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The Healing Benefits of Palo Santo

During a recent stay in Ojai, I discovered the magical and mystical Palo Santo. It’s warm, delicately sweet and woodsy aroma filled me with a sense of peace and tranquility. Intrigued, I learned that Palo Santo grows on the coast of South America and is related […]

By |September 12th, 2013|Mind + Body, Natural Living|3 Comments

Review: {Keiki Love Upcycled Wool Diaper Covers} + Special Offer

Discovering handmade and upcycled treasures on Etsy is a favorite pastime of mine! Keiki Love upcycled wool diaper covers first caught my eye because they are adorable. They also happen to be very well-made. Two full layers of 100% lamb’s wool give ultimate leak protection, but still […]

By |September 7th, 2013|Baby + Kids, Reviews + Giveaways, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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

Giveaway: {Daughters of the Revolution Butterfly Dress}

I was walking around the farmer’s market when I saw a young woman wearing a beautiful, flowy, feminine dress and just had to stop and ask her where she bought it. It turns out her friend Emily Cadenhead, a local designer and mother, created the […]

By |June 9th, 2012|Beauty + Style, Reviews + Giveaways, Uncategorized|20 Comments

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