Author: Brittany Thomas

Top 10 Ways to Make Breastfeeding a Success

This post is a guest post by Maranda Bower. She is sharing the top 10 ways to make breastfeeding a success! This is definitely something I wish I had read when I had my first baby. Much like natural childbirth, breastfeeding can be an empowering and enlightening experience. As childbirth is the birth of a new mama and baby, feeding our baby is the beginning of a healthy parenting relationship. And if you’re like me, you probably hold this gorgeous picturesque image in your head of a blissed out baby at the breast of a smiling and glowing mama. 24 hours into...

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Ways to Have an Eco-friendly Period

Ladies, I’m specifically talking to you for this post. Guys, advert your eyes. No need to read this one! We’re talking about ways to have an eco-friendly period. That’s right, your period. Have you ever thought about how not green feminine products are? We will be covering a lot in this post so get ready for some great info that will hopefully change how you deal with “that time of the month”. Why Switch to Eco-Friendly Feminine Products Reduces Waste This should be a no brainer. Obviously, switching to eco-friendly (read: reusable) feminine products will reduce waste. How much...

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Homemade Peppermint Toothpaste

Odds are you’ve never thought about making your own toothpaste. It’s definitely one of those products that you just assume you could never replicate at home. However, I’m here to tell you that you can make your own toothpaste. In fact, I’ve got a wonderful homemade peppermint toothpaste that will have that smile sparkling…. without all the toxins. Toxins? Yes, toxins. Conventional toothpaste often contains ingredients that may actually do our body and teeth harm. This is quite shocking when you think about it. Here is a product that we’ve thought was helping us be healthier people when it’s...

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Sweet Potato Rice

Perhaps you are in need of an elimination diet, maybe you are trying to restore your gut health, perhaps you are trying to get your kids to eat more colorful food, maybe you are nursing a baby with food sensitivities, or possibly you just want to drop a few pounds. Whatever the case, you might find yourself going grain free, Whole30, or Paleo and if that’s the case they you will want to make sweet potato rice! Sweet potato rice? What’s that? Sweet potato “rice” is faux rice made out of sweet potatoes! I came across the idea of...

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Kid Friendly Vapor Rub

Years ago, I shared my original vapor rub recipe with everyone and I didn’t mention that it was only for ages 10 and over… because I didn’t know that some essential oils are not safe for kids under 10 years! I now realize that essential oils need to be used safely, and that post has now been updated and it I now only recommend that recipe for 10 and over. However, that left me in need of a kid friendly vapor rub. One that parents could use on their little ones without any potentially harmful ingredients. Yes, harmful ingredients...

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