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Camping Tips for the Ultimate Backyard Adventure

Camping Tips for the Ultimate Backyard Adventure

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Craving a fun and exciting getaway without leaving home? Gather up the kids and pitch a tent in your own backyard. Camping in your backyard beats traveling to a campground, because you’re never far from a shower (or some shelter in case of inclement weather), and your family can still […]

Four Secrets of Homemade Beauty Products You Need to Know

Four Secrets of Homemade Beauty Products You Need to Know

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Conventional beauty products contain artificial ingredients and preservatives that can irritate sensitive skin. While there are many reasons that you may want to make your own cosmetics at home out of natural ingredients, homemade beauty products run a higher risk of growing bacteria and going rancid as a result. Here […]

How to Make Your Own Winter Warmers

How to Make Your Own Winter Warmers

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Snowmen and snowball fights are all well and good, but once Jack Frost blows in and the temperature drops for the season, I like to get cozy inside for a busy season of crafting. I particularly enjoy making things that keep me warm—blankets, scarfs, mittens, hand warmers—you name it. If […]

Tips from a Pediatric Dental Hygienist to Ease Kids’ Fears

Tips from a Pediatric Dental Hygienist to Ease Kids’ Fears

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Visiting the dentist is essential for kids to keep their teeth healthy, but a trip to the dentist can be scary for young ones. That’s why we talked to Janet Gargan, a pediatric dental hygienist from Chestnut Green Dental in Danvers, Massachusetts, about the approaches you can use to ease […]

DIY Makeup Tricks Every Natural-minded Girl Needs to Know

DIY Makeup Tricks Every Natural-minded Girl Needs to Know

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Have you looked at your makeup recently? There may be all sorts of chemicals hiding there, such as parabens, phthalates, and formaldehyde. If you’re a natural-minded girl and concerned about ridding yourself of toxic products, DIY makeup is the way to go. Here are some basics and a few recipes […]

Homemade Body Scrub Recipe: Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub

Homemade Body Scrub Recipe: Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Winter weather may be beautiful with freshly fallen snow and glistening icicles, but it often leaves our skin feeling rough, dry, and flaky. Luckily, you don’t have to wait for spring to enjoy smooth skin. Here’s a recipe for a homemade body scrub that can specifically target flaky and dry […]

How to Protect Your Skin from UV Rays in the Winter

How to Protect Your Skin from UV Rays in the Winter

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger We all know to break out the sunscreen and shades during the summer, but what about in the winter? Do you spend the same amount of time protecting your skin from UV rays when it’s below freezing with snow on the ground? According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, those who […]

Your Favorite Comfort Foods Made Healthy

Your Favorite Comfort Foods Made Healthy

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger  As the weather gets chillier, cravings for warm, delicious comfort foods take over. We all love to indulge now and then, but there’s a healthier way to get your fill of your favorite foods. With a few ingredient swaps, these healthy versions of our favorite foods are a recipe for […]

Relieve Stress with These Five Natural Ingredients

Relieve Stress with These Five Natural Ingredients

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Whether it’s related to a hard day at work, an argument with a friend, or family issues, everyone gets stressed out sometimes. You probably know some of the best ways to relieve stress, such as going to the gym or chatting with a friend, but what if you need something […]