Natural Health

A lot of the products that our family reviews fit nicely into the homeschool curriculum category, but this review is a bit different.  We recently received some great body care products from Koru Naturals.  Among the products that we received and used were their Skin Clear Creme, their Manuka Honey Propolis Soap, and their Emu […]


A Juicy Special For You

by Dawn Oaks on January 18, 2015 · 0 comments

Many of our readers enjoy getting back to the basics in homesteading, gardening, natural health and diet choices, as well as homeschooling.  I am excited to share with you this great opportunity from our sister site, Whole Fashioned Wellness. Our family continues to have this juicer on our family wish list, but enjoy juicing with […]


Giving Your Health a Priority in the New Year

by Dawn Oaks on December 15, 2014 · 0 comments

In addition to Christmas, the month of December is known for its sweets both in time spent with loved ones as well as those delectable treats that tantalize our taste buds.  Many times we can find ourselves indulging a bit extra not only because of so many extra gatherings, but in treating ourselves “well” before […]


Soapmaking on the Farm

by Dawn Oaks on July 23, 2014 · 3 comments

There are times in life that we do things based on an interest or passion.  Other times, it is out of necessity.  And yet others, start as a matter of necessity and then become a passion.  That is the case with soapmaking here at the Double O Farms.  Our youngest child had terrible environmental allergies, […]


Learning Breakthrough

by Dawn Oaks on June 5, 2014 · 0 comments

Over the years homeschooling, there has never been a more motivated person that I have crossed paths with than the parent of a child who was incredibly intelligent, but just did not seem to be able to learn. At least not learn in the traditional manner. These parents knew deep in their hearts that their […]


Agriculture Growing while Farmers Decrease

by Dawn Oaks on March 29, 2014 · 2 comments

This year our daughter, who is a sophomore in high school, is completing a course in Agriscience as one of her science courses.  Over all we have been thoroughly impressed with the things she is learning and the way that they have supplemented the knowledge she has already obtained from working and living on a […]


One of the most common questions that I am asked as a naturopath is about my position on gluten. I have always responded that I do not believe that there is any “One size fits all” diet that is best for everyone. The best route to choosing a diet is to identify current health concerns, […]


Wheat or No Wheat? How do I know?

by Dawn Oaks on December 19, 2013 · 0 comments

There are an awful lot of folks that are going gluten free and cutting out the wheat in their diets among other things.  I recently received a copy of the book, Weeding Out the Wheat.  A review will be posted in the coming days, but until then you might want to check out this intro […]


Understanding Child Brain Development

by Dawn Oaks on August 21, 2013 · 0 comments

“What in the world is going through my child’s head?” is a question every parent has asked at some point. This question is much more urgent for those with children with disabilities or learning challenges. It is a question that I have asked multiple times as we faced struggles with two of our children and […]


Soap Making at the Double O

by Dawn Oaks on May 11, 2013 · 0 comments

Today was soap making day on the farm. In years past, we have enjoyed as a family and also made available to our customers a wide variety of soaps. Each of the soaps that we make is a cold processed blend of natural oils, milk, lye, and essential oils. Our most sought after soap is […]