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Make-up Free Selfies and the Fight Against Cancer

Originally posted by MotherWise     An awesome sticker I saw at a natural foods co-op. You can get them here.   There is a new social media trend going around, the premise being to post "makeup-free selfies" to raise awareness and money for Cancer Research UK.  Headlines all over the web express excitement (and some dismay) that women, especially celebrities, are willing to go bare-faced for all to see.  It is considered noble and heroic in the name of curing cancer.   I think it's a neat idea, and I think everyone should advocate for what they believe in... read more

Probiotics and Your Little Ones

This article is brought to us by WellFuture, maker of WellBelly and VacciShield   We have been hearing for some time now about the importance of probiotics and the benefits which come from including them in our diet. Recently, a lot of research has been done concerning the benefits of probiotics for infants and children and how this affects their health later in life.   Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria that line our digestive tracts and support digestive health as well as health throughout the body. Diets low in probiotic rich food or supplements, consuming... read more

Your Two-Year-Old Knows Squatting is Better

This post is brought to us by Aly Brooks and Squatty Potty Aly holds a B.S. degree in Human Development. She blogs at Entirely Eventful Day where she writes about everything from Parenting Advice to Interior Design. She has three children and is married to her best friend. I have kids. I have been on more late-night diaper runs than I care to count. I have wiped more runny noses and bums than I care to remember. Fortunately, my kids are all old enough to use the toilet these days. While, on rare occasion I still hear, “somebody wipe my bum!” coming from the bathroom,... read more

Why Squat? Squatting For Pelvic Floor Health

This article is brought to us by sponsor Squatty Potty and thanks to Barbara Loomis from AlignmentMonkey!   Squatting regularly is important for pelvic floor health, but not all squats are created equal. In a natural squat (natural as in how nature intended) the pelvis is neutral relative to the spine.  This means that you would maintain a lumbar (low back) curve during a squat.  But because we have been sitting in chairs since first grade through high school or college, and then commuting to and from work in a car, sitting in chairs for meals, sitting on a toilet, and... read more

Probiotics or Antibiotics?

This post is not medical advice and is not intended to replace medical advice.  I'm not a doctor.  I'm just a mother with a story to share.  The last few weeks have been a lesson in parenting my own daughter through medical issues.  Have we figured everything out?  Not really.  We do, however, have another piece of the puzzle.  Interestingly, this piece of the puzzle even has the doctor prescribing more natural remedies.  Here is our story.   It all started with bed-wetting.  My seven-year-old daughter, AJ, usually sleeps well and wakes up dry.  Now she was wetting the... read more

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe

This post is brought to us by Bob's Red Mill     Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 50 - 60 minutes Yield: 8 servings   It's not Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie. Now Celiac-sufferers won't miss out thanks to Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Pie Crust Mix.   1/2 package Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Pie Crust Mix, prepared and chilled 15 oz can Pumpkin Puree 12 oz can Evaporated Milk 2 Eggs 2 oz Butter, melted and cooled 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract 3/4 cup Brown Sugar, packed 1 tsp ground Cinnamon 1 tsp ground Ginger 1/2 tsp ground Allspice 1/4 tsp ground... read more

Fight the signs of aging, naturally!

Uli Jacob of True Natural shared this blog post with us, sponsored by True Natural.     Say Good-Bye to Chemicals!   There are plenty of natural solutions for every skin issue to prevent and protect, from fine lines and wrinkles to dryness, dullness, dark spots and skin thinning. By adopting an anti-aging skincare regimen in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition, achieving a radiant complexion is absolutely attainable.    Lifestyle Healthy skin is equated with a healthy lifestyle for good reason. Do the following and you’ll look younger for... read more

Dealing with Back To School (or Work) Jitters

by Amy L. Lansky, PhD   (For more information about homeopathy, please visit www.impossiblecure.com)   For many years, my son Izaak always needed a visit to the homeopath at the start of a school year. A nervous kid, the back-to-school period was always difficult for him as he adjusted to new classes or a new school.   Of course, the remedy that always helped Izaak the most was his constitutional remedy, which was selected to match him overall. Because his tendency to be anxious in new situations was an intrinsic element of his overall state, it made sense that a... read more

An Herbal Approach to the Cold and Flu Season

The kids are back in school and fall is right around the corner, which means sniffles and tummy aches for many of our little ones.    While I like doctors and am glad to have them when we really need them, we rarely go see ours.  I think our last visit was a year and a half ago when I took my youngest for her 6 month well check.  I’ve come to learn that the vast majority of the time, we can help ourselves, and our little ones, to stay healthy and heal with the amazing gifts that this Earth has given us.  I thought I’d share some of our favorite remedies that I make... read more

5 Reasons to Consider an Organic Mattress for Your Baby

brought to us by Ecobaby Organics   Whether you are co-sleeping (with a co-sleeper or a family bed), or using a crib, one has to consider what type of mattress is best to be used for their baby. This decision can be confusing and time consuming. Hopefully, here, you will find helpful information as to why, when making this important decision, you should consider an organic mattress for your baby!   Reason 1: No Plastic That’s right, no plastic!  Polyurethane/Polyethylene Foam and Polyester are the main ingredients in most conventional baby mattresses and is... read more

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