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Soft Star Shoes Review & Special Offer

August 9, 2012
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We let our babe go barefoot whenever possible. When he does wear shoes, we put him in minimalist shoes like Soft Star which are specifically designed for natural foot movement and healthy foot development. The wider design allows plenty of room for toes to wiggle around and spread out and the low profile, slip resistant soles helps to minimize trips when little ones are getting the hang of walking and running. We’re onto our third pair of super soft Vegan Hotcakes which have been great…

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Motherhood

Raising Earth-Conscious Children

June 29, 2012
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Teaching a child how to be eco-conscious can be challenging because the concept is a bit abstract, but as soon as your baby is born, he or she can begin to develop an awareness and appreciation of the Earth when you make green living part of his or her daily life. Children also naturally love to observe and emulate their parents, so leading by example by being good to the Earth in your daily actions is very impactful. Here are 10…

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Lifestyle

Daughters of the Revolution Giveaway

June 9, 2012
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Local designer and mother, Emily Cadenhead, creates beautiful, flowy, feminine dresses for her sustainable clothing line Daughters of the Revolution. The family run team works on a micro-level to carefully select ethically and environmentally responsible techniques for their garments which are a combination of organic fabrics, natural fibers and silks that are dipped in chemical-free vegetable dyes. Most of their sequins and beadwork are also made of recycled materials. Emily created this clothing line to evoke the sensibility of freedom, nature, love, and femininity that…

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Ferro Eco-Couture Mineral Cosmetics Review

June 5, 2012
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I have been disappointed by mineral cosmetics in the past. The products have either irritated or dried out my sensitive skin, contained hidden chemicals or toxins, or looked caked-on and unnatural. I’m glad I discovered Ferro Cosmetics because all mineral make up is not created equal! Founded by mother, cosmetologist, and celebrity make-up artist, Krissy Ferro uses only 100% natural ingredients to beautify, soothe, and nourish the skin. It’s refreshing to come by an honest company with high quality products, high standards…

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Lifestyle

By Nieves “C” Perfect Skin Review & Giveaway

May 22, 2012
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I was immediately drawn to By Nieves handmade natural body care products and was equally intrigued by her story. Born by candlelight on the Canary Island of La Palma to vagabond parents, Nieves doesn’t remember hitchhiking across Europe as a baby – but her nomadic youth is unforgettable. For the better part of her childhood, Nieves traveled the West Coast of California with pack donkeys alongside her father, a folk musician and renegade intellectual. Because of her upbringing in the counterculture, she…

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Wellness

Detoxifying Your Home & Life

May 15, 2012
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I became more aware of toxic chemicals when I was pregnant with our first child. I was shocked to learn that the average home contains 500-1000 toxic chemicals, many of which we are unable to see, smell or taste. Although it can seem like a daunting task, detoxifying your home is simpler than you might think. The below information is intended to help you make choices that will get you and your family on your way to a healthier home…

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Lifestyle

DIY Terrariums

March 18, 2012

Terrariums are wonderful, magical environments. They are fun to make and are a great opportunity for children to learn how ecosystems work. Terrariums are essentially miniature ecosystems that can sustain themselves for long periods of time, very similar to that in the real world. The glass lid creates a continuous rain cycle: Moisture evaporates from the soil and plant leaves, water gathers on the top and sides of the jars, and then it returns to the moisture-loving plants. This was a fun and educational…

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Lifestyle

The Family Dinner

March 10, 2012

There is great meaning in the simple daily ritual of gathering together for an evening meal. The days are sometimes hectic, so we make a point to slow down and enjoy one another in the evening. We have come to know a rhythm of preparing the meal, setting the table, reflecting upon our blessings, connecting, eating and cleaning up together. Almost every Sunday we walk to the local farmer’s market and gather fresh seasonal and organic fruits, vegetables and herbs that will…

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