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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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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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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Vividay Essential Oil Diffuser
Dec14

Vividay Essential Oil Diffuser

I’m madly in love with essential oils. I use them to make my home smell great, to support my immune system and to treat minor everyday ailments. My favorite essential oil brand is Young Living. They’re an amazing company with a big heart and their products are truly unmatched in quality and selection. I love my Young Living diffusers, but they can be a little pricey. I’ve tried other diffusers and have been...

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Do You Recognize the 8 Warning Signs of a Blood Clot?
Dec08

Do You Recognize the 8 Warning Signs of a Blood Clot?

Did you know 100,000 Americans die from blood clots every year? It’s true! Blood clots can suddenly disrupt and end the lives of seemingly healthy people. I’ve heard stories about people dying after long business trips where they were required to sit for long periods of time. My background in Hematology also gives me a good grasp on how serious blood clots can be. Let’s talk about the warning signs to watch for so you...

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5 Convincing Reasons to Start Eating Organic Whole Food NOW
Dec05

5 Convincing Reasons to Start Eating Organic Whole Food NOW

Organic, Non-GMO food is all the craze with health nuts these days, but why? Does it really matter? Believe it or not, choosing organic, whole food can have a major impact on your health and wellness. If you’re interested in learning more about this crazy organic food revolution, read on. I’ll give you 5 convincing reasons to start eating organic whole food NOW!   1. To Look Hot!  You heard me...

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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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How to Start a Blog and Make Money
Nov22

How to Start a Blog and Make Money

I’ve had so many people ask me how I got started blogging and if I make money with my blog. As a matter of fact, I do make money with my blog. I would’ve loved help and guidance in the beginning. I learned everything about blogging by jumping in with both feet and failing several times before I finally got my stuff together. I want to make your life easier so you know exactly how to start a blog and make money. Building a popular blog...

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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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American Adorn Review
Nov18

American Adorn Review

Ever since I had my little girl, I’ve been making an effort to go green. Even though there are plenty of upscale clothing lines to choose from, they’re not always made in the USA from Eco-friendly materials. That’s why I was so excited to be introduced to American Adorn. They’re a company with USA roots and a dedication to being environmentally conscious. *Disclaimer: I received the clothing items mentioned...

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5 Eco-Friendly Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home
Nov04

5 Eco-Friendly Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

Going green is more than just a fad. Making our homes Eco-friendly means improving efficiency while increasing value and savings. So, if you’re looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint and create the green home of your dreams, you might want to consider these 5 Eco-friendly ways to Increase the Value of Your Home.  1. Improve Heating and Cooling Efficiency Did you know “the average household spends more...

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