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:

  • 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 »
  • Join Young Living Essential Rewards Program

    Join Young Living Essential Rewards Program

    Essential Rewards: Why Join? When you sign up with Young Living as a Wholesale Member, you have the option of joining YL’s Essential Rewards Program.  When I first joined, this confused me so much!  As I filled out the information on the screen, Young Living had these Essential Rewards Kits that were upwards of $100.  I had so many questions! “Do I need to buy these to be a part of the Essential Rewards program?” “Why …Read More »
  • Fertility Options – What I Have Tried

    Fertility Options – What I Have Tried

    It is always strange to announce to the world, “I struggle with infertility!”  Yet if I don’t talk about it, I know many women are going to continue to feel alone and not have the information they need.  If you are dealing with infertility, you need me to talk about the fertility options that I have tried.  You need other women who are TTC (trying to conceive) to talk about what they are doing.  Why?  Because …Read More »
  • How to Discipline Your Child

    How to Discipline Your Child

    Last week, I had the opportunity to go to a Mommy’s Drop-In with my church and hear a seasoned mother speak on discipline.  Can I just tell you that before this point I had never been taught specifically how to discipline my child by a mother who has children who are grown up and have chosen to continue their walk with the Lord? I had been given tips.  Oh, so many tips.  By new mothers, …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 »
  • What Does the Bible Say about Modesty?

    What Does the Bible Say about Modesty?

    This post is actually a troubleshooting post for my post titled “What Does the Bible Say about Boobs? over at Blissful Moments Doula.  You can find that post >here<.  I know many ladies will have so many questions about the assertions that I made, but many of those have to do with modesty rather than the Biblical passages on breasts.  So I decided I would continue the discussion here on my blog. What Does the Bible …Read More »
  • Perfect Birth VS Perfect Wedding

    Perfect Birth VS Perfect Wedding

    I just had an epiphany. Why do women believe that they need to spend time and money to plan their perfect wedding securing photographers, videographers, THE dress, favors, cakes, hors d’oeuvres, a wedding planner, the DJ or band, and the venue, but often have no plans to spend time or money to facilitate their perfect birth? Women plan their dream wedding, but forget to plan their dream birth.   Perfect Wedding vs Perfect Birth: Special Event Planning Location WEDDING …Read More »
  • Cloth Diapers 101: Prefolds

    Cloth Diapers 101: Prefolds

    Cloth Diapers 101: Prefolds Though the world of cloth diapers can seem overwhelming, I’ll try to make my explanation as simple as possible.  Tons of information exists about diapering with prefold cloth diapers, but I am going to cover the basics that will help you to get started.  Still, I will try not to miss anything helpful!  Please post a comment asking questions if I missed something. Keep reading in this post to discover: diaper sites, when to start, which prefold …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 »
  • Homemade Sunscreen Recipe

    Homemade Sunscreen Recipe

    Homemade Sunscreen Recipe I made my first homemade sunscreen last year and loved it.  It was great to slather on a non-toxic mix of oils and know that I was keeping away the toxic mess that sunscreens have become.  Still, I wanted to provide my blog readers with more than just a little recipe that I whipped up.  I like to really research the options! Note: Remember, that no matter how much sunscreen (whether natural …Read More »
  • Redeeming My Birth Story After Trauma

    Redeeming My Birth Story After Trauma

    In June of 2014, I shared my birth story with my Boholistic Mom readers.  My post called Modern Childbirth: My Story detailed my story of pregnancy and labor for my child.  Writing out my story was both healing for me and liberating.  I wasn’t hiding the pain, the fear, and the disappointment anymore. Now, two years later, I need to write a new story.  Did you know that you can actually rewrite your own birth …Read More »
  • Natural Beauty Options: What Do I Use?

    Natural Beauty Options: What Do I Use?

      Natural Beauty Routine: What Do I Use? Let’s face it.  Being holistic and natural about external beauty is difficult.  So many products say that they are “organic” and “natural,” but for products that are not being consumed many of these claims are false.  False is probably too soft of a word.  Really . . . these products straight up lie.  Some of them have nothing natural about them, but perhaps they contain a drop …Read More »
  • Fertility Journey – Begin Moving Forward Here

    Fertility Journey – Begin Moving Forward Here

    This may sound strange in the context of fertility, but I want to congratulate you for beginning your fertility journey.  No matter where you are in your awareness of your body and whether you have been labeled with infertility or more information on fertility, you are taking a monumental step toward reproductive health by declaring that you are in charge of your fertility.  My goal is for you to know how your body works, make informed …Read More »
  • Why are my pads a medical device according to the FDA?

    Why are my pads a medical device according to the FDA?

    Our Common Thread Every woman over the age of 14 has something in common.  We all have monthly cycles.  Most of us wouldn’t consider it glamorous, but most of us also wouldn’t describe it as a medical problem.  Our bodies are not malfunctioning when they begin their cycle each month with a cleansing.  We aren’t broken and medically in need of a fix.  Or are we? Medical Problem? According to the FDA of the United …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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Digital Doula – Finding Pregnancy Support Online

    Digital Doula – Finding Pregnancy Support Online

    As a woman who serves other women as a doula for fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, and post partum support, I have been able to support women in my local community with their tangible needs.  However, many women live far away from where my local businesses exists and still would like doula pregnancy support.  In order to meet these needs, I offer digital doula services. What is a Digital Doula? A digital doula is available by e-mail …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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