Safe Bug Spray Recipe

I don't know about you but mosquitoes absolutely love my children and I! During the hot summer months, I can't go outside without getting bitten at least once. It's incredibly frustrating and what's more frustrating is not having many good options to combat this problem. I have always disliked putting typical deet bug spray on … Continue reading Safe Bug Spray Recipe

Introduction to Positive Parenting

“I've come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It's my daily mood that makes the weather. As a parent or teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child's life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, … Continue reading Introduction to Positive Parenting

The Importance of a Childhood Reading Routine

Introduction Reading is everything! It truly is... if you consider that we need reading skills to read directions, to understand and absorb all other information from all other subject areas, including math. Half of the time I got a question wrong on a test in school, it was simply because I didn't comprehend exactly what … Continue reading The Importance of a Childhood Reading Routine

DIY Safe Household Cleaning Products

  In the natural living community, it goes without saying that many of us prefer more safe options when it comes to household products. Natural is an often overused term when someone could argue that everything is “natural” and it’s the dosage that makes the poison, not the chemical per say. “Safe” I find to … Continue reading DIY Safe Household Cleaning Products