Renovating With a Purpose: Patio Meets Nature

After living in a tiny dorm in college and a terrace-less apartment for a total of eight years, the fact that our house had a small porch and yard was a major bonus. The little outdoor deck was simple, a little worn out by weather and time, but none of that mattered, because I had […]

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Mama Renovations: Good Vibes in the Bedroom

Who said nesting was just a pregnancy thing? I’ve been working hard on our bedroom, patio, and new vegetable garden (!!!) in the past few weeks and can’t wait to show you what it all looks like. Although I had recently made some small changes to our bedroom (while I was actually nesting before baby), […]

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Loving Your Space: How to Live Clutter & Stress Free (With Kids!)

I don’t know about you, but, for me, it is essential for my home to be organized. If I live amongst clutter, my mind is cluttered, too. I cannot see clearly unless my home is clear of the little messes. In January, I started a little renovation project (yes, I was full blown nesting!) and […]

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5 Resolutions All Moms Need to Make For 2018

You want to know something? I’m not one of those people who makes a list of resolutions every year. I never vow to go to the gym 4-5 times per week, cut out gluten from my diet, or spend at least every other Sunday with family. I just never believed in the idea of coming […]

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Holiday Decor: A Rustic Chic Christmas

Hey Mamas! I have a confession to make… I’ve been in the holiday spirit for months now. (As in, before Halloween…) Isn’t that crazy? And to think I was that girl who didn’t even put up a Christmas tree just two years ago. Oh, how times have changed! Motherhood really does make you a whole new […]

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Mama’s Renovation Project: Liam’s Nautical Room

The most difficult realization I’ve come to in the last few weeks is that, soon, Liam will no longer have our undivided attention. He’ll have to share us with a little human who can’t yet communicate, cries a lot, and monopolizes Mommy’s time. He’ll realize that he often has to play independently to let us […]

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Mama Naturelle’s Top Picks for the Family (October 2017)

As I prepare for baby boy number two’s arrival, I am also discovering new brands and products along the way. As you already know if you follow Mama Naturelle, my focus is always on health, eco-friendliness, and comfort & practicality. Every month I will share a few of my family’s favorites, and hopefully you will […]

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10 Easy Vegan Swaps For Foodies

Considering that I’ve been meat, dairy, and egg free for almost five months, a vegan post was way overdue. And just to clarify: this post is not to try to sway you meat-eaters out there. It’s to open some minds and broaden some perspectives on what a vegan diet consists of. To finally address the […]

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3 Local, Westchester Farms You Must Visit This Fall

It’s that time of the year again, but it doesn’t have to be all about those apples! Check out my post for Westchester County Moms Blog and discover the many treasures you can pick locally!

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Second Pregnancy Must-Haves

Hi Mamas! Now that the cat’s out of the bag, I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to write from a pregnancy standpoint again. I loved sharing my journey towards a natural birth when I was pregnant with Liam, and am thrilled to be able to share some of my experiences […]

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Liam Turned Two (dles!)

This past month has been all about brainstorming, planning, ordering, list-making, and errand-running, so please excuse me if the blog has looked a little sad lately . . . Our little man turned two this past Monday and, to celebrate, we threw him a Mickey Mouse-themed birthday party. This Mama worked her butt off, let […]

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4 Easy, Healthy, Eco-Friendly Changes You Can Make in Your Home Today

I’m always asking myself how we can be more health-conscious and eco-friendly in our home. Lately, I’ve made four switches that make me feel a lot better – I hope you will jump on that bandwagon, too! My motto is this: If you use something every single day, it needs to be guilt-free. Knowing what I […]

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Anxiety After the Incident: When Mom Needs to Realize She’s Not Okay

Even if you were fortunate enough to never experience true, debilitating anxiety before having children, I’m sure you’ve realized by now that motherhood comes with quite a bit of baggage in the stress department. It seems as if all we do as moms is worry about our kids… then worry some more. We lose sleep […]

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Your Baby’s Rice Cereal: The Shocking Truth

I recently had a conversation with a new mom about when to start solids. She was surprised to hear that I started Liam at 6 months with a wide range of foods (pretty much everything but honey, nuts, and shellfish!), and not 4 months with rice cereal only. Current recommendations indicate that “breast milk or formula […]

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Baby Eczema: 5 Simple Changes You Can Make to Soothe Your Baby’s Skin

Around the 18 month mark, Liam started developing baby eczema. He never had particularly sensitive skin, diaper rashes, or reactions as an infant, so we were a little surprised to hear from our pediatrician that it was, in fact, a mild case of nummular eczema. The reality is that about 20 percent of babies and young […]

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8 Tips to be an Organized Mom

Happy New Year, Mamas! Can’t decide on a resolution for 2017? Check out my latest post for Westchester County Moms Blog! 

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6 Popular Snacks That You Should Stop Feeding Your Child

All moms face the same struggle: finding the perfect, non-messy, healthy snack that can be packed on the go. The easier it is, the better. Unfortunately, though, food manufacturers and marketing teams know that very well. They focus their efforts on making their products enticing to moms, concealing the fact that their ingredients are absolutely awful for our kiddos. […]

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8 Genius Mom Hacks for Life With a Toddler

Life with a toddler isn’t always easy. Some days are better than others, sure, but in the end, we can all admit that we’re exhausted when bedtime comes along (or, what I call it, Mommy Happy Hour!) I’m not going to deny that I count down to bedtime sometimes, and literally do my happy dance when […]

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