Author: Dena

Product Review: CleanWell Botanical Cleaners and Fabric Spray

When it comes to cleaning my house, if you follow me you know that it is a reluctant chore that is not on the top of my list.  I do not have floors you can eat off of and the bathroom sink often looks like an alpine slide from all the toothpaste spit (Win for

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Cleaner Living: Make Your Own Drinkable Yogurt

It happens to all of us. You take the kids to the grocery store (which I am convinced is hell on earth), and they are instantly attracted to the bright colors and fun characters on packages of stuff you don’t necessarily want to give them.  It’s confusing to them why something with Dora on it

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How to Make Your Berries Last Longer!

The best part about Memorial Day weekend being over is that BERRY Season is just around the corner! I wrote a post last year about the ways to pick a better berry– look for organic whenever possible, pick from local farmers, and/or grow your own!  I meant to follow-up with this post about how to

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Cleaner Living: Best Sunscreens for 2013

So it is no secret that I turn to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) as a source for information on what is in conventional products and what effects certain chemicals can have on our (and our kids’) bodies.  When it comes to sun protection, their Sunscreen Guide is my go-to source for making sure the ones

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The Making of Binky Bear: How we got rid of the pacifier

Binky, paci, nuk, plug… mute button… whatever nickname your child’s pacifier has come to be called, it is most certainly a beloved piece of plastic that will inevitably be hard to give up. Both of my kids used a “binky.”  When we were nursing, it helped to give me (and my nipples) a much-needed break

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You’ll understand when you are a mom…

On my wedding day, instead of the traditional father gives away the bride, I walked down the aisle with both of my parents and my bouquet was made up of 6 pieces, handed to me as I made my journey to my future by 6 of the women in my life who have shaped me

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Clean(er) Kahlua Brownies

I don’t know about you, but I have been seeing those Kahlua Brownies from RecipeGirl popping up all over my Facebook newsfeed!  YUM! I decided to make these for the Staff Appreciation Day lunch at Miles’ school.  You can find the original recipe here, but I wanted to try and see if I could clean them

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