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Crystals for Kids & Energy Muse Giveaway

November 20, 2015

As a follow up to Crystals and Gemstones for Childbirth, Postpartum & Beyond, I wanted to write about Crystals for Kids. Naturally attracted to the beauty and energies contained within the stones, I started collecting crystals and tapping into their healing and balancing properties at a very young age. Creating a crystal meditation for kids is a fun way to teach children how to be mindful and will foster healthy habits, positive thinking and tranquility. It connects them to their imagination, peacefulness…

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Food + Recipes

Fall Quinoa Bowl

November 20, 2015

Get all the flavors of fall in this healthy bowl of deliciousness! It’s full of nutrients and is and easy to make. Best of all, the kids love it!  3 cups butternut squash, chopped (kabocha squash would also work nicely) 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup uncooked quinoa (or rice) 1½ cups water ⅓ cup dried cranberries ⅓ cup red onion, finely chopped 3 Tbsp. toasted pumpkin seeds ¼ cup sheep’s milk feta (optional) sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Balsamic…

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Savory Sweet Potato & Goat Cheese Egg Skillet

November 15, 2015

As a doula, it’s always nice when you can eat a good meal before attending a birth! When I have time to do so, I like to whip up some sort of egg skillet because it’s an unfussy and satisfying breakfast that keeps me energized. There is no exact recipe I follow – I happened to have these ingredients on hand and the flavor combination turned out to be incredibly delicious, but you can easily swap out red potatoes for sweet potatoes, tomatoes for…

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The Forest Feast Bay Potatoes

November 9, 2015

Today was one of those lazy days when I just wanted to stay in my pajamas and cuddle up with my boys. A mid-afternoon snack was calling so I grabbed one of my favorite cookbooks for inspiration, The Forest Feast, Simple Vegetarian Recipes from my Cabin in the Woods by Erin Gleeson, not only because it’s beautiful – but because it’s filled with short and simple recipes using a handful of ingredients that I usually have at home. Judah flipped around the book until he came…

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The Halloween Candy Dilemma

November 1, 2015

The week before Halloween our family got systematically hit with a wretched stomach virus. We didn’t make it to the pumpkin patch or corn maze and since Judah decided he wanted to be a firefighter this year, there were no last minute costumes to fashion. We were well enough just in time to go trick-or-treating with two other families — a change from previous years when we lived in a neighborhood known for Halloween festivities and would run out of candy to pass out. Speaking of which,…

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Hands Free Mama

October 26, 2015

I first came across Hands Free Mama and her journey to slow down in a post called, The Day I Stopped Saying Hurry Up. Her words hit like a ton of bricks: “When you’re living a distracted life, every minute must be accounted for. You feel like you must be checking something off the list, staring at a screen, or rushing off to the next destination. And no matter how many ways you divide your time and attention, no matter…

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Food + Recipes

The Last Meal Salad

October 15, 2015

In her book, the Sprouted Kitchen Bowl + Spoon, Sara Forte explains why she chose this name for this delicious salad ~ “A last meal is composed of all your favorite things, right? This is a hodgepodge of some of my favorite things. The quality of the ingredients matters most. The avocado needs to be ripe, but not mushy, the leeks sauteed crispy but not oily, and the lettuce fresh and dried well so the dressing lightly coats each leaf.…

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Soft Star Shoes Review & Giveaway

October 12, 2015

Our kids go barefoot most of the time but when they wear shoes, we like a minimalist design with a low profile which promotes natural foot movement and healthy foot development. I first discovered Soft Star shoes when Judah was a baby. They contain no toxic chemicals, dyes, or pollutants – only natural materials are used in these handmade kicks. Soft Star is also one of the most environmentally and socially responsible companies out there. The Child Sandal was a perfect summer shoe and the Vegan Hotcake moccasins became a…

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Apple Picking Season

September 24, 2015

We started a tradition of doing something new together as a family before Rosh Hashanah to emphasize the newness of the year. What better way to make the holiday come alive than to pick our own apples to dip in honey? These foods are symbolically eaten on Rosh Hashanah to evoke a “sweet” new year. After packing up the boys up in the car, we head out to Oak Glen for a day of fresh air, apples and Americana. When…

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Spiced Chickpea & Veggie Samosas w. Mint Chutney

September 20, 2015

I LOVE samosas but miss them terribly since cutting gluten out of my diet. It must have been my lucky day because I’m scrolling through my Instagram feed and see this genius recipe from @mystiquezen. Instead of deep-frying pastry, she uses rice wrappers and stuffs them with aromatic spiced chickpeas, vegetables, toasted cashews and coconut, and then bakes them to a golden brown. Paired with a date-sweetened mint chutney for dipping, the result is a delicious and satisfying take on an iconic Indian…

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