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Mom Friendly: Smell Pretty All Day!

Toms New Long-Lasting Deodorant

Tom's New Long-Lasting Deodorant

So you ask: Why is my deodorant ( moreover antiperspirant) bad? Well, here is the  simple answer: aluminum ( in many deos) has been linked to Alzheimer’s and if that isn’t good enough, breast cancer , lymph node issues etc etc

For years I looked, searched, tested and purchased millions of au natural deodorants. NONE worked, by the end of the day ( even sitting at a cushy desk job) I stank and had to revert back to my stash of Dove.

Well it’s a beautiful day, I have found one that actually works! Tom’s of Maine ( yes the toothpaste folks) have developed a super hero deodorant that won’t kill you slowly!

Made with hops to inhibit growth of odor- causing bacteria  and zinc ricinoleate ( say that five times fast!) sourced from castor beans absorbs bad smells. Best of all it offers 24 , count that, 24 hours of protection.

I was amazed. The only reason I purchased it was due to a coupon. The first day I wore it was a hot one ( 85) and I smelled pretty all day long. My husband even said, wow you smell good. I chose the Beautiful Earth Scent. Stop by Whole Foods ( $ 4.99) or your local health food store today.

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Mom Friendly: Floral Waters

IMG_1265Ok moms, this is quite the splurge, BUT if you get a gift card and have the chance to buy this stuff do it!

I had a gift card to Bella Sante in Boston and with the lack of time in the city and the little one I had to spend the card on products instead of fabulous services. I know– poor me.

Well, Julie Hewett is a makeup designer in LA and has a gorgeous line of products. I purchased this Pure Persian Rose Water for $24 and am in love. I use it all the time!  Yes, I know its just water infused with rose petals but a girl as to feel pretty right ? It is a great face refresher for tired eyes as well as dry skin. Last night I went out for my birthday and used it to set bronzer. It is a definite must have and splurge.

As I won’t always have lovely gift cards to utilize I plan on making my own spritzer in the coming months. Here is a recipe from Tip Nut!  I  have a ton of lavender in the garden and may try that too!

Items Needed:

Fresh rose petals
Distilled Water

For every 1 firmly packed cup of rose petals, pour 2 cups boiling water over top. Cover and steep until the liquid is cool. Strain, squeeze out the liquid from the petals, and refrigerate the rose water in a sterilized jar

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Mom Friendly: California Baby

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As an ex-beauty product junkie- who am I kidding I will always love a good lipstick or shower gel- I am in love with California Baby products. They are all-natural to the millionth degree and work great. As I am nursing the little one I have made it my mission to steer clear of chemicals. This company has all the essentials for mom and of course baby.

California Baby Calming Shampoo & Bodywash

California Baby Calming Shampoo & Bodywash

Baby Baylen uses their Calming Shampoo and Bodywash.  We love it as it contains organic and sustainable materials. His skin is always soft and clean without over drying. The lovely smell of lavender fills the bathroom and calms him during his evening bath.

California Baby Calendula Cream

California Baby Calendula Cream

My new favorite Cali Baby product is the Calendula cream. I have eczema and NOTHING has helped it like this cream. Calendula has been used for healing for years and also has restorative properties. Ladies this also is a lush night cream. And for 12$ it won’t break the bank.
The company also has a wealth of sunscreens and diapering creams.

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Mom Friendly: Boston GreenScene:Cloth Diapering Examined

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My guest blog post appeared on Boston GreenScene today! It’s all about the journey with cloth diapers. Be sure to check it out and send it to all the moms you know and future moms out there.

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Mom Friendly: www.sitorsquat.com

Someone read my mind! Finally an ap for blackberry and the iphone to find toliets ! They even list if there is a changing area. I have sent a note that they should add if they have an area for nursing as well.!

Whoo hoo!

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Mom Friendly: Crunchy Granola Baby

 

After a fab late lunch Baylen and I ditched the stroller for the Moby wrap and went in search of a restroom. I should start a blog all about New England restrooms and the lack there of. As a person with an abnormally small bladder I know most of the public restrooms in Boston, Andover and Worcester, but Salem is new ground.
FYI Dunkin donuts near Ben &Jerrys has one for patrons only.

Crunchy Granola Baby on Washington Street is an adorably friendly store. We went in and were warmly greeted by staff and tons of little ones running underfoot.

The store is an environmentalist’s dream chock full of buttery soft organic clothing, cloth diapering needs, toys and other green baby paraphenalia. They offer workshops and parenting groups. There is even a little place for kids to play and moms to nurse!

We bought an organic cotton and wood teether and  organic diaper cover. Baylen just loves the teether, can’t believe he is teething at 2 months, but he is!

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Mom Friendly: New England Soup Factory Salem, MA

In Salem today, Bay just had his first photo shoot with Katie Ring of Ring Images. Bay is fast on the track to baby modeling.

After the shoot I was starving and wandered over to the NE Soup Factory. I just love soup, so I was happy as a clam. On special today they had a lobster newburg with jasmine rice. Yum! Here I sit loving this soup blogging.

This place is über kid friendly, plenty of room to wheel the giant stroller around. Large bathroom for patrons only (no changing area.)

Prices are reasonable. I’m stuffed for 8.65 including an all natural soda. Feel free to sample the soup before you commit to a whole cup! ( great for the picky toddler.)

On to shopping…

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