Posted by Deirdre Mundy, guest blogger The sun sets before you get home from work. The ground is frozen solid. The trees are bare and the birds have fled for warmer climes. If you’re starting to get cabin fever, it’s the perfect time to get a head start on your organic gardening for the year. [...]
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Posted by Deirdre Mundy, guest blogger If you want to stay healthy this winter, you need to know how to prevent dry skin. Your skin is an important barrier to germs, and when you let your skin get cracked and dry, you leave yourself open to infection. Protect your family this winter with these easy [...]
Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Don’t let exhaustion ruin the holiday season. Sure, you have to spend extra time decorating the house, shopping for holiday gifts, and preparing for out-of-town guests. But you also need to make time for yourself. Here are six tips for staying healthy during the holidays, both physically and mentally! [...]
Posted by Deirdre Mundy, guest blogger You try to make environmentally conscious choices in most parts of your life, but have you thought about your dishes? If you want to take your green living to the next level, it’s time to move beyond what you eat and look at how you eat it. Here are [...]
Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger In our fast-paced, tightly scheduled lives, it is tough to make family dinners an everyday occurrence. When Thanksgiving rolls around and everyone bellies up to your dining room table, use personalized decorations to make the holiday extra memorable. Reading the adorable “turkey notes” my grandmother would leave at each [...]
Posted by Deirdre Mundy, guest blogger Teething is a pain for everyone in the house. Your baby is miserable. He or she whines, cries, clings, and screams. That means none of the adults can sleep, chores pile up, and moods turn sour. Teething is a brief season in your life as a parent, but it’s [...]
Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger I’m always on the hunt for healthy beauty products — ones with no artificial fragrances, unnecessary dyes, or skin-irritating fillers. When I discovered that natural coconut oil was good for more than cooking, I decided to store a jar in the bathroom. And, boy, does it get used a [...]
Posted by Deirdre Mundy, guest blogger Filling those Christmas stockings doesn’t have to mean a trip to the closest store for cheap toys and sugary snacks. Try these healthy stocking stuffer ideas, and make your holidays a bit more wholesome. 1. Say Cheese! Dairy can be delicious, and the holidays are a great time to [...]
Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger With all the extra cooking, shopping, gift wrapping, entertaining, and guests during the holiday season, there’s bound to be additional waste. For me, it’s the perfect time to amp up my reduce, reuse, recycle mindset. Kick off your holiday recycling efforts with one of these ideas! 1. Recycle Gift [...]
Posted by Tania K. Cowling, guest blogger Many people use scented candles and plug-in air fresheners to help make their homes smell inviting. If you have allergies and sensitivities to chemicals, why not try natural fragrance oils as a more natural way to freshen the house. Here are some of the ways I use them in [...]