Oh, how I love natural products that genuinely work and are effective. Shopping for natural products can be challenging as sometimes they are not as green as they are marketed. I have found these three beauty essentials to be pretty spot on thanks to one of my favourite online shops, Well.ca.
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Kidswear that will brighten up your February (and make the world a better place.)
If you know me even just a little bit, you know that I love dressing up my little doll. It’s a strictly one-sided affair—he doesn’t care what he’s in as long as he can move in it (and I mean move), whereas I have a lot of other objectives in mind while I shop.
I want to know that the materials next to his skin aren’t synthetic or laden with chemicals. I care about how they look and feel on him. I care about where the clothes came from and who made them. And I care about how much use they’re going to get before they’re essentially un-wearable.
The good news is if you keep your eyes open, there are definitely kidswear shops out there that meet these criteria. Even better, some of them deliver. So, I was over the moon to have the opportunity to check out Modern Rascals, a new boutique that offers clothing that’s both kid and grown-up approved. While I shopped online, I talked with Jana Reid—the owner, creative director, and mom to some adorable little models.
Being a relatively new mom, with a daughter who is 15 months old, self care is something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately. I went back to work around three months ago, and have found the transition to be challenging, after being on maternity leave for just over 13 months. For some moms it is an easy transition, but for others it can be difficult. People tend to call it a transition, but my experience felt more like a switch – one day you spend every waking moment with your baby and the next, you’re working eight hours a day, plus the commute.
If there’s one topic every new parent wants to talk about, it’s sleep. When should my baby go to sleep? How long should they be up for? What is a proper bedtime? These are common questions that I get, as a sleep consultant. Trying to figure it all out can make a new parent's head spin. There is a lot of great information online, but let me break it down for you.
Remember this is a rough guideline. Watch your baby and look for those tired signs!
If you’re a lemon water person, the prep and storage struggle is real. All that alkalizing goodness, the tummy soothing warmth, the vitamin-C boost -- it’s so good! But cutting squeezing and storing fresh lemons is work. I also love fresh grated ginger tea, for the added anti-inflammatory and gut-goodness of ginger. My pantry, fridge, tupperware and freezer have ginger root pieces and lemon halves in almost every corner!