In the wintertime, when I’m washing my hands every-other-minute in order to avoid the nasty flu that seems to be hitting everyone we know, my hands can get dry. Even my boys, with their gorgeous young skin, can get rough, itchy patches. These months of cold dry air, forced air heating, and lots of washing are tough on our body’s largest organ. … Continue reading
Over the summer, we picked up a flat of peaches from our local farmers’ market. We ate most of them simply as they came, raw and either whole or cut in slices. After we had consumed about half of the peaches, I decided to freeze some so we could have a special taste of summer in the middle of the winter.… Continue reading
My 4-year-old has repeatedly requested that we make bath bombs again. So when our friends suggested that we get together and make a batch, of course we said yes.
The bath bombs in the picture may not be the most beautiful (please remember they were made by young kids), but they are everything a bath bomb should be. … Continue reading
My boys and I love this, whether as a relaxing drink before bed, or as an afternoon treat. It even works well as a morning starter. It’s slightly sweet, a little bit spicy (like a chai is spicy, not like a salsa is spicy), and full of healthy ingredients.… Continue reading
When they occur, sometimes my kids keep going as if nothing happened. I may think, “Wow, that looks like that hurt,” but since they don’t pay it any mind, I also let it go.
Other times, they simply want an acknowledgement from me that, indeed, that looked startling or painful. … Continue reading
You can use it to top a glass bowl. Goodbye, plastic wrap. You can also use it to wrap fruits and vegetables, cheese, a sandwich, or whatever else you desire. … Continue reading
We go through a lot of hand soap in our family. While foaming hand soap is expensive to buy in the store, it is very inexpensive and simple to make on your own. In addition to cost effectiveness and ease, you can control the ingredients to make certain they are free of chemical nasties. … Continue reading
I make a lot of my own natural skin and body care products. Amazing Face Serum, DIY Foaming Hand Soap, Homemade Bath Salts, Homemade All-Natural Diaper Rash Cream, Hand Sanitizer, and Fizzy Bath Bombs. These simple recipes are all a part of our everyday household life (with the current exception of the diaper rash cream, since we’re now done with diapers), though that recipe also makes a great skin salve for other body areas that need some extra support.… Continue reading
Cold and Flu season is upon us. As we head into the winter months, we spending more time indoors. This means we’re spending more time surrounded by the dry air produced by forced-air heating. We get more-frequent exposure to the germs that come from other people’s coughs, sneezes, and touch. We also increase our general sickness exposure by spending more time gathering with family and friends. … Continue reading
If your family is anything like mine, everyone loves foaming hand soap. My boys love that it magically foams up, even before they begin scrubbing. I love that it gets my kids excited about washing their hands. It also helps to reduce waste as it give them a handful of soap in only one squirt, instead of my boys repeatedly pumping regular soap into their hands until they feel like they have enough.… Continue reading