Eco-mama

How Eco Mama changed me…

How Eco Mama changed me…

A Year in Review – Day 29 In October I tried out Eco Mama style — an attempt to wear all organic, fair trade and cage free clothing.  I thought I lived a pretty healthy lifestyle before I tried out Eco Mama.  After all, I live in Northern California and it’s kind of the law here.  Also, my oldest son, Buck, is gluten free, so for years now we’ve been slowly saying good-bye to all the delicious wheat products that…

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Happy Halloween…

Happy Halloween…

Eco Mama — Day 31 I hope you had a great Halloween.  I had a blast dressing as a dead/zombie/pirate. My kids were so bloated and full of candy that they were all clutching their stomachs on the car ride home from trick or treating — now that’s a sign of a good Halloween — full of sweets to the point of nausea!  But now it’s over.  It’s time to take off our zombie makeup and put away our capes……

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Let’s all try to be Healthy – Part 3

Let’s all try to be Healthy – Part 3

Eco Mama – Day 30 So far in my 3 part series on trying to stay as healthy as we can, I’ve discussed food and natural beauty products.  “Beauty products” has elicited a lot of excitement and curiosity and “Food” has elicited some very strong opinions and even passionate discussions amongst commenters.  I just love that… and some of the comments were just dripping with sarcasm — I love that even more.  Thanks for weighing in, everyone! Today’s topic is…

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Let’s all try to be healthy – Part Two

Let’s all try to be healthy – Part Two

Eco Mama – Day 29 As you can see I changed the title of my 3 part series to a much more politically correct version so as not to offend anyone.  My blog is all about helping women find their style and not about working people into a lather over GMOs.  However, as an Eco Mama this month, I just felt like talking about organic foods and pesticides was a must.  Eco Mamas are all about the Earth and living…

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Let’s all try to be Healthy – Part One

Let’s all try to be Healthy – Part One

Eco Mama – Day 28 As an Eco Mama this month, I’m really doing my best to be healthy and it’s something that I think I will continue to do after this month is over.  Why?  Because as a mom I get pretty freaked out about getting sick for a day, much less getting an actual disease like cancer.   How would I take care of my kids?  How awful that must be. I find the “Big C” so scary…

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Everything you didn’t want to know about how jeans are made…

Everything you didn’t want to know about how jeans are made…

Eco Mama – Day 27 Since I’m almost to the end of my Eco Mama month, I figured it was about time I wrote a really bleak post about how jeans are made.  I didn’t really want to do it either, but since moms live in jeans and moms love their kids and jeans are really hurting the planet their kids are growing up in, I knew I had to.  Ready?  Are you wearing jeans?  Because you might want to change……

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And the Eco Fashion Challenge Winner is…

And the Eco Fashion Challenge Winner is…

Eco Mama – Day 26 My kids were so excited by the idea that we were going to make a bunch of homemade beauty products (“like we have a real store!”) that they insisted on picking not one, not two, but three winners… and they are Katy, Johanna and Von!  Congratulations!  Your skin thanks you, Mother Earth thanks you and most importantly, the makers of coconut oil thank you for participating in this quiz. I LOVED all your answers to…

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An Eco Fashion Challenge!

An Eco Fashion Challenge!

Eco Mama – Day 25 I thought I’d make today’s prize a little different.  See, I was so excited about Renae’s post and all of her amazing homemade beauty products (the coconut oil face wash and apple cider vinegar toner has been a miracle for me.  I can’t stop touching my face — which I know you’re not supposed to do, but I can’t stop touching my face!) that I went out and got all the ingredients for the rest…

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How to make amazing natural beauty products…

How to make amazing natural beauty products…

Eco Mama – Day 24 Oh, no, don’t worry, I didn’t make any amazing natural beauty products that I will feebly give you instructions on how to create.  Before a few days ago, I would have considered making my own beauty products a “craft” and therefore something I only would think I could make, but ultimately ruin.  But Renae has changed my mind.  Who is Renae you ask?  Why she’s my new friend I met through my blog who lives…

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An organic outfit for the pumpkin patch…

An organic outfit for the pumpkin patch…

Eco Mama – Day 23 I was so, so, so very happy today that I chose Eco Mama for October.  I’m a firm believer in going to as many pumpkin patches as possible around Halloween and I just can’t imagine picking out a pumpkin in Bombshell or taking a hay ride in Arty Slick.  These events call for jeans and a t-shirt and if they happen to be organic, then all the better. I was even grateful for my Tom…

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