Back to School with Young Living Essential Oils
Aug11

Back to School with Young Living Essential Oils

It’s that time of year again. Summer’s over and the school bells are ringing. The carefree days are gone. The hustle and bustle of homework and after school activities has begun. Snot nosed kids will start passing around lots of yucky stuff! I rely on essential oils to keep my family healthy and happy throughout the school year, what’s your plan? Are you ready to Go Back to School with...

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5 Tips to Keep Kids Teeth Healthy
May25

5 Tips to Keep Kids Teeth Healthy

Tooth care for toddlers and babies can be a bit of a mystery for parents. We often wonder how often to brush and floss for our kids and when to start visiting the dentist. To be honest, I was seriously overwhelmed when my kids were young and oral hygiene fell to the wayside. I wish I would’ve understood how important it was back then. I regret not paying attention to oral hygeine when my oldest son was young. He’s...

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Does Your Child Have Cow Milk Sensitivity?
May15

Does Your Child Have Cow Milk Sensitivity?

If your child has ever had symptoms of gas, bloating, colic, diarrhea or constipation after drinking cows milk, it’s possible he/she has a sensitvity. My youngest son, Alex has always had difficulty digesting cow milk products. At birth, he had a tongue tie and difficulty breastfeeding. I was forced to supplement with formula, which his tummy didn’t like at all! It took us many rough months of...

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10 Tips to an Easy Labor
Apr29

10 Tips to an Easy Labor

After 9 months of pregnancy, it’s finally time to welcome your little bundle of joy into the world. It’s both an exciting and daunting task to go through labor and delivery. The anticipation of meeting your baby for the first time is a wonderful feeling, but going through labor can be a bit scary. Luckily, there are ways to make labor easier for both you and your baby. Take a few minutes to discover these secrets...

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7 Things to Look for When Buying a Baby Humidifier
Apr26

7 Things to Look for When Buying a Baby Humidifier

If you’re pregnant or a new parent, you may be overwhelmed with all the baby gadgets and products. It seems like there’s a product for everything a baby does! But let me tell you, from one parent to anther, a good humidifier is something all parents should have. We never want to think about our baby getting sick, but it will eventually happen. The main purpose of a humidifier is to relieve chest congestion and...

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Your Pre-Baby Bucket List
Apr08

Your Pre-Baby Bucket List

If you’ve started to share your happy pregnancy news with family and friends, chances are you’ve heard a ton of advice.  “Sleep while you can!” “Your life will never be the same!” “You’ve got to start thinking about pre-schools right away.” Yes, you may be told to start researching preschools before you’ve even decided on an OBGYN. The wonderful world of pregnancy advice is full of clichés and overstatements. However, there is...

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8 Tips for Breast Pumping Success When Returning to the Workforce
Feb29

8 Tips for Breast Pumping Success When Returning to the Workforce

Every breastfeeding mom who returns to the workforce has some trepidations about pumping at work. What if they give me a hard time in the office? What if I spill breast milk all over my pants and don’t have spare ones?  We’ve been there, trust me. There are certain issues that new moms encounter when they go back to work and pump. It’s a challenge, but it’s totally manageable and a super admirable thing to do. After all, breast...

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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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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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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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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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Baby Poop
Aug24

Baby Poop

Well today we are talking about baby poop… That’s right I said baby poop!  Before I gave birth to my daughter I had no idea how much my world would revolve around her pooping. Right?!?! I know not a glamorous subject, but a really important one!  During the first few weeks I practically had a spreadsheet of how many times my daughter pooped per day and the color. Every nurse and my doctor always wanted to...

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DIY Minecraft Party with Printables
Jul21

DIY Minecraft Party with Printables

My youngest son, Alex turned seven last month. He’s a HUGE Minecraft fan, so we decided to host a Minecraft bash to honor him. Once I started shopping for party favors, I nearly had a heart-attack when I saw the price tags! Then I thought to myself, how hard can this be? I can make my own party favors and rock this thing….I hope. 😉 I gave this whole DIY thing a try and I was actually happy with the results!...

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