Marie Stegner

About Marie Stegner

Marie Stegner, Consumer Health Advocate and contributing blogger for Maid Brigade, is a nationally recognized healthy living and green cleaning expert. She writes for this blog so that consumers can understand how harsh chemicals and unhealthy practices can negatively affect them physically and mentally, with the hope that they will be able to make informed decisions and pursue a more green and healthy lifestyle.

Drowning in A World of Sugar

As I packed the last bag of groceries in my car, I glanced over at the long line of cars at the Starbuck’s drive-thru. “Just another normal day over there,” I said to myself. The drive-thru line is a constant, never ending line of cars, all day, every day until the evening hours begin. What could possibly be so good

Keep Your Closet Beautifully Organized

You never know what you have until you clean your closet. I love a clean closet but I have to admit, I hate cleaning it! Closets are like bedroom dresser drawers in the sense that if you don’t properly put your items away neatly, it quickly turns into an unorganized mess. Not only do I use my beautiful walk-in bedroom

The Three R’s to Garage Organization

The garage – a building or shed for housing a motor vehicle or vehicles. If that’s the textbook definition, how is it that the garage nearly always ends up becoming a home for stuff we are tired of looking at, we don’t have room for, and we’re not even sure we need? It is a “safe spot” for things we

20 Natural remedies for poison ivy

Leaves of three, can't stop me! I love my garden. It’s my work of art, my sanctuary, and my “go to” spot for a quick stress reliever. However, when I started my gardening a few months ago, something changed. I started having an allergic reaction to the soil and the beautiful shrubs in it. I was told I had poison

Natural Remedies for Stings, Bites and Itches

Mosquitos, spiders, and bees, oh my! It must be summertime! Picture perfect (albeit hot) weather, beautiful assortment of flowers, and great smelling food on the barbeque. The only thing that could prevent relaxing and having fun is the insects that come with this great season. And when there are insects, there may be insect bites. Don’t let a few insect

By |July 10th, 2016|Categories: Healthy Body|1 Comment

Healthy living begins now

“I feel fit and healthy.” When was the last time you said that and actually meant it? No matter how many new year’s resolutions we make concerning our health, we just cannot seem to get it together. We all have good intentions on keeping fit and eating right but unfortunately, unless we make a plan and stick with it, life

By |May 28th, 2016|Categories: Healthy Body|0 Comments

New Study on Bed Bugs

Before you purchase your next set of beautiful bed sheets, you may want to reconsider the color of them. In an interesting but somewhat “humorous” article recently published in the “Journal of Medical Entomology,” researchers concluded through a variety of experiments concerning bed bugs that these little critters may actually prefer one color over another. According to researchers, when bed

By |May 9th, 2016|Categories: Healthy Home|0 Comments

Gearing Up for A Healthy Spring

When we think of things we need to do in the spring, what usually comes to mind is spring cleaning or starting our beautiful gardens. But what about putting ourselves first for a change and think about ways we can stay on the healthy track? After all, our health is the most important thing – all we have to do

By |April 20th, 2016|Categories: Healthy Body|0 Comments

Healthy Trails to You! Part 2…..

In my previous blog, I discussed certain things that we tend to forget about when we travel, such as not drinking the tap water in certain countries, or even avoiding certain foods that were not washed properly. In part two of our travels, we discuss prevention, because prevention is always better than any cure on the market! Part Two -

By |April 9th, 2016|Categories: Healthy Body|0 Comments

“Healthy Trails” to You!

It’s finally here, the trip you saved for all last year. Taking a long, relaxing vacation sounds very soothing and is always “much needed” long before your actual departure date. But what happens if your week of relaxation and sight-seeing turns into a week of sickness? We all get sick from time to time, but just because we plan a

By |April 5th, 2016|Categories: Healthy Body|0 Comments