This was not the blog I was going to write. These were not the pictures I was going to take. This was not the story I was going to tell, and yet as I look back on this experience, I cannot help but giggle at the way God instructs and transforms us. The lessons that… Continue reading The Maternity Shoot that Parallels Motherhood
OB-GYN vs Midwifery Prenatal Care
I sincerely did not know what a midwife was, until I was 26 years old. I was surprisingly and naively pregnant with my first baby. I went to a birth options seminar at a local birthing education center and was immediately over-taken by a world I never knew existed: The natural birth community. I was… Continue reading OB-GYN vs Midwifery Prenatal Care
PPP 16: Urban Gardening & Family Centered Permaculture with Jeremy Brown
Today, I am introducing you to someone who inspires me in both my permaculture and spiritual journey. Jeremy Brown is the creator of Brown Bear Wilderness Co. and a fellow Milwaukee permaculture educator, urban gardener, foraging/wilderness guide, husband and father of 5. We think very similarly about how taking care of the land, and growing our own food is a way of relating to and living out our faith. There are MANY things we could cover in today’s interview, but I am focusing specifically on Jeremy’s knowledge of urban gardening, gardening with a large family, and his dreams for wilderness education.
PPP 15: Benefits of Breakfast
This is the fifth in my health and wellness series, and we are talking about one of my FAVORITE parts of the day: breakfast! Mmm, I am a lover of food, and especially after I have slept, worked out, and ideally spent 12-15 hours without any food in my stomach, I am ready to break that fast! So, in this podcast we discuss some principles about when to eat, what to eat and how to eat, to help make breakfast part of a continued wellness journey!
Home Remedies for Shingles: An Anecdotal Experience
Let’s be real, if you have landed on this page, its unlikely you want a long backstory, and even more unlikely that you are reading this simple introduction. Lord knows that when you or someone you love is suffering from the debilitating, throbbing pain caused by a shingles outbreak, you are wanting to find… Continue reading Home Remedies for Shingles: An Anecdotal Experience
PPP 14: Crazy over Carrots
It's another plant feature all about carrots! Often my plant features have included plants that are lesser known as edibles, but today the plant feature is a vegetable that the majority of people will recognize and that many commonly partake of. We’ve snacked on them, dipped them, steamed them, chopped them, and juiced them…but do we REALLY know all that carrots are capable of?
PPP 13: Food Preservation and Foraging with Robin Harris
I am introducing you to a very beautiful friend of mine! She is a fellow believer, a homeschooling mother , a musician extrodinaire, and a garden-growing professional! Because of her extensive experience in this area, we are focusing on food preservation. Robin preserves much of her own food through canning, freezing, and fermenting…they even make a dandelion soda pop, which we absolutely talk about! So, listen in as I introduce you to the canning expert, at least for today!
Growing More than Veggies: Part II
One of my favorite Bible verses reads, Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 I used to view this verse as a promise that all my childhood dreams of becoming a famous actress would absolutely become reality. And yet, as I've grown to know… Continue reading Growing More than Veggies: Part II
PPP 12: Hot/Cold Contrast Showers
Hydrotherapy is an amazing alternative health technique that provides incredible benefits to our entire body! Hydrotherapy has been used for centuries for a variety of health benefits and therapies, but today I want to talk about 7 reasons you should make hydrotherapy, specifically in the form of a hot/cold shower part of your routine…
PPP 11: Burdock Benefits Beyond Burrs
This is Episode #11 and it is the fourth in my Plant Features!! Today, we are taking a look at the Burdock plant. This is a plant that grows freely and easily in many regions, it may be best known for its annoying burrs that seem to latch onto horse, dogs, and clothing, but it is an amazing plant, nonetheless! This podcast is a rundown of what the burdock plant is and how its useful to nature and to mankind.
7 Easy Ways to Use Garden-Fresh Ingredients
So, you tried out your green thumb and it did alright! Now, how on earth do you use all of these fresh ingredients? Maybe you are a pro in the kitchen, but I do not consider myself quite so adept. I am a newbie, when it comes to food preparation! If I am being honest,… Continue reading 7 Easy Ways to Use Garden-Fresh Ingredients
PPP 10: Interview with Shane Dailey; Father, Homesteader & Kin
This episode is an interview with my only, half-brother by blood, full-brother by Spirit, Shane Dailey! Shane has SO MUCH wisdom he could share with us, but today we are focusing on his ability to recycle and repurpose normal everyday items around his property and garden. Consider this a homesteading feature about how an everyday family goes about creating a practical farm. Some might call him a hoarder, including me, but nonetheless his ingenuity for finding purpose in what many would consider garbage, is amazing! Listen in as my very own brother shares some of his tricks and tips for living an intentional permaculture inspired life!
PPP 09: Exercise: Mind/Body Benefits & Programming Tips
In this episode we are continuing our health and wellness series by introducing the importance of a morning exercise routine. Exercise has a plethora of physical and mental benefits, and it should be a part of your morning health and wellness routine in some form or fashion.
PPP 08: A Dandelion Feature
This is our 3rd Plant Feature! We are discussing the often over-looked and under-appreciated Dandelion plant!
