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Why I Traded My Organic Mattress for IntelliBED

Why I traded in my expensive organic mattress and what im using instead 365x274

I've written before about how sleep is the most difficult part of health for me to consistently dial in. I know and understand the importance of getting enough sleep, but actually getting to bed early … [Read more...]

How to Make Soap (With or Without Lye)

How to make soap with or without lye 365x274

Growing up, it never occurred to me that it was possible to make soap at home. I was born in a big city, grew up in another and soap was always a white-colored bar from Ivory that came in a … [Read more...]

11 Uses for Witch Hazel

11 Natural Uses for Witch Hazel 365x274

My first introduction to Witch Hazel was not a pleasant one... I was given a container of witch hazel pads after the many hours of pushing that led to the eventual birth of my firstborn. As I sat … [Read more...]

How to Make a Foam Roller for About $10

How to make a foam roller at home for about ten dollare in ten minutes 365x274

Isn't it great that as moms, we always have the time and money to go get a massage whenever we need one? I'm kidding, of course as most of us are lucky if we can squeeze in getting a shower between … [Read more...]

Why I Started a Weekly Digital Day Off

How technology is changing our bodies and minds join me for a digital day off each week 365x274

I recently saw a series of photos of people in what should have been some of the most important moments of their lives (like wedding days, holding new babies, etc.) and they were all on their phones. … [Read more...]

9 Safest Plastic & BPA Free Bottles and Sippy Cups

The best plastic free and bpa free baby bottles and sippy cups 365x274

I recently shared an Instagram photo of my youngest daughter and many commenters asked about the metal bottle she was using. I realized I'd never written about the type of bottles and cups I use in … [Read more...]

5 Ways I Avoid Chlorine In My Home

How to avoid chlorine in the home 365x274

I've always been sensitive to the smell of chlorine. In hotels, I could always tell as soon as the elevator door started to open if the pool was on that level of the hotel. A visit to a … [Read more...]

Is There Lead In Bentonite Clay?

Is there lead in bentonite clay 365x274

I use bentonite clay in various ways in my home and beauty routine. I slather it on my face, use it to detox my armpits, and it is even an ingredient in my homemade remineralizing tooth … [Read more...]

How to Dry Herbs and Spices

How to dry herbs and spices 365x274

If you grew fresh herbs in your garden this year or have some naturally growing in your backyard, you can easily preserve some of the extra herbs and have them on hand for use all year long. The … [Read more...]

The Importance of Soaking Nuts & Seeds

How and why to soak nuts and seeds a guide 365x274

Nuts and seeds can be a terrific nutrient-dense snack or addition to a meal, but like grains and legumes, they can also contain substances that interfere with the body's ability to absorb … [Read more...]