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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Let’s Change the Conversation

By | October 1, 2014

Image by tdlucas5000 Today is October 1, which marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every year at this time, the world turns pink as we “seek the cure” and try to bring awareness to this disease which is stealing people from us.  It’s a terrible disease.  It’s a terrible circumstance.  No one wants to Read More

The Day We Lost Everything (Part 4)

By | September 29, 2014

Image by suika If you haven’t read our story yet, see part 1, part 2, and part 3 first.  Part 1 is especially important because it shares the basic story of what’s happening. In case you don’t read them, the gist is this: due to a major mold problem, we left our home on August Read More

Does Your Baby Need a Vitamin K Shot?

By | September 25, 2014

Yesterday, Good Morning America featured a segment (I can’t call it information or journalism because it was neither) on the vitamin K shot.  Basically, they sat down with a doctor who said things like: “There are no downsides to it.” “1 in 100 babies used to have serious bleeds before we gave the shot.” “It’s Read More

Why Vaccines Will Never Be Mandatory

By | September 22, 2014

Image by NIAID Over the last few weeks, I’ve posted some new articles on vaccines.  This has led to a little backlash from people who believe that in encouraging parents to do research and make their own choices, that I am dangerous.  You see, some people still believe that vaccines are, or should be, fully mandatory. Read More

The Day We Lost Everything (Part 3)

By | September 15, 2014

Image by suika If you haven’t read our story yet, please check out part 1 and part 2.  In the first part, I describe why we’re leaving our home.  In the second part, I describe the symptoms that we had that finally led us to suspect a serious problem. Today, I’ll be talking about the “what next.”  That Read More

What Water Has to Do with Metabolism (And How to Get Started Balancing Your Hormones)

By | September 13, 2014

  Image by Mohd Althani How many different messages have you heard about drinking water in the last few years?  Some recommend lots of water.  Some recommend not too much.  Some recommend particular formulas for knowing how to get the right amount for your body.  How are you supposed to know how much to drink?  Read More

On Children as Commodities

By | September 12, 2014

This is a post I’ve really wanted to write for awhile, but something that happened the other week inspired me to write it now. It was early afternoon, and we’d had a late breakfast, so we headed out to do a little shopping before lunch (me and the kids and my mom).  I went through Read More

10 Baby Steps to a Healthier Home

By | September 11, 2014

Daily Goal Update!  We’re hoping to reach 500 sales in the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle.  As of 8 AM today — about 24 hours into the sale — we’re at 52 sales!  That’s 10% of the way there.  Would you help us meet our goal?  Read the details here, or purchase here. If you’ve been Read More

Make Your Life Healthier with the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle (6 Days Only)

By | September 10, 2014

I know a lot of you are just starting out on your journey to a healthier life.   You’re seeking safe, reliable resources to give you the information you need to: Feed your family quality real food Use natural and herbal remedies Find (or make) safer bath and body products Grow a better garden Raise Read More

Why I Stand for Parental Rights

By | September 9, 2014

Over the last couple of weeks here, we’ve had quite the…kerfuffle.  (To quote Dean Pelton of Community…ha.)  We’ve been arguing over vaccines — whether or not they’re necessary, and whether or not anyone has the right to force them on anyone else.  And whether or not I’m really anti- vaccine. Let’s clear up that last Read More

15 Healthy Packable Lunch Ideas (and 50+ mix’n’match options)

By | September 8, 2014

Is the healthy, interesting, kid-friendly packed lunch not the bane of many mothers’ existence during the school year? We want to feed our kids healthy foods.  That they will eat.  That isn’t the same thing, day after day.  And that hopefully doesn’t break the budget.  What are moms to do? Let us help you.  Try Read More

Is There Aluminum in Your Body Products? (and 4 Ways to Improve Your Personal Care Routine)

By | September 5, 2014

  This post was sponsored by Arborstead. Having safe, natural, and effective bath and body products is really important to us, especially now.  We’re recovering from mold exposure, so it’s important that we keep things as clean as possible. A lot of body products, however, just aren’t very clean these days.  They have a lot Read More

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