7 Creative Ways To Encourage Outdoor Playtime

Nature Moms - As a parent, you know that your child benefits greatly from time spent outdoors. But with the draw of shiny, colorful electronics at every turn, getting your kid to play outside at all can be a tremendous challenge. When you recall fond childhood memories, you probably remember the fun and exciting outdoor adventures shared with your siblings, cousins, and friends. From nature hikes and catching fireflies to splashing in the creek and making mud pies, most adults of your … [Read more...]

Why Homesteaders Are Prepared for Coronavirus and Other Turbulent Times

Nature Moms - Madness has descended upon my neck of the woods this week. The coronavirus hysteria has arrived and local grocery and big box stores are being bought out…ie no perishables, no toilet paper, no water, etc. They have emptied the shelves of chemical cleaners and sanitizers. People are wearing face masks and filling up their carts like the apocalypse descends tomorrow. I had no desire to go out and be a part of that but for me it was any other Friday, my grocery shopping day and … [Read more...]

How to Choose the Best Bamboo Sheets for Your Bedroom

Nature Moms - It was 11:30 in the evening, and I was about to change my bedsheets. When I put a sheet on the bed, I realized that it wasn’t either soft or fresh – it was worn out. And it hit me: it’s time to buy a new bedding set. Why? It is believed that there must be three sheet sets for each bed in the household. Good quality organic sheets can last up to 12 years, so it’s better to invest in the best sheets to get high-quality products for many years. After testing out the variety of … [Read more...]

Eco-Friendly and Minimalist Wedding Ideas

Nature Moms - Throwing  a planet friendly wedding is not hard to do if you just think about simplicity. You don’t need over-the-top décor, clothing and food to make a good party for your wedding day. A wedding is supposed to celebrate the love of the couple, not the excesses of our culture. Let Nature Be Your Decorator Nothing is better than a beautiful field of flowers, or a mountain backdrop or the ocean as your muse when it comes to planning a wedding. You have no need to pick a bunch of … [Read more...]

How to Impress Your Mom on Mother’s Day

Nature Moms - Mother’s Day: it’s pretty much one of the most important days of the year. Why? Because your mom deserves some serious respect. She’s the one who brought you into the world, brought you up, taught you right, and was always there for you when you needed her most.  That means you’ve got to honor her big time this Mother’s Day. We’re talking going all out, pulling out all the stops, and getting real about honoring your mom. The only question is, how? We’ll walk you through some of … [Read more...]

The Best Ways to Declutter Your Home

Nature Moms - As homeowners, we often find ourselves holding on to clothes, utensils, old appliances, and other items we no longer use, mainly because we are attached to them or feel bad about throwing them away. When this habit persists, it’s possible to wake up one day and realize we’ve acquired a lot of junk in our homes, and there’s less space to put away the items we frequently use. Eventually, it comes time to simplify our lives by decluttering the entire house, and some … [Read more...]

5 Natural Ways to Make Your Bedroom a Relaxation Oasis

Nature Moms - Your bedroom is your safe space – it’s the place where you’re free to be you, to relax and rejuvenate yourself, and be away from judgmental eyes. So, it’s important that you make it as relaxing as possible, allowing you to take in the full benefits of your personal space. The question is, how do you go about this task? Don’t worry. If you’re starting from scratch, it may seem difficult, but with these 5 tips on how to make your bedroom as relaxing as possible, you’ll soon have … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Be More Eco-Friendly In Everyday Life

Nature Moms - Creating an eco-friendly household is a lifelong endeavor. Making small improvements to your lifestyle is the best way to benefit the environment and create a more eco-friendly existence. If your goal this year is to live a more environmentally conscious existence, take it one step at a time. Here are five simple ways to be more eco-friendly in everyday life. Track and Monitor Your Consumption Two main areas of household consumption are water and electricity. Both of these … [Read more...]

Your Essential Guide to Eco-Friendly Travel

Nature Moms - As you will know, everyone has a responsibility to lower their carbon footprint to help preserve the increasingly fragile environment. As a result, you might be worried about how traveling the world can impact the planet. Thankfully, a few little changes and tweaks to your habits can help you to protect the environment, which doesn’t need to affect your enjoyment on holiday. Read the below advice on how to embrace eco-friendly travel. Unplug Your Devices at Home It’s … [Read more...]

A Plugin To Make Baby Shopping Easier and Less Toxic

Nature Moms - I love using Chrome extensions and plugins for comparison shopping. I use quite a few when online shopping to make sure I am getting the best deal (is Amazon really the cheapest?) or see trends (ie when the price will drop). I also use plugins that scour the Internet for promotional coupon codes so that I rarely have to pay full price. Using these plugins I am able to save hundreds of dollars every year. I recently came across another genius plugin that helps you with the … [Read more...]

Easy Tricks to Avoid Mold and Mildew

Nature Moms - Mildew and mold can grow on anything in your house. These are common on wood, leather, wool, cotton, silk, etc. Molds flourish in warm, poorly lighted and damp areas. It can stealthily crawl on rugs and draperies in the basement, curtain showers or clothing closets. If you notice mold in any corner of your house, call Mold removal NYC for inspection. Professionals can protect you from the harmful effects of mold. Here are some tricks to prevent mildew. Keep Everything … [Read more...]

When is the Right Time to Introduce a Puppy to Your Family?

