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Category Archives: Natural Ingredients

Natural Bug Repellent and Other Nontoxic Ways to Stay Bite-Free

Posted on August 5th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Outdoor activities in the summer bring you closer to nature, but also to mosquitoes, ticks, and other hungry insects. Sprays are often the best way to deter bug bites, but you may be concerned about exposing your children to harsh chemicals. Luckily, natural bug repellent comprises a number of easy [...]

Creating Healthy Habits with Toddlers

Posted on August 4th, 2014

Posted by Kristin Lesney-Ruiz, Our Ordinary Life Now that our toddler is getting older she’s practically running the show. Everything is about independence and she thinks she can do it all herself! It’s important that we as parents allow her to grow and experience things on her own. Allowing our toddler to learn new things and [...]

Understanding Natural Toothpaste Labels

Posted on July 28th, 2014

Posted by Kelly Stapleton, guest blogger Reading food labels is a necessary routine for the conscious consumer. You’ve probably even looked at toothpaste labels and found a few recognizable ingredients in conventional brands. However, you’ll also see a long list of components that may or may not be helpful to keep your teeth healthy. Although the [...]

Shared Values

Posted on July 24th, 2014

Posted by Sophie Uliano, guest blogger, author Over the past 6-8 years I have witnessed a huge change in the way we make decisions when we’re shopping. Why this gradual turnaround? A decade ago we didn’t necessarily scratch beneath the surface of a product. We trusted what we were told and made decisions based on [...]

Organic Dinner Recipes That Don’t Break the Bank

Posted on March 25th, 2014

Posted by Kerrie Snowdon, guest blogger Do you like tasty, healthy, and organic dinner recipes but find the cost of quality organic meats to be prohibitive? Do you work full-time but still want warm, satisfying meals like Mom used to make? Less Time Cooking Modern family life is full of contradictory expectations that we should work [...]

Clean Eating 101: Starting, Maintaining, and Enjoying a Healthier Lifestyle

Posted on February 25th, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Almost four years ago, I vowed to improve my lifestyle and begin a clean eating routine. I wanted to do more than just avoid meat as a vegetarian. Pesticides, preservatives, and processed foods joined the list of off-limits foods. The idea behind eating clean, all-natural foods is simple: Choose [...]