Our Natural Lifestyle page is designed to provide our readers with holistic Lifestyle Tips, Cleaning: Methods, Ideas, and Products, Travel, Garden, and Home. Our goal for our Natural Lifestyle section at Boholistic Mom is to educate women and mothers about living a natural lifestyle both in their home, at work, and out and about, to inspire women and mothers to feel empowered in the realm of living a natural life through tangible tips and ways to integrate healthier practices into everyday life, and to connect women and mothers to other online resources, books, and local resources that will better their lives through ease of access as well as through saving money while still being healthy..

Natural Lifestyle Tips From Boholistic Mom:

  • Should You Go See Vaxxed? Click to see.

    Should You Go See Vaxxed? Click to see.

    Excerpt from a review about VAXXED that I wrote for Blissful Moments Doula blog today: “First of all, why would we cover a movie review of VAXXED: From Cover Up to Catastrophe on a doula blog?  Because every single mother has to make the decision about vaccinations for their child: whether they want them all, whether they want to space them out, whether they want the particular ingredients, and, most importantly, mothers need to know their …Read More »
  • Baking Soda is Abrasive – True or False

    Baking Soda is Abrasive – True or False

    After answering this question in a comment over on my soap alternatives post –> here, I realized that the topic of baking soda abrasivity deserved a post of its own.  I have heard so many times that baking soda is abrasive and will cause damage to our tooth enamel.  However, have we ever seen proof of this tooth enamel damage?  Where are they getting this information about baking soda?  The truth about baking soda will …Read More »
  • Godai Soaps Review by a Crunchy Mama

    Godai Soaps Review by a Crunchy Mama

    Godai Soaps Review These past two weeks I have had the privilege of testing out the five varieties of –> Godai Soaps.  I performed an in depth Boholistic Mom Godai Soaps review! Before even accepting a cooperative reviewing of a companies product, I view the ingredients of their product and I decide whether they are a company that I want to stand behind. If not, I do not even move forward. Why accept products from a company …Read More »
  • Natural Baby Registry Products

    Natural Baby Registry Products

    Making a baby registry is hard, but making a natural baby registry is harder!  Even though our skin is the largest organ of our sweet little baby’s body, companies have filled so many baby products with harmful chemicals and even hormone disruptors.  Below is a list of natural baby products that are great to add to your natural baby registry that will keep your sweetie smiling and healthy! Natural Baby Registry for Amazon Care Products …Read More »
  • Deals for Health Cyber Monday Shopping

    Deals for Health Cyber Monday Shopping

    Deals for Health – Cyber Monday What kinds of Cyber Monday deals can help you to boost your health?  Amazingly, there are tons of great deals! The Fitbit is a great way to track your health progress.  If you are motivated by goals, this may be the way to go! Did you know that the temperature that you live at in your home affects your health?  Keep it cool at night for better sleep! Do …Read More »
  • Homemade Tooth Powder

    Homemade Tooth Powder

    Why Not to Buy Regular Toothpaste Take a gander at the ingredients listed on the back of a tube of whitening toothpaste: Sodium fluoride, Triclosan, water, hydrated silica, glycerin, sorbitol, PVM/MA, copolymer, sodium lauryl sulfate, flavor, cellulose gum, sodium hydroxide, propylene glycol, carrageenan, sodium saccharin, titanium dioxide What are these things and why are they in our toothpaste?  Read below to find out what these chemicals are and how they may be affecting your health. Sodium fluoride Whatever you …Read More »
  • Decreasing Inches: 5 Focus Points

    Decreasing Inches: 5 Focus Points

    This June my family moved 3+ states North East.  In addition, my youngest son who was our foster son for 21 months went home to be with his family in late May.  There has been so much change and I chose not to pay close attention to our diet during this time.  I did not add on an extra 20 pounds, but my pants are snug and uncomfortable.  In the Spring, I focused on loving my …Read More »
  • What is a Doula & Why You Need One

    What is a Doula & Why You Need One

    Many women are trying to conceive and giving birth without ever asking the question, “What is a doula?”  I must do my part to remedy this missing information so that not one more woman has to give birth without the support she could use.  In this post, I will define what a doula is, what she does, and why you need one. What is a Doula? A doula is by historical Greek definition a “women’s servant.”  She …Read More »
  • No Veggies for Me: Guide to Children and Vegetables

    No Veggies for Me: Guide to Children and Vegetables

    As a health coach for families and mothers, I hear one common problem that appears in most families and at most dinner tables.  Aversion to vegetables. “No Mommy!!!  I won’t eat my ________!!!”  Fill-in-the-blank with your choice of vegetable. It’s always the vegetables, rarely the mashed potatoes, the macaroni and cheese, or the cookie.  If it is colorful and vibrant in flavor naturally, an alarm goes of in their little brains with a warning, “WARNING:  …Read More »
  • The Late Cycle | Boholistic Mom

    The Late Cycle | Boholistic Mom

    The Late Cycle It’s 30 days today and no visitor. Last month, it came at 29 days. There’s always a chance . . . No positive. Two months ago it came at 31 days. It’s 32 days now . . . I try another test. No positive. Another day. Another day. Another day. It’s 35 days today and no visitor. I’m bloated. I’m so tired. I’m too tender. Maybe today? No positive. Surely, I must …Read More »
  • Ethical Thanksgiving Shopping 2015

    Ethical Thanksgiving Shopping 2015

    Do you believe in Thanksgiving shopping? While you are being thankful at the table with family and friends are you dreaming of shopping? I, for one, do not. I do not have visions of Thanksgiving sales in my head as I sit down to eat turkey, pour on the gravy, and consume homemade stuffing.  I just don’t.  I really don’t know many people who are planning to abandon their families, their tables, and their homes …Read More »
  • Fertility Health Check – How healthy are you?

