When Should You Take Your Child to the Doctor?

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You are concerned about symptoms your baby or child is having. Should you go to the doctor, or stay home and wait it out? The answer depends on symptoms, age and duration. This post is meant to be a collaborative effort among parents and doctors (sites I often reference are Dr. Sears and Dr. Greene). I'll include my tips here and you are all welcome to make suggestions in the comments below because we all have experience and knowledge to share when it comes to red flags and warning Continue Reading

Moody Sisters Organic Soap Review & Giveaway

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That quirky black cat pops up at Zephyr Hill from time to time thanks to my friends Jess and Whitney, the Moody Sisters. Because skin can be unpredictable at times, and because everyone is different, Jess and Whitney specialize in gentle, natural skincare products that work hard to fix problems and make you look and feel nice. I received a complimentary lavender-scented assortment from the Bath & Body line-up, which included a fizzy bath bomb, a bar of handmade soap and a pump bottle of Continue Reading

Diaper Rite Bamboo Pocket Review & Giveaway

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Diaper Rite brand products are sold exclusively at Diaper Junction.  This is a brand I trust for consistent quality and great prices; we regularly use the covers, regular pocket diapers, cotton doublers, flat diapers and AIO's. Today, my review is of something new: the Diaper Rite bamboo pocket diaper. I bought the "Rock It" print which is a bright and happy gender-neutral design: Here are the basic features of the Diaper Rite bamboo pocket: Waterproof TPU outer Inner velour lining Continue Reading

Monthly Cloth Diaper Giveaway for Expectant Mothers

February brought a new arrival to Zephyr Hill Blog: the Bonjour, Baby monthly giveaway. If you are expecting (biologically or via adoption) and would like to try cloth diapers for your new baby or toddler, sign up for my drawing and you could win a free diaper surprise! Just in case you missed my Facebook announcements from last month, the full details are here with a link to the sign-up sheet. Hope you have a happy and healthy pregnancy!     Continue Reading

How to Bake a Potato Two Ways

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Do you know how to bake a potato? When I first got married, I didn't. A loaded baked potato is one of Jeremiah's favorite things, so I quickly learned two ways to cook a spud. Here's my basic method, which takes about 1 hour. Print Perfect Baked Potato Author: Anne Sweden Recipe type: Side Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  2 hours Total time:  2 hours 5 mins   Ingredients Medium to large russet potato (however many you desire) Olive Oil Salt Continue Reading