When I worked in the beauty department of The Big Carrot, you could tell what time of year it was by the most popular questions being asked. There were always sunblock questions in the spring and bug spray questions in the summer and lice questions in the fall. But this time of year? The dead of winter was always the time customers started trickling in complaining about persistent dry skin on their faces and wondering whether they should be replacing their current moisturizer.
Healthy Moms Blog
It's the time of year when we're bombarded with advertisements for the latest gadget and hottest toys all with a push to buy, buy, BUY! It can be hard to wade through all of the messaging to find thoughtful, quality gifts for those we love, while supporting small, local business and keeping sustainability, eco-friendly qualities in mind. What is a conscientious shopper to do?
I often joke that I’m a full time mom of 1.75 children. Being 33 weeks pregnant, with an active 2 year old in tow, let’s just say it’s not always a walk in the park. Plus, let’s face it: at 37 years old, I’m no Spring Chicken.
The Back To School marketing season is in full swing. For families with school-aged kids, the last few days of summer vacation are fraught with checklists, errands, snack food shopping, and pencil crayon sharpening anxiety to "be ready." Shopping for the kids’ fall and winter clothing is a big part of what we try to get done before that first school bell. I'd like to suggest that we all hold onto our horses (or canoe paddles, or water bottles) just a bit, and remember to breathe. Here are some kids’ clothing & style tips for Healthy Moms to keep in mind, when the cultural pull towards stress, excess, and impulsive overspending start to press on us:
Our family has been making some modifications to our diet lately and we've been embracing nut milk. Don’t get me wrong, I still love a cold glass of milk as do my kids, but offering an alternative is always fun in developing their palates. I use nut milk mostly for smoothies and when I make oatmeal for breakfast. One of the things I enjoy most about nut milk is that there is none of the bloat that dairy can cause in some and they are a great alternative if you are sensitive or intolerant to dairy.