Category: For Motherhood

How your body cares for you and how to care for your body with a newborn

    If you are pregnant for the first time and a little worried about what to expect in those first couple months of your newborn baby’s life, I have good news for you! You will have help: a little something called Adrenaline. I totally had no idea what would happen with a newborn but I did expect to be completely sleep deprived and exhausted.  While this was true, I also discovered something a lot of other moms have talked about too: the wonder of adrenaline. For me, and many other mothers we experience a surge of adrenaline during the...

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Monday Bitez in Lancaster!

I counted 18 food trucks in Sgt. Steve Owen (formerly Lancaster City) Park today! A DJ truck was playing music while Heather, Nick and I had dinner in the park on our blanket and cedar roll up table.  Heather had LA Street Mac & Cheese, I tried the Maine Lobster Tacos, and Nick had a Philly Cheese-steak. Next event is Monday, May 15 starting at 5 pm.  It may look bad, but parking was easy.  You just gotta cruise through the parking lot a couple times!   Source: Monday Bitez in...

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Herbally Yours Open House – Create A Materia Medica

Begin your own Materia Medica by creating your first herb study at our Open House!  Use one of these free templates that will be available at the Herbally Yours Open House.  What is a Materia Medica? It’s an important tool to help you learn about the herbs in your home herbal apothecary. You will record general information about the herb such as its botanical and common names, what it looks like, and where it grows. Information on growing, harvesting, and preserving herbs is also included. Important information such as uses, preparations, actions, and safety information are also included. The...

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Herbally Yours Open House!

Herbally Yours Open House  Herbally Yours Open House Sale! Bulk organic herbs, DIY table, Kids table, herb games, containers for sale to store your homemade balms, salves, and tinctures, and many more items. Select supplements, herbal tinctures, and other natural and organic herbal products for adults, children, pregnancy and lactation will be available as well. There will be mini lectures given throughout the day, raffle prizes, and herb teas to sample. This is a great time to begin or add to your home apothecary! Join the Herbally Yours private Facebook Group    Herbally Yours Open House Saturday May...

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Elderberry Syrup: Herbal Home Apothecary

Elderberries are always in my home apothecary and homemade elderberry syrup is always in my kitchen.  Elderberries are rich in flavonoids and have been used for centuries to shorten the duration of the flu among.  Elderberry syrup is a very enjoyable way for adults and children to receive the immune boosting benefits from this berry. Simply take 1/2- 1 cup dried elderberries or 1 cup fresh elderberries (use only blue or purple elderberries, not the red ones) and place them in a pot with 3 cups of water. Bring this to a boil. Then turn down the heat and...

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