Nutmilk with Niki

Nutmilk with Niki

I can’t count the amount of times a friend or acquaintance has said, “It’s super easy!” So I try it and while the process itself IS easy, it takes sooo long. You can relate? Cloth diapering Homemade bone broth Homemade yogurt Bread Hummus Granola Play dough Everythingalwaysfromscratch I do all these things. My time is […]

Mamanaturale's simple, sweet, healthy granola

Mamanaturale’s simple, sweet, healthy granola

For someone whose family calls her “Grano,” I’ve pretty much sucked at making my own granola. I’ve also burned my fair share of batches. Sometimes I burn the raisins, sometimes the oats. It’s never tasted good. Until now. Behold! Mama Naturale’s simple, sweet, healthy granola! I try very hard to keep refined sugars away from […]

Can't afford to eat organic? We can't afford not to.

Can’t afford to eat organic? We can’t afford not to.

I have always felt it important to eat organic as much as possible, but getting pregnant really made me clean up my eating habits. This time around, even more so. With everything we are hearing these days about GMOs it’s pretty terrifying. (Going organic is a great way to ensure your food is not GMO). […]

How we do so well with so little

How we do so well with so little

We’re not broke. We’ve never really been broke. But neither myself nor my husband work 9 – 5 (to be honest, I hardly work at all these days). My husband makes his living as a musician. While he is busy and successful, he certainly isn’t a lawyer or doctor. Still, we are doing quite well. […]

No Poo, please!

No Poo, please!

I’m in week four of my “No Poo” experiment. Guess what? My hair looks awesome. It’s not green and I don’t smell bad. It seems I’m past the potential ickiest, greasiest part and have moved on (unscathed) to the hair is thick and not frizzy stage. In case you haven’t heard of No Poo, which […]

There is antifreeze in your diaper wipes

There is antifreeze in your diaper wipes

Ahem. I hate to sound alarmist, but I thought you should know that there is antifreeze in your diaper wipes. Let me back up a bit. More out of concern for the environment than for the bottom of my unborn child, my partner and I decided to buy cloth diapers and a whole whack of […]

Rubber duck in the bath, ostrich head in the sand

Rubber duck in the bath, ostrich head in the sand

Before the baby came along, I was sure she would only ever play with wood and cotton toys. Untreated wood and organic cotton, of course. Then we started receiving hand-me-downs and gifts from friends and family. Before I knew it, our entire (wooden) toy box was chock full of probably toxic Made in China toys. […]

Toxin Panic

Toxin Panic

The other day  I was researching an article for This Magazine about “green deodorant.” The idea came about when I passed by this blog post on the Holistic Moms Network about Tom’s of Maine. Tom’s made a “natural” deodorant I found that actually worked, but as the article points out, it has propylene glycol in […]