Sensitive Aloe Natural Face Care with The Green Beaver Company

Since Rose was born my skin has been so bad that my 14 year old self would feel sorry for me. My face is sensitive and prone to breakouts and nothing I have tried has helped. Until now. I started using The Green Beaver Company Sensitive Skin Aloe Face Line. It is making a world of difference. Its no secret I LOVE this company, and yet somehow I keep being amazed at how well their products workNatural Face Care Read more…

Ski Family

I really want to be a ski family (as opposed to a hockey mom). When I envision our winter weekends the thought of sitting in a cold smelly hockey arena does not appeal to me. Especially when the alternative is to be outside, skiing, as a family.

ski family standing on a ski hill

I grew up skiing basically every weekend in Ellicottville, N.Y. with my sister, brother and parents. I have SO many great memories from our time there. My parents still have a “trailet” In Ellicottville (we pretend it’s a chalet but really it’s a trailer). We’ve been taking Morris (and he’s been on skiis) since he was 18 months old. Now before you get all “judgey” on me, rest assured that Brandon and I are not the type of parents to push our agenda on our kids. Morris is starting his second year of Learn to Skate this month with the Swansea Hockey Association. I’m just keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed that the hills call to him more than the rink.

On skis for the first time at 18 months

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Fragola Organic Baby Food Delivery to the Rescue

We have had an eventful couple of weeks in our house. First Morris needed staples in his head when he tripped at a birthday party. Then a week later, jealous of her brothers trip to the emergency room, Rose ended up there as well with Croup.  Both kids are currently sick, and we are all (especially me) in need of more sleep. During this time I connected with Fragola. We received a meal plan box with 12 ready-made meals for Rose, all made with organic ingredients (no sugars, salts, artificial flavours or preservatives are added to any of the food). What a lifesaver. organic baby food delivery Read more…

A Natural Deodorant (that Works) from The Green Beaver Company

I consider myself a bit of a natural deodorant connoisseur. I’ve tried MANY…with little success. Until now. The brochure for The Green Beaver Company natural deodorant states that it “really works” and is “clinically proven to keep you fresh for up to 24 hours”. Even though I love all of the products that I have tried so far from this company (especially the Castile Soap) I was still skeptical. So I put it to the test. (I decided to try the lavender scent- I would suggest trying a couple different scents to find your match). Read more…

Child Loss Should Not be a Taboo Subject

Frannie + Lilo

After meeting in a prenatal class Lysanne Louter and Francesca Brunsden’s sons were born 10 days apart. The two moms bonded over their shared struggles with postpartum anxiety, child loss, and miscarriage. They decided to start a clothing company (Frannie + Lilo) committed to being ethical, eco-conscious and empowering. Their shirts are made in Toronto with organic cotton and bamboo. A portion of every shirt sold supports miscarriage, child-loss and postpartum mental health charities. October is International SIDS, Miscarriage and Infant Loss Awareness Month. To honour her son, who she lost from a miscarriage at 24 weeks, Francesca wrote the compelling piece below. 

Child Loss

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The Bump to Baby Show Toronto

Don’t let the name fool you. While the Bump to Baby Show IS the best show if you’re expecting or recently had a new babe, it is also a great place to shop and learn for the whole family. Mira and Rachel (co-founders) have brought together the best health conscious businesses in Toronto to create an experience unlike any other. If you’re interested in learning more about natural living, this is the place to be. I’ve attended the show for the past two years and still continue to learn when I go. This time they’re popping up in the East End of Toronto.

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Minimalist Fall Decor

Last week I made a Fall Wreath and it got me in the decorating mood. As a minimalist (wannabe) I usually tend to avoid doing much seasonal decorating. However, I found some amazing monochrome items at HomeSense which add a touch of fall (and Halloween) to our home without adding clutter.  Home Sense and IKEA have become my go-to spots for decor (check out some awesome stuff I got for Morris’s Room and Rose’s Room). minimalist fall decor Read more…