Scroll to the bottom of this post to add any of your green living or natural parenting posts to the Green & Natural Mama linky! Toddlers can have very short attention spans, especially when it comes to eating. That’s why I love creating meals that offer 19 month old Baby lots of whole foods that […]


I was thrilled that Baby received a copy of Salad People and More Real Recipes: A New Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up for Christmas. This cookbook is written by Mollie Katzen, the author of Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up and the vegetarian classic, The New Moosewood Cookbook (Mollie […]


Lately, I’ve been trying to make a batch of a healthy morning treat at the start of the week so Baby and I can have an easy but healthy breakfast each morning. So far, this has mostly been a variation of breads, muffins, and pancakes. This week’s treat is a very easy and very healthy, […]


3 Natural Cold and Flu Remedies

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

I’m honored to have a guest post – 3 Natural Cold and Flu Remedies – on Almost All the Truth today. Brenna at Almost All the Truth is one of my favorite bloggers. She explores how to improve and protect the health of our children and their world through living, learning, and parenting. You can […]


If you’re running out to buy Halloween candy this week, why not make some healthier choices this year? You’ll be sending a positive message to your family and the families in your neighborhood. 1. Avoid treats that contain high fructose corn syrup. Why avoid HFCS? – It interferes with the body’s metabolism so that you […]


Now that my son is officially mobile, he seems to have boundless energy. He does laps around the house all day long, and almost every activity he does seems to be accompanied by perpetual movement. I’ve learned how important it is to give my toddler plenty of opportunity for activity because he desperately needs an […]


Yay! It’s September! This puts me in the mood for fall spices, apple picking, cooking with the crock pot, beautiful hikes, and the all women fantasy football league that I am the commissioner of! In celebration of the start of September, here are a few recipe blog posts that I can’t wait to try (or […]


Happy Green & Natural Mamas Thursday! Link up your favorite green living or natural parenting post of the week with the linky at the bottom of this post after leaving a comment. I would love if you could grab the html for the Green & Natural Mama Thursday button and either add it to your […]


Baby Led Weaning: Did it really work?

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

Today, I am honored to have a post running on Natural Parents Network: Baby Food Be Gone: A Beginner’s Tips on Introducing Your Baby to Baby Led Weaning. As I look through the post’s photo essay, which shows Baby eating first foods such as toast with hummus, cucumber sticks, and multigrain rice cake at 7 […]


My poor little guy recently had Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease, and the sores in his mouth really affected his appetite for a while. This was a wake up call for us to become more creative with the meals we were offering him because to be honest, we had it pretty easy up until this […]


Have you heard the latest news about autism? Healthy Child, Healthy World announced this month that a new scientific study links autism to environmental exposures. Healthy Child, Healthy World reports: On Monday, the story broke that researchers at the University of California at San Francisco and Stanford University conducted a study of 192 pairs of […]


Welcome to the July Carnival of Natural Parenting: Parenting Philosophy This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared their parenting practices and how they fit in with their parenting purpose. Please read to the end to […]


It’s hot and sticky outside, and you’re running from one kids’ activity to the next. How do you fit in a workout to stay healthy and keep your sanity? Here are 5 ways that I’m making it happen: 1. Run or walk in little bursts: I try to run or walk everywhere, no matter how […]


10 Green and Natural Gifts for a One Year Old – Plastic-free!


With the official start of summer right around the corner, as we spend more time outside in beautiful weather, it somehow seems easier to prioritize being healthy and creating a healthier home. Here are 5 easy steps that we will be prioritizing this summer to create a healthier home: 1. Eat whole, unprocessed, organic foods […]


I am very excited to share a Dandelion Earth-Friendly Goods product review and giveaway with you. This is exactly the kind of company I am proud to support because of their focus on creating eco-conscious products that are healthy for our little ones to touch and teethe on – including natural tableware! I had the […]


If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably felt extreme gratitude for the existence of antibiotics at some point in your life. Each time that I’ve easily recovered from strep throat throughout my life thanks to antibiotics, I’ve thought of my mom’s oldest sister who died from strep throat as a young child – only weeks […]


Have you heard of greenwashing? My initial thought when I first heard this term was that it sounds an awful lot like whitewashing. It turned out that my inclination wasn’t far from the truth! According to Wikipedia: Greenwashing (a portmanteau of “green” and “whitewash”) is a term describing the deceptive use of green PR or […]


Best Natural and Organic Face Soap?

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

Drum roll please… After trying many, many facial cleansers, I feel 100% confident in saying that the best natural and organic face soap for me is: Organic Coconut Oil! I like the organic coconut oil from Whole Foods‘s 365 brand. A 16 fluid ounce tub is currently $9.99 in my area and it lasts for […]


Welcome to the April Carnival of Natural Parenting: Compassionate Advocacy This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared how they advocate for healthy, gentle parenting choices compassionately. Please read to the end to find a list […]