Made: Non-toxic climbing wall for small climbers

The little ones looove climbing around here, so after I found this awesome portable climbing wall DIY, I knew it was going to get built! However, I wasn’t too keen on the toxins found in the plywood, the carpeting, and the plastic climbing holds. After showing my husband, we decided to replace the plywood with…

Made: Non-toxic Fairy Wings

All you natural mama’s out there: have you ever been in a store and had your 3 year old hanging off your arm begging you to buy her those glitter bedazzled, chemical smell reeking jewel colored fairy wings? 3 year old: Mama, pleazzze, I nee-eed it. Me: But, Baby, they are made of chemicals and…

Use the Bible Filter

On Saturday, speaking at a  commencement address at Trine University in Angola, IN. “We live in tumultuous times,” Romney said. “Demagogues on the right and the left draw upon our darker angels, scapegoating immigrants and Muslims or bankers and business people.”video here Romney is Mormon, and last I checked they do still read the book…

Non-toxic area rug hack

I find there is something so visceral about wool, maybe because I’ve raised sheep and I know all the details involved in turning their wooly coats to mittens and sweaters. Today, most women are surrounded by ingenious gadgets. They don’t grow the peas or raise the chicken that they serve for dinner; instead they hunt…

TPP Stinks

  So, have you heard about this “new” Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement lately…   American’s don’t want it: https://www.citizen.org/documents/polling-memo.pdf Goldman Sachs paid off our representatives to pass it: Here’s how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill It pulls jobs out of America and sends them overseas. Foreign Governments Pay Former Senate…

Home, Naturally

I’ve mentioned in past posts about my goal to rid my home of chemical flame retardants, since these chemicals are notorious for leaching out of furniture and stuffing into the home environment. Short of sealing up the furniture in hermetically sealed bags, these chemicals escape into the home like puffs of smoke every time someone sits down on that…

10 Easy, Delicious (and Healthy!) Toddler Snacks

One thing I never realized until becoming a mom is how often toddlers want to eat! I had no clue that there would be days where my little one would literally crave food every hour. I have to admit, some days I’d resist in an attempt to enforce structure. I tried meals with 2 snacks a day. Meals with 3 snacks a day….

Toddler Toothpaste

I’ve tried a lot of different natural toothpastes and tooth powders in the past few years, but my kid likes ‘normal’ toothpaste that tastes good. Hands down, my toddler’s favorite is the brand we are using currently: Miessence Anise toothpaste. It has an EWG score of 0 (awesome!) but what I like most about it is what…

How I make and wear Tzitzits with Skirts

It has been a long time since I last posted! Work has given me a lull, however, and there are some post ideas kicking around in the back of mind. One of them is how I wear tzitzits. For anyone unfamiliar with this term, you can read up on their biblical meaning in the Bible as well as Jesus’s…