My Week on Wednesday and Natural Cold and Flu Remedies

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Hello and welcome to another My Week on Wednesday! Last week my husband and I were sick. In fact, last week’s My Week on Wednesday almost didn’t happen; we just sort of sat around feeling miserable taking turns taking care of the kids — who, happily, were untouched by whatever-it-was. … Continue reading

Get Your Very Own Healthy Living Library: The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle of 2014

We all want to make better health and lifestyle decisions for ourselves and those we love. Some of us might want to lose some weight, or have more energy. We might want to use greener products, create better, more nutritious meals for our families, get fit, or just feel confident that … Continue reading

Food Rules from a Fourth Grader

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 see the bottom of this post for details Today I am honored to introduce my very first Guest Blogger ever — my nine-year-old son, known to you all as The Boy. He read the Young Reader’s Edition of Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and wrote this post with only a minimal … Continue reading

Pepperup Potion

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I’m not a Witch. Well… okay, I am. But not the Hogwarsts graduate, flying on a broomstick sort of Witch. I’m more of a walking in the woods, hugging trees, natural healing sort of Witch. Which is fine, because you don’t need to have spent hours in a dungeon with … Continue reading

Why my Daughter will NOT be Selling Girl Scouts Cookies

Why my daughter will NOT be selling Girl Scout Cookies // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

    It’s Girl Scout Cookie time here for the Girl Scouts of Western New York… and I have to tell my adorable little brand-new Daisy Scout that she will not be participating in this time-honored Girl Scout tradition. There will be disappointment. There may even be tears. But I … Continue reading

Start Your Day off Right Cafe Latte

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Mmmmm… Coffee. That dark, rich smell that is, at once, comforting and invigorating… It cuts through my morning foggy-grumpiness and really helps me get ready to start my day. So I am pleased to say that my husband makes the absolutely best coffee in the world. The sort of coffee … Continue reading

Are Ball Canning Lids BPA Free?

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You’ve read it… Ball canning lids have BPA in them. You’ve heard that you have to use Such-and-Such canning lid because they are BPA free. And you’ve seen the bright yellow ribbon across the cheery green boxes of Ball canning jars proudly proclaiming that they are: The brand you trust … Continue reading

How to get rid of Lice… Naturally

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Everyone hates to get the Dreaded Letter saying that their child “may have been exposed to lice,” but as I said in Head Lice Part One, it is NO reason to panic. But what happens when the Dreaded Letter says that your child actually has lice? Now can you panic??? Of course … Continue reading

Lice Stay Away Spray

Keep your child's head lice-free with a couple of squirts of Lice Stay Away Spray

Fall is in the air… The kids are back at school and everyone is thinking about apple-picking and wooly sweaters… and lice. If your child already has lice, save this post for later and skip right to my post on How to Get Rid of Lice… Naturally. Please note that … Continue reading