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How Do You Afford Fair Trade? 7 Tips For Affording Ethically Produced Foods

You’re aware of the unethical practices of child labor and forced labor in various food industries. You want to make a change and buy Fair Trade foods for your family… but, it’s so dang expensive! How do you afford Fair Trade?! Here are my 7 tips for affording ethically produced foods, like cocoa, coffee, tea, bananas, and sugar.

The Dark & Bitter Truth About Your Halloween Chocolate (+19 ethical chocolate options!)

Are you buying chocolate for Halloween? You may change your mind after you discover the dark and bitter truth about your Halloween chocolate. As consumers, we make the most important, ethical, and sustainable choices with our dollars. If you choose to have an ethical Halloween, here are 19 Fair Trade chocolate options, too!

Conversations, Preparation, & Ideas For Celebrating Your Daughter’s First Cycle

I made up my mind years ago… My daughter was NOT going to dread her period. In this post, you’ll learn all the open conversations about menarche (the first period) that I’ve had with my daughter, plus practical, fun, and special ideas to celebrate this rite of passage in every girls’ life!

Blood Sugar Imbalance: 11 Signs Your Body Is Crying For Help

Is your blood sugar balanced? Are you on your way to developing insulin resistance or even diabetes? Our bodies are wonderful about letting us know when something is wrong. Here are the 11 signs your body is crying for help! (And all of these red flags are 100% fixable!)

The Best Natural Bug Bite Relief Products (including no see ums!)

You can’t wait for warm weather and sunshine… only to be carried off by the bugs. What to do? From bentonite clay to essential oils and more, these are the best natural bug bite relief products I’ve found! They even provide relief for no see um bites!

5 Things That *Really* Helped My Anxiety

Insomnia, heart palpitations, irrational thoughts, second-guessing, a knot in my throat… Anxiety. My anxiety isn’t paralyzing me anymore because I have been using these 5 things that really help! This is a holistic approach to relieving the symptoms of anxiety — physically, emotionally, and mentally!

7 Tips For Minimalism In A Real Food Kitchen

A Real Food kitchen requires more gadgets and gizmos for food preparation and storage than a kitchen full of processed, pre-made foods. But what if you want to practice minimalism? Can Real Food and minimalism converge? Yes! Here are 7 tips to practice minimalism in a Real Food kitchen!

How We Eat Real, Organic Food Without Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, & Costco

When you live far from the big city, you don’t have regular access to organic or whole foods. What to do? That’s exactly the position my family is in, yet we continue to source real, organic food without Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, or Costco!

Losing Myself… 11 Years Of Postpartum Depression & How I Found My Way Back

After almost 12 years, I’m sharing my story of trauma from postpartum depression and the way EMDR therapy set me free from the darkness and helped me find my way back to true happiness without guilt, fear, and shame.

When You Shouldn’t Use Sugar Alcohols

When You Shouldn’t Use Sugar Alcohols

How do you know if you should or shouldn’t use sugar alcohols? How do you know if they’re right for you? Here are 5 instances when you shouldn’t use sugar alcohols like xylitol, erythritol, and sorbitol.