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5 Ways To Survive the Post-Pregnancy Blur

You have survived pregnancy – all 10 months of it because let’s face it, 40 weeks equals 10 months! Ok, so technically 2 weeks don’t count but who’s judging, right?! You survived labor and birth, which during it you probably swore to yourself mentally that you would never do this again…EVER! (you promptly forget this mental vow and most likely will find yourself in this same experience down the road.. if you’re like me, I’ll Continue Reading…

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Storing Essential Oils At Home or On the Go

(This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I may receive some compensation. It will not charge you anything extra, however. All opinions are my own from actual use of products. For more information, please visit my disclosure policy.) When I started using essential oils, I fell in love with their healing properties almost immediately. It took awhile, however, to figure out what blends I wanted Continue Reading…

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A Journey of Years and A Day to Remember Always

(Warning: Child loss/miscarriage trigger) Every year on this day, I hold in my heart a memory that will never go away and tears that somehow will never be dried. When a mother loses her child, no matter at what time, it changes her for the rest of her life. You eventually find a new normal but have a different outlook. For each mother, the impact will be different but we are all affected in ways Continue Reading…

Why I Became An Advocate For Safe Beauty

Why I Became An Advocate for Safe Beauty

If you’ve taken a look around my website, you’ll know the theme is about clean, non-toxic living. That’s how the concept of this website was born! And one huge area that I have become extremely passionate about involves our use of beauty/body products and safe beauty. I have always been known in my family as the girly tomboy. I was an athlete growing up – a swimmer, running, and eventually got into triathlons when I Continue Reading…

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The Battle to Keep Our Children Toxin-Free

Eliminating toxins from your life is an immense undertaking. When I started to dive into what exactly was toxic in our lifestyle, I was blown away by how much we were being impacted. Food, body products (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, lotions, shaving creams, moisturizers, cosmetics, etc.), toothpaste, cleaning supplies, clothing, and even the plastic containers we were storing our food in contained chemicals that were shown to be toxic to our health. Formaldehyde, talc, titanium dioxide, Continue Reading…

Properly Diluting Your Essential Oils

How To Properly Dilute Your Essential Oils

I absolutely love my essential oils! I use them pretty much all the time and for pretty much every illness that strikes our house. I carry a roller bottle in my purse and carry one in my diaper bag. They have been incredibly helpful and effective! At the first sign of a stuffy and/or runny nose, I whip out my Lavender and Immune Strength for the kids. When my eyes start itching and watering, I grab my Continue Reading…

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On the Inside Looking In

Our family has three kids under the age of 5 and I am currently 26 weeks pregnant with #4. Our kids are ages 5, 2, and 11 months. So we get quite the looks when we are out in public. And yes, I have received the oh-so-well-intended question, “You do know how that happens, don’t you?” as eyes travel down to my expanding belly. It takes all I have not to roll my eyes…I have, Continue Reading…

Beating Allergies

Beating Allergies With A Simple Solution

Allergies are absolutely no fun! They show up out of the blue and hit you where it hurts – your eyes, your nose, your ears, your head. They are merciless, and can leave you pretty much function-less – totally wiped out! I’ve been hit hard this summer, and being pregnant doesn’t help at all. Medicine-wise, I’m left with Claritin and Benadryl to combat my allergies but I try to avoid taking them if at all Continue Reading…

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Baby Bottles: Ditch the Plastic and Go Glass!

(This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I may receive some compensation. It will not charge you anything extra, however. All opinions are my own from actual use of products. For more information, please visit my disclosure policy.) When I started to look into decreasing the toxic products in my house, one of the first things we did in the kitchen was to get rid Continue Reading…

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On the Fence? 5 Reasons to Cloth Diaper Your Baby

  I will be completely honest. I didn’t initially start cloth diapering for the environment or for financial reasons. To be perfectly upfront, several of my friends were cloth diapering their new babies and I thought, Well that sounds like a new and exciting adventure! Maybe even the “thing to do”! Little did I know it was the first step of my ongoing journey that would help define not only myself as a mother, but Continue Reading…