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The Dark & Bitter Truth About Your Halloween Chocolate (+19 ethical chocolate options!)

Are you buying chocolate for Halloween? You may change your mind after you discover the dark and bitter truth about your Halloween chocolate. As consumers, we vote with our dollars and need to make the most ethical and sustainable choices. If you choose to have an ethical Halloween, here are 19 Fair Trade chocolate options, too!

Conversations, Preparation, & Ideas For Celebrating Your Daughter’s First Cycle

I made up my mind years ago… My daughter was NOT going to dread her period. In this post, you’ll learn all the open conversations about menarche (the first period) that I’ve had with my daughter, plus practical, fun, and special ideas to celebrate this rite of passage in every girls’ life!

Blood Sugar Imbalance: 11 Signs Your Body Is Crying For Help

Is your blood sugar balanced? Are you on your way to developing insulin resistance or even diabetes? Our bodies are wonderful about letting us know when something is wrong. Here are the 11 signs your body is crying for help! (And all of these red flags are 100% fixable!)

When You Shouldn’t Use Sugar Alcohols

How do you know if you should or shouldn’t use sugar alcohols? How do you know if they’re right for you? Here are 5 instances when you shouldn’t use sugar alcohols like xylitol, erythritol, and sorbitol.

15 Ways To Practice Self-Care

A woman who does any of these things is the furthest thing from selfish. Rather, she is sure enough of herself to know that her world comes crumbling down because of her own self-neglect. It is a confident momma — not a selfish momma — who can ask for help, insist on time to herself, expect her family to pitch in, or admit that she doesn’t have it all together.

4 Effective & Natural Ways To Relieve An Upset Stomach This Holiday Season

Just in case the holiday buffet table + pie overload + your favorite relatives = indigestion, heartburn, gas, bloating, or a stomachache, here are 4 effective and natural ways to get relief quickly and naturally! These include peppermint essential oil (topically and/or internally), raw apple cider vinegar, digestive enzymes, and activated charcoal in case of food poisoning.

The Gynecologist Or Midwife? {My Story}

When it comes to my reproductive health, I feel like I’m pretty average… but does the average woman go to the gynecologist or midwife? I share my experiences with both for routine female healthcare. By the time you get to the end, you’ll know which one I’ll never choose again.

12 More Real Food Ingredient Swaps To Instantly Add Nutrition To Your Life

I know what it’s like to change the way you eat. I’ve “been there and done that”, so now I want to help you do it too! The easiest way I know of to change your family’s life and health is to start swapping ingredients, one at a time. Here are 12 Real Food ingredient swaps to get you started instantly adding nutrition to your life!

Swap This With That: 16 Ingredient Swaps To Instantly Add Nutrition To Your Life

The #1 question/blank stare I get from people is, “I want to do all this, but where do I start????” The simplest things you can do involve swapping ingredients — just exchange the unhealthy ones for healthier options. Here are 16 Real Food ingredient swaps to get you started and instantly add nutrition (like healthy fats, fiber-filled veggies, and pastured animal protein) to your life!

5 Reasons Why I’m Using Alternative Sweeteners

I’ve been using alternative sweeteners, like erythritol, xylitol, and stevia extract for weight loss, to balance my blood sugar, and gut health. What made me go from turning my nose up at them to using them for my family and myself? Here are the 5 Reasons Why I’m Using Alternative Sweeteners.