Tag: natural

Elimination Communication Basics

I thought about doing a post about this when my oldest was a baby, but it really overwhelmed me. I thought I didn’t really know anything, it wasn’t until recently when I was talking with a friend with a new baby, that I realized I do know a few things.   My first encounter with Elimination Communication (EC), or potty,…

Dairy Free for 30 days

Near the beginning of this year I started reading some books about veganism and I’ve watched a few movies about it too. I’ve been so curious about it and how people live that ‘hard’ lifestyle! Since reading those convincing books, and watching those convincing movies I’ve stopped eating meat. Since the end of January I’ve been an ovo lacto vegetarian.…

Easy Peasy Homemade Deoderant

Making my own deodorant has saved me money and kept me smelling great! It’s super easy, only 3 ingredients, 4 if you want a scent. 1/4 cup baking soda 1/4 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch 5 tbsp coconut oil A few drops of essential oils if you wish. I like lavender. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and store…

Happy New Year!

I usually have the same resolutions every year, eat better and drink more water. So far this year I’ve been thinking about resolutions and my hopes for the new year. I want to be more specific with my hopes and try to follow through with my resolutions. A few of my hopes include:

oil pulling challenge

When I oil pull, my husband likes to translate what I’m trying to tell him with my hand actions and body language. He is always way off! On purpose of course. He’s trying to make me laugh so I spit out the oil that’s in my mouth. I always take it as a challenge, I love when he does it.…

breastfeeding

One thing that baby needs an abundance of is milk not toys or clothes…milk! The best milk for baby is made by your body. Not only is breast milk free it’s pretty darn amazing! Which is why it really bums me out when some new moms don’t even give breastfeeding a try. 🙁 Yes breast feeding can be difficult (for…

co-sleeping

Before we had our baby I thought that co-sleeping was bad. I didn’t really know much about co-sleeping and I wasn’t planning on being “that” type of family… whatever “that” means.* After having my baby I didn’t want to put him down it seemed natural to let him sleep on me or right next to me. I just did it…

home birth

I never had any idea of what kind of birth I wanted before I got pregnant, just like I never really dreamed or thought about what my wedding would be like before I got engaged. I think I always imagined births being in the hospital and that I might have an epidural like my mom did. I don’t even remember…