Best Places to Host Kids’ Birthday Parties

| By Sascha Mills & Kathryn Deen | Did you know that the month of September takes the cake for the most birthdays of the year? Pretty impressive! In fact, Sept. 9 is the most common birth date in our country. (You can check how common your birthday is here.) That means a whole lot of birthday parties are happening this month! We polled our … Continue reading Best Places to Host Kids’ Birthday Parties

Es’scent’ial Oils: More than Just a Scent

I expect that essential oils may some day prove a vital weapon in the fight against strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. –Andrew Weil | By Amelia Stolarz | I’ve been having fun with my es”scent”ial oils lately. Yes they are trending — but they’ve been around for a long time. Biblically, they appear in the Old and New testaments. In Exodus 30:34-38, the Lord gave Moses … Continue reading Es’scent’ial Oils: More than Just a Scent

The Last Straw on Plastics

“I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth.” –Pete Townshend | By Amelia Stolarz | Our plastic consumption certainly has become a hot-button topic. Recently, some major corporations have gotten the memo about the trending feelings on plastic. Straws may be becoming taboo. Starbucks, Aramark and American Airlines announced that they will stop offering straws. McDonald’s said it will reduce its straw distribution. Hashtags … Continue reading The Last Straw on Plastics

Recipes: Maple-Glazed Cupcakes & Cinnamon Rolls

| By Chantelle Washington | October conjures cravings of fall flavors and spices. Feed your festive sweet tooth with these mouth-watering dessert recipes. If you’re looking to go outside the box – err, pan – of traditional pumpkin pie or are looking for a hit for a Halloween party, give these crowd-pleasing recipes a try. You can make one versatile maple glaze and use it … Continue reading Recipes: Maple-Glazed Cupcakes & Cinnamon Rolls