Update: Oscillococcinum for Flu Relief

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Update: I just heard from the fantabulous Alissa Gould from Boiron about the issue regarding lactose and sucrose. According to Ms. Gould: "The doses in homeopathic medicines are very small, and for this reason, they have no side effects, no … [Read more...]

Massive Blendtec Giveaway [Contest Ended]

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By now you've seen the reviews I have given for both the Blendtec Total Blender with WildSide Jar and the Twister Jar. … [Read more...]

Winners of the Kids Konserve Lunch Packages!

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First, here is the post talking about how cool the new ecofriendly bags from Kids Konserve. To enter for a chance to win a free gift pack from  Annie’s Homegrown, Stonyfield YoKids, Honest Kids and Seventh Generation (who have teamed up for the … [Read more...]

Hug the Planet While Nourishing Your Kids

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  School is back in session and while bells ring, and the pitter patter of feet wend their way through the halls of academia, chances are you've put a lot of love into their lunches, too. … [Read more...]

YLS Five-Year Anniversary Fan-Share Winners

I am so glad so many of you entered to share in over $1,000 in prizes. To make things fair, I used the random number generator at random.org to choose the winners. Congratulations to: … [Read more...]

Help me help you help me help them (and you)

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Did you know: The more who enter these fan shares/giveaways, the more opportunities I have to share more goods from companies? It is true! When I talk to a majorly amazing company about their product, they love the idea of getting their product in … [Read more...]

Your Lighter Side Five Year Anniversary Party– $1000 in prizes (Contest Closed)

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It's Your Lighter Side's Five Year Anniversary! … [Read more...]

YLS 5-Year Anniversary Prize Package from Lakeside Studio (Contest Closed)

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Being able to celebrate this site's Five Year Anniversary is so exciting. I have enjoyed the ups and down of site ownership, the joys of getting to know so many of you on a closer basis, and knowing that I am helping so many families eat with joy, … [Read more...]

YLS 5-Year Anniversary Prize Package from US Wellness Meats (Contest Closed)

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US Wellness Meats is locally-grown sensibility and quality with national accessibility, and the standard in quality proteins--and for a good reason. Their sustainable practices not only produce the healthiest, most amazing grass-fed beef, but they … [Read more...]

YLS 5-Year Anniversary Prize Package from Dreamfields Pasta (Contest Closed)

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It's no secret that my family loves Dreamfields Pasta. Reviewed here, it is a filling, satisfying pasta replacement for diabetics and keto dieters following specific plans (and those who love them) who don't mind a little gluten on their plates. I … [Read more...]

YLS 5-Year Anniversary Prize Package from J&D’s Foods (Contest Closed)

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There's nothing like entertainment and fine dining. Add bacon and you've got a triumvirate of terrificness. For this reason, I love J&D's Foods and have been crushing on their brand for years now. From their original J&D's Bacon Salt, to … [Read more...]

YLS 5-Year Anniversary Prize Package from Homestyles Chili (Contest Closed)

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I am a major chili fan, so just when I thought I was going to have to go bean-free forever (sometimes you just want to wave hello to a bean), I was saved by Homestyles Chili. I love their products and even had the opportunity to review both their … [Read more...]

YLS 5-Year Anniversary Prize Package from LC Foods Corp (Contest Closed)

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I have had the distinct privilege of working with Glen from LC Foods Corporation for a few years now. … [Read more...]

YLS Five Year Anniversary European Fan Share (Contest Closed)

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Hello Europe! Thank you so much for your support of Your Lighter Side over the last 5 years. Since so many of my readers come from your continent, I want to make sure to thank you properly. … [Read more...]

YLS Five Year Anniversary Australia Fan Share (Contest Closed)

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Hello Down Under! I want to so thank you guys for your support of Your Lighter Side over the Years. I have made so many amazing friends from your country and I want to show my appreciation. … [Read more...]