My True Nature Review

I recently had the opportunity to review a couple of products from My True Nature. The company was founded by Kelly Boyd, whose goal was to create safe products for her child that worked as good as most mainstream soaps and shampoos, but that were made of completely natural ingredients. When she couldn’t find anything […]

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Family Health: Preventing Lead Exposure

My parents built the house I was raised in; we had new windows, fresh paint, new pipes, and never once did I hear the term “lead poisoning” when I was growing up. Skip ahead a couple of decades; my husband and I live in a home built in 1925; we’re planning to move to an […]

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Healthy and Inexpensive Snacks for Toddlers

I’m always looking for cheap and healthy snack ideas for my 3-year-old that aren’t packed with sugar or salt. I’ve found that by putting in a little time and effort at home, I can save money and offer him much healthier options than pre-packaged snacks. Here are few of my favorites: 1.  Snack Kabobs I […]

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Types of Cloth Diapers Explained

Once I learned about the benefits of cloth diapers and decided that I was going to use them on my new twins, the next step was to figure out which types of cloth diapers to use. And wow, the options were overwhelming. Each type has its pros and cons, and only you can choose which […]

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The Benefits of Cloth Diapering

I never considered using cloth diapers until I stumbled upon a discussion about them online when I was six months pregnant. As soon as I realized the benefits of cloth, the decision was easy for me. If you’re a cloth newbie like I was, here are a few of the benefits: Cost Cost was the […]

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A Twist on “Time-Outs”

My pre-school aged daughter is an adorable, intelligent, and strong-willed child. She is also emotionally fragile, defiant, and has difficulty bonding as a result of two disruptions in her first three years—first from her biological mother and then from her foster family when we adopted her. At times her behavior can lead to a vicious […]

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