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Is a Cloth Diaper Service Worth It?

Is a Cloth Diaper Service Worth It?

Posted by  Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Have you considered cloth diapering your baby? If so, you probably already know that the sheer number of options available can be overwhelming. There are so many choices (prefolds, pocket diapers, all-in-ones, and more). Each option requires a slightly different method for diapering and washing. You also have the option […]

Five Reasons Why You Should Unplug Yourself From Technology

Five Reasons Why You Should Unplug Yourself From Technology

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger These days, we’re spending more time on smartphones, social media, and email than ever before. However, all that time spent plugged into technology can make you feel distracted, worn down, and stressed. Here are five reasons why you should unplug yourself from technology: More ‘You Time’ If you think you […]

Five Winter Health Myths Debunked

Five Winter Health Myths Debunked

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Winter brings flu and cold season—and a lot of bad medical advice. Our society tends to perpetuate a wide range of old wives’ tales when it comes to winter health, some of which can be more harmful than healthy. To help set things straight, here is the real scoop on […]

How To Reduce Food Waste

How To Reduce Food Waste

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger According to a recent report from the National Resources Defense Council, the average American family throws away about 25 percent of the food it purchases. When we purchase more food than we need, we consume the earth’s limited resources too rapidly. Here are some tips on how to reduce food […]

Want a Vegan Cookie Recipe? Here are 4 Amazing Varieties

Want a Vegan Cookie Recipe? Here are 4 Amazing Varieties

Posted by  Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Looking for an amazing vegan cookie recipe for the holidays? Most recipes can be made vegan, all-natural, or just plain healthier through a few substitutions. Here are a few of my favorites—be sure to make yourself extra, these will go quickly! Sugar Cookies Vegan sugar cookies are one of the […]

4 Reasons to Use Cruelty Free Products

4 Reasons to Use Cruelty Free Products

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger As you got ready this morning, were you thinking about the ingredients that went into your toothpaste, deodorant, or soap? Probably not, but you might want to—especially if you care about animals and their welfare. Many companies test products on rabbits, mice, and rats. Here are four reasons why you […]

Natural Products: How to Read Labels

Natural Products: How to Read Labels

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Did you know that not all products marked “natural” are really natural? While there are several organizations that certify foods as gluten free and GMO free, there is no governing body in place to decide which products are verifiably “all-natural.” To help you figure out exactly what’s in a product […]

How to Make a Difference: 10 Things You Can Do Now

How to Make a Difference: 10 Things You Can Do Now

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Many people believe that unless you’re Gandhi, Mother Teresa, or Albert Einstein, you don’t have what it takes to make a difference to the world. That’s just not true. Each of us can make an impact on the world in our own way. The best part? You don’t even […]