Daily Detoxification

We are in the midst of major renovations at the moment, and this post was inspired by a conversation with my Mom about toxicity. When she expressed concern about all of the painting I was doing this week, I assured her that we were using the lowest VOC (volatile organic compound) paint I could find (Benjamin Moore Natura). Our conversation gave me pause, however.

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Doing More With Less, Steps Towards Minimalism

A little over a year ago my husband and I made a momentous decision that completely changed our lives. While that may sound a bit dramatic, it is the absolute truth. What is so significant about this decision we made was that it required a huge amount of faith and trust on both of our parts.

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Eco Friendly Reusables On The Go

We absolutely love to travel with our kids - our cross country road trip last summer is a testament to that! One of my biggest pet peeves with travel is the amount of waste generated with eating out. When we did our road trip we brought along a kitchen box with a Vitamix, a couple of pots and pans, a cutting board, chef's knife and induction burner hot plate.

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Popsicle Trio

Nothing says summer quite like a popsicle, especially the home made variety. I am not a huge fan of conventional popsicles; I have done quite a bit of research into artificial flavours and colours and am simply not comfortable putting all of that junk in my body (and more importantly, the bodies of my kids).

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The Importance of Self Care

I have a confession to make - I am a recovering type "A". I have spent most of my life juggling multiple balls in the air, trying to be all things to all people and to do everything in exactly the right way so that no one could possibly find fault. Quite frankly this way of being is exhausting. A couple of years ago I got wise to the fact that perhaps this wasn't the best thing for my health and sanity.

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