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Eight Principles of Attachment Parenting: A Resource for New & Expecting Families

There are a lot of “must-have” lists and advertisements out there telling you what fancy new goodies and gadgets you need for a new baby. For the attachment parenting family, all you really need is a gentle, patient, loving parent or caregiver and a […]

10 Safe & Natural Ways to Manage Hormonal Pregnancy Acne

I recently received an email from a reader asking which products are safe to use for her pregnancy acne. 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 […]

By |April 17th, 2013|Natural Remedies, Pregnancy + Birth, Uncategorized|8 Comments

20 Ways to Boost Your Immune System Naturally

‘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 […]

By |January 25th, 2013|Health + Fitness, Mind + Body, Natural Remedies, Uncategorized|5 Comments

10 Natural Toys & Holiday Gifts for Kids

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 […]

By |December 2nd, 2012|Baby + Kids, Natural Living, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Review & Giveaway: {Non Toxic Shop™ Synergy Skin Care}

Many companies with “natural” products on the market today focus on telling you what toxic ingredients they don’t contain, instead of revealing the toxic ingredients they do contain.  This is known as greenwashing.  For example, some companies will label their products paraben-free but use […]

By |September 12th, 2012|Beauty + Style, Mind + Body, Reviews + Giveaways, Uncategorized|19 Comments

Review: {Soft Star Shoes & Special Offer}

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 […]

By |August 9th, 2012|Baby + Kids, Products, Resources, Reviews + Giveaways|2 Comments

Review: {Ferro Eco-Couture Mineral Cosmetics}

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 […]

Review & Giveaway: {By Nieves “C” Perfect Skin}

Always on the lookout for high quality, natural beauty products, I was immediately drawn to By Nieves handmade 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 […]

By |May 22nd, 2012|Mind + Body, Reviews + Giveaways|16 Comments

Detoxifying Your Home… and Life

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 […]

By |May 15th, 2012|Health + Fitness, Home, Natural Living|7 Comments

Creating an Inspiring Playspace for Kids

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 […]