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Herbal Spotlight: Plantain Bug Bite Remedy

Herbal Spotlight: Plantain Bug Bite Remedy

An incredibly versatile herb meets an incredibly pervasive, pesky problem in this spotlight. Plantain is a remedy of old that has countless uses, including a fantastic bug bite remedy. In the thick of summer, we reach for plantain frequently in this herbal home. For skin irritation of all kinds, but especially bug bites, plantain is indispensable (and plentiful, too!).

Our Healing Salve is made with plantain, and other wonderful skin care herbs calendula, and yarrow.

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Healing Foods for Toddlers

Healing Foods for Toddlers

Even before remedies are needed and herbs are used as medicine, healing foods are a front line of defense to keep our families healthy. Toddlers are targeted with all kinds of junk and convenience food, so we don’t always associate them with healing foods and rich nutrition. It doesn’t have to be this way.

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Realistic Sleep Expectations for Baby

Realistic Sleep Expectations for Baby

Sleep is one of the hardest adjustments when bringing a baby into the family. Not only do newborns have more demanding sleep expectations than we do, but each baby has their own needs, and they often change with growth spurts and stages of life. But with a basic understanding of baby’s sleep needs and a willingness to listen to your mama and papa instincts, you can make it through the sleep challenges of baby and toddlerhood. 

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