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Hand Foot Mouth: Natural Cures and Remedies

Where have I been, you say? Oh, just dealing with normal holiday hustle, work, and... DUN DUN DUN! Our home has been struck with the nasty hand, foot, mouth disease. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a viral infection that starts with a fever, then turns into a rash. The effects vary, but it's generally a children's illness. Though when the adults get it it can be either really mild or really terrible. I got the former; My husband the later. Poor guy. My son got a mild fever a few days before Christmas. When he broke out in the iconic rash we knew what it was. The fever broken and he was pretty much fine afterwards. Hand, foot, mouth … [Read more...]

Kicking 2015’s butt!

I haven't been feeling very wordy lately, but I wanted to meet my goal of getting this post finished and published. Ironically, my word for this year is ACCOUNTABILITY. Last year my word was TIME, and I wanted to encompass managing my time and fitting in enough space to slow down as well. Though contradictory, I was able to fulfill a lot of my personal desires by reminding myself of that simple word. This year I'm going to try and push that even more by holding myself accountable for my actions and connecting the pathways of my own future through my own actions. I thought on it long enough, and that's the best word I could find to summarize … [Read more...]

Bring on the Natural, Baby {Giveaway}

Pamper your baby with this Natural Baby Giveaway hosted by Green Scene Mom! Featuring Eco-friendly and natural products designed to make life easier and be kind to the earth. Each of these brands meet practical needs with their innovative products and many were designed by Mom Entrepreneurs who were problem solving for their own families. Enter to win this great prize pack! Giveaway Prizes Buti-Pods 6 pack - $36 Buti-Pods were designed by a mom who was tired of needing wipes just to have nothing better than a dry napkin to help! They are the affordable way to buy wipes in bulk instead of repeatedly buying expensive disposable travel packs. … [Read more...]

Simplifying No Poo with Mirasol Farm

Guys, I have a confession: I was sick of the natural beauty routine that made my hair feel both dry and waxy at different intervals between showers. I could tweak forever and play with different methods, but I just want to live an easy life free of chemicals in which my hair still looks fabulous. In a moment of desperation I reached out to Mirasol Farm and begged them to send me more of their fabulous herbal shampoo bar. It seriously does wonders. The herbal shampoo bar from Mirasol Farm is top notch. No matter where I've bathed, no matter the water source... My hair always comes out looking and feeling fabulous. It's important for me to … [Read more...]

BeGreen T Review and Kickstarter Initiative

When it comes to being a green mom, there's only one thing I love that's even close to babywearing... And that, my friends, is cloth diapers. Cloth diapers are so easy, guilt free, not to mention they make baby bums look totally cute! When I was offered a chance to review the new line of tee shirts from BeGreen T, well this one was calling my name for sure! These tees are very soft and comfortable. They launder well (I've washed mine twice already). I was surprised because the logos are literally part of the shirt. They aren't painted on with cheap paint, so you don't have to worry about them peeling off from wear. The whole thing is super … [Read more...]

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff with Tom’s of Maine

Disclaimer: I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. I struggle with my armpits. Shaving them makes them hurt and most deodorants make them itch and flake. It's always been a constant struggle to find a long-lasting deodorant that will keel me feeling fresh and help me battle the sweltering Florida summers. With all the splash pads, theme parks, and super fun outdoor playdates planned the last thing I want to worry about is whether or not I smell bad. Luckily Tom's of Maine makes a great natural deodorant … [Read more...]

Easy Sandwich Bread Recipe {feat. Abeego Products}

I admit it, I'm part of that whole "live simply" bandwagon. It may not be news to some of you, and others may find it hypocritical to say so, but I'm trying my darnedest to take small steps towards living a wholesome life that has a smaller carbon footprint attached. I'm kind of in the middle of homemaking hippie and technologically savvy. I don't know how it's possible... that's just my life okay?! Anyhow, since our food budget has been cut back due to several changes in our lives now is as good a time as any to start making more things from scratch. I've had my fair share of failures and I've gotten really down about them sometimes. But I … [Read more...]

No Poo and Hard Water… It’s “Harder” Than It Looks!

I've been no pooing off and on for the better part of four years. It all started with a desire for less maintenance overall. I had just gotten officially separated from my ex-husband and I was rebelling against his idea of the the perfect woman... who happens to also conform to all of the normal society expectations like wearing make-up, shaving, and spending hours worrying about what everyone else thought of you based on appearances. If you know me at all, you might have a clear picture as to why we couldn't possibly fall in love. Go figure! Anyhow, I just dove in one day and was like "Yeah no poo!" I started with the regular regime of … [Read more...]

Extending Natural Living to the Classroom

Welcome to the September 2013 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Extending Natural Living to the Classroom. This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and The Pistachio Project through the Green Moms Network. This month, our members are talking about how they extend their family's natural lifestyle to their child's school. Hop around to each post to get some tips and share your own! —---------------------------– In an attempt to keep our family values intact despite sending my daughter off to public school, I pack her a lunch each day. I'm grateful to have an awesome lunch kit from … [Read more...]

A Healthy Retreat for Pits in the Summer Heat

It is hot here in Florida. And I mean HOT. I've been a horrible, selfish mother and have been trying to keep the kids entertained inside for the sake of less sweating. Our A/C is blasting, and somehow we can still sweat a little inside. Going to the pool is sometimes a viable option, but everyone else in my apartment complex has the same idea and so the water gets warm and it becomes pointless navigating the crowded water with children in tow. It's not even worth it, and so we've been staying inside most of the time. As I've mentioned before, I'm not a huge fan of shaving my armpits for personal reasons. In that post I also write about how I … [Read more...]