Fight the Back-to-School Germs

Fight Back-to-School Germs: BrownThumbMama.com

It’s the middle of September–raise your hand if the kids have come home from school with the sniffles. And then you got the sniffles, then baby…am I right? I know how it goes. But believe it or not, there are lots of things you can do to keep your ENTIRE… 

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Is Your Grocery Receipt Toxic?

Is your grocery receipt toxic? BrownThumbMama.com

My first job in high school was bagging groceries at the supermarket in my neighborhood. I worked there for several years, and saw the toll that this job takes on the body. My teammates were on their feet all day running the cash register, some with braces on both wrists… 

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How We Stay Healthy with Essential Oils

Stay Healthy Naturally with Essential Oils: BrownThumbMama.com

Three years ago, the company I work for changed our healthcare to a high deductible plan. This means that we pay full price for every doctor visit, emergency room visit, urgent care visit, etc. until we have paid the full deductible amount for our family. This is $5,000 per year…. 

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6 Ways to Get Rid of a Pimple, Naturally

6 Ways to Get Rid of a Pimple, Naturally: BrownThumbMama.com

For most of us, the teenage years were filled with all kinds of angst…not the least of which was caused by a bad breakout right before a dance, school pictures, or the like. While I didn’t have acne as bad as many of my friends did, it sure was a… 

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The Secret to Stress-Free Gardening

The Secret to Stress-Free Gardening: BrownThumbMama.com

Growing your own food doesn’t have to be a headache. There’s a secret to stress-free, easy vegetable gardening that you may have not thought of. Sound too good to be true? It’s not! Come discover the secret with my guest post at Kitchen Stewardship, where I’ll share how you can… 

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Why Your Kid Needs a Detox Bath

Why Your Kid Needs a Detox Bath: BrownThumbMama.com

I can hear you now, through my computer screen: “Detox bath? Isn’t that what they do at the Betty Ford clinic? What the heck would a kid need to detox from?” Unfortunately…a lot. Toxins are chemicals or poisons that have harmful effects on the body. They are in food and… 

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