Natureal Mom

Voted #2 Eco-Friendly Mom in 2012. A lifestyle blog with a conscious approach to pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, parenting, non-toxic & eco-friendly living, holistic health & wellness, organic plant-based recipes, DIY projects & more!

Lacey is a winner of Top 25 Eco-Friendly Moms - 2013

What's a fun way to repurpose household items into toys or crafts?

Household items can be combined with objects found in nature to create fun and natural toys and crafts. We keep a few baskets filled with foods (pasta, beans, seeds, nuts), yarn, string, scraps of fabric, sticks, shells, acorns, leaves and pinecones. Another handy item is natural glue from The Creative Family by Amanda Blake Soule. Simply combine a 3:1 ratio of flour and sugar in a saucepan. Slowly add cold water until a paste forms. Stir over heat until the mixture thickens. Add 1 tsp. of white vinegar. This will keep in the fridge for a few weeks. Warm to room temperature before use. Old fashioned pinecone bird feeders are fun, easy to create and you probably have most of the materials on hand. Learn how to make DIY Pinecone Bird Feeders here ~

Do you know any great children's books that teach kids about being eco-friendly?

Our toddler loves Teenie Greenies lift-the-flap board books by Jan Gerardi. There are four books in the series: Eco People on the Go, The Little Composter, The Little Gardener and The Little Recycler. The books themselves are printed on 80% recycled paper with soy ink and water-based varnish.

What organic or healthy snacks do your kids love? Please share a link to a recipe if you have one.

Nourishing, healthy and organic foods are a daily part of life for our family. Our little one is vegan and regularly eats snacks such as quinoa with cashew cheese, brown rice and sea vegetables with tamari, apples with almond butter and veggies dipped in guacamole or hummus. Occasionally we indulge in a special treats or snacks. His all-time favorite is cobbler. We use fresh seasonal fruits like peaches, apples and blueberries. Blueberry Cobbler recipe ~