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Outdoor Adventures Exclusive: Feeling Chummy? How To Find an Outdoor BFF

April 14, 2016

If you’re anything like me, you’ve gone through at least several major changes in your life. Moved away for school, a new job, settled down with a partner and maybe even popped out a baby or two. But no matter where you are in life right now, fresh air, vigorous activity and socialization remain important to your physical mental and emotional well-being.

If you’re in a place where you’re looking for new pals to enjoy your fave outdoor pursuits with, fear not. Read on for six tips on how to meet like-minded outdoor enthusiasts (and not feel like the new kid being gawked at by everyone in the school cafeteria).  Remember, there is no such thing as strangers- only friends you haven’t yet met. More

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Kids Spa Day (the natural way!)

October 16, 2015

My kids are at the age (2 and 4.5 years) where they love to copy me and follow me like a shadow. Sometimes, this is flattering, and other times, it’s annoying. Sorry, kids. I’ll move and unexpectedly bump into one. Or trip over a toddler who beelines out of nowhere. But the other day was one of those times when it was heart-meltingly adorable.

I was in the bathroom getting ready for the day, applying moisturizer to my face. Em stood on her stepstool, seriously watching my reflection in the mirror. Next time I glanced at her,  she was carefully smoothing onto her face (and hair) the closest available product: a tub of her dad’s Vaseline that he uses for lip balm. I couldn’t help but laugh as I cleaned her up and promised her we’d play “beauty spa” when Grandma came next weekend for an overnight visit. My only dilemma: where to find natural “beauty” products that would be suitable for my kids to use (and let’s face it, probably lick).

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