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Stop the Spray! Spray sunscreens are awful for your health.

Crashing waves. Sand warming your toes. Bright rays of the joyful sun. Vibrant laughter floating on the seabreeze, as well as….PSHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhsssssssssssssssst! Oxybenzone entering your lungs… Without fail, each summer, beaches up and down the coasts (and playgrounds, sporting events, picnic areas, and campsites across the country) are infiltrated with families who insist upon using spray […]

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Confessions of a Former Food Snob: I Owe Some Apologies

My closest friends and family will tell you I’m a horrible sympathizer; I can’t put myself in someone’s place unless I’ve been there myself. For instance, I couldn’t gently smile at parents of unruly toddlers until I HAD ONE. I had trouble understanding why anyone would willingly be a stay-at-home parent until I ENDED UP […]

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Get Your Kids to Eat Their Vegetables (It’s Simple.)

    Okay, anything involving children is rarely simple, but I happened upon this little tactic that worked for us to get our suddenly-picky eater to imbibe some vegetables. It was simple for us. Maybe it will work for you. Step One: Talk about making an Awesome Crocodile Smoothie It doesn’t have to be a […]

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From Bad Teeth to Good Teeth: Learn More About Natural Oral Health

Natural tooth care is an aspect of my health that I have only begun to explore. Years ago, we stopped using toothpaste with fluoride, after learning of the potential dangers. I can happily note that our instances of cavities has not increased. But beyond changing the type of products we buy (and, of course, maintaining […]

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