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teen periods guest post

My daughters are still a few years away from getting their first period but that hasn’t stopped me from thinking about how they will go about dealing with it. When I was a young girl, the only options I even heard about were disposable pads and tampons. I had no idea that there were more natural ways to deal with my period. Thankfully, I now know all about the natural and non-toxic ways to have a period and I enjoy that time of the month a bit more since making the switch. I want my daughters to have the same natural and toxin free period options when their time comes. Reasons For Your Daughter to Use Non-Toxic Period Products Healthier for Her We’ve all heard about Toxic Shock Syndrome but disposable tampons and pads actually carry other health concerns as well. Synthetic materials, bleach, fake fragrances, chlorine, pesticides, dioxin and other harmful ingredients are in disposable feminine products! This stuff does indeed enter our bodies and can have a negative impact on us. Take dioxin for instance, it’s a known carcinogen that has been linked to cervical and breast cancer! Why in the world are brands allowing this to be in our feminine products? Lighter Periods and Less Cramps This has got to be one of the greatest reasons to switch to non-toxic period products. As a woman, you...

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How to Get Rid of Sudden Breakouts

Sudden acne breakouts are a girl’s worst nightmare. Remember the last time when your party plans were ruined because of a stupid acne that appeared on your face. Acne and pimples usually make their way on a teenagers face. They are associated with hormonal and internal body changes e.g. acne can be triggered by stress and irritation. When acne appears in a specific, concentrated area it is called as “breakout”. You should keep in mind that breakout would not disappear overnight, you need to be patient and treat the affected area gently. Follow these steps to get rid of...

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An Alternative to Plastic Wrap + The World’s Best Subscription Service

It’s pretty easy to find alternatives to plastics… until you get to plastic wrap. What is an alternative to plastic wrap? Glass wrap? Bamboo wrap? Stainless steel wrap? Nope, nope, nope. Sure you could try storing that hunk of cheese in a glass container but it will dry out in a flash or mold like there’s no tomorrow because there is so much air in the container with it. Which leaves us with plastic wrap. Sure it’s made of plastic which we’d rather avoid and yes, it creates tons of waste since plastic wrap is a single use item...

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How to Use a Stretchy Wrap Safely

When I had my first child, I really had no idea what babywearing was. I put a carrier on my registry because it was what I was supposed to do and I used that thing maybe 5 times during my first child’s babyhood. Flash forward to now when I use babywearing every single day, multiple times a day. When I’ve got a newborn, we use a stretchy wrap almost all day long! If it were not for babywearing, I seriously would not be able to do anything around the house and running errands wouldn’t even be a thought in...

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Traveling When You Normally Use Cloth Diapers

We have been a cloth diapering family since my third child was born. I’ve been using cloth diapers for five year now! In all those years, we were generally close to home which meant using cloth diapers was very easy. However, we also took a few vacations and trips. Traveling when you normally use cloth diapers is completely doable. I have taken our cloth diapers anywhere that we could drive to. They went with us to a nice hotel in Canada (washed in the hotel’s laundry machines), they have taken a road trip to grandma’s house (washed in her...

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Thoughts on Elementary Grades

In just a few days, we will have reached our halfway point for our school year. I can’t believe we have been doing school for 18 weeks now. Must be because I enjoy teaching school much more then doing school. With the close of our semester, I’ve been doing a bit of thinking about grades. In my day, elementary schools used a grading system that wasn’t the usual A, B, C, D, and F grades. Instead they used “meets expectations”, “exceeds expectations”, and “needs improvement”. I assume this is a nicer, more broad way of doing grades because in...

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