• Summer Schedule for Kids

    Summer Schedule for Kids Kids need to have a summer schedule which they follow. Children thrive on routine. It’s a matter of fact. The truth is that spending the summer outside of school takes children out of their daily routine. Now unless you live somewhere that kids go to school year round, then there’s no way around this fact. However, you can create a summer routine for your children, which will help your summer go smoothly. Whether your children will be attending summer camp this summer or are staying home with you, this is one summer schedule that everyone can follow. This is not a daily schedule to follow. I have…

  • The 5 Best Natural Sunscreens

    Summer is coming and we need to keep our skin safe from harmful UVA/UVB rays. We also shouldn’t be lathering on harmful chemicals. Instead, it’s best to use a natural sunscreen. When I was 14 years old I applied sunscreen to my chest for a day outside. The rash that appeared left me miserable. I was protecting my skin from the sun and as a result, my skin was left covered in itchy pink bumps. I didn’t realize it was the sunscreen at first, so I continued to use sunscreen every time I went to the beach or pool. After a few more rashes occurred, each after applying sunscreen, I…

  • Dry Brushing: What, How, and Why

    I remember being 8 years old and receiving a dry brush for my birthday, along with some fabulous smelling all natural body scrubs, soaps, and lotions. At the time I had no clue what dry brushing was. The brush looked, to me, like a hairbrush with an extra long handle! I kept it in my bathroom along with all of the other bath goodies I had received. Fast forward quite a few years and I now have a thorough understanding of the human body’s anatomy and physiology. With that, I can appreciate that body brush that I received so many years ago and wish I had used as more than…

  • Easy Risotto Recipe

    I remember before I made risotto for the first time. The idea of making risotto elicited fear in me. I was convinced that only restaurant chefs should be making risotto. So today I am going to share an easy risotto recipe with you. Honestly, though, I had never tasted risotto before I decided to make it one day. See most restaurant risotto’s use a chicken stock for flavor. Since I don’t eat things made with meat stock, that meant I wasn’t going to have risotto. That was until I finally tried making risotto. Once I made risotto one time, I realized how simple it really is and I’ve been making…

  • Cleaning With Essential Oils

    I have been making my own homemade household cleaners for over 15 years. Growing up I knew the house was being mopped from the distinct smell of white vinegar wafting through the air. My mother didn’t purchase a name brand floor cleaner, instead, she stuck to the basics. So once I had my own home, I too mopped with vinegar. But then I got curious. If vinegar could clean my floor what else could it do? So I started looking into how I could make my own cleaners. It made sense to learn more. At that point in my life, I had been avoiding putting chemicals on my body and in…