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No Flu Shot For Me! Fighting the Flu With Essential Oils {Antiviral Spray Recipe}

By | September 16, 2014

by Virginia George, Contributing Writer Each fall we begin hearing predictions of the coming flu season. Experts speculate whether it’ll be a “bad” season, or just a mild one, and pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies start pushing the flu shot. Last year Walgreen’s came out with the “Arm yourself for the ones you love” campaign, making those of Read More

A Mom’s Guide to Handling Bleeding

By | August 12, 2014

+ By Kristen, Contributing Writer The sight of blood still makes me feel a little woozy, even after six children, six natural births, and life on a hobby farm.  Luckily a little know-how and some common sense lets even the most squeamish of moms handle external bleeding like a pro.  This guide covers what you Read More

The Dangers of Sports Drinks {Plus What to Drink Instead}

By | July 7, 2014

Photo Credit: michelle.schrank It’s a hot summer day. Your little man just got done with his tee-ball game and what does the mom who brought snacks hand out? A sports drink! Those boys have been playing hard, so of course they need a little pick-me-up. Inwardly, I cringe whenever I see someone, especially a child, guzzle Read More

Why Adding Natural Supplements To Your Water is a Good Idea

By | May 21, 2014

   As more and more individuals become aware of the benefits of natural health additives, attention swings toward vitamin, mineral, and flavor enhancements that are consumed by mixing with drinking water. Since water intake is essential, it makes perfect sense to add nutrients and beneficial inorganic compounds. Besides, many of these additives contain natural flavors Read More

Homemade Bubble Bath

By | May 7, 2014

  Image by oleg, We’ve always been big fans of bubble baths. However, I’m not a big fan of the long list of ingredients on the bottle. Solution? Make your own! Kid Approved/Mom Friendly Bubble Bath ½ cups Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap (or another natural liquid soap) 1 egg white That’s it! Mix it together Read More

Rooibos Allergy Tea

By | April 15, 2014

It’s spring time and with new life coming up everywhere comes seasonal allergies for many people. If I had to pick one time of year to perpetually live inside, it would be spring. Over the past 16 years or so my poor body has been plagued with horrible allergies. I mean HORRIBLE, can’t move, can barely Read More

Make Your Own Herbal Healing Salves

By | April 8, 2014

By Doña Bumgarner, Contributing Writer As part of my ongoing quest to green the products in my bathroom, I tossed out a bag of commercial ointments and skin treatments and replaced them with home-made healing salves.  My initial motivation was to replace a diaper rash cream that I realized was petroleum-based. Not only that, but Read More

How to Deal With Depression in a Spouse

By | March 27, 2014

  Depression is a serious condition that affects many people in the United States, but the condition doesn’t just affect the depressed spouse. Depression also creates a burden on the non-depressed spouse who may feel lonely, stressed or overwhelmed by their partner’s behavior. Undiagnosed depression can be particularly harmful to a marriage as the depressed Read More

Do you have a toxic couch?

By | March 18, 2014

By Robyn, Contributing Writer When I moved into my husband’s house I always looked forward to the time we could furnish the basement to have a fun living space for entertaining.  Towards the end of last year we were finally ready and excitedly headed to our local furniture store to pick out all the goodies.  Read More

Kid-Friendly Cough Syrup

By | March 4, 2014

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Nicole Walters. Nicole is married to a wonderful man and mama to three children under 3.5. She blogs about real food, navigating corn allergies, and living on a budget at www.honeysweetened.com. My 3-year-old, 1-year-old and husband all approved the taste of this cough syrup. I’ve also found Read More

Is Stress A State Of Mind?

By | February 27, 2014

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is from Paisley Hansen. The yearly TED conference is known for its thought-provoking presentations, and this year’s talk by Kelly McGonigal was no exception. According to McGonigal, stress is only bad for us if we think it is. And reaching out to help others, along with seeking comfort from other Read More

10 Minute Kettle Bell Workout For Busy Moms

By | February 26, 2014

10 Minute Kettle Bell Workout for Busy Moms   By Angela Parker, Contributing Writer  ***Always consult with your doctor before beginning a new workout program.  Kettle Bells   Kettle Bells are weights that can be used to add extra weight in body weight exercises. They can help you build more lean muscle mass which improves Read More

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