What to Know Before You Start Using Essential Oils

What to Know Before You Start Using Essential Oils

I was skeptical when I first heard about essential oils. I didn’t know what they were or why I should use them. My first try with oils was with a blend my sister gave me meant to repel mosquitoes and other bugs. I thought it worked reasonably well and it smelled good so I looked up some other oils to try. I’d heard about a blend called Thieves and its reputation for keeping illness at bay, so that was my next choice. read more…

Gift Guide for Kids (that are Healthy Too!)

Gift Guide for Kids (that are Healthy Too!)

I’m gearing up for holiday shopping and with Black Friday just hours away, I thought it’d be helpful to put together a gift guide for young kids (since that’s what I know). These will be Health Coach approved, meaning they are tested for lead, they don’t contain harmful chemicals or ingredients, they inspire open-ended play, and they encourage kids to move their bodies! read more…

My Favorite Dairy-Free Options

My Favorite Dairy-Free Options

I’ve been dairy-free for a few years now and although my reason was for my own health, many nursing moms make the adjustment for the health of their babies or to help their older kids feel better. While I’ll save the impacts of consuming dairy for a future post, I wanted to share my favorite dairy-free substitutions that will help ease your transition to living without cheese and milk! Most of these can be found in your local health food store.

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Make it a Good One

Make it a Good One

What are you up to this weekend? We’ll be enjoying some family time in the sun. I’m also itching to get my pumpkin topiaries out of the attic. Soon.

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Make it a Good One

Make it a Good One

I think I’m ready to usher out the sweaty sticky days of summer in favor of the crisp cool mornings of Fall! Who’s with me?! We have a low key weekend planned and will be prepping for Hurricane (hopefully then Tropical Storm) Irma’s rain and wind to hit us early next week. read more…