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Posted: April 22, 2015
Margaret Floyd Barry is the author of the Eat Naked books and a nutritional consultant. She explains that there are two parts to detoxifying: cleaning house at a cellular level and drainage to make sure the toxins have an easy exit. This second part is essential and often forgotten in a person’s enthusiasm to get...Read More »Read More
Posted: April 14, 2015
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Posted: March 5, 2015
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Posted: March 2, 2015
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Posted: March 2, 2015
Are you looking for a dairy-free or milk-protein-free milk substitute or infant formula? First, please remember that it is extremely rare that a baby would be lactose sensitive or allergic. Breast milk is made up largely of lactose and baby’s are designed to consume breastmilk. There is a genetic condition that does occur that makes...Read More »Read More
Posted: March 1, 2015
Coconut milk (that super creamy stuff so essential in Thai cooking and many other recipes) is one of those foods that I love but try not to buy in cans. That’s because cans leach BPA (and the BPA-free ones leach other bisphenols) into what’s inside. The most vulnerable foods, that leach the most of that...Read More »Read More
Posted: February 13, 2015
Today we have a recipe from Chef Hollie Greene of  Joy Foodly. Check out the yummy recipe below and their Barnraiser campaign to bring food, cooking, and health education to lower-income families through a school-based initiative  that aims to help families eat more seasonal fruit and vegetables.   Betcha Won’t Believe it’s Broccoli Pesto Pasta Serving size: 4...Read More »Read More
Posted: February 4, 2015
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Posted: January 30, 2015
As January draws to a close, many of us have let our resolutions fall by the wayside. But if there is one goal that it pays to keep up on throughout  the year, it’s banning the clutter that goes along with family life. From birthday party goodie bags to “can-we-please-get-this” moments-of-weakness at the thrift store,...Read More »Read More
Posted: January 15, 2015
The new year is a time for resolution and transformation. And the middle of January is a time for giving up on all your goals and resolutions…. I often find this true for myself, unless my particular resolution is actually making my days easier and more enjoyable. Welcome to my only resolution that has truly...Read More »Read More
Posted: January 13, 2015
Women who breastfed their babies talk about it as one of most wonderful, intimate things they have ever experienced. This may be because years of harmonious snuggling stand between them and those early weeks of figuring out how to do something considered so natural that it should be simple. But I have seen more tears...Read More »Read More
Posted: January 12, 2015
Secrets from a professional organizer Clutter and depression are linked says a new book Life at Home in the 21st Century. “Our data suggest that each new child in a household leads to a 30-percent increase in a family’s inventory of possessions during the preschool years alone,”  say the authors. They authors primarily looked at...Read More »Read More
Posted: January 6, 2015
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Posted: January 3, 2015
I live by the old Scandinavian saying “There’s no bad weather, only bad clothes” and my kids play outside every day, rain or shine. But in order to do so, they have to dress according to the weather. A warm, dry child can play outside for hours, so in my opinion high-quality outdoor gear is...Read More »Read More
Posted: January 2, 2015
Better parenting through storytelling is possible Perhaps, even, probable. “Storytelling. We are wired for it—literally. The neuroscience is conclusive—we use stories to build our realities and make sense of them,” says David Sewell McCann the storyteller and co-creator of Why Storytelling is Better than Lectures for Discipline Sewell McCann implores parents, especially fathers for...Read More »Read More