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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Post image for Quitting Coffee: The Case for Natural Energy

Quitting coffee and other forms of caffeine has been one of my biggest challenges during my pregnancy. It’s also been one of the most rewarding. Despite the fatigue of pregnancy, I actually feel like I have MORE energy when I wake up in the morning now that I’m no longer on the caffeine train. I […]

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I’ve been meaning to put together a list of my favorite resources on natural health, beauty, and simple living for a while now and I’ve finally gotten around to doing it. I’m posting all my favorite blogs, sites, books, and other resources below with short descriptions of why I like them.  I’ll also keep an […]

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Post image for My Cloth Diaper Stash: What I Plan to Use

Since I’m on a cloth diaper kick these days and nearing the time when I’ll start using them (t-minus 2 months until d-day!), I figured I’d run down what I’ve got in my stash. So without further ado, here we go… 2 dozen Osocozy Infant Size Prefolds (Size 1 7-15 pounds) 5 Thirsties Duo Wrap […]

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Since becoming pregnant, I’ve become somewhat of a minimalist. That’s not to say I’m one of those people who manages to live with less than 100 belongings. That’s incredible, but probably not practical for many of us. But minimalism is probably the best thing that could have happened to me before having a baby because […]

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Estroblock for Acne Supplement

Pregnancy has pretty much confirmed for me that my hormones are the source of all my acne and canker sore woes. Since I hit about 16 weeks pregnant (I’m 7 months now!), my skin has been effortlessly perfect, and I can eat jars full of peanut butter without a single canker sore. The only reasons […]

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Post image for Cloth Diapering: The Different Types of Cloth Diapers

When I started looking into cloth diapers, I realized I needed a bit of a vocabulary lesson. There were all kinds of new terms and abbreviations: prefolds, flats, AIOs, AI2s, Pockets! So I thought I’d give an overview of the different types of cloth diaper, their benefits, and downsides. Flats Flats are largely what they […]

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Post image for Cloth Diapering: A Cute, Cost-Efficient, and Simple Alternative to Disposables!

I have been a bit absent in the last month only because I’ve been spending so much time reading up on and researching cloth diapers! Naturally, when I started researching baby stuff a few weeks ago, I was looking for ways to simplify whatever I could. There are SO MANY different products out there that […]

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Post image for In Pursuit of Natural Birth: Midwife VS. OB/GYN?

If you’re like me and would like to have a natural birth, you may be considering opting out of a traditional hospital birth in favor of a midwife. I’ve done a lot of research over the last few months and have ultimately decided to do all my prenatal care and delivery with the UCLA Certified […]

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acne.org aha+ review, acne.org aha+, acne.org glycolic acid

I started using Glycolic Acid about two weeks ago to treat my first trimester pregnancy acne that has popped up in the last couple months. One side effect I was well aware of with the Glycolic Acid was the potential for an initial breakout. And I must say I think I’m definitely having one. This […]

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Post image for Real Food Snacks: 10 Delicious Recipes

I’m a big believer in eating real foods. Not only are they of course more nutritious, but I also think it’s easier to stay healthy once you start incorporating real foods ; they make you feel so good that you want to keep eating them, so in that way they can help you establish good […]

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