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Join 2nd Annual ShiftCon Blogging Conference

*Thanks for checking out the affiliate link below that gives you access to your very own ticket at $50 off through June 30! Do you find yourself going against the grain of what all the other bloggers or friends in your local community are doing?  Do you insist on reading food labels in the hunt […]

Continue Reading By on April 14, 2015 in agriculture, blogging, clean couponing, conscious consumerism, conservation, ecosystem, education, safety

Who’s Playing Politics With Your Baby’s Health?

Maybe you’re expecting a baby or shopping for the children you already have.  You need to buy a crib mattress, food storage containers and toys.  You want to keep your baby’s play spaces comfy and clean.  You ought to be able to assume all of these products meet some measure of long-term safety for your […]

Continue Reading By on March 12, 2015 in conscious consumerism, motherhood, parenting, safer chemicals, safety, shopping

The Food Babe Way Spurs Consumer Awareness at Grocery Store

*May contain affiliate links for books where you can read more for yourself. Question everything at the grocery store and restaurant.  Become a food detective for the sake of your own health and well-being. That’s the premise behind author Vani Hari’s new book The Food Babe Way, that’s destined to become a best-seller!  I can […]

Continue Reading By on February 10, 2015 in agriculture, conscious consumerism, families, food, GMO, shopping

How are you #CleanCouponing in 2015?

How do you stretch a dollar AND provide the most wholesome value for your family’s dinners and more?  Like many people across the country, maybe you’re attuned to #CleanCouponing, being frugal with MORE than money! When you shop, do you bypass the cheapest item for the one that is made with more care so you […]

Continue Reading By on January 8, 2015 in clean couponing, conscious consumerism, green frugal, Green Goes Mainstream, shopping

Toxic Chemicals Spoil the Party in Popular Halloween Costumes & Accessories

Could toxic chemicals be playing a dirty trick on your family’s Halloween fun?  As a parent, you’re already protective about stranger danger, staying visible after dark, checking candy and more.  Have you heard about the elevated levels of toxic chemicals in some new Halloween gear? If you had no idea this was even an issue, […]

Continue Reading By on October 27, 2014 in cancer, conscious consumerism, holidays, parenting, safer chemicals, toxic

Potassium Sorbate & the Confusing World of Preservatives in Cosmetics

Is all-natural always the way to go with your beauty routine?  Maybe, maybe not.  If you’re not confused by the wide range of preservatives used in cosmetics these days, maybe you haven’t been reading the labels. Along with all of the main ingredients designed to do something wonderful for our skin is the addition of […]

Continue Reading By on September 29, 2014 in conscious consumerism, health, safety, skin care

Sofa Cushion Forts, Kids’ Gear & Toxic Flame Retardants

Sofa Cushion Forts, Kids’ Gear & Toxic Flame Retardants Indoors in the wintertime, my kids can entertain themselves for hours in the living room, building forts and castles with the foam cushions of our sofa and love seat.  There’s lots of jostling and even the occasional, “that is not a trampoline” reaction from me as […]

Continue Reading By on September 26, 2014 in conscious consumerism, environmental health, safer chemicals

Back to the Roots Restaurant Week for East Tennessee with Certified Naturally Grown

When you spend your hard-earned money to dine at a restaurant, do you savor ingredients from a giant can that traveled hundreds of miles via a food service company  or would you rather eat from a local farm?  East Tennesseans who prefer real, farm-fresh food have the chance to support the local food economy with […]

Continue Reading By on September 9, 2014 in agriculture, conscious consumerism, eating better, farm, farming, food