kids

There is no good mom out there.

With Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram these days when most people see our posts of our kids cuddling or sharing great sibling moments or fun times at the splash park all we can think is,”Wow, she is so put together. She is so crafty. photo 2-1 She is so in shape. She is so ________(fill in the blank.” But let’s face it, we don’t post our kids screaming in the middle of Target or our kids yelling, “I HATE YOU!” for the first time or those awesome rainbow cupcakes we attempted from a Pinterest post that looked like mud. Why not? Why don’t we show that side of our lives? (more…)

Getting the Yuck out!

Many (if not most) of my close friends and family know I have been on a mission since just before my second son was born 2 years ago to get the unhealthy, nastiness out of our home. Of course it started with me and my kids, then my hubby with our diet and nutrition. We still sometimes slip up–we are human and have been Americanized (as I like to call it) to love processed foods–but we try to jump right back in. Next up is/was the products that go ON our bodies, not just IN them. Why?

Our skin is the largest organ on/in our body. It absorbs everything you put on it. So when toxins and chemicals are in your lotions, sunscreens, facial wash, shampoo, etc it is getting into your body. Yes, it is. So I finally found a company{Beautycounter} I love that has the mission to change the face of this industry. (more…)