Fast Workouts to Reverse the Effects of Sitting

Simple workouts to avoid the negative effects of sitting

Note from Katie: I recently wrote about the negative effects of sitting too much and how this is linked to higher risk of cancer, heart disease, hypertension, obesity and other health problems. … [Read more...]

Sleepytime Foot Spray

Homemade Sleepytime Foot Spray

Ever since my first son arrived with his powerful lungs and energetic personality, me and sleep have not been best friends. Not by choice, of course, but our nights have gone something like this for … [Read more...]

Is Sitting Worse than Eating Donuts?

The dangers of sitting and what to do about it

If you knew how much I dislike donuts you'd understand how strong of a statement that is for me. Donuts are a mixture of three of the worst non-foods available: processed grains, hydrogenated … [Read more...]

Basic Slow Cooker Soap Recipe

Slowcooker Crockpot Basic Soap Recipe with coconut oil and olive oil

I've been fascinated with soap making for a long time. What was once a common household skill now seems like such a complicated process that many people simply buy soap instead. Unfortunately, many … [Read more...]

Homemade Natural Body Wash

Homemade Natural Body Wash Recipe

When I played soccer in high school, I spent a lot of money on fancy body wash products (and fancy personal care products in general). I definitely bought into all the claims of how they would make … [Read more...]

Wellness Family Summit

Wellness Family Summit

When my oldest son was six weeks old, I read that for the first time in two centuries, the current generation of children (my children) would have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.That … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Meltaways

Pumpkin Spice Meltaways

Tis the season for pumpkin spice everything. I've been making spiced pumpkin lattes and pumpkin spice muffins for breakfast occasionally, but I wanted a really filling no-bake treat that I could whip … [Read more...]

7 Healthy Uses for Honey

7 Healthy Uses for Honey

Once upon a time, we had a beehive in our backyard. I loved being an amateur beekeeper and we especially loved having a source of (really) local honey. Unfortunately, the kids didn't love the … [Read more...]

The Dangers of Plastic

The problem with plastic for health and our planet

It seems to be a common theme in history that the things that lead to great progress and convenience also come with a big price. This seems to be very much true with plastic products and … [Read more...]

5 Family Favorites for Fall

5 Family Favorites for Fall

I don't often write random posts like this, but I wanted to share some family favorites that don't fit anywhere else. These are random things I've found that my kids absolutely love or tips I've … [Read more...]