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By | July 25, 2014

This post is kind of one of those, I just need to say it, it’s not part of the “regularly scheduled” program here, and it’s born somewhat out of frustration.  Bear with me here; you’re going to get a peek into my head and my heart. I’ve been blogging since back in the fall of Read More

The One About God, the Church, and Modern Religion

By | July 25, 2014

Today’s post is both hard to write, and easy to write.  I guess easy to write, but hard to share, really.  I need to say these things…but I’m not sure how others will react to them. An online friend had the guts to muse publicly about this sort of thing earlier in the week though, Read More

10 Things the Mainstream is Wrong About Natural Health

By | July 21, 2014

Last week, I wrote a post called 10 Things the Mainstream is Right About Natural Health.  I’m no lover of the mainstream, but credit where credit is due and all.  Plus, it sometimes frustrates me to see some myths passed around in the ‘alternative’ world.  Some of those not-very-true and kind of “out there” ideas Read More

Cuisinart Baby Food Maker Winner!

By | July 21, 2014

Today, we’re announcing the winner of the Cuisinart Baby Food Maker. The winner is: Ruthie! (ruthievbeaudry) Congratulations!  Look for an email from us shortly to claim your prize. If you didn’t win, check out how awesome the Cuisinart Baby Food Maker is, including how I know it can save you money! Do you make your Read More

Is There Lead in Bentonite Clay?

By | July 18, 2014

This post is sponsored.  All research is independent and all opinions are my own. Recently, some people have become concerned that bentonite clay isn’t safe and may contain lead.  Lead, as many know, is not a safe substance and can cause brain damage.  It’s therefore regulated quite carefully and most people try to avoid it. Read More

10 Things the Mainstream is Right About Natural Health

By | July 14, 2014

  I don’t know about you, but often when I read a mainstream article about natural health, I get pretty frustrated. A lot of the mainstream is pretty “anti” natural.  They don’t believe that nutrition is all that important, that homeopathy works, and they think most natural remedies are simultaneously inert and dangerous (don’t even ask Read More

Which are the Ideal Probiotic Strains?

By | July 11, 2014

Image by SuperFantastic Over the years on this blog, I have talked about probiotics a lot.  Search for the word and you’ll find dozens of different posts that mention it. That’s because probiotics are one of the most important parts of your health.  Having good gut flora is a fairly new area of research, but Read More

Introducing Frugal Secrets of Real Foodies!

By | July 8, 2014

Today, we have something super cool for you! If you have ever despaired over your rising grocery budget, or wished that you could get better quality food without breaking the bank, you need to pay attention. A group of five bloggers (including me) have written a brand-new book, called Frugal Secrets of Real Foodies.  Today is Read More

How a Baby Food Maker Can Save You Money

By | July 2, 2014

What does your baby eat? When my first baby was born, I wasn’t what you’d call “crunchy” yet.  I had a hospital birth, I breastfed (but supplemented with formula), kind of used cloth diapers (switched fully around 6 months), and so on.  One thing I definitely was determined to do, though, was make my own Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: 5-Day Meal Plan for Under $100 at Aldi

By | June 30, 2014

Image by whgrad **This post was sponsored by Aldi.  I did the shopping and the planning myself!** We all want to save money on groceries, right? I shared a couple weeks ago how I save money by shopping for real food at Costco and Aldi.  That was a really popular post, because lots of people Read More

Is Your Mattress Toxic? (Natural Mattress Advice)

By | June 27, 2014

Image by Nahemoth **This post was sponsored by My Green Mattress.  All research is original and independent.** We’ve all heard the statistic that we spend approximately 1/3 of our lives asleep. It makes sense, of course.  We sleep on average, 8 hours per night (or 1/3 of each day).  In some phases of life, especially Read More

Organic Mattress Giveaway from My Green Mattress!

By | June 27, 2014

This giveaway is sponsored by My Green Mattress. Are you worried about what’s in your mattress now? (If not, you might have missed today’s post, Is Your Mattress Toxic?  Go read it now!) Okay.  Now you know why mattresses are so worrying.  Doing the research for that post was honestly hard for me because I wanted Read More

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