Diffuser Blends for Productivity and Clarity
Jan27

Diffuser Blends for Productivity and Clarity

Diffusing essential oil is a great way to create an upbeat emotional environment. Therapeutic grade essential oils are known to have a major impact on emotions. Not only can they boost your mood, but they can also help you concentrate and be productive. I quietly diffuse essential oils when my kids do homework and when I’m having a particularly rough day at work. It’s amazing how quickly you’ll notice a change...

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Unique Valentine’s Day Cards for the Classroom
Jan25

Unique Valentine’s Day Cards for the Classroom

Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. There’s something so special about spreading around love and cheer. It doesn’t get much better than that! 🙂 I love sending my kids to school with unique Valentine’s Day cards that set them apart. Everyone gives those silly little candy cards, but this year I want to do something really fun. Unfortunately, I’m not one of those crafty...

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12 Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy This Cold and Flu Season
Jan22

12 Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthy This Cold and Flu Season

Let’s face it: Kids are walking germ magnets. They touch things they shouldn’t, put things in their mouths, and sneeze on each other with reckless abandon. Keeping kids away from germs is an impossible task, but you can take comfort in knowing there are steps you can take to reduce their exposure to germs and boost their immune systems, which will make them (and in turn, you) less susceptible to illness. Here are 12 ways to help keep...

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How to Clean and Reuse Essential Oil Bottles
Jan18

How to Clean and Reuse Essential Oil Bottles

I don’t know about you, but I use essential oils all over my home. I diffuse them and make my own natural face and body products. I also use essential oils to clean my kitchen cutting board. Essential oil bottles are so beautiful and functional, I really hate throwing them away! I also find myself wishing I had an extra bottle of lavender and cedarwood by my bed, frankincense in my bathroom and lemon by my cutting...

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The Perfect Baby Diet:  From Birth to Toddlerhood
Jan15

The Perfect Baby Diet: From Birth to Toddlerhood

Hi There! I’m Dana Hunnes, a PhD-Dietitian and mother to a toddler!  I’m honored to be a guest on Organic Sunshine! Today, I’d like to give you a little primer on the best nutrition for your fast-growing infant and toddler!  I provide basic information in this guest-post, with much more in-depth information and references in my amazon.com e-book!  Available at: Perfect Baby Diet Human...

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5 Ways to Play Inside With Your Kids This Winter
Jan07

5 Ways to Play Inside With Your Kids This Winter

Wintertime can be tough on a family. When young kids are stuck inside because the weather is cold, snowy or just plain dreary and wet, they’ll most likely end up with a case of cabin fever. You know it when you hear it — whining, bickering and letting loose the most dreaded sound of all: “I’m bored!” Fear not! I’m here to give you 5 Ways to Play Inside with your Kids this Winter.  Though you may have a million chores...

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Meaningful Ways to Say ‘I Love You’ on Valentine’s Day
Jan07

Meaningful Ways to Say ‘I Love You’ on Valentine’s Day

It’s hard to believe Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. I’ll admit, I’m a romantic at heart, so it’s one of my favorite holidays. When you find “the one” ­­? and you will know when you find “the one” ? Valentine’s Day no longer feels like a fake, consumer holiday. In fact, on this day of romance, the powerful words “I love you” barely feel like enough to describe your all-consuming devotion to...

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The Simple Way to Improve Fertility and Get Pregnant at Home
Jan05

The Simple Way to Improve Fertility and Get Pregnant at Home

I was able to conceive so easily, sometimes I take it for granted. Then again, I have friends who have struggled for years with fertility issues. I sit with a kind ear and listen as they describe painful treatments, shots and pills all in the name of having a baby. After months of fertility treatments, these hopeful women come up empty handed. I can’t help but think ‘there must be a better way’. Maybe there is! The simple...

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Teething Toddlers and How to Deal
Dec16

Teething Toddlers and How to Deal

Teething and the terrible twos: every parent’s nightmare combination. Just as your child is beginning to test their limits and discover their independence, new teething troubles arise to exacerbate an already difficult phase. Incisor and canine eruptions have nothing on the molars. Their broad size and multiple edges make molars the most painful tooth-cutting experience to date for toddlers. Let’s talk about teething...

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The Commuter Mom’s Guide to Healthy Crock Pot Cooking
Nov30

The Commuter Mom’s Guide to Healthy Crock Pot Cooking

When I think of crock pot cooking, I think of comfort food — the rich and thick, stick to your ribs (and thighs) kind of meals that grandma used to make. Those meals were delicious but not always nutritious. It is possible, however, to make healthy meals in a crock pot with just a few tweaks on your favorite classic recipes. What if you could skip the drive through and come to home to a hot and healthy home-cooked meal?...

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3 Simple Ways to Green Your Home for Baby
Nov19

3 Simple Ways to Green Your Home for Baby

If you’re preparing to be a parent for the first or even third time, you probably have a million things on your “to-do” list. Becoming a parent makes you more aware of the possible toxins in your home. Nesting is the perfect time to create a safe, less toxic environment for your new baby. Let’s talk about 3 Simple Ways to Green Your Home for Baby.  1. Ditch Toxic Cleaning Products If you have a...

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Eco-parenting Life Review
Oct27

Eco-parenting Life Review

I was able to review a few different products ranging from reusable food pouches to reusable baby wipes and more.  Eco Parenting Life has a broad range in products.  It’s a great one stop shop on their Amazon store front.  They have an expansive variety for parent and baby to choose from and all products are natural and Eco-friendly.  It’s worth taking a look at their shop, they offer choices that...

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How To Read Your Dogs Mood
Oct08

How To Read Your Dogs Mood

My family lost our beloved dog Bailey a few months ago. She was one of the kindest, most wonderful souls I’ve ever met. When I looked at her face, I could almost always tell if she was feeling playful, shy or just wanted to cuddle. After we lost our sweet Bailey girl, we decided to honor her memory by rescuing another dog from a shelter. So we saved Hampton and I’ve been learning how to read his moods now. I’ve done...

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What You Need to Know About Organic Kid Clothing
Sep09

What You Need to Know About Organic Kid Clothing

Kids grow like weeds. Maybe faster. When back-to-school shopping rolls around, it’s all most parents can do to find affordable clothing to fit their family that week, let alone for the year. Which is why it’s understandable that — unlike organic food or BPA-free water bottles — organic clothing has yet to become a hot topic for parents. It’s hard to find the time to think about where your kids clothes come from when your...

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Young Living Premium Starter Kit FREE Graphics
Aug26

Young Living Premium Starter Kit FREE Graphics

If you’re a Young Living member or thinking of joining, these graphics are for you. These are COMPLIANT, INFORMATIVE and SHAREABLE images for each oil in the Premium Starter Kit. These graphics give the classification for each oil as well as some suggested uses that follow the compliance guidelines from Young Living. Save and share these Young Living Premium Starter Kit FREE Graphics!  What is the Premium Starter...

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