5 CHEAP - SAFE- EASY HOUSE HOLD CLEANERS - THROW OUT YOUR CHEMICALS

After removing every chemical in my kitchen and bathroom, I took a photo in disgust. I immediately suffered a lingering headache and a rash on the back of my hand. We assume they are safe. But in fact, many popular household cleaners are dangerously toxic.  There’s NO federal regulation of chemicals in household products. Rebecca Sutton, PhD, a senior scientist at the Environmental Working Group (EWG), explains, “In terms of household cleaners, neither ingredients nor products must meet any sort of safety standard, nor is any testing data or notification required before bringing a product to market.” The average household contains...

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BEING A STEP MOTHER "I didn't give you the gift of life. Life gave me the gift of you"

Raising kids is HARD. Kids need attention and love all the time, but they also need dinner, a bath, homework, packed lunches, brushing the rats nest out of their hair and a bedtime story, all before 7:45 p.m. or you will regret it in the morning. Diaper changes, temper tantrums, picking a school, SUMMER HOLIDAYS, picking up toys, monitoring tv and ipad time, it’s endless. I recently read an article by Tamar Fox, she is a writer and editor living in Philadelphia with her partner, step-daughter, and foster daughter. Below she wrote 8 facts she personally experienced being a stepmother, for...

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HOW TO MAKE SAFE Multi Purpose Surface Cleaner

SAFE SURFACE SPRAY RECIPE

HOUSEHOLD CLEANING PRODUCTS MORE HARM THAN GOOD? In this age of super-consumption, marketers have trained us to seek out the brands that that deliver superlative benefits over the competitors…We purchase these items thinking we are getting the most for our money, which will better our lives in some way. Sometimes more is not more. Consider household cleaning products. “Industrial strength” is one marketing-infused brand attribute that suggests cleaning products will make our homes cleaner and that the job will be done faster, or cheaper, or all of the above. “Industrial strength” tells us the cleaning product is so strong that it really doesn’t belong...

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5 of my favorite kids meals

HEALTHY KIDS MEALS

If it wasn't for my two kids I am convinced I would be living off a diet of oriental packet noodles. Below are a few simple, HEALTHY recipes that both of them love.   TURKEY MEATBALLS  INGREDIENTS   lb lean ground turkey  1 garlic clove minced 1⁄4 cup spinach finely chopped 1⁄4 cup fresh parsley chopped 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper 1  egg beaten 1⁄2 cup dry breadcrumbs DIRECTIONS Mix all the ingredients and shape into small meatballs. Place parchment paper on baking tray. Pre heat oven to 350F, cook the meatballs for 25 minutes or until cooked through and nicely browned on the outside.     CARROT + APPLE...

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OIL INFUSION

OIL INFUSION

At the heart of Clary Collection and the base to most of our products, is the time honored craft of botanical oil infusion. This gentle tradition dates back to the earliest forms of herbal medicine and is still widely used throughout the world today. Allowing a slow warmth of oil to draw out healing benefits of herbs and flowers is one of the oldest and gentlest ways of transferring those benefits to skin. Ancient Egyptians infused rose hips and bitter orange blossoms (neroli) in Olive Oil to preserve youthfulness and heal scars and Cleopatra is said to have bathed with it regularly. Ayurvedic medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine...

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