Being a parent is hard, no one who has ever experienced raising a child would argue that fact. Weeding through advice at every turn, figuring out what works for you, and trying to stay sane through it all can leave you exhausted. We all want what is best for our kids, and sometimes that means offering vegetables for an afternoon snack, other times it means shoving a lollypop in their hand in an attempt to stop the fit they are throwing in the store, you know, the one that may push you over the edge for good.
We've been conditioned to look at children's nutrition as less important.Read More
I am always on the lookout for chemical free body products for myself and my kiddos. They are not always easy to find. You can't just trust brands you love or would think would only use non harmful ingredients (Trader Joe's products, for example, are full of things I don't feel comfortable with). The skin in the largest organ of the body, and anything that is absorbed into it, goes directly into our blood stream. Think about the nicotine patch or birth control patches- they work because they are in contact with the skin. Studies by the Environmental Working Group show that almost 300 different chemicals are found in newborn umbilical cords. Take a moment to consider all of the times throughout the day where you are exposed to chemicals.Read More
I hope this list gets your creative juices flowing in regards to gift giving. Personally, I always appreciate gifts that are thoughtful over expensive. Ones that show me that you see me, know me, and want to encourage me towards my dreams!Read More
With around just 35 days left until Christmas and Haunkkah, I thought I would put together a 'Natural Living Gift Guide' for kids that includes no toys. These are all things we use and love!Read More
In our quests to parent with intention, we have decided to institute Self-care Sundays at our house. Every family member will be able to choose to spend time doing whatever equals 'soul food' to them. We are hoping this will not only provide a fresh renewed sense of self for the week to come, but also train them to make self-care a part of their lives on a regular basis.Read More