When was the last time you had your vitamin D level checked? The role vitamin D plays in optimal health is becoming more and more validated. Levels above 50 ng/ml can help to drastically reduce your risk for cancer and have shown positive outcomes in prevention in autoimmune diseases, diabetes, dementia, and the list goes on.
In 2012, my family was really struggling to find a healthier life. We had many challenges and this momma was very overwhelmed. My son was two months old and my daughter was three years old, and I was diagnosed with a staph infection. I immediately started researching natural solutions so I could continue nursing my newborn baby. The more I learned about toxins in our home and processed foods, I knew we had to make some big changes.
We set aside a day at the beginning of each year to create individual “vision boards” and a Family Bucket List for the new year. We make a fun day of it at home with favorite music, lots of colors and stickers, and plenty of yummy snacks. Even at 4, 8, 8, and 10 years of age, our girls really get excited about this tradition.
When my first daughter was a new baby, I made the decision to leave classroom teaching to stay at home and raise her. I loved my work and my students, but I had always looked forward to raising children and “being a mom.” My husband was totally supportive of my desire to be home, and we pinched every penny to make ends meet on his teacher’s salary.
If you were a female age 12 or older in the 90’s, you likely remember a bottle of yellow lotion that was toted to be dramatically different from others. I loved that lotion, applied it 2-3 times every single day.