Adoption: lessons learned

As I’m writing this post, my son, who we recently adopted, is almost eight weeks old — which is to say, I’m definitely not an expert on this subject. It all happened pretty quickly for us, which is pretty rare in adoption. I haven’t read many books (yet), but I’ve been thrown into one of (read more…)

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The Simple Organic Natural Deodorant Challenge

I have a dirty little secret that I need to confess: I still use regular, mainstream antiperspirant and deodorant. Whew. There, I said it. But before you recoil in horror at the thought, let me explain myself. I do have some natural deodorant, and I try to use it as much as I can. I (read more…)

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Thursdays are Book Club day

Today is Book Club day, where it’s the final day we’re discussing In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan. This week we’re on Part IV —  Not Too Much: How to Eat. I loved this final part of the book because it gives such concrete, do-able advice, and it leaves us with (read more…)

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4 ways to bring summer into your home

Summer is creeping up quickly — long days with early sunrises and late sunsets. Days full of sunshine and endless possibility. Summertime is a time for the outdoors — soaking up sun and recovering from the days of winter of being cooped up indoors. Summer doesn’t have to be for the outdoors only, though. There (read more…)

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Healthy Eats on the Road

Written by contributor Amy Thompson of Progressive Pioneer. Road food, ugh, my stomach does a flip-flop just thinking about it.  Yet, it seems to be an inevitable part of family vacations.  But does it have to be? Here are a few suggestions for maintaining your family’s healthy eating habits while on the road (with a (read more…)

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