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How I’m healing from chronic illness

How I’m healing from chronic illness Lately I’ve been reflecting on the power of sharing our personal healing stories. I am continually grateful for all the brave souls who share the twists and turns of the healing path. It gives hope to those in the thick...

Safe EWG Sunscreen Picks for Kids!

It’s that time of year again—SUNSCREEN season! Sunscreen is such a bag of worms in my opinion. Sure, there are many safe sunscreens out there, but there are even more toxic sunscreens on the market claiming to be “natural” and “safe for kids” so it can be hard...

5 Must Have Nutritional Supplements for Kids

When it comes to raising vibrant healthy children, nutritional status plays a big role. Over the years I’ve been asked many times about the nutritional supplements my children take, if any. I admit I’d like to tell you that we can get everything we need from food...

7 easy steps to reduce indoor air pollution

 7 easy steps to reduce indoor air pollution One area of our children’s health that we often overlook is the impact of our home environment on their growing bodies. Because my daughter is prone to sensitive lungs and coughing, I’m acutely aware of things...

Teens and Lipstick: How to Avoid Hormone Disruptors

I remember my strong desire to start wearing makeup as a teen.  I’m sure my mom tried to hold me off from experimenting with blue mascara and Wet-n-Wild pink lips as long as possible.  She knew the hot mess that would ensue as soon as I was released into the world of...

5 Ingredients to Avoid in Body Lotion (and what to use instead)

Has the dry winter weather done a number on your skin? I hear ya…  dry skin is my nemesis.  I’m sure I could probably stand to drink more water on a day-to-day basis, but even when I gulp down my obligatory (and debatable) 8 cups of fluid a day (including a few cups...

4 Ingredients to Avoid in Your Child’s Shampoo

There’s no better time than the new year to kick some unhealthy habits to the curb. Some of us are rushing to renew our gym memberships or starting a much-needed detox. Exercise and healthy eating are things we readily associate with good health and you won’t hear any...

Top Ten Posts of 2014

Happy New Year!   Waking up today I thought 2 things.  1) Really thankful my days of having a New Year’s Day hangover are behind me (…well sort of, I usually had a good time before said hangover ;))  AND 2) 2014 was quite a year.  I planted a lot of seeds in...

Your Non-toxic Beauty Gift List

It’s the beginning of December and gift lists are out in full force!  I’m here to make your life a little easier by offering some no fail gifts for the woman in your life who values both beauty AND non-toxic living.  I hope my husband reads this because...

10 Non-Toy Gifts for Kids

My kids LOVE gifts.  They talk about what they want for Christmas all the time.  To keep things orderly throughout the year we have an ongoing mental “Christmas” or “birthday” gift list running.  This way I avoid meltdowns in the aisles of Target when my son spies a...

How to Give Your Beauty Care Products a DETOX

I talk a lot about how to clean and green your child’s life here on Kula Mama. From choosing safe lotions and potions, to protecting your child from the most toxic chemicals in the home, to building a better immune system through food and lifestyle—it’s all part...

3 Reasons to Ditch the UNhealthy Goldfish Crackers

3 Reasons to Ditch the UNhealthy Goldfish Crackers A few weeks ago my son’s school sent home a request for families to donate boxes of goldfish crackers to his kindergarten class.  My son said they’d been reading a book about fish and got to eat goldfish...

8 Ways to Keep Kids Healthy This Winter

Cold and flu season. It’s a parent’s worst nightmare.  The media is already having a field day with the new respiratory virus hitting several states in the US.  The image of a young girl with an oxygen mask over her face is enough to send a shiver down any mom’s...

Natural Remedies for the FLU!

Well, school is officially IN session and you know what that means, right?  Cold and flu season is about to begin.  Our family suffered through our first cold virus of the season last weekend and thankfully I had my natural remedies for the common cold on hand to help...

Fall Detox Giveaway!

It’s that time of year again, the beginning of school, the air is turning crisp with hints of fall and it’s time to start thinking about….. a fall detox.  I know, I know…DETOX?  Do we really have to let go of summer margaritas already? You all...

Natural Remedies for Stomach Flu

Is there anything worse than the stomach flu?  In my opinion…ummm…NO.  Nothing is worse than the stomach flu—it’s terrible!  Like it or not, this virus goes around a few times a year so it’s best to be prepared as our kids go back to school this month.  Today I’ve put...

How to Create a Holistic Medicine Kit

As most of you know, we just returned from a year and a half living in South America.  Before I left, I spent quite a bit of time putting together an EPIC holistic medicine kit.  I had no idea what I would face in our expat journey and I wanted to be prepared for...

How to Choose a Safer Sunscreen

Do you dutifully apply sunscreen on all of your exposed skin every time you go out in the sun? There are a few reasons why this widely circulated advice is counter to reason, one of which is the sunscreen itself. Every year the Environmental Working Group (EWG)...

Natural Remedies for Children

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