Natural Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

How to Stay Cool Naturally this Summer

If gets hotter than Hades in the summertime where you live, then read on to learn lots of tips to stay cool naturally in the summertime. I am a third generation Floridian, born and raised in South Florida, so I know heat. The worst part about excessive heat is how crabby, grumpy and irritable it… [read more]

The BEST DIY Cleaning Recipes

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There seem to be a million different non-toxic cleaning recipes on the intranets, these are tried and true ones that I think are the best. My go-to homemade all-purpose cleaning spray. Easy liquid laundry detergent. If you have a new baby and the for first time you are realizing that you don’t want chemicals in… [read more]

Nine Natural Cleaning Recipes for New Mamas

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Welcome to the January 2015 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Household Chores This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared stories, tips, and tricks on tackling household chores. Please read to the end to find a list… [read more]

How to Make Marigold Tea

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I am such a fan of herbal remedies because they work. I also just love that they come from the earth, God’s creation. The more I learn about herbology, the more gratitude and awe I have for God and how masterfully He created plants for all our human ailments and conditions. If you are a Christian and nervous… [read more]

Garden Markers Kid Craft DIY

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Oh, be still my heart! Look how big she is! It feels like just yesterday that it was the end of 4th trimester but somehow Penelope is four and half years old. I try to do some sort of art/craft every afternoon so that we both have time to connect and decompress together after a busy… [read more]

Living Off The Grid, Interview with Greg Seaman, Founder of

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I had such a great time talking with Greg Seaman, the founder of, for this podcast. Greg’s story is super interesting: He and his family lived completely off the grid for 30 years on the San Juan Islands (a place I have been, a truly magical place where you can kayak among orca whales).… [read more]