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A Healthy Mom's Guide to Travelling With a Baby

A Healthy Mom's Guide to Travelling With a Baby

When I was two months pregnant, my husband and I took a 20-hour flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia with another couple. This was just the beginning of many other adventures with our now 19-month old. Luckily, our son seems to enjoy travelling as much as we do! Well...except by car.

Below are a few guidelines to ensure your next trip goes smoothly – or at least as smoothly as possible when flying with an unpredictable little human.

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6 Must-Have Beauty Products For The Healthy Mom

6 Must-Have Beauty Products For The Healthy Mom

There was a time when eco-friendly beauty products weren’t exactly synonymous with luxury, but times sure have changed. It's easier than ever now to find fantastic products that won’t harm your skin or the planet. I’ve put together a list of my six favourite beauty products that Healthy Moms can feel confident using. What’s even better is you’ll be able to find each of these companies at the upcoming Healthy Moms Toronto Spring Marketplace, on April 15!

Graydon – Aloe Milk Cleanser + Charcoal Bamboo Sponge

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Make Your Pantry Plastic-Free with Repurposed Glass Jars

Reusing jars from your own grocery shopping is one of the easiest, cheapest green makeovers you can give your kitchen. This pantry project not only reminds you to look for glass over plastic at the grocery store, it makes great secondary use of products you were going to buy anyway. As the owner of a secondhand shop for kids, and the mom to three budding environmentalists, taking “reused” from stigma to style is a passion of mine.

“I recycle my jars,” you say, “that’s green!” Recycling is great. Glass is a readily recyclable material. Reusing is even better, though. The mantra Reduce-Reuse-Recycle is a prioritized list! Reusing things doesn’t require transportation, factories, equipment, power, or paid labour to divert them from the landfill. Plus, reusing glass jars to organize your kitchen can look pretty stylish!

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The Easiest Way to Master the Time Change With Kids

The Easiest Way to Master the Time Change With Kids

Is winter over yet? The snow has begun to melt and the days are starting to get warmer. It is finally lighter a bit later in the evenings and the morning sun is coming through our windows earlier and earlier. Soon the birds will begin chirping again, the parks will dry up and the daffodils will begin to blossom, showing the first signs of spring. March 20th is the first day of spring. Let the countdown begin!

On Sunday March 11th, Daylight Savings begins again. The time of year that we lose an hour of sleep and parents dread the days leading up to the change. The only positive effect of the time change is having an extra hour of daylight in the evening. The days are long when it gets dark around 5pm.

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15 Signs You Might Be A Crunchy Mom

15 Signs You Might Be A Crunchy Mom

We here at Healthy Moms have been watching our community grow over the years with delight. There’s such a wide range of moms who take part in our discussions, but if there’s one thing we all have in common it’s that we’re all a little bit, um…crunchy. Maybe not all equally crunchy, but if you can’t relate to at least one of these signs that you’re a crunchy mom, then we’ll kick you out of our Facebook group. Kidding. Here are 15 signs you might be a crunchy mom:

1. You seriously considered a home birth. Maybe you even had one?

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