Because indoor air quality is worse than outdoor, use these 5 easy ways to reduce indoor air pollution

What’s Invisible Can Harm You

It may come as a surprise to some, but indoor air quality can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality is one of the top five environmental health concerns. Where does all of this indoor air…

Just Breathe…..{clean air, that is}…

Indoor Air Quality Again, just as the previous weeks, my mind has been blow by what we’ve learned. Dr. Arthur Lavin, a pediatrician, educated us on indoor air quality, what poor indoor air quality is like, how to obtain good air quality, and all around how the toxins in our air can affect us and…

Gonna Wash Those Chemicals Right Out of My Hair!

You can thank me later now that this tune is stuck in your head! 😉 I’ve been working on getting our personal care items toxic free for a while. I knew sulfates weren’t good, but I had NO clue about all of the other junk in our poos, conditioners, soaps, body washes, etc. What an…

Um No, I Don’t Want That on my Skin!

This week, we learned all about the skin. Now I don’t know about you, but I have never really given too much thought to what is in personal care products. For one, I can’t read or understand half of the ingredients to begin with. And honestly, I was mainly only looking for soy or almond…

Making my Skin Crawl

It’s weird to think of our body as an organ. But, it’s the biggest organ we have, and as Kim at Episencial pointed out: it’s the only organ we can actually look at on a regular basis and consider what’s going on with it. This week, we learned about taking care of our skin. Piggy-backing…

Buh-Bye Horrific Chemicals!!

Each week of this campaign I have thought “boy, I learned a ton this week…” and that is even MORE true this week. My mind was blown learning about how unsafe even our laundry detergents are! So where was I before this campaign on chemicals? I realized one day, while cleaning the shower, I was…

eating clean tips to avoid toxins in your food

Eating Clean: How to Avoid Toxins in Your Food

For most of human history, people have eaten relatively simple diets. Food came from whatever you could catch, kill, pick, or grow–from nature. The only manipulation was via mixing those ingredients and then either cooking, curing, drying, pickling or some other type of basic preservation. These days, the picture is much more complicated. Many ingredients…

Week One Full Body Pic

Week One – WOAH Nelly!

So, guys…I can’t even begin to describe what I feel today. I have been so extremely blessed to be a part of Mamavation Campaign 17 with Jessie and Lydia. I STILL am in disbelief that I was actually chosen! I’m in awe. I have wanted to be a Mamavation Mom since I learned about Mamavation almost…

Week One – Let’s Go Baby!

I have to say that these last two weeks have been some of the most stressful that I can remember. Keep in mind that I just got married in May … and while I was stressed then, at least I knew what was going to happen and what was coming. Not knowing and hoping were…