How I got my son excited for yogurt!

Tweet Pin It I pack the lunches for my twin 3rd graders and my preschool almost every morning.  I try very hard to keep their lunches healthy, interesting and as natural as possible.  With three very different eaters, this is a challenge. Recently I have discovered a trick to getting my preschool son to love […]

Acupuncture – Beyond Western Medicine

Tweet Pin It Welcome to the December 2012 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Natural Remedies. 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 have written posts about how they use natural remedies in their […]

Dealing with Climate Change Overload

Tweet Pin It Don’t forget to slow down, take a break and make time for something purely for yourself. We are very concerned about climate change and how it is, and will, affect the world we live in.  How it will impact our every day lives and the quality of life our children will have […]

Natural Medicine – Rinsing Your Nose

Tweet Pin It I was rushing off to work this morning and didn’t want to stop and rinse my nose. It’s kind of gross and takes time that I didn’t really think I had, in fact, I never like to think I have it.  Did I mention I think it’s gross? I commented out loud […]

I Can’t Exercise for Exercise’s Sake

Tweet Pin It I can’t stand to exercise just for the sake of exercising. As a working parent of three active kids, I don’t have the time to go to the gym or workout at home to exercise. I even have had trouble this year fitting in 5 minute blocks of targeted exercises from my […]

Green Ways to Stay Cool in a Heat Wave

Tweet Pin It We’ve been posting a little less often than we’d like. With the kids home from school for the summer we have less time for things like writing blog posts. The past few days of much hotter than usual weather for our area has made us think about some tips for staying cool […]

Packing Disposable-Free Kids Lunches – Including Fruit Cups

Tweet Pin It When our kids started attending daycare a few years ago, they needed a lunch packed for them every day, and so started our daily need to pack lunches for two children.  At first, as for many people,  this meant the daily use and disposal of items like fruit cups, juice pouches or […]

My Mother’s Day Wish For My Children

Tweet Pin It A gift from my daughter This afternoon when I picked my daughter up from school she handed me a craft she had made and said “Here, this is your Mother’s Day Gift.  I don’t know when Mother’s Day is, so I’m giving it to you now.”  She is 6 years old.  How […]

Being Part of a Guinness World Record™! Great Cloth Diaper Change!

Tweet Pin It Today I helped out at the Great Cloth Diaper Change event hosted by the Diaper Lab in Somerville, MA.  Salina and her staff at the Diaper Lab were GREAT hosts and ran a great event!  They have a great store and if you ever need advice on cloth diapers, I HIGHLY recommend […]

Natural Mosquito Bite Relief – What Works and What Doesn’t Work

Tweet Pin It During our camping trip last summer I got an excessive number of mosquito bites on my legs, upwards of 25 on each leg. The main thing I learned from that was that it’s important to use a reasonable amount of bug spray, especially when it’s hot out and you’re wearing shorts. Around […]