Category: Series

Tips for a Healthier You: Test Probiotic Supplement Viability

One of my first posts for Legumes & Layettes discussed the importance of supplements to your overall heath. I harp on the importance of one supplement in particular—the probiotic. I recommend a probiotic supplement to everyone; especially, those recently treated with an antibiotic in order to replace killed off beneficial bacteria. You can obtain healthy... Read more »

Quitting Breastfeeding

If you’re contemplating the end of your breastfeeding days there are many elements to consider. For me there was the health of my son, my relationship with my son, and my health. I was absolutely thrilled to be able to breastfeed. Many mommies don’t have the choice for many different reasons. I do feel if it’s... Read more »

Non Toxic Product of the Month: The Honest Company Sea Salt + Sugar Body Scrub

Non Toxic Product of the Month: The Honest Company Sea Salt + Sugar Body Scrub
Body scrubs, especially sugar or salt scrubs, are a fantastic way to soften skin/add moisture. As you’ve seen with previous non-toxic product posts I discuss a product I frequently used prior to giving a shit about the ingredients. My scrub of choice was any Sabon body scrub. I often received them as a gift and... Read more »
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Tips for a Healthier You: Avoid a Laundry List of Resolutions Come New Year's Day

Tips for a Healthier You: Avoid a Laundry List of Resolutions Come New Year's Day
Google holiday stress, managing holiday stress or any variation and your computer might crash. The holidays are synonymous with wanting to bang your head against a wall. For most of us it’s a love hate relationship: you cannot wait for the holiday season to begin and suddenly you’re thrilled when it’s over! It’s easy to... Read more »

Brief Insights for New Parents: Take Videos!

Brief Insights for New Parents: Take Videos!
You’re probably thinking: no shit Sherlock but you’d be surprised the amount of stuff (and vital stuff) that fails to get done once you bring a newborn home. You forget showers, what day it is, your last meal…the list goes on. Your energy is drained and sometimes even clicking the “video” setting on an iphone... Read more »

Tips for a Healthier You: Less Terrifying Fast Food Options

Tips for a Healthier You: Less Terrifying Fast Food Options
We’re all aware of the “healthier” fast food trend. The McDonalds and Taco Bells of the world throw around the word fresca, add some parfaits or apple slices, and ta-da it’s healthy! I admire the concept but in practice it doesn’t translate properly. If you’re going to a McDonalds you’re going there specifically to get... Read more »
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Non-Toxic Product of the Month: Attitude All Purpose Eco Cleaner

Non-Toxic Product of the Month: Attitude All Purpose Eco Cleaner
Ingredients: Water, alcohol denatured, lauryl glucoside, coco-glucoside, lavandula angustifola (lavender) oil, pure essential oil, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) oil When you examine the ingredients in this product the only potential ingredients of concern are the lavender & grapefruit oil for possible allergies/skin irritations/respiratory effects. Just FYI– I obtain information on ingredient concerns through the EWG consumer... Read more »

Brief Insights for New Parents: Go-to Baby Product Resources

Brief Insights for New Parents: Go-to Baby Product Resources
My first trip to a Buy Buy Baby after a positive pregnancy test was an exhilarating and terrifying experience. Not only were there 300 varies of a pacifier but I had no idea what half the shit was (a nipple shield? WTF is that?) making me feel unqualified to birth a child. Picking out a... Read more »

Brief Insights for New Parents: Birth Class is a False Sense of Security

Brief Insights for New Parents: Birth Class is a False Sense of Security
I’m not insisting you exercise ignorance and skip the class entirely but I felt a fair warning was in order. For someone with pathological anxiety the birthing class didn’t do me any favors; it was a 90 minute panic attack that took a few days to subside. My husband sailed through the class unscathed. For... Read more »
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Tips of a Healthier You: “Mealtime Hygiene”

Tips of a Healthier You: “Mealtime Hygiene”
I’m stealing the term “sleep hygiene” and applying it to food. Just as there’s a certain set of circumstances conducive to better quality sleep; there are circumstances conducive to healthy eating. If you’re struggling to eat healthy here are some mealtime hygiene tips that may help. Eat at the same time This is challenging with... Read more »