If you read my posts you probably are fully aware of my support for an organic lifestyle in regards to the foods you choose to eat. However, choosing an organic product sadly does not mean what it used to years ago. It is vitally important that you read the labels on your organic products to ensure there are no questionable ingredients. How can carcinogens and other ingredients make its way into organic food? Twice a year the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meet to discuss ... Continue Reading
It’s important that you read the labels on your organic products to ensure there are no questionable ingredients.
Indulge yourself this Mother’s Day with coffee and beauty mask recipes.
Mother’s Day is a day to relax and relish in the fact that you a super woman among women. Raising a family is hard work, so here are a few easy recipes to indulge and give yourself a treat this Mother’s Day. An Indulgent Early Morning Pick-Me-Up If you are like most moms, you sometimes require a little early morning pick-me-up. I have spent a small fortune on Frappucinos and Double Shot coffees in the past and feel guilty every time I shell over that hard-earned cash. Lucky for me I ... Continue Reading
Incorporate a secret healthy ingredients in your meals – fruits and vegetables.
Getting your kids to eat fruits and vegetables can be similar to pulling teeth or even moving mountains. For some reason, kids always shy away from anything that resembles a fruit or a vegetable, but that's about half of the food they should be eating. Ohio State University conducted a study in 2009 that showed only 22% of kids get enough fruits and vegetables in their diet. Furthermore, the number of kids that eat the recommended amount decreases as the kids become older. How is a busy mom ... Continue Reading
Try these yummy alternatives to traditional ingredients for a healthier holiday.
The holiday season is a busy time and sometimes we moms do things because that's what we've always done. However, incorporating healthy holiday habits can be easy and better for your family. Some easy examples of healthier holiday habits are : Toss the Tub The whipped cream in the tub seems to be a holiday staple, it always was with us. It never occurred to me to make my own, or that I could. On my quest for healthier living and eating, I (and many others) have discovered that you can make ... Continue Reading
Learn what to look for in toothpaste and toothbrushes to keep your smile healthy.
Everyone wants a healthy smile, but did you know that some of the products you and your family use to maintain those pearly whites could contain harmful ingredients? Many people mistakenly believe that the personal care products we use daily (or more) have been tested for safety. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) tested 192 types of toothpaste currently on the market. Thirty-four percent of the tested products contain ingredients that may pose cancer risks. Forty-four percent contain ... Continue Reading
All moms want safe personal care products – learn the main chemicals to avoid.
All moms want safe personal care products that are affordable, make their skin and hair look as if they weren’t up all night with the baby, and keep their children clean. That shouldn’t be too much to ask. With so many new studies coming out about the health risks from the chemicals found in our beloved products, finding a safe alternative is becoming much more important and much more difficult. So we've put together the below list of top five chemicals to avoid. The ingredients used in ... Continue Reading