Axing Eczema Without Steroids

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Last week, my son was quietly sitting on the couch one minute, crying and demanding essential oils and a bandage for his leg the next. (Yes, my kids are those kids who request coconut oil, essential oils and “loidal” silver when they hurt themselves. And I love it, just so you know!) Knowing he did […]

Easy DIY Crockpot Caramel

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This is the time of year when we cover up the grill and blow the dust off of the crockpot, preparing it for its frequent, almost daily, use over the colder months. There is nothing quite like the smell of a delicious and hardy stew or soup when you come in from a long, cold […]

Homemade Steamer Vacuum Solution

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If you’re anything like me, you don’t like keeping a lot of chemical cleaners in the house. Not only can it be dangerous to keep a ton of harsh cleaners in a house with two young – and very curious – boys, but handling and breathing in those toxins can be harmful and very unpleasant. […]

DIY Hand Sanitzer

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It is with a heavy heart that I begin preparing for the start of the school year. The kids and I have really had an incredible summer together and it breaks my heart to think about all the busyness and time away from each other. As with most teachers, the last few weeks of August […]

DIY Homemade Silver Polish

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A good silver polish is hard to find. And by good, I mean one that’s not full of harmful chemicals, strong odors and that actually works. Luckily, making your own out of just a few ingredients you already have on hand is incredibly easy! Yes, incredibly. Water, baking soda and salt are all it takes. […]

Home to Roost

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So, after ten years of pining for chickens, two weeks ago, three generations piled into the van and took a drive to a chicken farm in Connecticut to pick up four new family members, whom we have affectionately dubbed “the girlies.” And the girlies are just awesome in every way. Not yet old enough to […]

To Parents Everywhere: Relax Now

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When I moved into my new house six months ago, I vowed that I would keep rooms, walls and spaces completely empty before I would fill a void with something I didn’t love. Suffice it to say, I currently have A LOT of wall space and some very sparse rooms in my house because I […]

DIY Anti-Itch Stick or Spray for Summer

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If your kids are anything like mine, this is the time of year when their pediatrician raises an eyebrow at their physical condition and I always fear someone is going to report me to social services or something. Let’s just say, that my kids have A LOT of fun over the summer and this fun […]

Constellation Night Light

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Looking for a fun and educational craft you can do with your little one? In trying to find a way to quell my son’s fear of the dark, we came up with this fun and interactive project that not only helped him enjoy his room when the lights were out, but taught him a little […]

All Natural and Easy-to-Make Tick Repellant

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Just when we were basking in the sunny, warm days of spring after a long, snowy winter, I picked up my daughter to bring her inside to wash up for dinner and spotted the one thing that can stop my love of nature in its tracks: a tick in her ear. The very next day, […]