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  • Posted 2024-07-12 13:00:00 by: Melinda King

    Back to school is a fun time with its new routines, crisp new school supplies, learning new subjects, and trying new activities. It’s hard to believe when we’re in the thick of summer that the beginning of a new year is just around the corner. Carefree days and late nights are a part of the […] Continue reading A Back to School Routine to Help You Stay ...

  • Posted 2024-07-11 14:58:26 by: Melinda King

    Over the years I’ve perfected a few natural deodorant recipes for long-lasting protection. I was intrigued by the roll-on antiperspirant deodorants though and wanted to try my hand at a healthier version. You can never have too many homemade deodorant options, right? Not only is this aluminum-free and alcohol-free, but it offers natural odor protection. […] Continue reading DIY Roll On Deodorant With ...

  • Posted 2024-07-09 14:25:00 by: Melinda King

    Ranch dressing has always been one of my first condiment loves (after ketchup, of course). After seeing what was actually in the store-bought salad dressings from the grocery store though, I knew it was time to break up. Thankfully I came up with an even healthier version of ranch salad dressing and now this ranch […] Continue reading Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix ...

  • Posted 2024-07-05 13:00:00 by: Melinda King

    The postpartum period can bring both highs and lows as you adapt to having a long-anticipated new baby join the family. As an experienced mom and doula, I have a list of postpartum essentials to make this time easier for both mom and baby. You likely won’t need everything on this list, but these are […] Continue reading Postpartum Essentials for the Crunchy ...

  • Posted 2024-07-04 13:00:00 by: Melinda King

    There’s something so invigorating about getting my hands dirty in the garden. It’s become a part of my (almost) daily routine and the kids love helping too. Not only does it help reduce stress and improve the immune system, but I get tasty, healthy veggies too. Gardening doesn’t have to be relegated to summer crops […] Continue reading How to Plant a Fall ...

  • Posted 2024-07-02 13:30:00 by: Melinda King

    There’s nothing quite like a cool, crunchy salad on a warm summer’s day. They’re family-friendly and great for summer potlucks and get-togethers. Summer is the perfect time for them too, since gardens and farmer’s markets are bursting with produce. We don’t do a lot of bread around here, so I wanted to recreate the classic […] Continue reading Avocado BLT Salad Recipe (Paleo ...

  • Posted 2024-06-28 13:00:00 by: Melinda King

    Co-sleeping is a topic that’s sparked considerable debate among parents, pediatricians, and researchers. Supporters emphasize its benefits, like better sleep for both parents and babies. However, concerns about SIDS risk and other safety issues have led others to warn against it. In this post, we’ll look at the current safety guidelines and provide useful tips […] Continue reading Co-sleeping Benefits and Risks (Plus How to Safely Do ...

  • Posted 2024-06-27 13:00:00 by: Melinda King

    Even with a nourishing, real-food diet, it’s difficult to get the magnesium we need from food alone. Magnesium is one of the few supplements I take every day and I often use topical magnesium oil spray on my skin. Why is magnesium critical to overall wellness? Many people don’t get enough of this vital mineral […] Continue reading Magnesium Oil Benefits & How to Use ...

  • Posted 2024-06-25 14:00:00 by: Melinda King

    I used to go through a bottle of tiny spice blends a week (at least!) cooking for a large family at home. I decided to try my hand at creating my own and I haven’t looked back. This chili seasoning recipe combines flavorful ingredients without the preservatives and additives. Add it to your next batch […] Continue reading How to Make Chili Seasoning Mix (Easy 2-Minute ...

  • Posted 2024-06-21 13:00:00 by: Melinda King

    Healthy testosterone isn’t the first thing we think about as women. We tend to be more concerned about estrogen dominance in our younger years and avoiding menopausal symptoms later on. But testosterone is important, too! It affects our sex drive, resilience, and ability to build muscle. If you’re feeling the effects of low testosterone, eating […] Continue reading Testosterone Boosting Foods (For Men and ...