Mom’s Daily Smoothie

Mom’s Daily Smoothie 1 raw organic egg (I hate protein powder) 1 tablespoon flax meal or ground chia seed 1 cup or handful of fresh or frozen spinach ¼ cup frozen berries ¼ frozen mango ½ cup almond milk Blend & share with your kids!

 
 

Bedtime Story & Study: The Curious Garden

Bedtime Story & Study:  The Curious Garden

BEDTIME STORY:  The Curious Garden, by Peter Brown “One boy’s quest for a greener world… one garden at a time.  While out exploring one day, a little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it.  As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, gray city, transforming it into [...]

 
 

5 Mistakes Parents Make When Buying Kids PJs

5 Mistakes Parents Make When Buying Kids PJs

It’s starting to get cold at night, which usually means many parents buy new sleepwear for their kiddos.  Don’t make the following mistakes when you’re ready to purchase.  This may seem like an unimportant issue, but when you consider that your little one spends over half of his or her day in pajamas it’s worth [...]

 
 

Manuka Honey Mask

Manuka Honey Mask

As hormones change after giving birth, a mom’s skin can sometimes break out with acne or just look lackluster.  If you’re breastfeeding it can be difficult to find safe products that actually work and make a difference.  Many OTC or prescribed products dry and stress out the skin so much that flare-ups become worse.  It [...]

 
 

Bedtime Story & Study: Pancakes, Pancakes

Bedtime Story & Study:  Pancakes, Pancakes

BEDTIME STORY:  Pancakes, Pancakes, by Eric Carle “The barnyard rooster crows and Jack wakes up — hungry, of course What does he want for breakfast? A big pancake. But first, Jack’s mother needs flour from the mill, an egg from the black hen, milk from the spotted cow, butter churned from fresh cream, and firewood [...]

 
 

4 Ways Screen Time Disrupts Your Child’s Sleep

4 Ways Screen Time Disrupts Your Child’s Sleep

We all know it’s not good and we all know how easy it is to use screen time to pacify our sometimes unruly children.  No one’s perfect, but these 4 facts may give you that little extra amount of willpower to refrain from letting your child watch TV, at least before bed.  It’s easier to [...]

 
 

Suzie’s Whole Grain Thin Cakes

Suzie’s Whole Grain Thin Cakes

No one likes to bite into a big ‘ol rice cake as the crumbs spill down the front of your shirt.  I spotted this new arrival at Whole Foods last week.  Being gluten intolerant can be inconvenient and expensive.  The brown rice and corn/quinoa/sesame cakes have made meals and snacks easier.  The boys are asking [...]

 
 

Bedtime Story & Study: Frog & Toad Together

Bedtime Story & Study:  Frog & Toad Together

BEDTIME STORY:  Frog & Toad Together, by Arnold Lobel “Frog and Toad are best friends — they do everything together. When Toad admires the flowers in Frog’s garden, Frog gives him seeds to grow a garden of his own. When Toad bakes cookies, Frog helps him eat them. And when both Frog and Toad are [...]

 
 

11 Harmful Chemicals in Your Child’s Clothing & How to Avoid Them

11 Harmful Chemicals in Your Child’s Clothing & How to Avoid Them

Many fabrics used for clothing are coated with toxins to create stain, fire and wrinkle resistance.  Dyes, inks and pesticides are also found and contribute to the vulnerability of developing brains and body systems. FORMALDEHYDE This carcinogen can be found in some permanent-press and fire-retardant clothing, including children’s polyester sleepwear up to size 14.  It [...]

 
 

Everyday SPF for Moms

Everyday SPF for Moms

I had to pass on this great find to any moms out there who ended up with melasma during or after pregnancy.  I have always had a difficult time finding the right daily (non-toxic) moisturizer/sunblock combo.  With melasma it’s so critical to be completely protected from the sun, but without the ghost-like appearance that most [...]

 
 

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