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  1. Green Goods
    From plastics containing endocrine disruptors to chronic stress, there's no shortage of reasons why hormones may fall out of balance. Seed cycling may just be one gentle solution for restoring hormonal harmony. Many women swear by seed cycling. From promoting regular menstrual cycles to fewer...
  2. Family Life
    They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. And, for most mamas who turn to homeopathy for both prevention and cure, there are some homeopathic ingredients you should never be without. Homeopathy is a medical philosophy. It's based on the idea that the body is capable of healing...
  3. Green Goods
    Cold and flu season is here and even though it's February, it's not going away any time soon. That's why we turn to these natural remedies for families to keep the doctors at bay. We try to keep our children safe and comfortable anytime they feel sick, and all too often we hear, "Just take them...
  4. Toddler & Child
    The rose, a symbol of deep love, is ubiquitous around Valentine's Day. From culinary treats to crafts, rose petals are lots of fun for the kiddos this holiday too. While I am not exactly thrilled about receiving a dozen red roses from Cupid, I am pretty excited about the health benefits that...
  5. Toddler & Child
    Living near a forest promotes physical activity and healing connections with nature. Research shows it may benefit your child's nutritional status too. Researchers at the University of Vermont's Gund Institute for Environment determined that children who live within two miles of a forest have...
  6. Green Goods
    Yoni steaming (or vaginal steaming) is an ancient practice used all over the world for self-care, postpartum healing, and to address gynecological concerns. I took part in a yoni steaming ceremony six-weeks postpartum. When I first heard about vaginal steaming, I had no idea how beneficial it...
  7. Green Goods
    Pomegranate seed oil is a common ingredient in the anti-aging serums and face masks that line your drug store's skin-care aisles. Here's how to make your very own anti-aging mask using two simple ingredients: pomegranate seed oil and coconut oil. Pomegranate seed oil is composed of punicic acid...
  8. Toddler & Child
    Herbal dream pillows have been used for hundreds of years as an aromatic remedy for a good night's sleep. Simple and fun to make with your children, these tiny satchels may even offer them sweet dreams ahead! A few months ago my son began having occasional nightmares. He would whimper and cry...
  9. Baby
    Massage is wonderful to add to daily routines with your baby as this loving touch may have many benefits for you both. At a recent Earthskills Gathering, I attended an infant massage class led by Michele Gee LMBT, CD (DONA) licensed massage bodywork therapist and doula. We learned the benefits...
  10. Family Life
    Summer is here again, and that means the bugs will come out in full force. Everyone needs to know a few home remedies for bug bites and stings. Summer evokes lovely memories, but I also remember the multiple times I've had bee stings, spider bites and more. Working in the garden each summer...
  11. Green Goods
    Dandelions bloom throughout the springtime, sprinkling yellow throughout our yards. This simple plant has powerful health benefits and dozens of uses. Dandelions have a bad reputation for being a pesky weed overtaking your property. It might take over your yard during springtime, but dandelions...
  12. Green Goods
    No one wants to spend their entire spring season dealing with seasonal allergy symptoms: sneezing, coughing, stuffy, watery-eyed, miserable. And if you do a quick internet search, there is an abundance of advice on of natural ways to treat allergies, from stinging nettles to apple cider...
  13. Green Goods
    Endometriosis can be debilitating, but there are natural approaches to help relieve endometriosis pain. Endometriosis affects over 176 million worldwide, and experts estimate one in ten suffer from endometriosis in the United States, though many may go undiagnosed. In about a third of women who...
  14. Family Life
    Allergy season is right around the corner. If pollen exists as your most brutal nemesis, then it's time to start prepping for the spring pollen assault now. Proactive routines may help you survive allergy season without a mountain of misery. Check out these great tips for allergy self-care...
  15. Green Goods
    Cold and flu season is spreading through the United States. To help protect yourself and your family, try diffusing essential oil blends! Cold and flu season is at its peak during the winter months, and I want to defend my family from sickness. One of my best tricks is to diffuse cold kicking...
  16. Green Goods
    I must confess. I am a former exclusive coffee drinker, who recently fell in love with the health benefits and relaxation that comes with preparing and sipping a cup of hot loose-leaf tea. While I still pick up the occasional cup of Jo, my go-to morning beverage is now a black tea with the...
  17. Baby
    A yeast diaper rash can be more stubborn and difficult to get rid of than a typical diaper rash. Here are some ways to naturally treat it! Each of my three kids has had a yeast diaper rash at some point, typically after taking an antibiotic. Around Christmas, my toddler had a double ear...
  18. Green Goods
    The holidays have passed, and we are now left with winter, and naturally, cold and flu season. While it's impossible to keep our little ones shielded from dreaded germs, there are some tried-and-true ways to boost their immunity. We all know the basics: Wash your hands, eat a healthy diet, get...
  19. Family Life
    There are many benefits to teaching children about plants, especially herbs. It can empower them to be better stewards of Earth, while taking care of their health at the same time. "Dr. Kitty is here with your herbal medicine." True words spoken by my 3 year-old son during our play dinosaur...
  20. Green Goods
    Essential oils are all the rage right now, but their safety for children is questionable. Hydrosols are safe for kids, and serve a variety of purposes. Chances are you've never heard of hydrosols, but they are a great asset in your medicinal cabinet. During the distillation process that creates...
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