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Homemade Sunscreen

Homemade Sunscreen

When my boys were 3 and 2 years old, we took them to the beach.  Each morning, we’d coat them head to toe in store-bought baby sunscreen.  The brand was one that I considered more natural and safe. Everyday, about an hour later, they’d be […]

The Perfect Housewarming or Wedding Shower Gift

The Perfect Housewarming or Wedding Shower Gift

While the moving part can be stressful, a new home represents a fresh start.  New walls, fresh paint, sometimes new furniture, new goals to keep the house straightened up and tidy, new school, new neighbors, new friends…it’s a chance start with a clean slate and […]

How to Get Laundry Done Fast

How to Get Laundry Done Fast

When I envisioned my future family life as a young person, I never had visions of doing the dishes. every. single. day.  Also mysteriously excluded from my future family fantasies was the mountain of laundry that mocks me from the dining room table day after day. […]

Lemon Meringue Pie: Low carb, gluten free

Lemon Meringue Pie: Low carb, gluten free

(This post is copied from my food blog, www.defiantlygoodfood.com.)  Growing up, I remember my grandmother making the best Lemon Meringue Pie. There are family legends about her pie. She made it look effortless, pie shell from scratch and all! And it was so lemon-y it would […]

Clean Eating for Cinco De Mayo

Clean Eating for Cinco De Mayo

I’m gathering up ideas for dinner on Cinco de Mayo.  Here are four delicious recipes from DefiantlyGoodFood.com.   All of these recipes are low carb and gluten free!        

Science Experiment: The effect of food dye on living things

Science Experiment: The effect of food dye on living things

My 10 year old did the Science Experiement for school. His teacher and classmates were surprised to learn the harmful effects of artificial chemicals in food.  I myself was surprised at how badly the aspartame plant fared.  I’m so glad my Diet Coke days are […]