You haven’t seen the last of me!

Seven weeks have flown by, and the end of Mamavation Bootcamp 17 has arrived. To be perfectly cliche, I can’t believe how quickly the time has passed. Seems like just yesterday I was hitting “send” on my application and then mentally sobbing through the relentless hazing. These past few weeks have made me a better…

Girl’s Night – Detox with a Slumber Party

It’s crazy to think about, but Mamavation Boot Camp 17 is coming to a close. Last week really felt like a wrap up when we had Carly Harrill from Healthy Child Healthy World on to talk to us about what we can do to raise healthier kids and prevent their exposure to dangerous chemicals. In…

Making the Right Choices for my Kids Health

This week, we learned all about keeping our kids healthy and avoiding toxins in their products as often as possible. For the most part, we use pretty “natural” personal products for the kids (especially after learning about the toxins in personal care products a few weeks ago) but there were a few things that I…

Protecting My Babies: Cue Mama Bear

Protecting my Babies Did you know that under Federal law, chemicals and other ingredients are not required to be listed except in food products? And did you know that there are 80,000 or more chemicals used in various products? And, did you know that the last time a law was created about this was in…

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…