Welcome to Wholesome Homemaker!
I’m Deb Madill and I like food! I also love to eat healthy, but that’s second to cooking something delicious. What’s the point in making something healthy if it tastes like dirt and my family won’t eat it?
I’ve discovered some tricks to help our family eat healthier, and my collection of nourishing recipes we love is always growing. I also tweak and change "normal" recipes to make healthy food that my family enjoys. I’d love to share those tips, tricks and family-approved wholesome recipes with you!
About Wholesome Homemaker
“You are what you eat”, people say. But we are more than just what we eat-we’re the food we eat, the shampoo we use, the air we breathe, the exercise we do (or don’t do!), the thoughts we think, the emotions we feel and our relationship with our creator. Diet can make an enormous difference in overall health, but health is more than just what goes into our mouths. I want my family to be healthy physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
I’ll talk some about the other aspects of our health:
Exercise-I’ve been personally seeing the benefits of regular exercise in the past year. I still kind of hate exercise, but I ‘m sticking with it because it makes me healthy! I want to encourage you to move!
Natural health care-I’ve been studying herbs for a few years now, and each new season of my life brings new challenges for me to learn to overcome. I love to share how I use herbs and essential oils in my life, and how I use them with my kids.
Mental and emotional health-Proverbs 17:22 says, “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” No matter how many carrots we eat, my family can’t ever be completely healthy if we forget to cultivate a joyful, thankful spirit and choose to think good thoughts (Philippians 4:8). I’ll write a bit about how we’re working toward this here at Wholesome Homemaker.
Spiritual health-It seems like every time I start to get a little cocky with my herbal ways, God taps me on the shoulder (or I get smacked down with some wicked illness) and gently reminds me that he is the Great Physician, and true health in body and soul comes from him. Without the finished work of Christ on the cross I would have no hope in eternity, and all the salad and sprouted spelt bread in the world couldn’t save me. Through the blood of Jesus I know I am saved, and the Great Physician has healed my soul.
We currently live in middle Tennessee with our boys, Jonathan (born May ‘09), Joseph (born May ‘11), and Daniel (born April '13).
I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, cooking and making herbal preparations. I enjoy making healthy versions of David’s favorite foods, and the boys love to help with just about anything I'm cooking.
I’m always looking for ways to get more vegetables into all of us, although we are pretty healthy eaters. The older my boys get the more I realize how hard it is to raise healthy children when we’re surrounded by a culture that caters to junk food! I’m trying my hardest, and so far they like salad, beans and wheat bread so I think we’re doing ok;)