Unplug your life

With all the distractions in our lives today, it’s time to think about how disconnecting might benefit you and your family. Do you or your spouse have limited interactions with family members while on your phone? Are your kids always on the computer or watching TV? Do they prefer the iPad to playing outside with […]

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8 things to do outside this fall

  Wait, it’s October already?! Fall really creeped up on me this year, and now that it’s fall, winter is coming. The mornings are starting out a little cooler, the days are getting shorter, and (eek!) the Halloween costumes are showing up in stores. As much as I hate it, I love it. Fall is […]

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Getting Down and Dirty

There is plenty of research outlining the benefits of kids playing outside, gettin’ dirty, and maybe even, (gulp) eating a little dirt. It has been shown that exposure to “dirt” in outdoor settings can improve their immune system because of one underlying fact:  you are exposing your kids to organisms that allow and require their […]

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How to Make Your Own Kombucha

Kombucha is something that has become incredibly popular and trendy recently (at least in the hippy-ish state of Colorado). I became interested based on the proposed health benefits and its probiotic qualities. Meanwhile, my husband loves the slight vinegary taste mixed with the fruity carbonation goodness and, well, before we knew it, we were on […]

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The Truth Behind Organic, and Other Food Labels

With all the big, fancy words on the food labels you find in the store, how do you know what they really mean? What’s the difference between organic and USDA organic? Are “natural” and “organic” the same thing? How do I determine what is best for my family? Which labels are worth the added price […]

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