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find a non toxic aluminum free deodorant

How to find a Natural, Aluminum-Free Deodorant that Works

I was a loyal conventional deodorant/antiperspirant user for years but when I learned more about the harmful effects typical drugstore deodorants and antiperspirants can have on a woman’s body, I immediately started searching for a healthier alternative. Just how potentially harmful products we use daily from conventional cosmetics to hair and body care can also […]

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The main types of noises toddlers make

The Top Five Kinds of Toddler Noises

If you have a toddler at home, you know that they are very busy and make a lot of toddler noises.  There are some toddler noises that I love, like when my daughter hugs me and whispers, “Mmmmm.” And some sounds that make me sad, like when my daughter started replacing her own word for […]

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Shaming our pre-kid pre-baby self, mom shame

I Refuse to Shame My Pre-Kid Self

  I see this shame sentiment a lot in memes and on blogs and I used to giggle half-heartedly in response, but the truth is that this sentiment rubs me the wrong way. It feels unnecessarily negative. And, in this example, violent. Is it kind of funny? Sure. Am I being too sensitive? You might […]

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