Teething Remedies à la “Naturelle”

This goes without saying: our little man is a trooper.  All four of Liam’s canines are poking through and he’s been a slobbering mess over the last few days. On top of that, Daddy’s sick and Mama’s just hoping everyone else manages to stay healthy (we live in a germaphobic household right now, believe me!) But our little man has […]

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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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Summer Recipes: Easy, Organic Ice Pops

Hi Everyone… and Happy 4th of July Weekend! Don’t worry – I won’t take up too much of your precious sunbathing/barbecue time 🙂 This is a quick and easy recipe that your tots will love on this warm, summer day! I used these silicone popsicle molds by Chichic ($13.99 on Amazon!) but if you don’t have […]

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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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10 Ways to Naturally Increase Your Fertility

Before becoming pregnant, I was so afraid of not being able to conceive. I kept thinking about what I would do if, month after month, the tests kept coming up negative. Would we look into other options? IVF? Surrogates? Adoption? I am grateful every day that nature cooperated and made us both fertile. That I was able […]

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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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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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Amber Teething Necklaces: Do They Really Work?

My mom swears that raw baltic amber helped me through some of my worst teething moments as a child. Although we haven’t experienced the worst of teething with Liam quite yet (not excited about those canines and molars!), it got me thinking that I should probably invest in a necklace for him, too. You know… just in […]

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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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Crushing on Treesnail Natural Essentials

Christine and Michael never intended to get into the aromatherapy/skincare business. Initially, all they wanted to do was give their small Los Angeles apartment a “fresh” (but natural) smell using essential oils. One Google search led to another, and soon enough, Michael and Christine were questioning all of the ingredients in their everyday 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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Is Natural Birth a Possibility For You? 10 Tips to Help You Achieve One

To inaugurate MamaNaturelle.com (yay, I’m a domain owner!), what better topic to write about than natural childbirth? It’s been a while since I’ve written about this, but for those who have read my earlier posts, you know that this was a goal of mine throughout my entire pregnancy. I wanted to make sure I was beyond prepared to give […]

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