Organic Gardening For Beginners (And How to Involve the Kids!)

You guys know how I always need a project to focus my attention on? First it was the kids‘ room renovations, our bedroom and dining room, then our “zen” patio … All of these projects keep me centered and busy, and I love the sense of accomplishment I feel when I trust a vision and complete […]

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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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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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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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Juicing and Why It Should Be a Part of Your Busy Life

Our lives have been hectic lately between summer engagements, planning for the fall semester (4 syllabi and everything that goes along with that) and dealing with a toddler who recently found his voice and thinks it is socially acceptable to scream in public places, I’ve had a lot on my plate. It doesn’t help that […]

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5 Reasons Why I Still Breastfeed My One Year Old (And Don’t Plan on Stopping Any Time Soon)

  Yup, you read that right. The WHO recommends incorporating solid foods at 6 months of age while continuing to breastfeed until three years of age. Although Liam is only 13 months old, I am adamant on doing what feels right for him – I refuse to wean him in an unnatural way if he isn’t […]

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4 Skincare / Beauty Lines to Fall For This Summer

During my first pregnancy, I  cleaned out my makeup drawer and decided to purchase simple, healthier beauty products to use from that point forward. I bought popular organic brands like Dr. Hauschka, but also some less popular ones like Watts Beauty, Earth Science, and Ecco Bella. Why? Take a look at some of these frightening stats […]

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Mandala Organic: Self Care Products You Can Trust

Melisa, the owner/founder of Mandala Organic Goods, is such a kind soul. Just read her Etsy shop bio and you’ll see for yourself. As Melisa puts it herself: (Doesn’t she just exude warmth and generosity?) When I first reached out to Melisa a few months ago about a potential collaboration, she welcomed the idea with an open heart… and such […]

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Why You Should Always Eat What’s in Season

I don’t know about you, but GMOs scare me. They really do. The idea that my fruits and veggies are being messed with so that they unnaturally grow in seasons when they aren’t supposed to (among other frightening things) is not right… yet, somehow, most of us encourage this process by buying foods simply because they are available year round. Fruits and vegetables […]

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Natural Bliss: Two Sisters Passionate About GMO-Free, Wild Harvested, Organic Skincare Products

In 2007, when their mother told them about the harmful chemicals in commercial beauty products, Latoya and Ayanna decided to look into their own skincare products. What they chose to do was radical: they didn’t just trash their beauty products, they actually embarked on quite the journey together, creating their own skincare line made with GMO-free, wild harvested, and organic ingredients. Their mission was […]

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Eco Chic Movement : Coming Soon to a Whole Foods Near You!

I couldn’t possibly begin this post without stating the obvious: Dr. Alexis, the founder of Eco Chic Movement, is a fascinating woman. Not only is she a successful entrepreneur (she just signed a deal with Whole Foods, no biggie), but is also a chemical engineer and naturopathic doctor! Although she’d always been fascinated by skincare products, […]

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Supplements For Pregnancy & Nursing

If you’re currently pregnant (or have been in the past), you know how important it is to take a prenatal vitamin throughout your pregnancy, and even while you breastfeed your baby. But do you know why? Pregnancy and nursing are times in a woman’s life when it is essential to get enough nutrients to nourish her baby. With […]

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