Neti Pots: Why and How?

The neti pot. Unsettling in theory, but very useful and effective in practice. Want to know why you might want to use a neti pot? How to use it? Some tips and tricks to make it more effective? Read on. What is a neti pot? A neti pot is a container into which you put […]


Free Apps that Help Live Life with Contact Allergies and Sensitivities

Continuing Friday’s review of free apps that help people with allergies, today I’m reviewing some of the apps I found that might help people with chemical and contact allergies, although many are also helpful for people who like to live in less chemically-polluted home environments. Eczema Tracker (http://eczematracker.com/) [iOS] [Android – Coming Soon] My Rating: […]


Review of Free Apps to that Help with Food Allergies and Intolerances

I found myself today searching for apps that might help me with my food intolerances. I have intolerances to even minute quantities of egg and dairy, and this makes everything food-related a bit more of a challenge, from my husband shopping for food for me to eating out, and even sometimes trying to figure out […]


Ridiculous Consumer Products Created to Sell More Stuff

We know that the developed world runs on consumerism. Companies employ people by providing a product or service. They make themselves relevant by continuing to update or improve that product or service to sell more. They employ people and pay these people wages, and these people again in turn buy more “stuff” and keep the […]


Allergies Interfering with Life: Homeschooling Basics Part 2

←Allergies Interfering with Life: Homeschooling Basics Part 1 – I try to provide a basic overview of homeschooling for those parents of allergic kids considering homeschooling to help mediate allergies. How do I know which curriculum to use? Curriculum choices will depend on your child’s age, learning style, and interests. One great thing about homeschooling is that […]


Allergies Interfering with Life: Homeschooling Basics

Recently there have been a large number of people asking questions about homeschooling. With the start of the new school year, children’s allergies are acting up, and those who can’t find a solution for the renewed school allergies are considering other options. Having homeschooled my own daughter for a year now, I’d like to provide […]


Question: Is Milk of Magnesia a Good Deodorant?

I was asked today to review the idea of using milk of magnesia in a roll-on bottle as a deodorant. Because I was asked to share the information more widely, I post it here for broader reading. After a bit of research, here are my thoughts: I hadn’t looked into milk of magnesia before, as […]


Living With Bugs, Part 3 – Choosing Not to Live with Bugs

← Previous Post: Living with Bugs, Part 2 Bees Bees are helpful. They pollinate plants, allowing us to have the wide variety of fruits and vegetables we enjoy, some even make honey, and their populations are in decline. If there are bees settled in an inappropriate place, often the colony can be moved. Contact a beekeeper […]


Living With Bugs, Part 2 – Choosing Not to Live with Bugs

I spoke on Friday about living with insect pests around my home, and which ones were helpful, indifferent, and harmful. While a slight change of attitude towards insects can help you live more comfortably with some of the denizens who inhabit the walls and floors of your home, today I talk about pesticide-free ways to […]


Happy Labour Day

Today is Labour Day in Canada. Come back on Friday for the next post.