Why Brands Should Support Mandatory Labeling

We’ve been talking about GMO labeling a lot lately and it might seem confusing that we’re specifically asking Quaker for support around this issue. “There are no GMO oats…” is the response many people have. I want to shed some light on why we’re asking for brand support in this way. Here’s the thing: our government is heavily influenced by …

The 9 Best Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

The 9 Best Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

You know when you eat something really sour and you get that tingling feeling in the back of your throat? I love that feeling. As a kid I was on a perpetual hunt for the most sour candy around and I would eat Emergen-C powder dry by the spoonful. Although I don’t do either of those things now there is …

YOU can help us have Quaker Conceal or Reveal their use of GMOs - read more and sign the petition to demand mandatory GMO labeling! #ConcealOrReveal

Will Quaker Oats Conceal or Reveal GMOs?

Hi, Jess here. I have some important information to share with you about something that affects all of us. It affects you. It affects your children. It affects our environment. In fact, there isn’t much that the topic of this post does not affect. It is so important to us over here at Scratch Mommy that we applied and were accepted …

Are you asking yourself the question, "Why is grass-fed meat better?" If you are, here's a jam-packed post on the benefits of grass-fed meat and how to find it.

Why is Grass-fed Meat Better?

Until a few years ago, I had never even heard of the term “grass-fed.” Still early on in my real food journey and #LifeFromScratch, I was more than happy to pick up a pound of ground beef from the grocery store for the low low price of $3.89 per pound. As far as I was concerned, a side of beef …

If you're suffering from bad headaches and are looking a natural solution, you'll want to check out this post on 15 herbs for headaches. You may even be inspired to grow your own headache garden!

15 Herbs for Headaches

I don’t think I will ever forget the moment I began my natural living journey: I had just had a bad reaction to yet another prescription drug for my constant headaches and, in extreme desperation, I looked up “natural remedies for headaches” in the internet search bar. This search resulted in me buying tons of books on natural remedies and …

Skincare during cancer treatments is very important. Here are a few treatments and tips to help you care for your skin properly while having cancer.

Skincare During Cancer Treatments

        People diagnosed with cancer have so many things on their minds after the diagnosis…how will I take care of my family, how will this affect my job, will I be okay, etc…that they often overlook their skincare needs. Although it may seem a trivial point, “How will cancer treatments affect my skin?” It really isn’t that trivial. …

Debunking egg labels can seem a bit daunting and confusing. In this post, egg terms are dissected so you know exactly what you are getting and can feel good about it.

Debunking Egg Labels… What it all REALLY means

Because of an unfortunate incident with coyotes around the New Year, I currently don’t have backyard hens. It was super sad because I loved my ladies and their fabulous eggs. Those five little birds had made our backyard a home for the last two years. But, that’s life on the farm, I suppose. I took comfort in the fact that …

Special Holiday Greetings from the Scratch Mommy Team

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Peace. Joy. Love. The Scratch Mommy team wanted to let you know how much they love and appreciate all of our readers, so we made Christmas messages for you. Seasons Greetings from Jessica, The Original Scratch Mommy from her Pronounce Skincare Shop Happy Holidays from Editor in Chief, Loriel and her blog- Naturally Loriel Merry, Merry from …