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The Family Medicine Cabinet

A few years ago I went to the medicine cabinet (ours is in a high cabinet in the kitchen) and grabbed a bottle of cold medicine to give a dose to my son. Luckily, before I finished dispensing it I   Read More »

Raising Healthy, Independent Kids Who Are Ready for College

Now that I am far removed from the diaper stage with my kids, we are rapidly approaching the “better think about college” phase. Apart from the obvious questions of where the kids may want to go to school and what   Read More »

Slicing An Apple So It Won’t Brown

My daughters love apples with peanut butter for lunch – it is one of the few protein sources I can get my ultra picky 9 year to eat at lunch time – but how do you keep the apple slices   Read More »

Preserve – The Toothbrush Made From Yogurt Cups

My son loves his new toothbrush – and so do I – but the funniest thing was listening to him tell his Dad about how his cool new toothbrush is made from recycled yogurt cups. Yes, you heard right –   Read More »

DIY Hot Water Bottle

Nothing is more cozy than snuggling up with a hot water bottle on a cold night or when you are feeling under the weather. There is something so comforting about the heat! When we were in Ireland a few years   Read More »

Acidophilus Stops Cold Sores in their Tracks

Let me state again, I am not a doctor or a health care professional and the following is just my personal experience. Every winter when the cold viruses start going around, I usually have at least one cold sore (also   Read More »

Treating Molluscum with Tea Tree Oil

This post contains affiliate links. It has now been over 6 weeks since our last doctor’s visit. My daughter’s molluscum warts seem to be getting better and not one of them has become infected like before. We have been dealing   Read More »

Healthy Home – 3 Essential Ingredients for Cleaning Green

Did you know that three really inexpensive items can go a long way to keeping your house clean while being environmentally safe and non-toxic? Baking Soda Salt Vinegar Baking Soda Pick up a box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda   Read More »

My Emergency Travel Bag

I have a little red envelope bag that I received along with a make-up purchase years ago. I love the fact that it is red, but even more, I love that it has become our emergency kit. Everywhere we go   Read More »