Miscellaneous Health & Wellness Information

These posts are a deviation from my normal health and wellness articles, but contain random tidbits of information you won't find anywhere else.

Homemade Dog Treats (With Coconut Oil)

Homemade dog treats with coconut oil

I've always been an animal person. I begged for years to get my first dog, Holly, when I was five. We named her Holly because she was born right before Christmas and she was the best Christmas present … [Read more...]

DIY Canvas Photo Print Tutorial

DIY Canvas Photo Print Tutorial - homemade canvas photo prints for under ten dollars each

With our wonderfully busy life and five small children, I often find that I'm usually enjoying (surviving) the moment, rather than taking pictures of the moment. When I do manage to get pictures of … [Read more...]

5 Family Favorites for Fall

5 Family Favorites for Fall

I don't often write random posts like this, but I wanted to share some family favorites that don't fit anywhere else. These are random things I've found that my kids absolutely love or tips I've … [Read more...]

How to Preserve Winter Squash Without Cooking It

How to Preserve Winter Squash

Early fall is one of my favorite times of year. The weather is perfect, the leaves are changing and winter squash is in (inexpensive) abundance at local farms and farmers markets so I buy in bulk and … [Read more...]

How to Build a Treehouse for Fun & Exercise

How to build a treehouse for exercise and fun

We can learn so much from children, especially the importance of running, jumping, and climbing. Children do these things naturally and as adults, many of us lose the ability to perform many of these … [Read more...]

Wellness Mama Recipe App

Wellness Mama Recipes App

So... once upon a time, my cell phone contract was up for renewal, my old phone was dying and there was a great deal (aka free) on smart phones, so against my better judgement, I made the jump to an … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Meal Planning

benefits of meal planning

Meal planning is a vital part of eating a healthy diet and there are many benefits of meal planning. If you are new to the Wellness Lifestyle, I'd highly encourage you to take half an hour a week to … [Read more...]

So I Created a Podcast…

Wellness Mama Podcast

Why a podcast?In searching for my own health answers and in the hundreds of hours I've spent researching for this blog, I've come across many experts with incredible information. I am so grateful … [Read more...]

Placenta Pot Roast

Placenta Pot Roast Recipe

Disclaimer: This was an April Fools Joke. Please do not attempt to make pot roast out of placenta!Today, I'm sharing an unusual recipe...Giving birth is taxing on a woman's body but the … [Read more...]

Wellness Mama Website Redesign

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Last week, I redesigned my site... for the seventh time. I realized two things: I've been blogging for a long time (since late 2006) and I'd rather go through labor than have to redesign a website … [Read more...]

7 Natural Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Seven Natural Gift Ideas That Are Cheaper than Flowers

I love days that are reminders to tell my husband how much I love and appreciate him. I don't love days that have become a tribute to candy and store-bought goods that lose their value after a couple … [Read more...]

Top 10 DIY Posts of 2013

Top 10 DIY Posts of 2013 from WellnessMama

I'm a big fan of homemade alternatives to conventional products. Most often, these homemade versions have fewer toxins, are less expensive and usually work better.My DIY recipes seem most popular … [Read more...]