Hi, I’m Rebecca, “that organic mom”, welcome to our world. I am a wife and mom to six kids (yes, they’re all mine) from 25 to 8. I’ve been a mom more than half of my life…(wow).
I’d like to help you achieve superior health for your family. Would you love to transform your family’s health and experience less sick days and enjoy life more? I would love to help you learn how to be happier and have a more peaceful home environment. Maybe you just want to get your children to go to bed on time; I can help you with that.
So just think of me as your big sister, your cheerleader, a friend who wants to help you avoid the pitfalls in parenting. I would like to share what I have learned along the way and save you some time. “Busy” is a plague that is running rampant among moms and I’d love to help you take time to enjoy life. We all need to learn to recognize our own success. I would like to help you recognize your own greatness!
I’m very passionate about health and nutrition; especially helping kids eat healthy at home as well as at school. It all started back in 2003 when my son started struggling in school. I was desperately trying to figure out how to help him when I found out I had a kidney stone. That is when my passion for natural living, nutrition and food as medicine began. I studied how food affects behavior in children and how to make changes to our diets.
My family became my experiment as we tried different eating styles from gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, raw vegan, green smoothies (for two years during my 5th pregnancy and ended up giving birth to a 12 pound baby boy at home) then gradually adding in healthy meats and eventually settling on a Simple Whole Foods Diet.
I believe with patience, low stress, quality sleep and the proper diet most modern illness can be more effectively treated than with conventional methods. I’ve suffered the loss of my father before his time, and the loss of my older sister to cancer. It hurts to see family suffer. I’m still learning about love, acceptance, choices and forgiveness.
During the initial learning phase I shared much of what I was discovering with my friends and family through a newsletter I called “Planting Seeds.” I wanted to share the things I was learning with those around me in hopes that they would benefit. I wanted to help everyone achieve my goal of being healthy, staying fit, feeling young, being active and enjoying life. These are still my goals and the reason why I created this website.
My children say I live in a bubble because I forget not everyone goes against the grain so to speak in things like natural or home birthing, early infant potty training, eating a Traditional Diet instead of the Standard American Diet, adding fats to our diet, skipping sodas and diet sodas, not using candy for rewards, openly discussing the problem with the food supply in America and lots more, like schooling…
Over the years my children have received education via home school, private Christian schools, secular private school and public school. I have learned valuable lessons such as; one-size-fits-all is a lie when it comes to schooling, parenting, and clothes! We each do what is right for our children; we must adapt to the needs of each particular child. I hope to encourage you to have the confidence to mother your children the way you think is best.
Speaking of children, here's a little bit about each of my six children:
Creating community is an important part of my life and that is why I put a lot into a special group on Facebook called Hopelively.
Hopelively is a private community for women desiring to find and keep their Hope. For women seeking encouragement in their wellness pursuits or recovering from loss. Our goal is to promote a spirit of hope in the midst of struggles, both physical and spiritual. If you are someone who has learned to live with chronic illness, struggle with health challenges, or just need some motivation, please join us!