Mindful Motherhood

Gentle C-Section Birth Story

c section birth story

  I remember laying on the OR table thinking I wouldn’t tell anyone it turned out this way. “I’ll just pretend this didn’t happen.” I thought to myself. I hadn’t come to terms with the fact that, despite my best efforts, my first son was born via C-section. My story actually starts about 2 years […]

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Reverse Trick or Treat Halloween Cards

ethical halloween

Have you heard about reverse trick-or-treating? Reverse trick-or-treating was launched by the organization Global Exchange with the goal of pressuring the major chocolate producers in the United States—such as Hershey and Nestlé—to adhere to fair trade practices. Children who take part in the campaign hand out Fair Trade-certified chocolates, along with an information sheet about […]

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Conflict Foods: Chocolate & Sugar

Ethical Chocolate

Allow me to profess my imperfection. This ethically sourced basket feels a little wrong with this candy. Last weekend we went to a local event where they were handing out candy. While we did great at avoiding trash, I didn’t have it in me to totally say no to the candy. I remember when I […]

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Plastic-free Parenting Older Kids: Guest Post by Maranda Miller

This is a guest post from my friend Maranda Miller who has been sharing her transition to lowering her waste with two children on Instagram. I’ve received a lot of questions in the past asking how to transition to lower waste with a family. Since I started reducing my waste before having children, I’ve not […]

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8 Earth-friendly Children’s Books

  The other day I shared on Instastories a few books from our unit study for April. Since Earth Day is right around the corner I thought for sure I wouldn’t be the only mom to be giddy with excitement when reading a book about our environmental impact to my kids. And to my delight, […]

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Zero Waste Pregnancy | Home Birth Kit

Last August I was blessed to give birth to our second son in the comfort of our own home. I had been a dreaming of a home birth for years, even before the birth of our first son. It was an amazing experience that I would do over and over again. One huge benefit (among […]

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Zero Waste Pregnancy

Zero waste pregnancy

Hey friends! I’ve had so many questions after my second zero waste pregnancy, that I thought I’d round them all up by category. I’ve also had questions for our home birth story and natural birth tips which will be coming soon. In the meantime, let’s start from the beginning… Prenatal Supplements I have an entire post […]

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Postpartum Herbal Bath | Zero Waste Pregnancy

I am in awe at this body that I was given. Mamas, we are amazing. Labor is hard work. I’m sure that you’ve heard it compared to a marathon, and it’s true. It is physically exhausting but the reward, in the end, is so worth it. And like a marathon (a triathlon in my opinion, but […]

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Pro Secrets to Secondhand Shopping

I’ve been thrift-store shopping for as long as I can remember. It all started when I was little… my mom and Nana always shopped at thrift stores because it was budget-friendly. I remember thrift shopping still in my teen years, only then it wasn’t cool yet so I kept it a secret. I once had […]

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