Homemade Natural Clay Deodorant

Recently, my husband ran out of deodorant.  We’ve tried lots of different natural ones and he hasn’t really loved any of the ones we’ve chosen.  They have all worked, but for various reasons they weren’t his favorite.  Plus, if you’re buying a mainstream “natural” brand, chances are it still contains aluminum — which is not something […]

If Privacy Matters to You, It’s Time to Leave Facebook

If you follow me on Facebook, then it’s probably no surprise to you that I’m a little fed up with it. Discussing any controversial topic, especially vaccines (which I tend to do often) is fraught with landmines — namely, trolls, who like to bully and harass people who don’t believe what they believe.  I try […]

Homemade Diaper Rash Salve

Growing up, I was used to the “white tube” of diaper cream.  That thick barrier cream that most parents use to protect their baby’s rash. The thing is, that white cream? It’s just meant to keep the rash covered so that it doesn’t get splashed with pee or poop too much.  Of course, if they […]

Nutrient Chart for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

The other day, I was making lunch for my family.  I’m now 24 weeks pregnant, and I’m anticipating my final trimester and the first months of breastfeeding.  Just like in my last pregnancy, I’m beginning to crave eggs, milk, and nuts.  I continued to crave that through the early months of breastfeeding, too. This made […]

DIY Skin-Nourishing Natural Shaving Cream

Last year, I bought my husband a bar of shaving soap at a local farmer’s market.  I told him, “Here, this is more natural — try it.”  Unfortunately, it left his skin with red bumps and sore. When we moved last summer, I ended up buying him a small can of regular old shaving cream. […]