Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger When my children first began brushing their teeth, I remember scanning the variety of oral-care products at the supermarket and wondering if buying a separate brand of toothpaste for kids was really necessary. As my kids have grown and their dental care routine has become routine, I’ve discovered several [...]
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Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger A few years ago, I vowed to rid my life of any unnecessary, lab-created chemicals, including beauty products with ingredient lists a mile long. I really don’t need lotion tinted with dye or artificially scented shampoo. Wiping Away Makeup Naturally During my search for a natural facial moisturizer, I [...]
Posted by Kelly Stapleton, guest blogger As a Reiki master, I have experienced the power of Reiki healing first-hand, and I frequently help my children and friends achieve a state of relaxation that allows for optimal self-healing. Reiki (pronounced “ray-kee”) is a Japanese energy healing modality that harnesses universal life force energy. This energy is [...]
Posted by Rebecca West, guest blogger Caring for a pet is a lot of responsibility and shouldn’t be undertaken lightly. Unfortunately, far too many people find this out the hard way. Before you adopt a pet, keep in mind that there’s a lot more to bringing home a cuddly kitten or puppy than you might [...]
Posted by Rebecca, guest blogger Fall is my favorite time of year for a variety of reasons, but especially because it’s a great time to hit the hiking trails. Hiking is a healthy activity that you can enjoy alone, with a friend, or alongside the entire family. It’s great for clearing your mind and renewing [...]
Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Just because your child’s class celebrates Halloween with sweets doesn’t mean you have to add to the gluttony of sugar-overload. Make some cute Halloween treats to share this year and the kids will gobble them down without hesitation. Here are a few fun suggestions for treats to make in [...]
Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Cooler days and colorful trees mean decorating pumpkins is at the top of my to-do list. In years past, the hubby and I have hosted pumpkin-carving parties to get into the Halloween spirit. It’s also a chance to flex my creativity. If you’re tired of carving the same jack-o’-lantern [...]
Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Break away from traditional wedding ceremony and reception expectations. Create a green wedding that suits your environmentally friendly lifestyle and highlights your appreciation for all things recycled. At my wedding three years ago, the hubby and I worked in several green features to reduce our contribution to the local [...]
Posted by Bridget, Community Manager Here at Tom’s, volunteering is highly encouraged among employees. One of our benefits allows us to use 5% of our paid time to help out at a local nonprofit of our choice. This picture of me was taken at one of my own volunteer gigs – I help out with [...]
Posted by Rebecca West, guest blogger My favorite time of year is finally here. Fall is the time to get outdoors and enjoy the crisp, cool weather. The leaves are beginning to change color, and hot apple cider and cocoa are just around the corner. It’s also a great time to enjoy some outdoor exercise [...]