My youngest was a clingy, needy, and an active baby. I now realize that there were things I should not have done that, were in fact, keeping my baby awake. For example, rocking him to sleep. I hired a baby sleep expert and she gave me a few tips that helped. Like getting them in… Read More How to get your baby to sleep!
The issue with select bakeware products… Nonstick bakeware helps with cleanup and allows bakegoods to magically detach from the pan. Yep, you’ll use less oils. Yep, cleanup is a breeze. However, despite all this, nonstick bakeware is toxic to our health. Nonstick cookware included, nonstick bakeware is glazed with a material called polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). You… Read More Non-toxic & Eco-friendly Bakeware
I don’t know about you, but learning about the plethora of products out there that cause cancer is so frustrating. Really. My head is spinning. Deep breath. Take action. So the purpose of this post is not spread the frustration, but to encourage us to take a few moments and speak out again harmful ingredients that company… Read More Can Baby Powder Cause Cancer?
Coloring is an awesome activity for children. It helps with fine motor skills and sparks creativity. Abby LOVES to draw. Gabe on the other hand LOVES to peel off the crayon wrapper and break it in half. I’ll cut him a break, he’s two 🙂 I noticed when he broke it in half, he would… Read More Safe and Non-Toxic Crayons For Your Toddler
I remember my bedtime routine as a child and I always looked forward to one activity – nightly bedtime story. That’s when I completely became obsessed with reading. As an pre-teen, I was really into the Sweet Valley High series, I read them cover to cover in pretty much one sitting. As a mom, I have… Read More Encouraging a love for books
Your baby tender skin is ultra sensitive. That’s why I’ve put in time to research everything that touches babies’ skin, including sunscreen/sunblock. You may have noticed that the use of the word “sunblock” has lessened. As of 2013, the FDA has banned such use of the term “sunblock” from manufacturers because it can lead… Read More Understanding Safer and Non-Toxic Sunscreens for Babies and Toddlers
Abby, her Minnie dress and curls :). 2016. When I was home for the Christmas holiday, my husband tamed my 4 year old’s curls with leave in Patene conditioner and Abby immediately complained about the smell. After 4 washings that night and get this, 4 DAYS afterwards, the smell was still lingering. I looked… Read More Taming Toddler Curls using safe hair care products
Abby has been going to PreK now for almost a year. I didn’t opt for the hot lunch delivery at school because the menu was your standard pizza Fridays and mac and cheese Wednesdays. Too much cheese. Not enough fruits, veggies and other healthy sources of plant protein. So I had to plan and… Read More Tips on how to encourage healthy eating from the start
Water, a little essential oil and a reusable washcloth is always the best option and the most eco friendly choice. However, I did that and found the constant cleaning and disinfecting of the washcloths were time consuming. The use of the washcloth is good approach during home diaper changes, but for me it wasn’t convenient… Read More Non-toxic Baby Wipes
Abby’s “bottle” pillow 🙂 When I was pregnant with my second, I had gained 50 lbs from my normal non-preggie weight. I know. 50 lbs. Each pregnancy was different – my first I gained around 25 and think that was because of my severe morning sickness! So with the second one, when I would lay… Read More Non-toxic and Eco Friendly Pregnancy/Body Pillows