• Be Green: 10 More Simple Changes

    Last year for Earth Day I brought you Be Green: 10 Simple Changes You Can Make At Home. Earth day is around the corner. So this year I’m bringing you 10 more simple changes you can make at home. These changes will help both your family and planet Earth. By making these simple changes in your home you are helping to take steps to save the Earth. You are also helping your family live healthier lives by reducing your exposure to chemicals, including those found in plastics.  10 Simple Changes To Be More Green Switch to a reusable food wrap, like these from etee. Etee has just come out with…

  • Choosing A Pediatrician: Plus 8 Questions You Will Want To Ask

    The person that you choose to provide healthcare for your child is an important person. This individual plays a crucial role in your child’s health. They will get to know your child very well in those first few years. Babies have many visits during their first 3 years of life. You can expect to take your child for an exam when they are first born, at 2 weeks, at 1 month, at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 24 months, 30 months, and 36 months. After their third birthday they will begin yearly annual check-ups, along with any sick visits.  When you…

  • Postpartum Care: The Non-Toxic Essentials

    The postpartum period begins after a woman gives birth. During this time the woman will experience varying emotions along with hormonal and physical changes. As she learns to care for the new baby, she must also care for herself. There are three phases of the postpartum period. The initial phase occurs in the immediate 24-48 hours after childbirth. The second postpartum phase lasts for up to six weeks after you give birth. The final stage of the postpartum period may last 6 months. The second phase is a time of physical healing for the woman. At this stage, you are probably at home and providing your basic hygienic care to…

  • Summer Schedule for Kids

    Summer Schedule for Kids Kids need to have a summer schedule which they follow. Children thrive on routine. It’s a matter of fact. The truth is that spending the summer outside of school takes children out of their daily routine. Now unless you live somewhere that kids go to school year round, then there’s no way around this fact. However, you can create a summer routine for your children, which will help your summer go smoothly. Whether your children will be attending summer camp this summer or are staying home with you, this is one summer schedule that everyone can follow. This is not a daily schedule to follow. I have…

  • The 5 Best Natural Sunscreens

    Summer is coming and we need to keep our skin safe from harmful UVA/UVB rays. We also shouldn’t be lathering on harmful chemicals. Instead, it’s best to use a natural sunscreen. When I was 14 years old I applied sunscreen to my chest for a day outside. The rash that appeared left me miserable. I was protecting my skin from the sun and as a result, my skin was left covered in itchy pink bumps. I didn’t realize it was the sunscreen at first, so I continued to use sunscreen every time I went to the beach or pool. After a few more rashes occurred, each after applying sunscreen, I…