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Motherhood

Safe & Natural Ways to Manage Pregnancy, Postpartum & Hormonal Acne

April 17, 2013
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While my friends had beautiful and radiant pregnancy glows, I had pencil eraser sized pustules taking up serious real estate on my forehead, chin and jaw line. When pregnant, hormones called androgens cause sebaceous glands to release more oil. That in addition to thousands of shedding skin cells clogs the pores and causes breakouts. If you’re one of the lucky ones that gets pregnancy acne, there’s not much you can do to get rid of it, but you can use safe and…

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Wellness

20 Ways to Boost Your Immune System Naturally

January 25, 2013

‘Tis the season for sniffles, sneezes and sore throats! We can’t do much about the toxins, bacteria and viruses that we’re exposed to– but we can strengthen and support our immune systems which will help prevent these invaders from doing harm in the first place. Here are 20 ways to boost your immune system naturally to help keep you healthy and feeling good year-round! 1. Garlic. Garlic is one of nature’s most powerful immune boosters. It is a natural antimicrobial and unlike most…

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Lifestyle Motherhood

10 Natural Toys & Holiday Gifts for Kids

December 2, 2012
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These are my top 10 selections for the most unique, handcrafted, eco-friendly, non-toxic, fair trade, natural and imaginative children’s gifts of the season! Shop consciously and support these naturally minded small businesses and work-at-home families. 1. Padraig Cottage Wool Slippers Made by hand with the finest natural materials, these adorable slippers keep feeties cozy & warm. They are light and flexible, wash well and are available in a variety of colors and sizes for the whole family. Price: $24.99 & up Where to…

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Lifestyle

Soft Star Shoes Review & Special Offer

August 9, 2012
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We let our babe go barefoot whenever possible. When he does wear shoes, we put him in minimalist shoes like Soft Star which are specifically designed for natural foot movement and healthy foot development. The wider design allows plenty of room for toes to wiggle around and spread out and the low profile, slip resistant soles helps to minimize trips when little ones are getting the hang of walking and running. We’re onto our third pair of super soft Vegan Hotcakes which have been great…

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Lifestyle

Ferro Eco-Couture Mineral Cosmetics Review

June 5, 2012
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I have been disappointed by mineral cosmetics in the past. The products have either irritated or dried out my sensitive skin, contained hidden chemicals or toxins, or looked caked-on and unnatural. I’m glad I discovered Ferro Cosmetics because all mineral make up is not created equal! Founded by mother, cosmetologist, and celebrity make-up artist, Krissy Ferro uses only 100% natural ingredients to beautify, soothe, and nourish the skin. It’s refreshing to come by an honest company with high quality products, high standards…

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Lifestyle

By Nieves “C” Perfect Skin Review & Giveaway

May 22, 2012
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I was immediately drawn to By Nieves handmade natural body care products and was equally intrigued by her story. Born by candlelight on the Canary Island of La Palma to vagabond parents, Nieves doesn’t remember hitchhiking across Europe as a baby – but her nomadic youth is unforgettable. For the better part of her childhood, Nieves traveled the West Coast of California with pack donkeys alongside her father, a folk musician and renegade intellectual. Because of her upbringing in the counterculture, she…

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Wellness

Detoxifying Your Home & Life

May 15, 2012
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I became more aware of toxic chemicals when I was pregnant with our first child. I was shocked to learn that the average home contains 500-1000 toxic chemicals, many of which we are unable to see, smell or taste. Although it can seem like a daunting task, detoxifying your home is simpler than you might think. The below information is intended to help you make choices that will get you and your family on your way to a healthier home…

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Lifestyle Motherhood

Creating an Inspiring Playspace for Children

April 22, 2012

I wanted to create a playspace that inspires creativity and imagination and nurtures growth and development. I invested in a few key pieces that are open-ended and will grow with a child, but you don’t have to spend a lot of money to create an inspired playspace. Many items can be made by hand, found around the house, thrifted or upcycled. Simplify After our oldest turned one around the holidays, we received more toys than we knew what to do with!…

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