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How Socially Responsible Companies Can Influence Your Food Purchases

Posted on February 27th, 2015

Posted by Karen Lac, guest blogger People everywhere want to make sure they eat food that’s not only good for them nutritionally, but also good for the environment, wildlife, and those who made it. And today, you have numerous choices for purchasing foods made or harvested by socially responsible companies, or those that follow practices and […]

Coping with a Colicky Baby: Natural Ways to Provide Relief

Posted on February 27th, 2015

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger As the Mayo Clinic explains, “Colic is a frustrating condition marked by predictable periods of significant distress in an otherwise well-fed, healthy baby.” As if being a new parent isn’t stressful enough, colic symptoms—like intense crying for no explainable reason—can make it even more overwhelming. My daughter was so calm […]

How to Get a Baby to Sleep Naturally

Posted on February 25th, 2015

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Like most babies after the first few blissful weeks—when they do nothing other than sleep, eat, and look adorable—my daughter became more alert, and getting her to fall asleep was suddenly a bigger challenge. After enough middle-of-the-night wakeups, you may find yourself frantically researching, “how to get a baby […]

How Your Workout Regimen Benefits from a Little Nature

Posted on February 25th, 2015

Posted by Laurie Fanelli, guest blogger In terms of benefit, outdoor exercise isn’t just more enjoyable than a workout regimen at the gym. Adding nature to your fitness routine is an easy way to increase the reward of a workout. According to a report by the USDA Forest Service, the health benefits of nature may have […]

DIY Coconut Oil Hair Treatment for Winter

Posted on February 24th, 2015

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger I’ve enjoyed healthy, flowing hair for most of my life. But when the Midwest winter winds start blowing, my hair gets dry. Frizzies become the norm. And, static. Oh, the static. Last year when I started swimming regularly, I added another hair-damaging element to my daily routine: chlorine. My […]