Oh, the dreaded thank you note. Why is it so tough to get kids to write thank you notes? Why does it feel like such a chore to them? It seems a note of thanks can do more than dutifully tell Aunt Christina how much you liked the puffy jacket you got for Christmas. According to Jeffrey Froh, …

Do they like you or don’t they? Usually a question like that would tempt you to answer “Yes! Of course they like me!”  However, in the case of bugs and the dreaded mosquito, we sing a different tune.

Summer is in full swing, and for many of us, it brings with it a desire for smoothies, salads, fruits, and anything cold! This increase in consumption of fruits and vegetables also brings a need for increased awareness of the proper methods for washing produce.

Cockroach. What does the word conjure up for you? It wasn’t something I thought much about until I moved to Arizona and encountered a few roaches the size of small pets! 

In my personal search for the best chemical-free products, toothpaste was actually a big challenge. I found that I reacted to most that I tried.

As Lemons is my given last name, this fruit that can do so many wonderful things is near and dear to my heart. As most of us know, its zesty flavor can be amazing in cooking, I thought we could focus on what it can do as a cleaner and deodorizer for your home.

As so many people have gotten hit with colds and flus this season (myself included), I thought this would be a helpful article for all of us! This has been a uniquely long flu season, and there are many over-the-counter medicines that are wonderful for symptom relief.

We’re now full-steam into 2018! A new year. For some, that can mean lots of resolutions, lists and plans. For others, a small shift in thinking can be a welcome change allowing a new way to live the year. 

Ahhh the joys of baking! While some prefer to make candy such as peppermint bark and peanut butter cups, others love the smell and tradition of baking treats such as sugar cookies with yummy frosting. I do too.

’Tis the season and although it is not quite the snowy days of winter here in Phoenix, everyone loves to bring out their favorite candles. They provide great ambiance and the scented varieties can have your house smelling delicious in moments. Your home can be transformed to smelling like wa…

Salt. What does that word conjure up for you? Potato chips? Popcorn? In the salty vs sweet debate, I am a lover of all things sweet, and dark chocolate is a daily treat for me. 

As a companion piece to last month’s article on baking soda, this month we are going to learn about plain ol’ vinegar and how amazingly versatile it is, both alone and with baking soda. I know many people on their quest to a chemical free life who use only vinegar and baking soda as home cle…

Getting ready for a pedicure? With the plethora of nail polish options these days, it can be tough to distinguish which ones are good for you. Thankfully there are several options now for better polishes that still perform really well. Many salons now carry the cleaner varieties also, but I …

Is it possible that baking soda could have enough uses to literally replace everything you use in your home? Yes! In moving towards a chemical free life and home, it can truly be used for so many simple tasks that I decided to highlight it this month. Turns out it has quite a history too, wh…

Pure, healthy, clean water is vital to all life and is especially important in the desert, where the high temperatures dehydrate us all quickly. Water quality is a big issue and one I have personally been researching for years to find the best and most affordable solution. Since we can’t all…

Since we live in Arizona, not a day goes by where most of us don’t think about putting on sunscreen and more importantly, getting the kids slathered up. The challenge is the large amount of confusing information on sun safety and sunscreen safety. The ideal scenario would be to be outside fo…

A person can go three weeks without food, about three days without water and three minutes without air. With those numbers in mind, air quality both outdoors and in our homes, should be a top health consideration, as chemicals can be absorbed easily through the lungs.