We're all attracted to the idea of simple living, of slowing down the pace of life, enjoying more of one another, and feeling a connection to the food we eat, the things we do, the Earth we share and most importantly, the family we love.
This section of the site is dedicated to explaining how to simplify and greening family life: how we can slow things down, raise healthy kids and find ways to enjoy life together.
Raising healthy families and creating healthy homes starts from before conception, throughout pregnancy and with a healthy, supportive birth. These articles are to give you a headstart as you delve deeper into each topic as needed.
Trying to conceive or avoid conception is made easier when we're in tune with our bodies, our cycles and our signs of fertility. Using natural methods helps you to plan a family without using hormonal birth control or other risky methods.
Natural Family Planning Methods
While natural childbirth isn't exactly mainstream yet (especially childbirth in America), it is something that interests and intrigues many naturally-minded women. If this is a new topic for you, there are a few considerations to make when first considering a natural birth.
A Natural Childbirth Approach
The very first, and possibly most important, thing you can ever do for your child's health and well-being is breastfeeding for as long as possible. Natural, easy, healthy and affordable, it's a wonder why it's even a debate that "breast is best" for baby, mother and the Earth.
The Benefits of Breastfeeding For Mama, Baby, Planet
Below are articles dedicated to raising young and older children in a way that is supportive of them and their needs, as well as your needs for simple living.
Sending our kids off to the park, school or out with friends and family doesn't have to mean junk food and disposable everything. It only takes a few adjustments and ideas to eliminate waste, create healthy meals and keep your kids food safe and toxin-free.
Healthy Lunchbox Ideas
Treating head lice should never mean applying pesticides to your child's head (or your own!). With this safe, and 100% effective home remedy you can treat the problem and prevent them from coming back.
Home Remedy for Head Lice
There is nothing as sustainable as strong, healthy, happy families...it's the foundation for every good choice we make in our lives. When you're in need of some new ideas for family fun, check out these affordable, sustainable activities.
150+ Family Bonding Activities
Eco-friendly school initiatives work to create abundant opportunities for parents and children to realize their goals towards environmental enrichment and this guest posts shows you how.
Green School Initiatives: Advice That Works...
Our furry children deserve natural and holistic care as well. Check out the growing collection of articles to raise your pets sustainably.
If you have pets (pets with fur anyway) you've likely dealth with fleas. There are a gazillon chemical ways to deal with them, but those are dangerous and becoming ineffective. Let us show you the all-natural alternatives below.
Natural Home Remedies for Fleas
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