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You’re Pregnant!

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Yes. You ARE.

No, I am not pregnant. Maybe you are, and maybe this just might be your first baby…congratulations!! Becoming a mom for the first time (and second, third, etc.) is an amazing, life-changing experience! I know, I know…everyone says that. If you had a dollar for every time someone said it to you, amirite?  Continue reading


Consumer Review: Healthy Surprise Subscription Box

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I was given the opportunity to review Healthy Surprise, a monthly subscription box service that delivers healthy snacks.

Okay, Merry, there’s a ton of ‘healthy snack’-type subscription boxes out there…what makes Healthy Surprise different? Continue reading

Gluten-Free Breakfast Cereal

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I made a really delicious hot gluten-free breakfast cereal the other morning…
I know, I know, I’m not the first person to come up with a hot breakfast cereal. But it’s gluten-free…and it’s oatmeal…and it’s healthy. Continue reading

Giveaway! Win a 3-month subscription for Conscious Box!!!

Back in June of last year, I was asked to review Conscious Box, a monthly subscription service that delivers boxes packed full of eco-centric products. You can see the box I reviewed in the photo above. At the time, Conscious Box was a fledgling company, and nearly a year later, they have exploded…in a good way!

I absolutely LOVED my Conscious Box (check out the review here), and a couple of days ago, they reached out to me to run a giveaway again. This time, the prize is three times as awesome as the last giveaway (a Conscious Box)…

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Consumer Review: Tin Roof Soap Co.

By now, you’re all well aware of how I love natural things. Natural foods, natural cleaners…and natural soap (maybe you didn’t know about that part). I am a natural soap junkie. If I had the money for it, it would be the only soap I use. I’d like to tell you a quick story of how a visit to a historic site led to me loving natural soap.

I was about 15 and my grandparents took me to a historic site. Time and poor choices have fuzzied up the memory, so I can’t be sure where it was. It was either the Cloister in Ephrata or Hopewell Furnace, I believe. You know the kind of place. Where actors dress up and fall into a colonial character and pretend not to know what a TV is…well, they had demonstrations on spinning flax, shearing sheep (which I already knew how to do, thank you very much), and soap-making. Now, they made their soap back in the day with rendered animal fats, lye and such, and this place stayed true to form. I bought, from the gift shop, two bars of their soap. One was lavender and mint (My favorite, it disappeared in about two weeks) and the other was anise. Continue reading

Consumer Review: Ecocentric Mom Baby Box Review July 2012

Ecocentric Mom’s July Baby Box

The awesome people at Ecocentric Mom sent me their Baby box to review, and wow, is it ever a great deal!

What is Ecocentric Mom? Ecocentric Mom is a new subscription box service that, for $17 a month (free shipping!!!), sends you a box full of healthy, organic goodies depending on which box you choose. They have Mom, Mom-to-Be, and Baby boxes to choose from. I was sent the Baby box. Continue reading

The Natural Newborn – Bug Stopper Soap

I mentioned Bug Stopper Soap from The Natural Newborn a couple entries back when I did my review of the Conscious Box. I stated that I had not yet had a chance to try it, but would let you all know when I did.

Through a letter to the Kansas City Attachment Parenting Forums, I became slightly acquainted with Christina Alba, who is the owner of the Natural Newborn (and a bunch of other nice ladies who got a kick out of my tongue-in-cheek letter…hi gals!), and she requested that I let her know what I thought of Bug Stopper Soap when I got a chance to try it. Continue reading