Nature Moms - At present, there are approximately 60.1 million households in the USA owning at least one dog. Dogs not only make the best possible companions to both young and old, but can also reduce anxiety, improve morale, and help you keep your children safe. Although a dog can bring great joy to a family, the decision to get one is not one that should be made in haste. It is important to weigh up all the pros and cons of getting a pet and familiarize yourself with all the options you … [Read more...]

Natural Alternatives to Prescriptions

Nature Moms - Western medicine has come a long way in recent years and has many different methods to treat different ailments. There are some medications, like antibiotics, that can be necessary to treat infection to make sure it is eliminated. Sometimes, though, the natural way is the best one and medications might not be necessary. Have you ever thought about looking into CBD as an alternative medicine? What is CBD? Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a chemical in the marijuana plant that helps … [Read more...]

Toy Story 4 is a Salute to Parents of Grown Children

Nature Moms - Last week I had the pleasure of taking my family to see Toy Story 4. It was not ALL of us, my 19 year old son was working and could not be there, but my husband and I took our 13 year old son and 15 year old daughter to see it. It had been a long while since we had seen a movie together. We all have such different tastes in movies that finding one we all agree to see is hard these days but Toy Story 4 was a unanimous “yes” from all. What Toy Story Means to Us … [Read more...]

Top 5 Best Dog Breed for Your Child

Nature Moms - If you are thinking of getting a pet for your kid, then dogs are the most affectionate pets that can have a positive impact on your child. Apart from being an excellent companion, a dog can be a teacher, entertainer and protector of your child. Moreover, canines can be perfect playmates that any parent could wish for. However, dog breeds are not equal; some are good with kids and some a more suited to other roles. Therefore, it is important to research the best dog breeds for … [Read more...]

Life hacks – Minimalist Wardrobe Guide

Nature Moms - Have you collected too many things and clothes around you? Do you feel that you actually want to minimalize your wardrobe? Nowadays, everyone strives for more and more. But more is not always better. Now you have handy things for everything. This way, you can have an entire house full of unnecessary stuff. By minimizing, you can experience much more happiness and freedom in your life. In this article, we will show you some minimalist life hacks. Capsule wardrobe Nowadays, … [Read more...]

6 Reasons Why Living in a Small House is Better

Nature Moms Blog - We live in a society where people frequently purchase huge lavish houses in an effort to flaunt their social status and fit in within a certain “lifestyle” they deem superior. For many the cost of these homes digs a huge hole in their pockets and they ultimately have to forgo their other desires and expenses. Or they may work extra jobs or hours to keep this lifestyle afloat at the expense of their families and their health. On Facebook this weekend I saw some … [Read more...]

10 Easy Ways to Reduce Kitchen Waste

Nature Moms Blog - According to a research, the average kitchen wastes approximately $1000 in food per year. Roughly 40% of all food produced worldwide ends up in the garbage.  Think of how many hungry people could be fed if we cleaned up our act and actually used what we purchased and thus only purchased what we actually needed. Our budgets would be immediately helped by making a few changes and wasting less food. I know personally I cringe at the idea of throwing away $1000 a year. I can … [Read more...]

The Health Benefits of Eating Gelatin

Nature Moms Blog - When you think of gelatin you probably think of jello in all its crazy colors and think…tasty but not very good for me. Or maybe you think of Julia Child’s famous aspic recipes from Mastering the Art of French Cooking…mmmm meat flavored jello. Yeah, no thanks. So it may surprise you to know that gelatin has health benefits that you should not overlook. Bone broth is all the rage right? Well gelatin should be too. In fact it is found in homemade bone broths, … [Read more...]

Kombucha on Tap With a Continuous Brew Kombucha Kit

Nature Moms Blog - We are all big Kombucha fans here. My husband and my three kids adore it and we used to spend a pretty penny buying it bottled from the store. The price is usually anywhere from $4-6 for a single serving bottle. It added up fast and ultimately became a rare treat for us and that was a big shame because Kombucha is so good for you. Imagine my delight that my kids want to drink fermented tea (with oodles of healthy bacteria) instead of drinking soda, milk, or juice. The only … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Grass Fed and Pastured Animal Products

Nature Moms Blog - There is an old saying that “you are what you eat”. We hear it often and maybe it has begin to become a bit watered down (by overuse) but really it is quite a truthful statement. Nutritionists like to repeat this quote over and over again to get across to people that food choices are directly linked to our health and to our quality of life. The food that we eat and all of the nutrients contained therein are what provide the building blocks for new cell growth. Cells die off … [Read more...]

Natural Carpet Cleaner Recipe

Nature Moms Blog - I actually hate carpet. It is a breeding ground for all kinds of nasty stuff…dirt, dust, mold, allergens, etc. We live in a rental though so we are kind of stuck with what we have. To help keep our home clean and healthy we have some rules about carpet care such as removing shoes when we enter the home, vacuuming often, and reporting or cleaning up spills immediately. We also clean the carpet thoroughly every couple of months. We use a carpet cleaner that you can buy at … [Read more...]

Homesteading Skills that City Dwellers Can Learn

Nature Moms Blog - I love living in the city. I tried the whole rural farm and rural living thing (twice) and it just wasn’t for me. I hated living so far away from civilization. I hated how much time was taken from us by having to commute to jobs in the city. I hated the critters… aka the mice when we lived among cornfields in Ohio and the rattlesnakes when we lived on a mountaintop in Arizona. I adore nature and spend lots of time outside and we choose a place to live based upon … [Read more...]