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    My 2.5-Year-Old Is Sleeping Through the Night (Sorta)

    As I’ve mentioned before, Felix still wasn’t sleeping through the night after his second birthday, and it seemed like it wasn’t going to happen any time soon. I love co-sleeping, and most nights, despite Felix’s continued desire to nurse frequently, it has been a pleasant experience–although in truth there have been many nights that were […]

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    In Search of Organic French Fries (and a Recipe!)

    French fries are Felix’s favorite food. I consider our diet to be pretty good, but it’s alarming how often my son has a mound of salty, greasy potatoes in front of him. Even my favorite vegan restaurant, Candle Cafe, offers French fries, and whenever we dine out with friends, someone inevitably orders a big pile. […]

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    Kale Chips: Greens for Picky Kids!

    By Suzanne (“Nana”) Convincing my grandson Felix to eat green vegetables can be tricky, although my other grandson, Theo, eats just about anything we offer him. A few months back I blogged about the importance of greens and posted a recipe for a yummy kale salad. Obviously, Felix wanted no part of the salad when […]

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    Citra-Solv & Citra-Suds Is Sneaky Stuff!

    Last year, when I researched Citra-Solv (they make household cleaners, dish soaps, and laundry detergents), I was assured that their products do not contain sodium laureth sulfate (also known as SLES–check our glossary for some compelling reasons to avoid products containing this foaming agent.). I also was told that their Valencia orange detergents and soaps were […]

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    No Poo Method No More

    My hair looked pretty good at this Christmas party, but not as good as my friend Amanda’s. Several months ago I blogged about how great my hair was looking using the no poo method. Unfortunately, this was short lived. Turns out I’m just too lazy to stir up the baking soda/water and apple cider vinegar/water […]

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    Your Votes Are In!

    Thanks so much for all of your feedback on what you want us to review. Based on reader votes, here’s what in the pipeline from Gimme the Good Stuff: 1. Baby food purees (already in the works) 2. Body lotion for adults 3. Mattresses 4. Snacks (probably broken into several sub categories) 5. Household cleaners […]

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    This Cold and Flu Season, Just Say No to Antibiotics!

    By Suzanne (“Nana”) NOTE: Nothing written below should take the place of advice from your doctor. We are not medically trained, and are not qualified to diagnose or recommend treatment for any illness. Here in the northeastern U.S., cold and flu season is upon us, and many of us are sick. Throughout the winter, most […]

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    Veganism: Is Soy Better Than Dairy? (Plus My Fave Tofu Recipe)

    Because I was raised on a mostly vegetarian diet, I don’t like red meat or pork, although I do eat some chicken and fish. When I’m cooking, many of our meals consist of vegetables, beans, and grains, but we also eat tons of dairy (and Daylon cooks a lot of meat, too). Since Daylon, Felix, […]

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    Kale with Chocolate Sauce (Slash Kale Salad)

    -By Suzanne (“Nana”) Happy 2012, everyone! I have always had an interest in health, nutrition, and healing, and enjoy sharing this knowledge with my friends and family (and learning from them as well!). The kitchen has always been my medicine cabinet. Not only do I prepare food for health but I have also been known to […]

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    Children’s Tylenol Linked to Asthma

    Last week I wrote about my concerns with giving pain relievers/fever reducers to kids. A few days later I read a New York Time’s article that strongly suggests a link between acetaminophen exposure (in utero through adulthood) and asthma prevalence and severity. The article even identifies the mechanism that might cause this connection: “Even a […]

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