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Outside the Box: Farm Fresh to You Delivers Organic CSA with More Options

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I was compensated to write this post, but I only do this for brands I believe in. I received a free sample of the products mentioned below for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own. I’m a HUGE fan of community-supported agriculture (CSAs). Just the idea of […]

How to Clean Your Entire Home (Including Your Family) with Just ONE Cleaner

Sponsored Post: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I was compensated for this post, but I only do this for brands I believe in. I received a free sample of the product for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own. With three children in the house, there always seems to […]

GIVEAWAY: 12-Pack of Nick’s Sticks Beef and Turkey Snacks ($40 Value)

My kids used to always beg me to buy them beef sticks at the grocery store. The ones in the that are usually propped up near the checkout line at the grocery store. But after looking at the nutrition label I knew I just couldn’t let them eat it. Why? I found a list of […]

January 2014 Giveaway – Enter to Win a Canon Rebel T3

Each month I ask you to vote for giveaway prizes you want to enter to win here at Don’t Mess with Mama. Prizes range from eco-friendly products for families and kids to kitchen gadgets and much more. Give me your suggestions for future giveaways because I want you to win what you want. This week […]

DIY Cleaning Solutions – All Non-Toxic!

Do you want to clean your house with non-toxic cleaning products? Are you tired of spending a fortune on store-bought organic or all-natural cleaning products? You NEED to check out DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes by Heather Dessinger of Mommypotamus. This new e-book is filled with 50 DIY cleaning recipes, including a glass cleaner, goo and gunk […]

10 Eco-Friendly Lunch Box Essentials

It’s back-to-school time for many kids, and that means parents everywhere are bustling to get their little ones set for a new school year. Here are some tips to help get kids back to school ready. While school supplies are a must, eco-friendly lunch box essentials are too – especially to send the kids off to school […]

7 Natural Travel Essentials – Save Money, Cut Down on Waste and Avoid Allergens

Traveling as a family of 5 is a huge challenge. Traveling as a family of 5 while trying to eat organic, avoid gluten and other allergens, and live natural and chemical-free seems almost impossible. But I’m here to tell you that it IS possible with a little planning – AND you’ll save money in the […]

8 Homemade Acne Remedies

It’s been about 5 weeks since I embarked on this new journey to heal and prevent my acne. As you’ve probably read before, I’ve been dealing with acne since I was a teenager. Birth control pills helped to keep them at bay. But once I started having kids (and didn’t go back on the pill), […]

7 Ways to Save on Food and Kitchen Staples

I’m constantly asked the same question: Isn’t it expensive to eat organic, buy real food, or go green? And the answer is absolutely not. But how is this possible? Organic foods and green cleaning products in the stores are typically more expensive than conventional foods and cleaning products. It is possible to find ways to […]

How to Make Homemade Kombucha Tea

Have you ever tried kombucha? This little powerhouse drink is packed with probiotics and so good for you – yet if you’ve ever seen them at health food stores you’ll see that they go for about $3 for a single serve bottle. You can easily make your own and add your own flavors for much […]

DIY Natural Laundry Detergent

I just can’t believe how easy it is to make your own all-natural laundry detergent. It makes me cringe to think how much I used to shell out for natural and organic store-bought laundry detergents. It’s SO simple to make your own. DIY Natural Laundry Detergent Ingredients 1 bar (4.5 or 5 oz.) castile soap […]

How to Opt Out of Junk Mail and Phone Books

I like to think that my family and I celebrate Earth Day all the time – not just once a year. We try to reuse cardboard boxes for my son’s art projects. We recycle all paper, plastic, glass, and cans – in fact, usually my recycling bin is overflowing whereas my trash bin is less […]

DIY Craft Ideas for Easter

Did you know conventional Easter products are loaded with artificial colors and other toxic ingredients? These DIY natural Easter ideas can help.

5 Reasons to Get Rid of Your Microwave

Three years ago, I got rid of my microwave. I did it to keep my family healthy and to see if I could live without it. And honestly, I haven’t missed it at all. In fact, it’s made me get back to basics with food and cooking. I want to give my family simple foods […]