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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

This giveaway is sponsored by My Green Mattress. Are you worried about what’s in your mattress now? (If not, you might have missed today’s post, Is Your Mattress Toxic?  Go read it now!) Okay.  Now you know why mattresses are so worrying.  Doing the research for that post was honestly hard for me because I wanted Read More

  Image by Nana B Agyei Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day? You know that age-old bit of wisdom, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day?” Well, that little one-liner is actually the subject of much debate, research, and conflicting information. According to medical literature, breakfast is touted as Read More

Not long ago, I took my four kids to a local science museum. Our usual haunt is the “Little Kidspace” there (although my oldest will age out in just a few months…already?!), since it’s essentially sealed — they don’t let kids out the doors without their adult — and there’s lots and lots of stuff Read More

I’ve talked about postpartum weight loss a handful of times before.  I gave some advice on it when I was pregnant with my fourth, and then I shared some of my struggles when the baby was a few months old. Now I’m going to tell you the whole story in one place, as well as Read More


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