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Five Don’t-Miss Memories to Record with Your Baby or Toddler

Don’t miss the yummy giveaway at the bottom of this post brought to you by Stonyfield Organic! “It goes by so fast,” goes the cliché that all the more experienced parents tell you.  You blink, and suddenly you go from sleepless nights with a newborn to chasing a toddler who’s ready to explore the world […]

Continue Reading By on May 27, 2015 in family, food, natural, non-GMO, nurture, organic, parenting

Love What’s Inside & Talk Personal Care Products with #CleanCouponing

*The following is a sponsored post for Honey Dew Naturals. You’re invited to a Valentine’s Week Twitter party hosted by and, with special guest panelist Dr. Yolanda Whyte, MD who’ll answer some of your questions about personal care products for children.  Our theme is “Love What’s Inside,” and we’ll be chatting about ingredients […]

Continue Reading By on February 12, 2014 in baby, family, health, natural, safer chemicals

Summer, Don’t Go…

Many of you considered Labor Day the official goodbye to summer.  Others are watching the calender for the official beginning of Fall on September 22.  That makes this month a gift full of mild weather, moderately long, sunny days and anticipation of seasons to come. My youngest just asked, “How many years is it ’til […]

Continue Reading By on September 7, 2013 in eating better, family, fruit, garden, green, home, natural, safer chemicals, summer

Studying and Protecting Western Water Resources

University of Colorado researchers are closely watching how the composition of snowpack is changing in the Rocky Mountains and what happens when it melts faster than in previous years. They’re measuring the amount of nitrogen from human activity that has been deposited via the atmosphere into alpine streams. Environmental groups like the Wilderness Society are […]

Continue Reading By on July 24, 2013 in clean water, climate change, environment, green, mountains, natural, outdoors, water, West, wilderness

Defending Against Western Wildfires

What do mountain pine beetles and wildfires have in common?  According to foresters, both can destroy poorly managed forests but are less likely to cause damage in well managed forests.  Both thrive in drought conditions. Ryan Lockwood of the Colorado State Forest Service said, “Long-term drought and heavy buildup of trees essentially leads to both […]

Continue Reading By on July 23, 2013 in environment, forest, green, natural, outdoors, West, wildlife

Tennessee’s US Senators Alexander & Corker Introduce Tennessee Wilderness Act of 2013

Bald River Falls Renowned outdoorsman US Senator Lamar Alexander has teamed up with US Senator Bob Corker to preserve more of Tennessee’s wilderness. The pair have introduced the Tennessee Wilderness Act of 2013. If the popular bill becomes law, nearly 20,000 acres of Cherokee National Forest will be designated as wilderness, adding an extra layer […]

Continue Reading By on July 19, 2013 in Appalachia, environment, green, natural, nature, outdoors, sustainable, wilderness

Exploring Tennessee’s Wilderness

You don’t have to travel far to explore Tennessee’s wild side.  Thankfully, we still have areas like Cherokee National Forest where tree canopies and cool waters lure hikers and anglers.  Recently WildSouth’s Jeff Hunter took a group of new media folks out to an area conservationists want to preserve with the Tennessee Wilderness Act.  We […]

Continue Reading By on June 6, 2013 in conservation, environment, natural, wilderness

Preserving Wild Side of Belize Involves Educating Christian College Students

What do scientists in Belize have in common with Christian college students in Appalachia?  They’re all interested in stewardship of the earth’s natural resources.  Recently a classroom of biology majors at Carson-Newman University in East Tennessee welcomed a representative from Belize to their Environmental Assessment class.  They wanted to learn modern scenarios where development and […]

Continue Reading By on June 3, 2013 in conservation, ecology, ecosystem, education, global, green, natural, sustainable, wildlife