PPP 07: Danny Thompson Talks about Living with His In-laws
In this episode I interview my husband, Danny Thompson about our intentional community with my parents. My husband doesn't necessarily love being on the podcast, but I was really grateful for his perspective! He shares some of the fears that one has in moving in with their in-laws, and some of the benefits he has found in the process. Listen in to a candid conversation (our first of more to come!) about our generational living set up.
PPP 06: Morning Devotions
This is episode number 6, and the 2nd in my health/wellness portion of the podcast. Today, we are discussing the importance of morning devotions or meditation time. I believe this habit is one of the most successful pieces to my overall health and wellness. This quiet time strengthens my faith and my purpose for living. Setting intentions every morning can be and should be a beautiful part of our wellness journeys!
PPP 05: Chamomile Plant Feature
This is episode number 5, and one of our plant features!! Today, we are diving into the chamomile plant! Chamomile is an amazing plant for both your garden and your body, take a listen to find out why!
Danny’s Favorite Millet/Quinoa Pancakes
You guys, I truly never thought this day would come. I have never in my life been considered a "good cook". I am not the person you ask to help with your local bake-sale, nor am I the person who hosts beautiful dinner parties. But I did it! I have created my own recipe, and… Continue reading Danny’s Favorite Millet/Quinoa Pancakes
PPP 04: Warm Lemon Water
In this podcast we are discussing the benefits of starting every single day with a quart of warm lemon water! This is the first podcast in my health and wellness portion of the podcast, where I address various health habits that lead to a more abundant life!
PPP 03: Modern Life Mrs Shares Autoimmune Journey & Following Dreams
In this podcast I am chatting with my dear friend and business role model, Heather Schwartz who is the creator and voice behind Modern Life Mrs, and co-owner of Better Together Photography. This space is dedicated to Heather's journey with ulcerative colitis, how health and wellness have become a part of her every day life, and how she has learned to trust her God-given talents in her life and career.
PPP 02: Comfrey Plant Feature!
Comfrey is an amazing plant for both the environment, your garden and our home-remedy medicine cabinet! From a dynamic accumulator in the garden to a bone-knit for augmenting the healing process, comfrey is definitely a plant you should know about!
PPP 01: What is Permaculture?
This is the VERY FIRST Permaculture Princess Podcast! In this episode, I explain permaculture, and how it plays a role in both my life and the outline of this podcast.
At the First Sign of Sickness!
Updated: December 2022 I used to be someone that often bragged about how infrequently I got sick, but then this winter hit. It is already deemed one of the worst cold/flu winters on record, and between my 1-year-old, 7 nieces and nephews, family events, church family, and a job at the local YMCA, I have… Continue reading At the First Sign of Sickness!
Survivalist Minimalist: Disrupting the Oxymoron
I have been pretty entertained by the tiny house movement and I have secretly wondered if completely downsized, tiny house living, is something my family could do. I have also been intrigued with the survivalist/homesteading movement. The people who are prepared and ready for any possible event, which quite honestly, requires a certain amount of… Continue reading Survivalist Minimalist: Disrupting the Oxymoron
A More Abundant Life – 21 Day Series
I have a somewhat unique identity in my blended family. I am half youngest child, and half only child. My brother, who is 10 years older than me, and one of my best friends and most genuine supporters, is from my mother's first marriage. So, I am a proud and joyful little sister. However, because… Continue reading A More Abundant Life – 21 Day Series
How to Grow a Green Thumb
I have met many people who would love to get started in the vast world of gardening, but they fear the unknown or the commitment. And I get it. Somedays, it is hard enough to keep enough water and food in our own bodies, much less, monitor the water, soil and sunlight of varying plants surrounding… Continue reading How to Grow a Green Thumb
Training for Birth
I love the sport of fitness. I love watching people train for anything! Some train for marathons, triathalons, weekend warrior races, intense yoga inversions, the Crossfit Games, or the Olympics. I am enamored with the human body and all the things it is capable of. My most recent training obsession has come with the adventure… Continue reading Training for Birth
Cold Weather Care: Apple Trees
I am a lover of apples. A crisp autumn day accompanied by applesauce with breakfast, a crunchy apple alongside my lunch (and maybe one for my horse) and some hot apple cider after dinner, is perfect for my Wisconsin-grown self. It would seem, no matter how many winters I experience, I get anxiety about how… Continue reading Cold Weather Care: Apple Trees
Montana’s Birth Story
It is a shame for a woman to grow old without ever seeing the strength and beauty of which her body is capable. -Socrates I have often seen this quote plastered over the visual of a powerful female athlete. Her muscles stand out, her body is chiseled, her focus is clear, and she is typically… Continue reading Montana’s Birth Story
Most Practical Gift Ideas for the Non-Material Girl (and Boy)
If you have heard of, or read about the 5 love languages, you are familiar with the idea that everyone has a different way of expressing love. Words of affirmation, acts of service, physical touch, quality time, and receiving gifts comprise 5 different ways humans can share and reap love. Admittedly, gift giving/receiving rates VERY… Continue reading Most Practical Gift Ideas for the Non-Material Girl (and Boy)