At some point in my twenties, I learned that my urine should always be really light yellow - never dark. I vividly remember reading that but can't recall where. For some reason, out of all the health advise I've collected (and forgotten) over the years, that piece has stayed with me: If the color is too dark, you need to drink more water.…
Added by Lauren Markman on July 26, 2016 at 6:33am — No Comments
Protect Your Skin...from the Sun AND Harmful Chemicals from Sun Protection Products!
There are a few chemicals and compounds that are found in many sunscreens and sun protection products, that aren't necessarily good for your skin- or body. But, it's important to know about the facts and…Continue
Added by Christina D on May 30, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
Every summer morning, my brother and I would look at the thermometer near the kitchen door. If the thermometer said it was 74 degrees outside, then we were allowed to wear shorts. It was a big deal.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 29, 2015 at 6:24am — No Comments
I walked into a store today to pick up a picture frame and other nicknacks. After gathering my items and getting in line, an older lady looked down at my children (who were bouncing around like a couple of sugar-high human jumping jacks) and said, “I have two just like that. Well, my son has two just like that. I really think they should just have school all year round. Being out for the summer…Continue
Added by Jazelle on July 28, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
Father's Day is a special time every year that we can celebrate that wonderful father figure in our lives, whether connected by blood or love. Make the day extra special by planning a fun activity to do together. Even better- a FREE activity. With so many options to choose from, we wanted to help out by providing 12 free activities for Dad on Father's Day. Choose one or more!
It has been a week since our power was fully restored. We went for 5 days with limited to no power or water.
I felt as though I was trapped in my apartment, my daughter couldn't go to school. 17 floors up, so stairs were not an option for me. My hubby did the stairs a few times to get food at the local grocery store. 322 stairs down and back up.
Added by Tammy L Bell on February 4, 2015 at 2:26pm — No Comments
Let's face facts. Kids make a freaking mess. How many times have I had my little ones eat in their underwear so they don't destroy their outfits? Whoa, too many times to count. You'd THINK they would eat over the table...I only scream out the request about fifty times a day!
But, fortunately for me and my obsessive-compulsive tendencies, a fabulous new product innovation was recently funded on Kickstarter and it promises to allay my concerns…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on January 13, 2015 at 8:12pm — No Comments
Water, water, water I know you hear that all the time. Drink more water. It's helps with weight loss, it helps flush toxins, it makes your skin glow…Continue
Added by Hope Brissette on September 11, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Mmmmm, I just love the way Dial's Coconut Water / Refreshing Mango Body Wash smells. It actually makes me want to eat a mango!
Since the dawn…
Added by Ronda on July 27, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments
Breast cancer, which now effects one in every eight women in North America,
has recently been linked to the accumulation of chlorine compounds in the breast tissue. A study carried out in Hartford Connecticut, the first of it’s kind in North America, found that, women with breast cancer have 50% to 60% higher levels of organochlorines in their breast tissue than women without breast cancer. …
Added by Marina Yamamoto on July 22, 2014 at 1:55pm — No Comments
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on July 11, 2014 at 10:22am — No Comments
Traces of at least 18 potentially, hazardous pollutants were found in more than one-third of U.S. water utilities during a nationwide sampling, as noted in a report by Environmental Health News (EHN). So, the question to ask is, "Is tap water safe to…Continue
Added by Cynthia Helwig-Putorti on April 7, 2014 at 2:58pm — No Comments
My nonfiction picture book, Water Play: The Water Cycle, book 1, now has a 29-page educator's guide written by educational expert Amy M. O'Quinn. The guide can be downloaded for free from my website at:…
Added by Mayra Calvani on February 18, 2014 at 4:36am — No Comments
Summer officially started 17 days ago and 15 of them have been rainy ones here in NW Ohio. Our grass has never looked greener and our garden is flourishing however the kiddos are a tad disappointed at the lack of pool days. I am not sure when all this rain is going to let up. I decided that I need to do something. My first thought was build an Ark but that seemed too tedious a task. My second was to collate fun rainy day activities to do with kiddos. Here’s hoping my focus is on the…Continue
Added by Kat Tom on July 13, 2013 at 10:14am — No Comments
Do you and your family enjoy spending time outdoors during the evening hours? When it is nice outside, I love letting my children play outside in the backyard while I watch them. I always notice that as soon as I sit down outside it never fails the mosquitoes, other flying insects, or even ticks seem to sense that you are outside and decided to join…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 20, 2013 at 5:49pm — No Comments
I always loved summer time as a kid, it meant spending time at the pool and hanging out with my friends on the weekends. While I was growing up, my mom would often invest in a small wading pool for us so that we could swim in the backyard. A wading pool is a small pool that is usually a few feet deep and can fill it up with water so that you can swim…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 13, 2013 at 5:15pm — No Comments
One of the steps to Going Green is conserving our natural resources. And one of the natural resources that gets wasted the most is water. Here are some steps that your family can take to conserve water. This will not help our environment, but save you money as well.
1. Shower instead of bathing as…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on April 3, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
From Maggie Stiefvater, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shiver trilogy and The Raven Boys, comes the heart-stopping novel THE SCORPIO RACES. Now available in paperback—with bonus content! Learn more about this book at http://bit.ly/Scorpio-Races-Paperback YA/Teen
Added by Sheila English on March 26, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Welcome to another installment of Friday Favorites! Here, you’ll find three items that help my family in our quest to be green and healthy.
Let There Be Light
Since most of the United States has switched over to Daylight Savings Time, we can expect to enjoy more hours of sunshine each day. This is great news for those wanting to soak up more Vitamin D and chase those nasty Winter Blues away. However, it’s still necessary to use light bulbs around the…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on March 15, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
I think most people would agree that water is vitally important to good health. After all, our bodies are mainly comprised of it. And we need to replenish it frequently because it’s used by our muscles, organs and tissues and we lose water through perspiration and waste elimination. But while modern day society has embraced the concept of drinking water regularly, we have created a whole new set of problems for ourselves.
When I was a little girl, drinking water meant you needed a…Continue