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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alternaVites for Kids
Jan14

alternaVites for Kids

As a green Mama, I like to make sure my kids are eating healthy and staying active. As hard as I try, sometimes they refuse to eat their fruits and veggies. Unfortunately, their growing immune systems aren’t always the strongest and they’re constantly exposed to bugs at school. To keep their bodies healthy and strong, sometimes I need a little extra help. That’s why I was so excited to be introduced to...

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5 Disadvantages of Log Homes
Jan12

5 Disadvantages of Log Homes

Having a cozy log cabin in the woods would be a dream come true. I often envision fall and winter evenings with my family by the fire, enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and playing board games. It also seems like a great tradition to create with family. Maybe our kids will love it so much, they’ll want to bring their kids to the cabin one day. In a perfect world! πŸ™‚ Although the dream is real and could be possible, I learned...

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Jamberry Nails for Valentine’s Day
Jan11

Jamberry Nails for Valentine’s Day

I have friends who sing praises of Jamberry Nails, but I always blew it off, thinking “that won’t work for me”. Little did I know, Jamberry is different. It’s not a regular nail polish. They actually offer unique nail wraps, and they’re designed to stay on through thick and thin. Thanks to my friend Maggie, I put these Jamberry wraps to the test. I’m so glad I did, because...

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10 Delicious Things Vegans Love
Jan04

10 Delicious Things Vegans Love

Although I’m not a vegan, I have plenty of vegan friends. I completely respect their decision to live a kind life. Unfortunately, the vegan lifestyle is often misunderstood. Vegans only use 100% plant-based food and products. Even things like clothing and cosmetics are a consideration for vegans. Although the vegan diet is restricted to what grows from the Earth, there are plenty of foods and recipes vegans enjoy. This...

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TheTideline Wooden Baby Spoons
Dec13

TheTideline Wooden Baby Spoons

I love supporting small businesses this time of year. It makes me feel good to purchase products from Mom and Pop shops, artists who work hard to support themselves and companies that care about the environment. I also enjoy giving unique, handmade gifts to friends and family at Christmas. Honestly, I’m a little addicted to Etsy, especially over that Holidays! πŸ˜‰ So, when Chris from TheTideline reached out to me about his...

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Morocco Naturals Giveaway
Dec11

Morocco Naturals Giveaway

I’m totally addicted to using natural products on my body. I have noticed an amazing difference in my skin and overall health since ditching all the toxic chemicals from my beauty routine. It’s worth it to find products made with high-quality ingredients without added chemicals. That’s why I was so excited to be introduced to Morocco Naturals. Just wait until you learn more about this cool company and don’t...

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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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Ya Baby Wipes
Dec02

Ya Baby Wipes

If you’re a parent, you’ve probably found a million uses for baby wipes. Even now that my kids are 7 and 11, I still find myself reaching for gentle baby wipes for quick clean-ups in the car and on the go. The only problem is, it can be hard to find baby wipes with natural ingredients. That’s why I was jumping for joy when I was introduced to Ya Baby Wipes. This small family owned business created a unique,...

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Happy Monkey Soaps Review
Dec01

Happy Monkey Soaps Review

I love supporting small businesses this time of year. It makes me feel good to purchase products from Mom and Pop shops, artists who work hard to support themselves and companies that care about the environment. I also enjoy giving unique, handmade gifts to friends and family at Christmas. Honestly, I’m a little addicted to Etsy, especially over that Holidays! πŸ˜‰ So, when I discovered Happy Monkey Soaps I offered to write a...

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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 β€” 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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B&N Laundry Review
Nov09

B&N Laundry Review

As part of my green lifestyle, I’ve transitioned to using pure and natural products in just about every room in my home. I’ve tried a few natural laundry products, but the laundry room is still one place I find myself reaching for tried and true products for stain removal and odor control. Unfortunately, the laundry products I use are loaded with unhealthy chemicals. So, I’m determined to green my laundry...

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RockFlowerPaper Review
Nov05

RockFlowerPaper Review

A woman can never have too many bags, am I right? I’m also dedicated to living a green lifestyle and bags are a green Mama’s best friend! Carrying reusable bags on shopping trips is a clear sign of being Earth-friendly. That’s why I was excited to be introduced to RockFlowerPaper and their Blu Bags.  *Disclosure: I received three Blu Bags from Rock Paper Flower for this review. All opinions expressed are 100%...

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