Balancing the Risks of Sunscreen & Skin Cancer

This post was first published several years ago, but it's worth repeating as we head into summer once again! Like most of the girls my age, I spent a lot of time soaking up rays during my teenage years, sometimes with a little baby oil to speed up the suntan process. Yep, I got burned…

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5 Quick and Easy DIY Projects to Green Your Life

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: Some of my friends who are new to green and natural living tell me they're unsure where to start. They say they get stuck trying to decide which changes to make first or which ones are the most important. I definitely understand, because starting to learn…

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12 Green & Natural Living Goals for the New Year

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: I know, I know, it's not even Christmas yet and here I am about to talk about making New Year's Goals! But the thing is, I've already talked about how to have a simple Christmas this year, and as Katie recently pointed out, she's already covered…

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8 Ways to Boost Your Immunity for Cold and Flu Season

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: Two of my kiddos and I got our first bad colds of the season last week, and I realized how much I dread winter time and cold and flu season that goes along with it. So this year, I'm committing to being pro-active and working on…

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ZarBee's New, All-Natural Seasonal Allergy Relief!

As we head into the fall and winter, I'm already dreading the season of sickness, especially with a newborn in the house! This is one area that seems so much harder with "so many" kids in our family. One person gets sick and it gets passed from person to person to person, which results in…

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EWG's 2013 Guide to Safer Sunscreens and Sun Safety

In addition to the annual Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen produce guide, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) also issues an annual sunscreen guide, and this year's updated guide is now available! While the importance of sunscreen is stressed every day and from a variety of sources, there are also underlying dangers in some of the…

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Homemade Tick & Mosquito Spray

The tick population has been out of control at our house this year. The season started early and with a vengeance, and by the time we headed to Florida for our vacation, we were ready for a break from them. Unfortunately, two-and-a-half weeks without mowing meant that our yard was quite jungle-like when we returned,…

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Eating for Energy to Beat the Winter Blahs

The following guest post is from Pam of Be Healthy, Be Happy Wellness: Feeling sluggish?  The long stretch of days between Christmas and Spring Break can be tough.  The sky is grey, the days are cold.  How can you get though it without gaining ten pounds and slogging through each day? Just getting out of…

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Giveaway: Essential Oil Starter Kit from PlantTherapy.com

This giveaway is now closed! The winner is Angie ([email protected])! I've mentioned a few times that our family is just venturing into the world of essential oils. While we're 100% convinced about the benefits of natural, herbal remedies, essential oils feel a bit more "woo-wooey" to me, and I'm slowly learning more and incorporating them…

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Giveaway: Scotties Tissues for Cold & Flu Season (3 Winners!)

This giveaway is now closed! The winners are Teresa ([email protected]), Kayla ([email protected]) and Audra ([email protected])! Has your family been hit with cold and flu germs this season? Hopefully not! But whether you've already been sick this year or not, it's a good idea to have a few things on hand, including soft tissues for your…

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