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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

Activated Charcoal: New Must-Have in my Natural Health Arsenal

By | September 21, 2013

I’ll confess, I came to activated charcoal for vain reasons. I previously read on WellnessMama’s website about using activated charcoal to whiten teeth, and I wanted to try it before we had family pictures taken. Years of coffee and tea had wreaked their own havoc. As I picked some up at our local health food 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

4 Ways to Mindfully Unplug

By | July 20, 2013

By Megan Ciampa, Contributing Writer Advances in technology are all about helping us, are they not? About streamlining our lives, making it easier to get more done and in a quicker fashion to boot? Without a doubt, changes in technology over the last 10 years have drastically changed how we go about our daily business Read More

3 Tips for Stress-free Family Travel

By | June 22, 2013

By Megan Ciampa, Contributing Writer Oh, the blissful days of summertime. Roadtrips, time at the beach, lake, or pool, running through sprinklers, and…hold up? Traveling with kids?  Not always considered a walk in the park.  Handling travel with children in the summertime isn’t always easy, but it is doable with proper planning. As I recently Read More

How to Find Locally-Grown Food & Support Small Businesses

By | May 8, 2013

By Megan Ciampa, Contributing Writer We’ve all heard that buying local and supporting small businesses is one of the best things you can do for your local economy.  We might even grow our vegetables or gardens, which is probably the very best way to “go local” — right in your own backyard!  But for those Read More

How to Naturally Freshen Your Home (without the use of synthetics)

By | April 2, 2013

Image by sameold2010 via Compfight By Megan Ciampa, Contributing Writer Ever since I learned about the hazardous toxins in everyday fragrances, I’ve been more and more inclined to find ways to naturally freshen the home without succumbing to Febreze or other synthetic air fresheners. Keeping your home clean and neat–a task in and of itself–can go a long way Read More

3 Real Food Changes That You Thought Were Hard (but are Really Simple)

By | March 2, 2013

Image by Roger Smith via Compfight By Megan Ciampa, Contributing Writer If you are friends with anyone who is into preparing foods traditionally then you may have heard them say things like, “I’m making a bit pot of chili after I finishing soaking my beans,” or “I just bought 5 whole chickens and I can’t wait Read More

How to Show Respect Even When You Disagree

By | February 13, 2013

  Original Photo by Michael Sarver  By Megan Ciampa, Contributing Writer “I told you so!” Words you never enjoy hearing. Especially when it’s between a husband and wife or anyone in any close relationship.  Those words sting even more and often signal that the person who said those words has been harboring judgment, resentment or accusations Read More

Why Setting Goals May Not Be Your Best Approach

By | January 5, 2013

Image by Vinni123 By Megan, Contributing Writer Daily Tip: Avoid discouragement by focusing on what is best for your family and not what “The Jones’ are doing.” (Danielle Tate, More Than Four Walls) At the beginning of every year it is not uncommon to hear people setting New Year’s Resolutions–usually a list of goals or ambitions Read More

Hosting Others in your Home without upsetting Non-Real-Foodies

By | December 12, 2012

After you’ve made the conversion to real food in your home, lots of things change.  Your buying habits, your meal plans, maybe even your appetite and your cravings.  What you used to eat just sometimes doesn’t really even sound good anymore because you’ve come to the realization that those foods don’t fuel you and build Read More

Recipe Collection: Dairy-Free Fall & Thanksgiving Favorites

By | November 21, 2012

Image by the Urban Poser Dairy-Free for the Holidays Are you or someone in your family dairy-free?  Just recently, we met with our chiropractor and determined for the time being to avoid dairy for my youngest, and since he’s breastfeeding, that means I’m dairy-free too.  As a girl who loves real cream in her coffee, Read More

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