The Benefits of Black Seeds

I am an avid reader of nutritional magazines and brochures. Oftentimes free at organic or natural health stores, these periodicals are usually chock-full of fantastic recipes and advertisements, and as I was leafing through one last week, I came across an article singing the praises of black seeds or black cumin. Widely used in the Middle East, […]

You Can Do WHAT with Cauliflower?!

When friends of mine approach me to say, “Oh my god, I just did ___ with cauliflower and it tasted amazing!” I reply, “Welcome to the wonderful world of cauliflower.” By the way, if you hate cauliflower, stop reading here. This is for those of you who either love or like the taste of cauliflower […]

Make Your Own Aromatherapy Dough for Kids

My kids are hitting the Play-Doh phase really hard right now. I completely understand the appeal of Play-Doh for kids, and it really is such a good way to incorporate imagination and fine motor/gross motor skills into daily play; however, the artificial dyes are non-toxic, yes, but not exactly healthy, AND the stuff dries out […]

Food Substitutes for Children with Allergies

What can I use as a substitute if my child is allergic or intolerant to foods? This question comes up often – especially if kids suffer from food allergies, celiac disease, or if a family chooses a vegan, gluten-free, or other alternate food regime out of personal choice. No matter what the circumstance, we want to […]

Making Your Picky Eater Less Picky

I hear it All. The. Time.“But I have a picky eater!” Well, don’t let that stop you from introducing your little one to new and exciting flavors! Parents often use this as a crutch—it gets them stuck in a rut at mealtime and leaves them frustrated and tired. Instead, let your eating habits rub off! Around […]

DIY Sugar and Salt Body Scrub

Over here in New England, winter just won’t quit. It’s the first week of April and my son is happily nestled on the couch at his aunt’s house, enjoying what just better be the last and final snow day of the season. I, on the other hand, am eyeballing the cute navy eyelet sundress I just […]

Do Babies Need Shoes?

If the shoe fits, should a child wear it? Socks or booties are just fine to keep little piggies warm. And once babies start to crawl, pull to stand, and eventually walk, being barefoot can be beneficial in many ways. Why? Feedback from the ground directly to the foot means a baby can continue to […]

All Natural Sore Throat Remedy

Between our preschooler and our soon-to-be toddler, we as a family have had our fair share of colds this winter, so when I discovered this easy-to-make cold remedy, I was ecstatic (or, as ecstatic as a tired, ailing, stuffy momma can be…) This is a home remedy that can nip a sore throat in the […]

Making Your Own Gel Candles

I guess I’m on a quest to scent my home this month, as I finally decided to try making wickless gel candles. If your kids are anything like mine, then my days of burning a plethora of candles are on hold for a few years, at least until the risk of burning fingers or the […]

A Gut Feeling

Have you ever heard this term “gut health”? It’s something I’m hearing on a daily basis, it seems. Now, I know a lot of people don’t exactly want to spend their time thinking about gross bacteria in their bodies. But research shows that the 3 trillion bacteria living in your gut help your brain out […]