Teens, Tweens & Sprouts

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No matter what age you find yourself at, an injection of color can be fun! I dare you to try it and see how it positively impacts your life. Why? Because it's low-risk a way to change your look, accessorize an outfit and perk up your mood. I think there's something to the idea that a ...

May Lindstrom with Baby ©Ashley Douthit

I formulate skin care for a living, am obsessed with decadent plant oils and have dozens of lotions and potions from other companies I admire overflowing my bathroom cabinet. So what I did when my three-week-old, beautiful newborn broke out in full body baby acne may surprise you. I didn't reach for a product, rather my ...

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Making lunchtime enticing through the art of healthy bento box lunches offers a fun and enviable way for your kids to fend off the temptation of teal blue yogurt with sprinkles. You already know that putting the right foods into your kids' bellies is essential for helping them grow to become healthy, vibrant, disease-free adults ...

candy bowl

Do you wish you had a bit more will-power around that seductive candy bowl? It's a challenge for so many people. Halloween is the time when kids and adults ritualistically collect sugary treats and then gorge themselves on their candy loot....Oh, and they  also wear costumes while doing it.   I was never one of those kids ...

Easy lunch boxes

I know a lot of moms of school-age kids fret about what their kids are eating, and for good reason: Nutritious food is crucial to our kids’ health and, not surprisingly, to their success in school.  When my youngest child started kindergarten, I knew I would really miss her. What I hadn’t realized was how much ...

Senior Portrait

Green Makeup Artist Jessica Belknap shares four common and easily avoidable mistakes teens make before their senior year photo shoot. Having done makeup for hundreds of senior portrait sessions, I see girls making the same beauty mistakes time and time again.  To ensure that you'll look your best for a great photo that you'll love all ...

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Tweens are somewhere between girls and teenagers, and dealing with blemishes for a tween can be particularly problematic.    Hormone changes can start causing blackheads and pimples to appear on the skin.  As little girls, they never had to be diligent about cleansing their faces, but as young women in the making they need products ...

You've got that baby-on-the-way GLOW happening! Here's how to make the most of it while you have nature on your side. Did you know that during pregnancy your body produces 40-60% more blood?  That's a massive change in how your system operates and it's the actual biological reason women shine just a bit brighter when they are ...

When it comes to teen beauty and health, non-toxic cosmetics are a perfect match. Teenagers are likely to begin using more personal care products at this time, including deodorant, perfume, skin care, makeup and nail polish. Choosing safe, natural alternatives supports teens’ specific needs, and most importantly, their well-being. Check out the top 3 reasons why: 1) ...

When they reach the tween age and girls begin to experiment with beauty products and regimens, this doesn't have to involve toxic ingredients. You can start girls on the path to green, natural beauty with simple DIY recipes they'll enjoy making and applying. When she was a toddler, my niece Mary was fascinated by watching me ...