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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

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

8 Things We Did To Stay Healthy This Winter

By | February 20, 2014

  Image by  *~Dawn~* By Beth, Contributing Writer. Come February I am always so thankful we live in the southern part of the US. For us, winter is coming to a close and warmer days are right around the corner. It’s always a good time for me to reflect on the previous season – especially when Read More

How to Naturally Combat Negative Emotions

By | February 19, 2014

Our culture has become one of hustle & bustle. Most people are constantly on the go, working increasingly long hours, and many more things that keep them overly busy. This causes a rise in stress, restlessness, anxiety, and depression. These emotions affect our interactions with our family, friends, and acquaintances. Diffusing essential oils is one Read More

Part 2: Garden or Lab?

By | February 3, 2014

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is from Molly of Bloom Naturals. Molly is a wife, homeschooling mother of 4 boys, lover of Jesus, who enjoys learning about healthy things. You won’t find her reading NY bestsellers but rather books on food, things that affect the skin, raising sons, and the things of God to whom Read More

Cleaning Without Chemicals: Quick, Easy, & Cost-Effective!

By | January 14, 2014

**(This is not a sponsored post. I just love these products and want to share them with you all! This post does contain affiliate links.) When I first started out on my “natural” journey the first thing I changed (before even changing food!) was house cleaners. I knew this was an easy, gradual change that Read More

Real Reasons to Remove Sugar from the Pantry

By | January 7, 2014

Our bodies need sugar. In fact every cell in the body (including our precious brain cells) require  sugar (glucose) for healthy function. Americans, on average, who eat a “typical” American diet consume about three pounds of sugar (and/or artificial sweeteners) each week. So … we should all be geniuses, right? Seriously, though, we have a major Read More

A Natural & Classy DIY Scent for the Home

By | October 16, 2013

By Megan Ciampa, Contributing Writer Now that it’s fall and most folks across the country are spending less time outside, it seems I find myself hosting more get-togethers inside my home versus out. This is a natural progression of the seasons, where we gather more frequently inside and share holidays and other special occasions together. Read More

The Unconventional {Back to School} Preventative Health Measure

By | August 20, 2013

By Megan Ciampa, Contributing Writer Chiropractic Care: The Unconventional {Back-to-School} Preventative Health Measure It’s back to school time and whether you have children in a physical school setting or not, chances are germs are going to be flying around.  School hasn’t even officially started in my region yet, but viruses are already making their way through Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: The Importance of Hydration (GIVEAWAY)

By | July 15, 2013

I don’t know about where you are, but it’s HOT where I am right now. Many days are upper 80s to 90s and humid.  When we head outside to play for any length of time, we make sure to take our water bottles with us.  We need them!  The kids can easily drink their entire Read More

8 Ways to Use Less Sunscreen This Summer

By | June 11, 2013

Image by Robert S. Donovan  By Joanna Rodriguez, Contributing Writer We’ve been told for ages to slather ourselves and our children with sunscreen. We’ve grown to love the smell of Coppertone because it reminds us of summer and makes us feel nostalgic. And when we get that tube out of the drawer and open it up, Read More

Berkey Giveaway Winner and Coupon Code!

By | June 10, 2013

**Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.** Last week we had an amazingly popular Berkey giveaway!  (So sorry if you missed it!) A Berkey is a really great water filter.  Just to remind you, here are some of its highlights: Filters without a need for electricity Powerful enough to filter untreated lake water Removes over 99% Read More


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