10 Harmful Ingredients in Household Products to Avoid When Pregnant

Pregnancy is a glorious and celebratory time for new parents—that is, until the terrifying realization sets in that there's a lot to know, especially when it comes to figuring out what to avoid when pregnant. While most people know the importance of eating the right...

Homemade Ice Cream Cake

My mom is the homemade ice cream cake champ. Growing up, she would make her signature homemade ice cream cake for my dad, sister and I for our birthdays, and always let us choose the ice cream flavor. Sometimes she'd mix in surprises like peanut butter cups, chocolate...

How to Stop Taking Birth Control (Without Side Effects)

So, you’ve decided it’s time to transition off of hormonal birth control pills. Maybe you’re ready to try for a baby (congrats!). Or maybe, you’re just sick of the side effects of hormonal birth control, also known as the Pill. Or you might just be curious about what...

Supplements for Pregnancy: The Most Important Ones to Take

While most people are familiar with the idea of taking a prenatal vitamin, knowing what supplements to take during pregnancy and which pregnancy supplements are best can be incredibly overwhelming. (Not to mention, that whole taking care of a baby thing, right?) With...

Rainbow Roasted Vegetables

Ready to taste the rainbow? These rainbow roasted vegetables contains all the colors of the rainbow, which means it's rich in a variety of antioxidants and immune-boosting compounds. Studies show it's important to eat a variety of color-rich vegetables because...

How to Introduce Allergenic Foods To Your Baby

Introducing solid foods to your baby for the first time is a really exciting milestone (I never would have guessed liverwurst would be my daughter’s favorite food!), but it can also be nerve wracking, especially when it comes to foods that commonly cause allergies....

10 Natural Ways to Fight Colds and the Flu

While many people think the cold and flu season only comes once a year, the truth is, sickness can strike at any time. And when the flu hits your home, there is nothing more important than getting better. Since the flu can hit hard and last up to two weeks, taking...

10 Harmful (But Common) Ingredients in Makeup and Skincare Products

Confession time: for years after I switched my diet to nutrient-dense whole foods, I was still using conventional makeup and skincare products. I knew that what I was putting in my body was really powerful for my health, but I wasn’t paying much attention to what I...

The Best First Foods For Baby

It all happens so fast. Just when you feel like you've finally mastered nursing and/or bottle feeding, your baby is ready for solids! (Not sure if you're baby is ready for solids? Check out How to Know if Your Baby is Ready for Solids.) If you're confused about what...