Happy Halloween! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
multiple allergies, plus trying to heal “leaky gut” and reduce possibilities for problems down the road = very challenging at candy season. hard enough for us adults; try explaining to a 3 year old why she can’t have that cupcake, or those candies, or… and explaining to friends and family why it’s not “oh just a little treat, it won’t matter”.
what to do?
here are some stellar suggestions/recipes for families in similar situations – I’m so going to try some of these!
ohlardy’s home made from scratch non-jello gummy worms
20somethingallergies’ a few really awesome non-candy sweet tooth alternatives
hellyeahitsvegan’s vegan pumpkin cupcakes with coconut oil frosting
homemademommy’s three ingredient maple pecan candies (I’ll try with coconut oil & almonds)
sealemon’s DIY slime (part I) and DIY slime (part II) for a completely food-free fun way to entertain halloween style
and my personal favourite: glow sticks!
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)
desperate to come up with something to help K with a cold that went straight to her lungs (of course)
we’ve got a wonderful cough tincture (Usnea, Inula & Althea) from our medical herbalist
been working on potent acupressure points thanks to recent shiatsu sessions (when K will let me – she’s been so hyped with this cold that any touching in those points results in instant withdrawal reaction – I could manage some while she slept fitfully)
some herbal brews: mint family (cat nip, spearmint, lemon balm) plus fennel seed, rose hips, calendula, some late season red clover & stinging nettles; fresh grated ginger & turmeric & lemon slices
finally, last night, she was struggling with breathing & fighting a low fever, I found GOOT. slathered that on her feet, chest & back a couple of times, and she’s almost totally back to normal today.
this is amazing. this kind of thing (especially once in her lungs) usually takes K a week or more to get over to this point. one night of the GOOT. well, let’s see if it’s repeatable… you know it, I know it, we’ll get more opportunities to test it.
- Cinnamon and Spice, and Everything Nice… (streampointwellness.wordpress.com)
- Rose Hips- A hella awesome herbal remedy (fishbeets.wordpress.com)
- Stop and Eat the Flowers (thenaturalmysticblog.wordpress.com)
- Arogyam Herbal Tonic (dailyevolutions.wordpress.com)
hanging’ at the Saanich Fair. watched the pigs & donkeys, cheered the draft horse teams, ate a lot of fair food. what a great day.
in wedgits by K
it was such a great composition (in such a casually off-hand manner), I had to photograph it.
congrats on the new startup! check out Muddy Mouse for fabulous introductory line of iron-on patches for kids’ (of any age) clothing.
spent the weekend in Parksville with my girl. evidence of a weekend well spent = sandy bare feet
saw the sandcastles, fireworks, KidFest and played until we dropped at the playground (if you’ve ever been, you know what I mean)
thanks also to the Z’s for some fun at the minigolf & GOTR