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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

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

By Sarah Nichols, Contributing Writer It is summertime, and if you are like most people, you are very cautious to protect your skin from the sun.  Ideally we would gain our sun protection through eating a nourishing diet high in antioxidants and healthy fats and using clothes/hats/shade as protective coverings.  However, for most of us there will Read More

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

Original image by AlphaTangoBravo By Jerri Ann, Contributing Writer Summer is a time of vacations, long sunshine-y days, and building memories. For those of us who choose to live an alternative lifestyle though it can also be a time for extra work and difficult decisions. Whether we choose to eat differently than most or we Read More

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

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

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