Get Prepared ~ Facing Food Allergy Fears

PMD allergy kit

By Danielle Copeman In stressful situations many people can loose their focus, myself included. My all-time biggest fear as an allergy parent is not being prepared to handle an allergic reaction to an egg exposure. It is something that worries me ALL the time. So, each day I make sure we have what is needed to help protect our daughter. We never leave home without a fully stocked allergy prep kit. And it is ready to hand off to anyone watching her at any time. Here is what we stock: 1. Clear makeup bag: A good Read More →

My Journey to Clean Living


By Estelle Hayes While pregnant, I became hyper aware, as many women do, of everything I was putting into my body. Whether it was choosing organic apples I craved so intensely or creams free from parabens, I was starting a journey that would impact my lifestyle and my role as a consumer forever. I didn’t realize that those small steps to protect myself and my growing baby would ignite a passion so strong I would launch a blog devoted to finding clean alternatives to virtually every conventional product I use daily. But here I am. Read More →

In the Garden ~ Pruning Tomatoes

PMD tomato pruning (arrows)

By Ryan Sessions It’s mid-July, and our Early Girl tomato vines have been producing for about a month. We’re picking about a pint of Sweet Millions a week and the heirlooms are coming along slowly but surely. With all these tomatoes coming in, we’re tempted to fill our basket and head into the house to dice em’ up, drizzle a little olive oil on top, along with a sprinkling of salt, pepper, and basil for a quick bruschetta. Not so fast. There is still work to be done. If you want your tomato vines to Read More →

Backyard Picnic Quinoa Salad

PMD backyard picnic quinoa salad

By Estelle Hayes The warm weather has our family spending loads of time outside. I love to take my coffee on the backyard stoop in the mornings, even if it’s just for five minutes. It feels so good to get outside and check on the tomatoes and herbs. Emerson has been loving backyard picnics these days. We spread out a blanket and take snacks outside in the shade. I highly recommend this quick, easy and healthy salad for your very own backyard picnic. Especially, if you’re new to quinoa – it’s a great gateway recipe. Read More →

One Clean Thing ~ The New Microwave Popcorn

PMD popcorn

By Tom Hayes As a kid growing up in Lowell, Massachusetts, we’d spend every Saturday morning downtown at the Strand Theater watching two-for-one double features of the latest B movies—usually something involving old school vampires or zombies with machetes. Me, I was there for the popcorn. The aroma of the Strand lobby was mesmerizing—and the olfactory joy of freshly popped corn is still the best part of going to the movies for me. Today, I have become a popcorn connoisseur: I have a very specific and time-tested regimen to my popcorn making which produces with Read More →

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