Homemade Lotion Non-Greasy Formula

Non-Greasy Homemade Lotion - Holistic Squid

These days, the internet abounds with DIY beauty products, and when it comes to homemade lotion, I’ve tried so many variations. One of my favorites is whipped body butter, my recipe that smells and feels as decant as it sounds. When I want a lighter, non-greasy homemade lotion – this is the one. Why make homemade lotion […]

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Baby Sleep Training – Transform Your Fears

Baby Sleep Training - Transform Your Fears

Awhile back, I decided to speak up about my experiences with attachment parenting. In short, I was lead to believe that this style of parenting was the only way I should raise my babies. I then struggled with co-sleeping and baby wearing – many days, to despair. When I was finally emotionally ready to move beyond attachment parenting, baby […]

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How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

How to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick - Holistic Squid

Let’s be honest. Are you really going to keep your new years resolutions? Most folks I know – me included – get super excited when the ball drops over Times Square – making commitments to lose weight, spend more time with family, eat clean, quit smoking, etc. The glow of new year’s intentions will radiate […]

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5 Tricks for Getting Kids to Take Supplements

5 Tested tricks for getting kids to take supplements - Holistic Squid

When it comes to supplements, I like to take a minimal approach using real food as the foundation of good health and filling in where my body might need a little extra help. This rule especially applies to kids. On the daily (well, ok, a few times per week), I mix up a concoction of […]

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What Would Emily Do? (12/29 Edition)

What would Emily do? Q&A with Holistic Squid

My inbox runneth over with questions from readers wondering – What would Emily do –  about Real food and holistic health topics. I’ve created this Q&A to get your questions answered and for other folks to benefit from the answers too. Who am I to know the answers to your questions? I’m a holistic-minded mom, […]

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Chili Colorado

Chili Colorado - Holistic Squid

I tried to tell my husband and kids that this dish was a flop, but once they got a whiff of the delicious smell wafting out of the slow cooker, there was no way to fend them off of my precious chili colorado. Drat. Now I have to share. “Colorado” means red, so essentially this is red […]

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Simplifying Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Simplifying Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List - Holistic Squid

Crackling fires, festive time with family and friends, endless cookies, sparkling decorations, magical stories, mulled wine, and even jingly carols – Christmas can truly be the most wonderful time of the year. Or… You can get completely over-stressed and dragged into an obligatory present buying bonanza complete with stressful holiday parking, endless traffic, crowded malls, over-spending, […]

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3 Side Effects of Birth Control Pills Your Doctor Won’t Mention

A3 Side Effects of Birth Control Pills Your Doctor Won't Mention - Holistic Squid

First made available in the 1960’s, the birth control pill has played an important (though often controversial) role in the women’s liberation movement over the decades. These days, most women I know have taken ‘the pill’ for one reason or another – as pregnancy prevention, for painful or irregular periods, acne treatment, mood regulation, etc. Without much […]

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