Triggering Labor Through Supporting Lung Development

Triggering Labor Through Supporting Lung Development

Lung Development lung surfactants – made of 6 types of fat and 4 proteins surfactant protein A (SP-A) –  has collagen-like domains similar to SP-D phospholipids – fat (lecithins) cholesterol calcium dependent lectins Ways to Support Lung Development exercise eating vitamin D rich foods eggs – yolks contain lecithins meat (white meat is the best) collagen – powder or bone broth colloids – butter, collagen, eggs, gelatin, bone broth, mayo beans (sprouted) fruit vegetables support immunity – vitamin C and zinc…

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5 Weeknight Meal Plan

5 Weeknight Meal Plan

Make a Plan! How many of us struggle to have enough time to cook? I know I do, and I love to cook. But, honestly, I want to spend the least amount of time cooking that I can because I have a lot of other things I want to do, and there are only 24 hours in a day. Plus, dinner time is probably the worst time to try and cook, especially if you are coming home from work and have…

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Paleo Pumpkin Donuts

Paleo Pumpkin Donuts

Happy Fall! My house is full of pumpkin lovers. So, we start pumpkin season early and keep it going. On weekends, I love to make fun breakfasts for my family, and this one was a hit. It is a mix of other bloggers’ recipes and my own spin on things. Enjoy! Watch Noah and I make the recipe! Ingredients Donut (original recipe) Icing (original recipe for pumpkin butter) 8 oz cream cheese (can use dairy-free) 8 oz pumpkin butter (make…

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Halloween Treats

Halloween Treats

Trick-o-Treat! Kids get so excited for Halloween, don’t they?!?! The costumes. The decorations. THE CANDY. It is a ton of fun, but the amount of sugar can give a parent anxiety. Plus, when you have a child that has a food sensitivity dealing with school parties can be a challenge since they can’t have what’s provided, but you don’t want them to feel left out. Noah and I had a blast making chocolate covered popcorn and chocolate pudding graveyard cups….

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Chocolate Pumpkins

Chocolate Pumpkins

Halloween Treats! Kids get so excited for Halloween, don’t they?!?! The costumes. The decorations. THE CANDY. It is a ton of fun, but the amount of sugar can give a parent anxiety. Plus, when you have a child that has a food sensitivity dealing with school parties can be a challenge since they can’t have what’s provided, but you don’t want them to feel left out. So, Brynn and I created these fun AND EASY pumpkin chocolates that would be…

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Paleo S’mores

Paleo S’mores

S’more Love Brendon, my husband and I, have a special place in our hearts for s’mores. For our honeymoon, we went to Hocking Hills National Park and stayed in a remote cabin. Each night, we made a campfire, cuddled in a blanket, and made s’mores. Since coming back home, we have a bonfire at home and love making s’mores as an at home date. However, regular s’mores are full of sugar and my stomach doesn’t really like that. So, I…

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Our Gender Reveal for Speedy Thiede #2

Our Gender Reveal for Speedy Thiede #2

Our Family Celebration Brendon and I found out the gender of “Speedy Thiede” at our 20 week ultrasound, and then, we planned a silly string fight for the kids the next day to reveal it to them. The silly string would either be blue or pink coming out of the guns. I really like the silly string option because it gave the kids a fun activity and took some of the focus on any mixed emotions about the gender (my…

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My Guest Post on Real Food RN: Foods for Babies and Young Children That Are Critical for Their Development

My Guest Post on Real Food RN: Foods for Babies and Young Children That Are Critical for Their Development

Most Nutrient Dense Foods for Babies and Children Check out my guest blog on Real Food RN’s blog about the top foods for babies & young children that are critical for their development. It was so fun to work with Kate on this!   Getting kids real, NUTRIENT DENSE food is my absolute passion, and I wake up every day looking for more ideas to share with others to make it so our little ones can thrive AND enjoy delicious…

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Egg-Free School Treats

Egg-Free School Treats

Navigating the Real World When Your Child Has a Food Sensitivity When we received Brynn’s food sensitivity test results, we were shocked at first that eggs were the culprit. But thankfully, she had such a positive attitude, and everyone was on board with eliminating eggs from her diet. On top of eliminating eggs from her homes, it is important to communicate to her school and family members that we would like her to avoid eggs. For school, I thought it was…

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