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  • Safe, Non-Toxic Toy Guide

    Safe, Non-Toxic Toy Guide

    Happy holidays! We hope this non-toxic toy guide is helpful for those of you looking to have a toxin-free and environmentally-responsible holiday! This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure page. Skip to: Toys, like evvvvverything else, can introduce toxins into your home, to say nothing of the environmental impact of producing and […]

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  • 2022 Giving Tuesday

    2022 Giving Tuesday

    What follows are the Cyber Monday deals I will be taking advantage of–plus some others I think you guys will love, from approved brands. This post has been updated for Giving Tuesday. We are donating 10% of our sales today to Neema International. (Some of the deals below may be affiliate links, which means we […]

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  • 2022 Healthy Gift Guide

    2022 Healthy Gift Guide

    As always, our holiday guide highlights dozens of unexpected, joyful gift ideas from conscious, healthy brands we love. Some of these items are offered in our online store, and if not we’ve included links to shop. In some cases, we may earn a commission for the referral, but the price is always the same for […]

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    Most Moms Don’t Exclusively Breastfeed Their Newborns

    I was recently surprised to read that, in the United States, only 33 percent of mothers “exclusively breastfeed [their babies] to three months of age…and only 14 percent to six months.” Considering that a standard maternity leave is three months long, I find it really hard to believe that only one-third of mothers make it […]

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    These Delicious Brownies Just Happen to Be Gluten-Free

    -By Suzanne (“Nana”) What is it about cool weather and falling snow (!) that brings up cravings for warm cookies or brownies? In honor of the winter weather that’s arrived in the Northeast before Halloween, I am making a batch of carob brownies…again. Since a bunch of you requested the recipe, I’ll provide it below. […]

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    My Two-Year-Old Doesn’t Sleep Through the Night

    Felix is 25 months old and isn’t sleeping through the night. And guess what? He never has. In fact, he’s never slept more than four hours without waking up to nurse. Most people don’t know this, because I’ve been in the closet about it for a long time. Here’s how it went: Felix Is 2 […]

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    Rediscovering Carob

    -By Suzanne (“Nana”) Ah, the joys of chocolate. I indulge more frequently now that chocolate (the dark kind, of course) has risen to health-food status. When I first discovered healthy eating (more than 35 years ago), chocolate was a major no-no, and carob was the chosen food for baking desserts. While carob and chocolate have […]

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    Sprouted Carrot Cake with Lemon Maple Icing

    The trick to this cake is tons and tons of cream cheese icing. Sprouted flour can be a bit dry, and the thick and tart icing is the perfect pairing. It is even better when topped with a large scoop of homemade ice cream!

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    Essential Eating in Action

    I enjoy the process of these new health kicks, but often find my motivation waning after a week or so and want to just eat whatever! Generally, I’m really strict for a time and then slowly come to a place of moderation, incorporating some important aspects of the new diet and abandoning those aspects that feel too restrictive.

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    The No Poo Method Doesn’t Stink!

    For the past month, my mom and I have been “washing” our hair twice a week, and that’s with baking powder and apple cider vinegar (see text box below for the no poo method we’re employing). Believe it or not, our hair looks great!

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    Muffins Without the Muffin Top

    Over my many years of dietary permutations, I discovered through experimentation that bread and flour products were compromising my health and my waistline, especially once I reached middle age. So imagine my excitement when—a few years ago—I discovered a new food movement called Essential Eating.

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    The Suzannegelist, Healthy Living Expert

    I have great news! My amazing mother has decided to join me in this endeavor and beef up Gimme the Good Stuff. 8 Things You Need to Know About “The Suzannegelist” Raised in central Pennsylvania, Suzanne Weaver was a soda-drinking, cigarette-smoking lover of disco music and heavy eyeliner when she met my dad, a guitar-strumming […]

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