    Fertility Health Check – How healthy are you?

    As I have studied and explored the world of fertility health, one thing I have realized is that many women have no idea what factors in their lives could impact their fertility.  Many times when we realize that we are having fertility difficulties, we run to the doctor to be officially diagnosed as “infertile.”  What if before the two year point, women had the opportunity to take an objective look at their fertility health and begin to intentionally make …Read More »
  • Childbirth Doula – Montgomery, Alabama

    Childbirth Doula – Montgomery, Alabama

    In June 2016, I had the opportunity to train with Madriella Doula Network to become a certified childbirth doula.  Through this training and my own birth experience, I have been able to support women in the Montgomery and Prattville area with their non-medical childbirth needs.  This post will detail my childbirth doula services allowing you a window into what I offer and how to hire me for your birth!   What is a Childbirth Doula? …Read More »
  • Body Odor – Get Rid of BO in 6 Easy Steps

    Body Odor – Get Rid of BO in 6 Easy Steps

      I’m not sure about you, but I hate BO.  You know what BO means, right?  *whispers quietly* body odor . . .  It’s smelly.  It makes you feel like you have to keep taking a shower all the time.  Whether you are a stinky onion type or an overall yuck kind of gal, we all have one desire . . . to get rid of body odor!!! Enough is enough.  Soap doesn’t get rid …Read More »
  • Reading List for Traditional Food and Health

    Reading List for Traditional Food and Health

    Book Reading List The books listed below are recommended by the Weston A. Price Foundation and are GREAT to help you on your food and health journey.  If you want the full list from the WAPF website, head over to –> Nourishing Our Children and search for book recommendations. Note:  I’m only including books that I personally own on this reading list.  I prefer to pass on book ideas that I have personally tested and found to …Read More »
  • 3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum for 2017

    3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum for 2017

    Throughout our time homeschooling, I have met many kinds of homeschooling families.  Some mothers in those families hate choosing curriculum avoiding the process as if it were their most fearful nightmare and some mothers swim in curriculum as if they were surfing the waves in Hawaii.  I am neither of those mothers. While I do enjoy looking for my curriculum, I do not like looking through ALL of the millions of choices out there.  It can …Read More »
  • My Real Food Timeline – How It All Started

    My Real Food Timeline – How It All Started

    My Real Food Timeline I started this Boholistic Mom website in 2013 to reach out to my friends, family, and any of those who were interested in real food like I was.  Yet my real food timeline and journey started many years before that point.  So many people get bogged down and frustrated when they think about all the different changes they could made and maybe should make, but when you realize that life is a process it isn’t …Read More »
  • Healthy Weight:  What is it and how do I maintain it

    Healthy Weight: What is it and how do I maintain it

    We live in a society where mixed images of people fill our mind.  We see stick figures parading around in fashionable clothes on a runway as the ideal mobile hanger for fashion.  We see larger voluptuous women who are demanding to be recognized as beautiful and embraced for their size.  We have people who are pear shaped, apple shaped, larger shouldered people, and people with medical problems.  In the light of all of these shapes …Read More »
  • Brazil and Microcephaly – The Real Facts

    Brazil and Microcephaly – The Real Facts

    I spent hours this morning researching microcephaly, Brazil, and the Zika Virus.  What I found is vital information.  I honestly believe that this information needs to make it to the media and out to the world.  Each party is trying to blame a different person and I cannot believe how little research was done about the chemical Pyriproxyfen before it was used in Brazil’s water supply.  There is no excuse.  Read on. The Real Facts about Brazil …Read More »
  • Kombucha 101 – Fermented Sweet Tea

    Kombucha 101 – Fermented Sweet Tea

    If you have found my Kombucha 101 page, you may have heard me talking about the concept of making fermented sweet tea with a SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast).  Kombucha tends to come up in many of my conversations with my friends, because I am excited about it!  Most people do not ferment their beverages anymore.  However, for centuries, traditional cultures have fermented their drinks and their food in order to increase the …Read More »
 

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For Moms

I am developing this section of my page to be a resource for women who want to be more fertile (aka get pregnant), for pregnant moms, and for breastfeeding mothers. Please let me know what resources you’d love to see and I’d be happy to add more!

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For Military

As a military mom (aka military member who is a mom or a military spouse who is a mom), you are already out of the box . . . because you have to be. You have to adjust and change constantly. Your life is unconventional. It’s not like everyone else’s life. Your family moves every year or two and you as the mom hold it together at home. Why is the military home so strong and tight? Because you make it that way.

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Lifestyle Tips

Everyone needs a little inspiration and Boholistic Mom loves to inspire! Currently, the Lifestyle Tips section has tips to living a natural lifestyle and practical ways to integrate healthier practices into everyday life.

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