Odds and Ends 6/26/2020

$4k for Peanuts… We should all have healthy skepticism when in comes to what we put into our bodies and what and who is set to profit from it. As a food allergy mom, I have a lot of thoughts on this one: The U.S. Health-Care System Found a Way to Make Peanuts Cost $4,200. Meat […]

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Odds and Ends 6/19/2020

Kids Algae Shoes… YAS! My favorite kids shoes, Native, are upping their sustainable fashion game with shoes made from repurposed algae material. Here for it! Healthy Fats… Not all fats are created equal.  A recent study by the University of California conducted a no harm animal study on mice, testing 4 types of oil and impacts on […]

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Odds and Ends 6/12/2020

Period Legislation… CA Assembly Bill 1989 will be voted on next week.  This bill requires some ingredients to be disclosed in feminine care products, but still allows some key ingredients to remain hidden as Confidential Business Information (CBI). This is including, but not limited to, two major allergens – Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone.  Anogenital dermatitis anyone?  Yup, that’s a thing!  This […]

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Odds and Ends 6/5/2020

Anxiety or Something Bigger… These are not normal times and everyone is feeling more anxious than normal. It’s important that we check in with ourselves and our loved ones on what’s normal anxiety given the circumstance and when we’ve tipped the scales and may need a bit of help. Know the signs and what to do! COVID […]

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Odds and Ends 5/29/2020

Chit Chat… If you’re starting to run out of things to talk about because, you know, we’re not really doing much these days, or you’re wanting to create some deeper connections from afar, check out this list of 99 mindful conversation starters. Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini… or maybe not. The string bikinis of my past life just […]

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Odds and Ends 5/16/2020

Nursery Must Haves… this week we shared some nursery and toddler room faves. Check it out here on the blog! Sizzling… Season things like mushrooms, zucchini, and other heavy water vegetables, after they brown, not before!  Putting salt on them early on draws out their water and makes them soggy.  Let them brown a bit and shed some of their extra […]

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Odds and Ends 5/8/2020

Mindset Matters… When we are dealing with challenging times, it’s easy to find ourselves in negative thought spirals. There is power of positive thinking. Take the first step to get yourself out of the slump by shifting your mindset; Create a gratitude journal Develop mantras and reiterate them often Look for the opportunity in the negative and focus […]

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Odds and Ends 5/1/2020

Suncreen… Even though it feels like we are stuck inside all day long, it’s still important to make sure you’re protecting your skin. Take a listen to our Sunscreen episode where we talk all about physical vs chemical sunscreen (hint: go physicial!). Cauliflower Gives you Wings… Want to satisfy your wing craving with a healthy alternative? Do not miss […]

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Odds and Ends 4/24/2020

Getting Busy… You are what you eat, drink, apply topically to your skin, or insert into your body.  A lot more time at home means some of us are connecting with our significant others a lot more too.  If you’re using a mainstream lubricant it may contain some nasty ingredients like glycerin (pretty much sugar), silicones, parabens and a […]

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Odds and Ends 4/17/2020

Disney treats… Did your spring break in Disney dreams get squashed?  No worries – you can bring a little flavor of Disney to you!  Disney just shared the official recipe to their Dole Whip!   Goat to Meeting?… Zoom happy hours getting a bit dull? Spice things up with a live animal attendee! Not kidding… Masquerade Ball… If you’re breaking out […]

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