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Top 10 Safe and Budget-Friendly Sunscreens for Kids (2019 Edition)

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Did you know most of the sunscreens for babies and children on the market are filled with harmful chemicals, from endocrine disruptors to cancer-causing ingredients? If you want to keep your child safe from the sun's damage and safe from toxic sunscreen ingredients without breaking the bank, pick up one of our curated Top 10 Safest and Budget-Friendly Sunscreens for Kids this year. We've done all the research for you!

Healthy Living Small Step #10: Switch to an All-Natural Laundry Detergent

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As we've journeyed through our 10 Small Steps Towards Healthy Living Series (start here if you are just joining), there have likely been steps that you chosen to skip over. Some require a bit more…

Healthy Living Small Step #6: Make Your Own All-Purpose Cleaner

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Start at the beginning of our 10 Small Steps Toward Healthy Living series HERE. Making your own household cleaner really is super easy. You can not only save money but also avoid any extra chemicals…
10 Small Steps Toward Healthy Living: Step One

Healthy Living Small Step #1: Go One Day Without Processed Foods

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Start at the beginning of our 10 Small Steps Toward Healthy Living series here. (Note: Some affiliate links included.) Our Family's Journey Toward Real Food My husband and I used to be fast…

10 Small Steps Toward Healthy Living: What Does "Healthy Living" Actually Mean?

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In the past 10 years, my definition of "healthy" has dramatically changed. 22 year old Polly would have described healthy living simply as limiting your calories and eating low-fat foods. Like most…

DIY, Citrus Cleaning Spray

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This DIY, natural cleaning spray is a great way I've been using my essential oils for cleaning. Just like the carpet/room freshener  I previously shared about, I love the simplicity of what is in the…

DIY Carpet & Room Freshener

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As a recovering candleholic, I am always in search of ways to make my home smell good. I'm kind of a scent junkie. Not to mention, with two dogs and two kids, it can be a challenge to keep our place…

DIY, All-Natural Hand Cleaner

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Homemade Hand Cleaner Ingredients: 4 ounce glass spray bottle. (You can get these for less than a dollar here) 1 teaspoon aloe vera Water 20 drops Essential Oil Blend Directions: Mix the aloe…

Essential Oils: A Beginner's Guide

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My Story (so far): I'll be honest, I didn't even know what an essential oil was until 2 years ago when a yoga instructor unexpectedly put it on me in the closing relaxation portion of a class. I remember…

10 Easy DIY All-Natural Household Products

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My son was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at 20 months of age. It was terrifying, especially when we had no family history at all. So, I did what I'm guessing many terrified mothers who feel out of control…

Cloth Diapering 101

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Cloth diapering. Isn't that something that hippies who don't shave their armpits do? OK, so maybe that is stereotyping a bit, but I realized very quickly that not everyone is so keen on the…