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Raising Children To Be Problem Solvers

I was walking out of the community college that I teach part-time the other day and overheard a one-sided phone conversation that left me shaking my head in disbelief. A male student of about 18-19 years of age was walking out of the building behind me and had just called someone. As he was walking behind me, I heard his side of the exchange: “Mom, I’m so dumb. I left my notebook at home.” The Continue Reading…

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A Journey of Years and A Day to Remember Always

(Warning: Child loss/miscarriage trigger) Every year on this day, I hold in my heart a memory that will never go away and tears that somehow will never be dried. When a mother loses her child, no matter at what time, it changes her for the rest of her life. You eventually find a new normal but have a different outlook. For each mother, the impact will be different but we are all affected in ways Continue Reading…

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From Dirty To Clean: A Safe Swap for Your Makeup Bag

Makeup is a very personal area of beauty for women but unforunately, the majority of makeup brands are packed for of toxic, harsh chemicals that are linked to many health disorders (respiratory issues, cancer, endocrine disruptors, etc.). The beauty industry runs unregulated by the FDA, so literally anything and everything can be found in our cosmetics (like formaldhyde!). So more and more women are turning to the green beauty industry to provide them with clean Continue Reading…

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The Battle to Keep Our Children Toxin-Free

Eliminating toxins from your life is an immense undertaking. When I started to dive into what exactly was toxic in our lifestyle, I was blown away by how much we were being impacted. Food, body products (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, lotions, shaving creams, moisturizers, cosmetics, etc.), toothpaste, cleaning supplies, clothing, and even the plastic containers we were storing our food in contained chemicals that were shown to be toxic to our health. Formaldehyde, talc, titanium dioxide, Continue Reading…