Posts by Ariana

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Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

So… Oatmeal is not low carb (which has been my goal lately), but it’s tasty and the baby (who’s now 10 months old with 5 teeth!) has decided he prefers his food warm, so it’s an easy breakfast when I […]

Sleep Training: Worst Parenting Job (So Far)

I want my son to be healthy, safe, happy, well-adjusted, and a good human being who is compassionate and respectful other people, species, and the Earth we live on. I want him to be a good sleeper. Not because it’s […]

Black lives matter

I stood in my kitchen today and cried. Two more black man were savagely gunned down by police – one being in Charlotte, only two hours away from here. I don’t understand how we’ve become this place. I don’t understand […]

What Does it Feel Like to Have a Miscarriage?

It occurred to me today (on day 3 of miscarriage #3) that many of you (hopefully MOST of you) probably don’t know what a miscarriage is really like.  I made a commitment 4 years ago to be open about my […]

Can This Trick Turn Your Morning Coffee into Brain Fuel?

I’ve been hearing about “Bulletproof Coffee” for a few years now, including from a physician friend of mine who specializes in optimizing performance. Despite that, I must admit it did not sound appealing. Basically, the idea is that instead of […]

Paleo Chocolate Mousse (dairy-free, vegan)

My friend Sheryl made this for me once, and I fell in love with it. She makes it intuitively, adding cacao and coconut sugar to taste. It’s lovely!  But I like recipes. I want to know how much of what […]

Recipe: Peanut Butter Balls

Well, our baby is over 7 months old now, and I’m starting to get back to feeling like me. The old me – before pregnancy and the year of fertility treatments, before the two babies we lost…. Okay, no, not […]

What are Essential Oils & How Can You Determine their Quality?

What Are Essential Oils? I’ve been using and studying essential oils (EOs) since 2000 in both my personal and professional life, and I’ve always described them as the lifeblood of the plant. They are what gives the characteristic scents to all […]

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