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Got Milk? – 15 Ways to Increase Milk Supply

I am not the type of person that breastfeeding comes easily to. In fact, with my first two children I did not get to solely breastfeed like I planned to. My first was failure to thrive so we supplemented and then I got pregnant right away and there went what little supply I had. My second child I did a bit better but he was still about 40% formula fed. Breastfeeding is something that I’ve always planned on doing. I know that “breast is best” as they say and I wanted to give my kids that. Not to mention...

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All Natural Homemade Deodorant

I have been meaning to make my own deodorant for a while now. Why, you ask? For quite a few reasons! I’m trying to avoid toxins and deodorants can be full of them! Even the crunchy deodorants seem to have something wrong with them. Common Toxic Chemicals in Deodorant Aluminum – A developmental and reproductive toxin. Parabens – A reproductive toxin. Propylene Glycol – Immunotoxin. Fragrance – (can contain Phthalates) Neurotoxin and immunotoxin. Sadly there’s many more chemicals in deodorants that are also toxic but those listed above are some of the big ones. Now that you know why...

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No ‘Poo Troubleshooting

No ‘Pooing is the idea of not using traditional shampoo and conditioner to wash your hair. Instead, you use baking soda and vinegar. Go here for my original No ‘Poo post. If you know about no ‘poo and you still have questions, check out my No ‘Poo FAQ post. For help working out the kinks in your current no ‘poo regimen, read on! Basic no ‘poo recipe: 1 tab. Baking soda in 8oz water. Pour on hair, massage in, let sit one minute, and rinse. 1 tab. Vinegar in 8 oz water. Pour on hair, let sit one minute, and...

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Why Every Woman Should Drink Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

Red Raspberry Leaf tea (Rubus idaeus) is an herbal tea made from you guessed it, the leaves of the raspberry plant. Do not confuse this with the raspberry flavored tea that you see in stores all the time; it is NOT the same. What is so special about this tea? Why drink red raspberry leaf tea? Red Raspberry Leaf has been used for centuries for many aliments but it is most known for its use by women. It’s particularly beneficial for pregnancy and labor which is why pregnant women should drink red raspberry leaf tea; however, it is also...

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Non-toxic Carpet Cleaner

We currently live in an apartment and I am saddened to say that our carpet has not been cleaned in the 3 years that we have lived here. I have scrubbed out a few spots with a towel but it has never been properly cleaned. This is quite appalling when you consider that my father owns and operates a professional carpet cleaning company, you would think I’d know better. However, I don’t have extra money to spend on professional cleaning and dear daddy is two states away. I finally convinced myself that I NEEDED to clean the carpets so...

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Searching for Safer Sunscreens

Now that it’s getting closer to summer, I need to buy a new sunscreen. Generally we never use sunscreen. However, when my boys are outside all day in the hot sun we do put some on. There is no way they would not get burnt otherwise. I need to buy new sunscreen this year, as I am now getting crunchy and since my old sunscreen really should not be used as it’s from last year. However, sunscreen it seems is very un-crunchy. Most sunscreens are full of parabens, phthalates, and PEG’s. Most also contain synthetic oxybenzone which is an...

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A Natural Form of Birth Control

 My husband and I have gone through quite a few different methods of birth control since getting married. Our first method was the “no birth control whatsoever” method, many times referred to as Quiverfull. While I still feel like that is a great idea, it did not work for me. I had my two boys within a year of each other and my hormones were not happy! So we decided that even though we liked the idea of having however many kids we were supposed to have, I needed a break. So I went on a birth control pill....

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