Natureal Mom was created as space to share what I believe are useful, research-based tips and ideas, wholesome recipes, green beauty and style, and my personal thoughts on motherhood and life.
I’m passionate about a holistic approach to health and wellness, which considers the whole person and connection of mind, body, and spirit. Living and modeling a holistic lifestyle for our children means making a personal commitment to choosing what we consume, physically and mentally and how we interact with our environment. It’s an ongoing process with a goal of maximum well-being, with everything functioning to its optimal potential.
As a mother, birth doula, childbirth and lactation educator, I firmly believe in trusting our innate wisdom and instincts. But I think that now, more than ever, we’re looking for good information (which wasn’t readily available to me as a new mother) and alternatives to the mainstream. It’s not intention to tell you how to birth, feed, parent or educate your children. Only you can decide what’s best for you and your unique and individual family. Nobody else’s opinion matters.
I do my best to be authentic and genuine. I’m far from perfect. I make mistakes. I change as I learn and grow. Starr Meneely talks about mothering in “real life.” She writes, “The truths of our mothering journeys are often difficult to find; hidden away in the fine balance between the beautiful things we photograph and our lives behind the lens.” Motherhood is hard. Really hard. It’s my hope that we can be more gentle on ourselves and each other. If we can do this, our children will learn to do the same.
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Photo credit: The Stork and the Beanstalk Photography