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I went Vegan for a week — here’s what happened

I went Vegan for a week — here’s what happened

As you know, I LOVE animals.  If I go to an animal shelter, an animal comes home with me. If I see an animal on the street, the animal comes home with me. Even if the animal starts attacking me in the car (which has happened), I just think, “Oh, well. I’m sure everything will be fine when we get home and it eats some food and rests while I  bandage my wounds.” So if I love animals so much,…

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Everything you needed to know about magnesium

Everything you needed to know about magnesium

Don’t be bored already. I know, I’m going to talk about magnesium, but I’ll make it fun. We’ll make it fun. Because magnesium can be fun. (No, it can’t.) But magnesium is important. So let’s do this. Magnesium has been called the most important nutrient for human health and most of us are magnesium deficient. Why? Because in order for a food to have magnesium in it, it needs to be grown in magnesium-rich soil. Commercial farming and pesticides have ruined…

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My one “must have” item

My one “must have” item

I hate running errands with my kids. Actually, I don’t know anyone who does love to run errands with kids. Is it just my children that have issues getting in and out of the car? August takes off his shoes immediately and then we all have to wait for him (or me) to put them back on. Buck is always reading so he doesn’t want to get out of the car until he’s finished with a particular page or even…

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5 vegan foods that aren’t disgusting

5 vegan foods that aren’t disgusting

“Hey, I just made cookies?  Want one?” “Sure!” “They’re vegan.” “Oh.  No, thanks.  I’ll just chew on this old shoe instead.” This is what vegan has always meant to me.  Hard flavorless objects that crumble and grind in your mouth in unpleasant ways.  But recently, I’ve noticed that vegan snacks have come along way.  I’m not talking about the perfect vegan snack of an apple or a carrot — I mean, a vegan processed snack.  A snack where humans are…

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Let’s all wear foot jewelry this summer!

Let’s all wear foot jewelry this summer!

I’ve never worn foot jewelry in my entire life.  Putting jewelry on my feet seems about as strange to me as putting a tie or some makeup on my feet.  Or maybe a small wig on my toes for a beach side puppet show. But I love to try new things.  I don’t care what it is — jumping out of an airplane (check!) or putting on an anklet (almost check!), new experiences are good for the soul.  I believe…

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Finally, the kids are asleep!

Finally, the kids are asleep!

I love it when the days get longer and it stays light really late, but it also makes it almost impossible to get my kids to fall asleep at night.  My goal in the summer is to have fun with my kids all day, then they go to sleep and Bill and I get to watch something on Netflix.  But sometimes it’s 9:30 or 10:00 by the time we coax the last of the monsters to get off the trampoline…

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Finding a bathing suit that doesn’t make me want to blind myself

Finding a bathing suit that doesn’t make me want to blind myself

I was going to write a whole post about where to find organic bathing suits.  The idea about buying an organic bathing suit was something I’d never even thought about until a couple of days ago.  Sure, organic food.  Absolutely.  Organic clothes.  Makes sense.  But an organic bathing suit?  Do people even make organic bathing suits?  And if so, what are they made out of?  Hemp?  I bet that looks nice when it gets wet. I found a comprehensive guide…

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How to survive head lice – a handy guide

How to survive head lice – a handy guide

My kids have just gotten head lice for the second time in their lives.  The first time was a few years ago and I’m still in therapy over that one.  This bout of head lice caught me completely by surprise.  I thought we’d never get it again.  I assumed it was like surviving a plane crash.  I mean, what are the odds it would ever happen again? But since we’re now two-time lice survivors, I thought I’d share some basic…

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What I carry in my summer tote arsenal

What I carry in my summer tote arsenal

Summer vacation is right around the corner.  Emerson and August are already out of school and Buck has 13 days left.  Which means I’m about to officially take on the full time job of “Mommy Activities Director” for the next three months.  I will be questioned about the location of swim goggles.  I will make ice cream that will taste not nearly as good as the kind you buy in the store.  And I will make a daily ritual of…

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My all organic H&M outfit…

My all organic H&M outfit…

I’ve been really trying to make more eco-friendly clothing choices lately.  My rules are it either has to be organic or fair-trade or “pre-owned” in order for me to crack open my wallet.  And I know that H&M certainly isn’t fair-trade and that it qualifies under the evil heading of “cheap chic” clothing…. But…. They do make cute organic clothes for really good prices.  I feel like I should patronize their online store to buy organic clothes and that will…

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