About Me

I am a California girl, now living in the Midwest for over 10 years, and have been on my own personal journey to eliminate toxins from my family’s lives. I’ve been married to my best friend for over 9 years and we have (almost) four beautiful, healthy children. It’s become my #1 priority to keep them that way!

Over the past five years, I’ve traveled quite the informative path as I’ve dug deep into everything from cleaning supplies to our nutrition to our personal daily/beauty products. I’ve found that I am being drawn to a more simple lifestyle that does NOT include toxic products that surround us every single day. In the search for that simple lifestyle, it can be anything BUT simple! I have spent hours researching and now hope to make your own personal journey that much easier by sharing what I’ve learned and discovered in the many areas of raising a family!

When I’m not at home raising our kids, I work part-time as a journalism professor at a community college. I spent over 5 years working in radio broadcasting for a local NPR affiliate radio station – I LOVED researching and interviewing book authors and a large variety of people. My claim to fame was getting the chance to interview Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid, among other famous literary authors. I’ve taken my love for journalism and writing to the classroom and now, to this blog, where I hope to help out moms, dads, and anyone looking to live a more natural, simple lifestyle!

I’m also an age-group swim coach. I love working with kids and seeing them improve and reach their full potential! I’ve conducted years of swimming and dryland practices for kids ages 7-16, and can offer some insight into how to make exercise effective and enjoyable.

And finally, I’m a passionate Advocate for safe beauty/cosmetics, as earlier this year I finally found a brand that had NO toxic ingredients, harmful chemicals, or is damaging to our health. This was so important to me as I have a little girl and don’t want her exposed to these toxic chemicals as she gets older!

I have learned so much parenting 3 kids in the last 5 years, and I can’t wait to share with you to make your parenting journey that much easier! I love hearing from my readers so please leave comments and opinions!

Have a blessed day!