Monday, July 19, 2010

The Healing Powers of Cabbage and Homeschooling

I've had this blog for a little over a month now, and I'm already behind with my posts. Eh, I'll get them up eventually. Harper caught a nasty virus at the end of last week, which was then complicated by her food allergies/sensitivities. It was one of those scary weekends of ongoing "Do we take her to the ER now?" discussions. She's such a toughie, and we forget just how sensitive and fragile her little body can be. But she remained her bubbly, feisty self throughout the crisis, so it was hard to be too worried about her.  Still, I'm the mama.  I'm supposed to worry, even if she doesn't.  Because she shouldn't have to.  I should have all the answers, right?  


(image by Bonita Sarita)
Last night we offered up some healing cabbage.  I already believed in the healing powers of cabbage, but after watching her down three bowls of smothered cabbage and seeing how her body was already healing itself this morning . . . oh, it was priceless.  I could cry right now just thinking about it.  

We're still on health-watch for a couple of days with the phone ready and waiting for a call to the doctor, and I'm emotionally and physically drained, but she's mending.  For now, we can breathe again.
We're taking it easy today, while mama pretends to work on her letter of intent to the state (I LIKE that I still have the summer to chicken out) and maybe schedule a blog post or two.  It was wonderful being able to snuggle in bed with the girls - to have them close and safe and happy - while we read about the Jurassic period and had our French lesson this morning.  Let me tell you . . . I am really starting to dig this whole homeschooling thing.


  1. Just a small word of advice - only give the bare minimum of information in your letter of intent. Only what they require. Give an inch and they'll take a mile...

  2. So what does cabbage do, exactly? And I'm glad she's better now.

  3. I'd love to know what the cabbage does too?!

  4. Thanks, Deb. I basically have a form letter someone gave me to copy. Love this state's requirements . . . I do have a post on that coming one day . . .

  5. Michelle, I am also starting to homeschool this year. I think about changing my mind all of the time!

  6. Hey, Gigi! Thanks for commenting! I flip flop on it, but I remind myself to trust myself and that everything is reversible. We aren't stuck with any decision forever. We just try to do what works for us right now. Good luck with your first year too!


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