Glynis Ratcliffe - Healthy Moms Blog

Glynis Ratcliffe used to be an opera singer, but after her daughter begged her to stop singing and be quiet for the millionth time, she decided to use her inside voice and write instead. Now she spends her time writing about the important things in life, like potty training, eating too much Nutella and being a feminist and mental health advocate through it all. After working in the body care department of The Big Carrot for eight years, she is the person her friends come to when their babies have eczema, or they want a more natural mascara. She writes regularly for online publications like Scary Mommy, BLUNTmoms, Romper, YMC, and The Washington Post as well.

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:

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Keeping Your Purchases Ethical In A Big Box World

Keeping Your Purchases Ethical In A Big Box World

One of the hardest things to accomplish, as an ethically-minded, socially conscious parent, is keeping purchases…well, ethical. We live in a society that currently worships fast fashion and disposable, dollar store toys. Big box chains sell adorable kids’ clothing that falls apart before your children have grown out of it–and considering how fast kids grow, that’s significant. Sure, those leggings were only $5, so replacing the ones that developed a hole along the seam in just a few wears doesn’t seem like a huge deal. But when you consider how little the people who made those leggings are getting paid? It’s a huge deal.

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13 GTA Restaurants For Healthy Moms To Visit

13 GTA Restaurants For Healthy Moms To Visit

Are the holidays over yet? If you’re anything like me (and I hope you are), there’s been a bit of overindulging happening in the past week or two. You may also have had it up to here with cooking for large gatherings, so now is the perfect time to kill two birds with one stone: go out to eat something healthy! The Healthy Moms card has you covered in that department.

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Coffee & Snacks, The Healthy Moms Card Way

Coffee & Snacks, The Healthy Moms Card Way

Being a Healthy Mom doesn’t mean you can’t eat out when you want a treat or you’re on the go!  It’s not just online orders that work for cardholders, it’s brick-and-mortar stores too. One of the wonderful things about being a cardholder as a Healthy Mom is that no matter where you are in the city, or what you’re hungry (or thirsty) for, there’s probably something nearby for you.

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A Giving Project – The Reverse Advent Calendar

A Giving Project – The Reverse Advent Calendar

We’re just a few days away from December, and if you’ve been in virtually any grocery or department store, you’ve likely seen Advent calendars for sale. Yay! My kids are just finally getting to the end of their Hallowe’en stash, and now I’m being coerced into giving them a chocolate every morning? Happy holidays!

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