to drink the same amount of coffee that we enjoy, we have turned to … [Read more...] about How to Roast your Own Coffee Beans at Home
By Virginia Miner What is a milpa, and why should you plant one? Planting a garden is a good way to know where your food comes from, but how do you make sure that you don’t do the same thing to your backyard that the big growers are doing to their fields? Over fertilizing, … [Read more...] about What is a Milpa, and Why Should You Plant One in Your Garden This Year?
By contributor Virginia George Ever since I was a little kid I had a gut feeling that eating wasn't just about nutrition. When people would complain about eating and wish for meal replacement pills I just didn't get it. Why does emotional eating get such a bad rep? Is it really … [Read more...] about You’re an Emotional Eater, and That’s Okay
By contributing writer, Virginia Miner It's the time of year for traditional desserts! As a little kid I always enjoyed rolling gingerbread cut-out cookie dough and cutting out fun shapes, so I was very excited to come up with an easy gluten-free version that my own kids can … [Read more...] about Gingerbread Cut-Out Cookies (Gluten-Free)
This easy homemade marinara sauce is the perfect burst of flavour with just the right ingredients. Post by contributor Virginia This marinara sauce is the brainchild of two proclivities of mine: my obsession with real food and my addiction to DIY projects. At some point I realized … [Read more...] about Easy Homemade Marinara Sauce