Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

Nature Moms - This is a super easy, super fast, and super frugal recipe. It is perfect for eating when you are eating “beans and rice, rice and beans” ala Dave Ramsey. It is also an incredibly versatile recipe because you can switch up the spices, herbs, rice, etc to make it Cajun, Mexican, Greek, or any other number of cuisines. You can use soaked beans or canned beans. You can measure out the rice or throw in a box of rice and seasoning. This basic recipe can be adapted in all … [Read more...]

6 Fitness Activities to Connect You With Nature

Nature Moms - If you’re looking to work on your fitness and you love the outdoors, why not combine them? Some of the best ways to promote fitness are outdoors. Practice any of the fitness activities discussed here, and you’re likely to build strength, confidence, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes when you take the time to connect with Mother Nature. 1). Stand Up Paddle Boarding There are a lot of really wonderful things to say about stand up paddle boarding (SUP), an activity … [Read more...]

Important Truths I’ve Learned in 20 Years of Marriage

Nature Moms - This month closes 20 years of marriage for me and begins my my 21st year. I am feeling very nostalgic and even a bit sad as my Facebook memories from this week last year have begun. We spent a week in Vegas celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary and it was the single best vacation of our lives. I want nothing more than to be doing it all over again. It was fun to be in a city we love yes, but also to spend a week celebrating and concentrating 100% on each other. It was … [Read more...]

Keep Those Windows Closed! How to Deal with Allergies During the Sneezing Season

Nature Moms - 30 percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from allergies. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, there’s no doubt you dread that time of year. For some of us, allergy season is all year round. Luckily, your allergies don’t have to ruin your life. There are many things you can do to manage the symptoms of allergies and help you feel like yourself. Not all allergy treatments are equal. The right treatment for you depends on a few factors including your … [Read more...]

First Birthday Gift Ideas For Your Baby

Nature Moms - When it comes to a baby’s first birthday, knowing what gift to buy them can be tough. Especially if this is your first child and you’re really not sure what you’re doing. Of course, you’d give your baby the world if you could, but sometimes the products in the world are made from harmful toxins and dangerous materials that can harm the environment.  Here are some of our favorite picks, available right here online. From organic cotton sleepwear to sustainably made toys and … [Read more...]

How to safely leave your pet at home?

Nature Moms - Not many owners have the luxury of being with their pets all the time and in many cases, this is not necessary at all. Dogs can be alone for a while (if the animal is well trained) if you go to work or go shopping. Cats, on the contrary, can stay alone for much more time, for example, when you go on vacation. But it’s important that you leave the house safe and well-prepared for them. With these 8 tips, you can leave your pet as safe as possible! 1. Don’t leave any small … [Read more...]

Top harmful chemicals to avoid in your everyday cleaning

Nature Moms - Consumers only expect one thing from cleaning products, and that is to clean. There are too many options available in the market. There are soaps, bleach, polishers, and specialized cleaners. But most people do not know that most of the products contain chemicals that harmful once touched or inhaled. In reality, some of these cleaners are the most toxic products that be found in every household. Many cleaning products can cause health hazard such as skin irritation, watery … [Read more...]

7 Eco-Friendly Travel Tips that Could Come in Handy on Your Next Vacation

Nature Moms - People are taking more and more steps than ever before to ensure they are living an eco-friendly life, but what about when they go on vacation? Unfortunately, this kind of mindset can slip when you escape on a welcome getaway, but there are some key eco-friendly tips you can turn to on your next vacation. Have a staycation There are many ways traveling makes your carbon footprint grow, but the most significant is traveling by plane to reach a destination. Those traveling … [Read more...]

Simple Ways to Improve your Lifestyle

Nature Moms - The fact that we live in a fast-paced world means that the quality of our lives has significantly deteriorated as personal health, physical and mental, has been neglected. We are so much concerned about accomplishing our goals and ambitions that we even forget to live and appreciate life the way it’s meant to be. Nonetheless, there are various simple steps that we can take to improve our lifestyle and realize the gift of life. Improving your life cannot happen overnight instead … [Read more...]

🌿 Get this children’s herbal book [freebie] 🌱

Nature Moms - Have you heard about Herb Fairies by my friends at LearningHerbs?Herb Fairies is a 13-book adventure series that teaches kids about healing herbs. It’s written by Wildcraft! board game creator Kimberly Gallagher. My kids have been playing this game for many years and we are big fans of learning herbs and all their products. It makes teaching kids about herbalism and wildcrafting so much easier because it makes it fun and relatable to them. Right now they are *giving away* … [Read more...]

How To Grow Meyer Lemons Indoors

Nature Moms - Meyer lemons are popular not only for their sweet flavor and thin skin, the tree is also a popular houseplant. The dwarf size and low maintenance of the Meyer lemon tree makes it an ideal houseplant, and the delicious citrus fruit is an added bonus. The tree also has attractive evergreen foliage and will produce small, fragrant flowers. Lemons will begin to grow when the tree is two years old. Use these tips and grow your own Meyer lemon tree indoors. Sunny … [Read more...]

Green Solutions for Otherwise Harmful Items

Nature Moms - We often are unaware of the impact everyday items can have on the environment. The worst is that this impact could be easily mitigated by making better buying decisions. Most companies today are aware of the harmful effects their product can have on the environment and are more inclined to making eco-friendly changes. But consumers should also play their part and look at how they can reduce waste in their own lives. Here are some alternatives to harmful items we use every … [Read more...]

10 Crazy Experiences You Can Have While Travelling That Will Bring You Closer To Nature

Nature Moms - Everyone experiences nature differently. Some like to take it slow sipping hot tea while being surrounded by trees, listening to the sound of birds. Others prefer to take the crazy route pushing themselves to the limit and not thinking about anything else but the present moment. Partaking in these kinds of adventures allows one to have a higher sensory experience of nature. So if you’re the extreme type and you’d like to get closer to nature on your next trip, here are 10 … [Read more...]

Using Weeds to Stop Erosion

Nature Moms - Our soil is under attack from a number of different sources, some of which are wearing it down. One of those problems is top-soil erosion. As the wind and water bear down on the surface of Earth, it creates any number of problems for the rest of the world. While it is a normal process, it is nonetheless a process that is having a number of different effects, some of which we need to find ways to arrest. The most effective way of dealing with the problem is to cover the soil … [Read more...]

Proven And Tested Ways To Help Newborns Sleep Better

Nature Moms - According to studies, babies are not the best sleepers. They wake every few hours to eat and do many things. That’s why many parents are interested in ways to help their newborns sleep. Indeed, babies are not ready for sleep coaching. Experts advise waiting for the baby to be at least 4 months old or until they have moved their 4 months sleep regression. However, you don’t have to feel hopeless. Just because your baby is too young for sleep coaching doesn’t mean that you … [Read more...]

Easy Ways to Make Your Neighborhood More Nature-Friendly

Nature Moms - More and more people are becoming interested in living in a greener way. That means that they are increasingly open to getting involved in community projects that are designed to make your neighborhood more environmentally friendly. Here are just a few suggestions of ways you can encourage this and get more involved. Stop people dumping rubbish in your area Keeping your neighborhood as clean and tidy as possible is important. It helps people to take pride in where they … [Read more...]

How to Keep Your Kids Safe When They’re Swimming in the Summer

Nature Moms - Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to soak in that sunshine and enjoy every bit of that hot weather we missed during that cold winter. However, summer also comes with its own fair share of risks. This time of year, we all want to spend our days lounging in the pool, and for kids, that means spending as much time as possible splashing around in the water. While there are so many great benefits of swimming for children, it’s also important to take strides to make … [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...]

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...]

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...]