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Soap vs. Detergent: What are YOU Soaking in?

If you’re a parent you’d probably love a dime for every time you’ve prodded your kids to wash their hands, WITH soap! Since washing hands with pure soap is the best way to prevent spreading germs and disease, you’d think we’d all be clear about what that simple thing called “soap” is. But bar or [...]

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A Sweet Blessing Ceremony for Your Angel Baby

Your sweet baby is here! Welcome your wonderful bundle with Mama’s gentle ritual, or use this as a starting point to create your own special ceremony. Invite all those who love and will help look after your new angel baby to share in your blessing ceremony. Ask each person to bring a small symbolic gift [...]

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The Safe Use of Herbs During Pregnancy and 20 Herbs to Avoid

Before there was a neighborhood pharmacy with the Rx sign outside, there was nature. For eons women have relied on traditional knowledge of herbal remedies and plant medicine. This knowledge has been passed down from great-grandmother to grandmother to mother to daughter, as women have used herbs to comfort and support the common discomforts of [...]

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Confused About Borage Seed Oil?

Oh Internet, how we love you, but you do tend to confuse, especially with information about herbs for pregnant women and babies. Over the years, we’ve talked to more than a few anxious and bewildered ladies, all responsibly looking for guidance about what’s safe and what’s not safe for their growing bellies and the baby [...]

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Go to the Head of the Class – Graduation!

If you’ve just joined our little Go to the Head of the Organic Class FUNdamental educational campaign, please grab your backpack, put on your beanie and trot over to Preschool so you can see what all the fun is about! Take the exams, enter some contests, arm yourself with knowledge, and then come back here [...]

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Herbs for Healthy Breast Milk Production

Breastfeeding is the natural way to nurture a new baby, but sometimes the Milk of Momness needs Mother Nature’s help to flow freely. Galactagogues (‘galact’ or ‘galacto’ is the Greek prefix that means milk, and the suffix ‘agogos’ means flow) are nature’s herbal gifts to lactating women, and have been used for centuries to help increase milk supply.

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