Post image for The Mindful Soap Company’s Natural Soaps and Body Creams (Review)

Enter discount code “lightcleansimple” when you check out at mindfulsoap.com to get 15% off your first order. I am always on the lookout for natural bath and beauty products so when Trisha of the Mindful Soap Company offered to let me review her handmade, natural soaps and body creams I was very excited! There’s really […]

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baby-proof fireplace with chalkboard

My son, Ethan, just turned 8 months and he’s crawling, standing, and cruising! So I have been baby-proofing and have found it easy to buy just about everything through Amazon (because who has time to shop these days, amiright?). I’ve been really happy with some of the products I bought, so I thought I’d just quickly […]

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Post image for Meals, Snacks, and Fast Food for Moms of MSPI Babies

I decided to put together a list of restaurant meals, snacks and even fast food options for mom like me who follow a strict dairy and soy free diet so they can continue breastfeeding their baby with MSPI (Milk and Soy Protein Intolerance: If you’re not familiar with this, you can read more about it […]

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Post image for Does Your Baby Have Reflux (GERD) or MSPI?

Spoiler alert: our baby has both! And let me tell you, it’s a challenge. Then again, parenting is always a challenge. But when you baby has reflux (GERD) and/or MSPI (milk and soy protein intolerance), the word “challenging” really milks its definition for all its worth.  [Photo Attribution: julesjulesjules m] Many babies have basic reflux–where […]

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Post image for Baby Registry Tips: Baby Gear Advice for Moms-To-Be

Now that my son is 2 months old, I’ve developed some strong opinions on baby gear. I really wanted to go minimal on baby gear since we are trying to stay in our 1 bedroom apartment for the first 6 months or so of Ethan’s life. But…being a first time mom and not knowing what […]

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Post image for Ilex Paste: A Miracle for Diaper Rash that Just Won’t Go Away

As much as I prefer natural treatments, when my son came down with a horrible diaper rash, I just wanted something to work!  My son had a rash from about 2 weeks until just recently (7 weeks). Yes, he had a horrible diaper rash for over a month! The rash likely started and then became […]

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Post image for Cloth Diapers: Why I Switched From Natural Prefolds to Synthetic Pockets

Cloth Diapering has been working really well for me, but it took a bit of trial and error to get it that way. When I first started, I built my stash with mostly Cotton Prefolds and PLU covers with snap closures. Now, I’m using nothing but Kawaii Heavy Duty HD2 Pockets with Microfiber inserts, microfleece […]

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Post image for Why Kate Middleton Has a “Mommy Tummy”

This is going to be a brief post, because frankly the fact that anyone’s even talking about this at all is sort of ridiculous. BUT I haven’t come across ONE SINGLE ARTICLE–even from the most reputable new sources–that accurately explains the post baby “mommy tummy” that most new moms will certainly have just a day […]

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Post image for 10 Signs You’re In Your Third Trimester

I’ve had a relatively easy pregnancy so far–no terrible morning sickness, not too many body aches. But as I’m nearing the end, I’m finally beginning to understand why many women are willing to do just about anything to get labor started in those last few weeks. Anybody else in their third trimester and feeling like […]

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Post image for Best Lip Balms and Why Most Are A Waste of Money

I had never searched for the “best lip balm” before getting pregnant. As a naturally oily-skinned lady, dry lips just weren’t something I generally had to deal with. But, with the hormone changes of pregnancy, dry lips have become a reality and I’ve had to start googling. I knew I wanted something natural (since lip […]

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As a part of my new foray into minimalism, I have been using Craigslist a lot lately. When you start minimizing, you get rid of a lot of excess stuff–why send that stuff to a landfill when someone else could easily get great use out of it, and you could make a little money in […]

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