5 Ways to Detox Your Laundry Routine

5 Ways to Detox Your Laundry Routine

By Erin Odom, contributing writer It wasn’t long after I started my natural living journey that I realized that I needed to detox my laundry routine. Most conventional laundering supplies contain dyes, perfumes and many other toxins.  At first, I simply began using a free and clear detergent. But even those are not quite as pure as they may appear. The final push for me to fully detox my laundry routine was when I made the switch to cloth diapers. When I discovered that I […]

7 Homemade Recipes I Always Make (and 7 I Don’t)

taco seasoning edit KOTH2

By Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer There are homemade recipes out there for just about anything.  I have tried many of them over the last few years. I consider myself a big “DIY-er” and I love to try anything I run across, or create my own recipe for anything I can.  Sometimes, it doesn’t last past that initial experiment — I really only do it that one time.  Other times, it becomes part of my normal routine and I do it over and over again. Some […]

5 Practices of Natural Mothering

5 Practices of Natural Mothering

Please note that today’s post is not intended to make any mother feel “unnatural” or that this way of mothering is “better” than or superior to other ways. I am friends with plenty of mothers who do not chose these practices, and many of them are much better mothers than I am! This post is simply to educate moms new to natural living about several aspects of what comprises “natural motherhood.” By Erin Odom, Contributing Writer When I first became a mom nearly five years […]

Keeper of the Home’s Pocket Diaper Review

haute-pocket-new-review

Why pocket diapers? For over 4 years, I used fitted diapers with covers, and I was happy with them. Yes, they could be a bit bulky but I didn’t have any major issues. They were simple to use and cost effective to buy. Then I discovered pocket diapers. I have been a bit like a kid in a candy store. I’m in love. Here’s why: Pocket diapers are more trim and fitted. They come in so many adorable colors and designs. In my experience, they […]

Reducing Waste by Using Cloth Diapers

Natural Living Tip: Easy Steps to Switching to Cloth Diapers

Image by mhofstrangd Post by Contributing Writer Sherrie Cook For years prior to 1961, parents used cloth diapers on their children because there was no other option. Since the 60’s, paper diapers have grown with such popularity that many moms now choose them because they, too, think there is no other option. Ten years ago I began my own personal search for a cloth diapering alternative in our modern world. I hit so many brick walls that I began to wonder if the reason was […]