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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Perfect Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Make Cinnamon Swirl Bread: BrownThumbMama.com

Let me explain up front why I needed to make this from scratch: I don’t like raisins. Maybe it’s a texture thing; I don’t really mind their flavor. But they certainly don’t belong in my bagels, my oatmeal cookies, or in my cinnamon swirl bread. If you feel differently–well, I… 

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10 Reasons Why I Don’t Have Backyard Chickens

10 Reasons Why I Don’t Have Backyard Chickens: BrownThumbMama.com

Image credit It’s become quite chic to have chickens in your city backyard. There are clubs, activist groups (some places forbid livestock within city limits), and all sorts of discussions online. Several people have asked me if I would like to keep chickens, and to their surprise, I always answer… 

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