As parents we have both an opportunity and a responsibility to set the stage for our kids’ futures. And that includes what they eat. I’m talking about creating smart habits and healthy preferences – and starting young – so that the stage we’re setting is one that nurtures their growing bodies and brains.
Understanding that the “great dairy debate” is a complicated and somewhat controversial topic, I wanted to simply share the experience I’ve had with moving my family away from cow’s milk to homemade nut milk – and the yummy cashew milk recipe that even my 2 ½ year old loves.
Some things are just common knowledge when it comes to nutrition and pregnancy, like the fact that you can’t eat sushi or drink alcohol while you’re expecting. And it’s safe to assume that most people know you should increase your calories by up to 300 per day – and that you should be eating as healthy and clean as possible.
One piece of vital information that I was never supplied with (by my doctors, maternity classes, online resources or books) is the importance of increasing my protein intake, especially in the second trimester.
Who wouldn’t love a stocking stuffed with GREEN BEAUTY products?!
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Happy two year oil-iversary to me!
It’s crazy that it’s only been two years since essential oils were introduced to me and changed our lives. My friends know me as the crazy witch-doctor oil lady, Chris is obsessed and is constantly telling coworkers and strangers about them, and Ellie has never known life without her oils. They are truly a part of our every day life.
How and why to increase your collagen intake
I have to admit that when I think of the word collagen, I think only of the skin on my face. I know that I have less of it as I get older – mostly because I can see that I have less of it – but I thought I could only get more of it via skincare. I’m learning that that’s only part of the story…
I had to invite Ellie in on this review since this is a natural product all for her. She’s a typical two-year-old who wants to do everything Mama does, but all by herself.
I’m not about to hand over my nail polish (even if it is 5- or 10-free polish!!) but I happily provided her with Kidlicks’ organic edible nail polish for her to go to town with. All by herself.
When it comes to washing my face, I’ve always had a habit of wanting to get it squeaky clean – as if that was the only way to properly CLEAN it. I’ve learned in the past couple of years that too much scrubbing and harsh cleansers can strip natural oils from your skin so maybe hearing it squeak isn’t the best thing to strive for.
I’ve tossed my aggressive scrubs, alcohol-laden astrigents and other cleansing devices and replaced them with gentle cleansers and exfoliators and….
Now that we know WHY antioxidants are so important to our health and well-being, I wanted to share some of my favorite products that are rich in antioxidant ingredients – and what they can do for you. <<Some discount codes are provided>>
It should also go without being said – but I’ll say it – that I will only ever recommend products that I know to be natural, non-toxic, cruelty-free, and kind to our planet.