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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Axing Eczema Without Steroids

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 […]

Homemade Steamer Vacuum Solution

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. […]

Eat More Ugly Food!

We sit here and talk about food and recipes every week, and every now and then I’m struck by how lucky we are. The fact that we can run up to the grocery store at a moment’s notice to grab a gallon of milk or a bag of apples can often be taken for granted. […]

DIY Hand Sanitzer

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 Blush and Bronzer

With all of the chemicals, preservatives, and additives in cosmetics today, it’s horrifying to think about all of those toxins being applied to our bodies and our faces each day. Aside from all the chemicals, how much we spend on finding the “right shade” or blush and bronzer can be truly ridiculous. I have an […]

Diffusing the Situation

I hate to keep griping about the New England weather, but this long, hard winter has given us grounds to gripe. We all thought April would bring warmth and sunshine, but Easter bonnets and sandals were replaced with winter hats and tights. Lame. I am longing for the days when I can open the windows […]