Homemade Elderberry Gummies: Vitamin C Treats

Have you ever noticed the ingredients on gummy fruit snacks? They are mostly high fructose corn syrup, artificial dyes and flavors, and gelatin. Gummy fruit snacks don’t have to be just empty calories packed with harmful chemicals, these homemade elderberry gummies are healthy in that there is no junk in them but they are actually […]

How to Pick a Safe Kiddie Pool

Ahh the smell of plastic. It brings back memories of kiddie pools, beach toys, and those fun rafts for the pool, doesn’t it? Well, that smell is the combination of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and other plasticizers, like phthalates, that result is cancer-causing contaminants, for both people and the environment. PVC is known as the “poison […]

Skip the Mush: An Introduction to Baby-Led Weaning

I always had this idea that one day I’d be pureeing foods for my baby, I never gave it another thought, that is just the way it is, right? But then I learned that cereal is not the right type of food to start baby on. It is nothing but processed food and processed foods are not […]

How To Pick A Safe Sunscreen

Please click here to read part one of the Sun Safety posts before you read this post. If you are like I was before I embarked in this adventure to live as natural as possible, the start of summer means making a trip to the drug store to buy some sunscreen…whatever it’s cheaper or whatever […]

Sun Safety Tips for the Whole Family

  Ahh Summer. The warm sun, ice cream dripping over little hands, fireflies, the smell of meat over a grill.   Those are all some of the pleasant things of Summer. One not so pleasant is knowing just how to protect our skin from then sun. While I believe exposure to the sun is beneficial […]

10 Reasons Why I Cloth Diaper

Cloth diapers are all the rage right now, some believe they are the greatest thing while some will look at you as if you had two heads for using cloth diapers. Let make something clear now: this ain’t your grandmother’s cloth diapers! Gone are the days of safety pins, today’s diapers have come a long […]