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Easy Instant Pot Recipes

On your mark...get set... Go, Instant Pot, Go! If there’s one positive change that happened to my kitchen routine in 2015, it was the addition of an Instant Pot to my appliance collection.  Finally a pressure cooker that doesn’t scare me half to death when I cook.  I...

The Kula Mama Holiday Gift List

It’s that time of year again!   If your house is anything like mine, holiday gift lists are being re-drafted each day, mostly by the kids! Each year I think I’m going to start early on the shopping and the homemade gift making.  And each year I wait until December and...

Homemade Chocolate Granola Bars

Do you ever just want something...CHOCOLATE?  I do, often.  My kids are no different.  So whenever we spend an afternoon in the kitchen baking, they usually request chocolate chips as an ingredient, no matter what we're making. These granola bars we created the other...

Natural Remedies for Children 50% off: Black Friday Deals!

  It's the most wonderful time of the year! A time to spend with friends and family...and maybe a time to take advantage of a few Black Friday deals, too.   I have teamed up with a whole bunch of my favorite lifestyle bloggers to bring you tons of classes, cook...

Easy Cassava Flour Crackers

I am constantly on the search for easy homemade lunch and snack ideas.  Both of my children take a homemade lunch or snack to school everyday, so each night before bed I find myself in the same place... ...in front of the open fridge, staring and waiting for a healthy...

Healing Apple Cider (gluten-free, dairy-free)

It's fall!!!  This is big news for those of us in California.  This morning I almost needed a hat.  Woot!  I hear it's supposed to be 80-90 degrees again tomorrow but let's forget about that for the moment.  I almost wore a hat this morning everyone, HUGE news. Fall...

Homemade Children’s Cough Syrup

Man I dread those middle of the night wake ups. Don't you? No mom likes to hear the sound of her child coughing.  Especially when the coughing starts in the middle of a peaceful slumber.  But a child's cough knows no manners and middle of the night wake ups are...

Easy Homemade Elderberry Syrup

Please put down that homemade popsicle for a second because I have some shocking news. School is starting soon. WHAT? Seems like just last week my child was finishing his year of Kindergarten, but I guess time knows no mercy when it comes to the fleeting joy of summer...

Gluten Free Mac and Cheese

Summers are not for cooking.  Am I right? The days are long, hot and my kids are only interested in swimming or playing with their cousins.  It's hard enough to wrangle them to the table to eat...so the idea of spending hours in the kitchen cooking up new and exotic...

Homemade Sanitizer Spray

It always happens this way.... My kids finally find something to play together and peace reigns over the house.  For about 5 minutes.  Then I hear it. The telltale crash, a short, silent pause...and then...tears.  It's a bump.  A scrape.  A bruise.  If it's my son I...

Natural Remedies for Childhood Asthma

Spring has SPRUNG... For many children, spring means shedding winter clothes, the end of another school year...and for some, spring means new asthma triggers and complications.  Childhood asthma affects more children today than ever before.  It is estimated that over...

Healthy Rice Krispies Treats

My kids love dessert.  Yes, I said that out loud. I will admit my kids are not organic, grass-fed meat and veggie-loving kids.  In fact when my son gets really angry with me he likes to tell me how much he LOVES GMOs and wants to eat them everyday. Oh parenthood. My...

Homemade Plantain Chips

My husband told me yesterday that I have a plantain problem. Um, I guess I've been a little obsessed with them lately. Personally I can't think of a reason NOT to love plantains.  They allow me to make grain-free versions of some of my favorite comfort foods like...

DIY Freezer Protein Bars for Kids

I have to come clean about something here. My kids love bars. My daughter loves them so much she asks me for a bar about 30 times a day and I do not exaggerate that number in the slightest. As a mom, I like the idea of a bar.  You know...a small, portable (!!), always...

Natural Remedies for Croup and Cough

A child with a bad cough can scare the you-know-what out of a mom. Small children have an uncanny ability to come down with BIG coughs, so preparation is key.  Along with stocking a holistic medicine kit, file these natural cough remedies away and use them the next...

Teens and Lipstick: How to Avoid Hormone Disruptors

I remember my strong desire to start wearing makeup as a teen.  I’m sure my mom tried to hold me off from experimenting with blue mascara and Wet-n-Wild pink lips as long as possible.  She knew the hot mess that would ensue as soon as I was released into the world of...

5 Ingredients to Avoid in Body Lotion (and what to use instead)

Has the dry winter weather done a number on your skin? I hear ya…  dry skin is my nemesis.  I’m sure I could probably stand to drink more water on a day-to-day basis, but even when I gulp down my obligatory (and debatable) 8 cups of fluid a day (including a few cups...

DIY Coconut Sugar Lip Scrub

As winter lingers on and on... our skin begins to feel the effects of the cold, dry winter air. Believe it or not, it’s almost February and Valentine’s day is right around the corner. Maybe you'll actually get out of the house with a loved one if the blizzard Gods are...

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