Giveaway Motherhood Wellness

Mindful Mom Mala Necklace Giveaway + Special Offer

April 24, 2016
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Hey mamas! I’m starting off the week with a giveaway and special offer you don’t want to miss! A long-time Energy Muse devotee, I was excited to receive their new Mindful Mom Mala Necklace and Bracelet. Co-created by Lori Bregman (fellow doula, life coach and author of The Mindful Mom-to-Be) and Heather Askinosie, these pieces help to promote mindfulness for mothers during pregnancy and motherhood. As a birth doula, wife and mother of two boys, I give a lot of energy to others. Practicing self-care,…

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Motherhood

Raising Earth Conscious Children

April 22, 2016
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Teaching a child how to be eco-conscious can be challenging because the concept is a bit abstract, but as soon as your baby is born, he or she can begin to develop an awareness and appreciation of the Earth when you make green living part of his or her daily life. Children also naturally love to observe and emulate their parents, so leading by example by being good to the Earth in your daily actions is very impactful. Here are 10…

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Wellness

Cough & Congestion Essential Oil Mix

April 8, 2016
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This unique blend of essential oils was created to help reduce the signs and symptoms of a cough and cold. To prepare, gather and mix equal parts of the below essential oils: Eucalyptus – breaks up mucous, opens up the airways and fights viral and bacterial infections. Cypress – stimulates the immune system and prevents viruses from entering cells in the airways. It also breaks up mucous and opens up the airways. Lavender – reduces airway spasms and breaks up mucous. It also has…

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Food + Recipes

Spinach, Golden Beet & Quinoa Salad w. Maple Cider Vinaigrette

April 5, 2016
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School was out for Spring Break and my friend and I were looking for some fun outdoor activities to do with our children. We packed them up in the car and headed to a local farm for a day of fresh air, exploration, play and discovery.  There were several highlights from the day (enjoying a picnic lunch under a shady tree, feeding baby ducklings, wagon rides, watching a mama pig nursing her babes) but one of them was picking our own fresh, seasonal…

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Giveaway Lifestyle

Little Coyuchi Review & Giveaway

March 27, 2016
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I’m excited to start off the week with a fresh new review and giveaway that you don’t want to miss! To celebrate the launch of Little Coyuchi, a new line of 100% organic cotton baby and children’s bedding, bath and gifts, we were sent a jersey sheet set for Judah which couldn’t have come at a better time. My California boy is going through a phase and all he wants to wear are relaxed t-shirts and cozy pants. The first thing he…

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Food + Recipes

Riced Cauliflower w. Asparagus & Lemon

March 25, 2016
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Cauliflower is in regular rotation at our house. It’s versatile and easy to sneak in to my kids food, although when I tell Judah about all of the superfood powers a particular food has, he’s excited to eat it and show me how strong he is! A member of the cruciferous family of vegetables, cauliflower contains an impressive array of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other phytonutrients. It contains a compound that has been shown to kill cancer stem cells, boosts…

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Food + Recipes

Cacao-Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies w. Flaked Sea Salt

March 21, 2016
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These cookies are easy to make, don’t require many ingredients, don’t take long to bake, are naturally sweetened and are both vegan and gluten-free. Judah chose macadamias, coconut and cacao nibs, but they could easily be swapped out with dried fruit, nuts, crystalized ginger… or whatever you would like to make your own creation. The only thing that makes these warm cookies even better, is a cold glass of milk or scoop of ice cream! Gather Dry 2 cups sprouted spelt flour…

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Journal Motherhood

A Tribute to My Mother on Her Birthday

March 16, 2016
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I love this photograph that was taken when my Mom was about the same age I am now, and I was about the same age Benjamin is now. The love and appreciation of my mother has continued to grow over the years, especially since having children of my own. She is mother to three daughters, grandmother to six. Family always comes first, and she graciously sacrifices her time whenever we need her. Whether it was driving carpool, volunteering in the classroom, organizing…

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Food + Recipes

Almond Butter & Jelly Muffins

March 7, 2016
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I woke up to the sound of raindrops pattering against my window and thunder roaring in the sky. Craving something warm and comforting, these ooey-gooey almond butter and jelly muffins were just the ticket. Super simple to make requiring just one bowl, naturally-sweetened and an option to be entirely vegan and gluten-free. So good. I’m putting one of these in Judah’s lunchbox tomorrow! Gather 2 eggs or sub flax eggs (2 Tbsp flax seed meal + 5 Tbsp water) ¼…

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Journal Motherhood

An Exercise in Gratitude

February 27, 2016
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  I didn’t write about the nights we spent with Benjamin in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit or the stressful year that followed. I don’t know that I ever will, but we eventually took Judah out of preschool because he was bringing home too many bugs to Ben that that caused him to be in a constant state of respiratory distress. After almost a year of homeschooling Judah, he went back to preschool a month ago. I loved having him…

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