Safe Sunscreens for Your Family

Nowadays, the importance of wearing sunscreen is pretty much ingrained in our heads. We want what’s best for our children, so we lather them up with SPF, too. But, have you ever considered what exactly is in your sunscreen? Find out which ones are the safest to use and what you should avoid when shopping for sunscreen.

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6 Amazing And Healthy Desserts From Chocolate Covered Katie

We have partnered up with Chocolate Covered Katie – healthy food blogger extraordinaire – to share some of her seriously amazing dessert recipes.  And the best part?  They’re all healthy!  Each recipe features at least one unique, unexpected and deliciously healthy ingredient, and many are perfect recipes for children with food allergies or sensitivities!

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Deodorant Dangers And Your Healthiest Options

You hop in the shower and lather your hair with organic olive oil shampoo. Once you’re finished, you nourish your skin with home-made coconut oil lotion. You brush your teeth with all-natural baking soda toothpaste; and polish your face with top-of-the-line, safe and natural makeup. This routine, filled with products that you probably put hours of research into, is all part of your quest to live a healthier, non-toxic life. But there’s something you probably didn’t even think of – something you apply to your body every day that is loaded with toxic chemicals and metals: your deodorant and antiperspirant.

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Healthy Menu Options

Ah! The convenience of eating out for the night! No cooking, no cleaning, and no dishes makes for a happy mama. But, do we want to ruin our healthy eating habits just for a relaxing evening? Thankfully, many restaurants have added some healthy options to their menus that are actually tasty too!  But beware, large portions and certain salads are a trap so be sure to choose wisely. 

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Toxoplasmosis and Pregnancy: Why Cats Don’t Deserve Such A Bad Rap

 

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If you cohabit with a feline companion and have ever been pregnant, chances are that you’ve received a myriad of unsolicited advice trying to instill in you the fear of contracting Toxoplasmosis. From the moment you found out you were expecting, you might have immediately handed over litter box duties to your partner – or even considered finding a new home for your beloved cat. There are a million things to worry about throughout your pregnancy. The stress of kicking your kitty to the curb should not be one of them. The truth is, contracting Toxoplasmosis from cats themselves is not as common as you might think.

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