So it’s time for us to get a new mattress, and, of course, I’m looking for a natural, “eco-friendly” one. After all, a lot of conventional mattresses are made with harmful chemicals and all sorts of bad stuff and we sleep on these things for 8 hours a night!
I started searching for the best natural mattress and, whew, it’s a puzzling process. From confusing labels to crazy prices to impostors GALORE, it’s hard to separate the good from the bad.
I went DEEP down the rabbit hole, and, after many hours online and in stores, I think I’ve got a handle on the natural mattress reviews.
Here’s a video I made on the subject
In this video, I share my process, show some of the best natural mattresses, and tell you about the green mattress that I think we are going to buy.
Say goodbye to training wheels, and say hello to the Strider balance bike.
With training wheel bikes, the focus is on pedaling instead of developing your child’s motor skills. Strider bikes flip that equation, teaching kids balance, coordination, and confidence – so that the transition to a pedal bike is simple.
As natural mamas, we want to clean our homes without harming our health. I remember cleaning my first apartment after college and having to open the windows because I felt dizzy. Little did I know at the time it was from all of those toxic fumes!
Fast-forward to today, there’s a whole slew of natural cleaners on the market for those who want to avoid inhaling all of the nasty stuff. But mamas, they’re EXPENSIVE!
That’s why I love these DIY products that offer the best clean without hurting your health or pocketbook. There are no harsh fumes, chemicals or toxins. The ingredients are natural, accessible and affordable.
Most makeup is toxic – loaded with harsh fragrances, dyes, and chemicals. But just because we’re natural mamas, it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a little glamour. Watch the video above to see what’s in my makeup bag.
Click that “Like” button below if you use natural makeup
We hemmed and hawed over what would make a great holiday giveaway for our mamas. A spa day? A cleaning service? A trip to the North Pole?
Well, how about CASH? Amazon cash that is. You can do some holiday shopping from the comfort of your home and even get yourself a little somethin’, somethin’. That’s right, mamas, one lucky winner will receive a $150 Amazon gift card.
This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Marina!
Marina says: Wow! I sure wasn’t expecting this this morning, Awesome! so excited, I can hardly believe it, I actually won a contest! Thank you!
For me, the greatest gift of Christmas is the birth of Christ. The wonder and joy of the season makes it one of my favorite times of the year.
When it comes to holiday shopping, I used to buy elaborate gifts for others with the tacit agreement that they would do the same for me. At the end of the Christmas, I would often end up feeling sad and disappointed because my expectations weren’t met. (I cringe admitting this.)
Since then, I’ve learned to buy gifts for others without strings attached. When I’m about to purchase a gift, I think to myself “if the other person doesn’t buy me anythingin return, would I be OK with that?” I’m happy to say that most of the time the answer is YES! This sort of thinking has helped me not only stop buying ridiculously lavish gifts, but to also tap into the joy of giving without expectation of return.
Just as importantly, I buy myself a few treats during the holiday time. (As my mom says “one for them, two for me” Not only does this make me feel happy but it also helps me stop expecting so much from others. My proverbial cup is already overflowing, so I don’t need others fill it (not like they can any way). And mamas, you don’t need to spend a lot to make this happen. It can be as simple as buying yourself a warm milk steamer with nutmeg and whip cream. Or a new pair of fleece sweatpants.
Thankfully, the older I get, the less I need or want “stuff.” Griffin has a much better wardrobe than me BY FAR… and I wouldn’t have it any other way .