Of course, you want only the best for you and your family. You want to make nutritious meals to keep your family healthy. You may even be willing to pay more for the “good stuff” – organic foods, that is. And by more, I mean up to 100% more. But, is buying organic really worth the bigger dent in your family's budget?The Organic MovementOrganic food started out as a small niche … [Read more...] about Is Buying Organic Really Worth the Cost?
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So I’m at Target today doing a little Santa shopping for my four-year-old, Elby (luckily she’s not one of those super advanced four-year-olds you hear people brag about who can already read - otherwise I couldn’t even write this column) when it occurred to me that... horrors... I would have to buy gifts from Santa for my one-year-old twins as well.I hadn’t actually accounted … [Read more...] about Politics of Presents: The Guide to Buying Gifts for Multiple Kids
When shopping for toys for your little one, things can get a little crazy. The products that companies are calling "toys" these days can be baffling to even the most progressive mommies and daddies. So how do we go about buying toys for our babies that enhance their growing minds instead of turning them to mush? According to onestepahead.com, playing is so much more than … [Read more...] about The Beginner’s Guide to Buying Baby Toys
You know the card you get in your child’s toy package that you are supposed to fill out and mail back to the company so you can be notified of a safety recall? I have shamefully never filled one out in my 18 years of parenting. Not one. In 2007, the number of toy recalls that originated in China was staggering. We did some research and this is just a very few of the items … [Read more...] about Holiday Shopping: Are You Buying Toxic Toys?
A gluten-free diet often relieves the symptoms of celiac disease, but getting into a rhythm with gluten-free grocery shopping might take some time. Knowing what to look for at the supermarket makes it easier to avoid foods that contain gluten. The variety of special gluten-free products also helps you find options that work with gluten-free dietary restrictions. Labeling The … [Read more...] about Buying Gluten Free Food