Small steps towards a healthier life

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When I was pregnant with Jackson five years ago, I embarked on the healthy eating, natural living journey. The realization that I was bringing a person into the world opened my eyes and made me rethink what I was eating, buying and doing with my time. It wasn’t just about me and my hunky husband anymore— it was about that little ball of energy growing inside my belly and the beautiful family that had begun.


So I bought organic sheets. Then a Moby. And next an Ergo. And eventually I found myself standing in the grocery store paying $7 for organic milk. And then I switched to rice milk. And finally settled on almond milk. I told you— it is truly a journey!

I cut back on my trips to Taco Bell and spent more time in Trader Joe’s.

Once I dove into the world of the “green mama,” I realized how easy, doable and fun it actually was.

Take The Honest Company, for example. Their name says it all. They create household products your family can trust. They work hard to create unquestionably safe, eco-friendly, beautifully designed, and affordable essentials for your family. And they come right to your doorstep— pretty sweet when you are a new mom with spit up on your clothes and boobs that seemed to always spring a leak.

I have been using The Honest Company Family Essentials Bundle for the past few months and love the concept and products behind it all. Here are some of my favorites so far:

the honest company veggie wash
Fruit + Veggie Wash: I am a hard core green smoothie machine and am constantly washing, chopping and blending fruits and veggies. This spray removes wax, bacteria, pesticides and chemicals from the outside of the produce before I add it to our smoothies.

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Dishwasher Pods: These cute little plant and mineral-based pods are simple to use and work really well. And I can feel good knowing that my dishes don’t only look clean, but they actually are clean and chemical-free. There is no bleach, petrochemicals or fragrance that can irritate and harm us and our little ones.

the honest company ingredients
Rinse Aid: This stuff goes hand in hand with the pods. We have hard water here in Florida— really hard water. And this rinse does the trick without bringing in harsh chemicals that have a corrosive effect.

A healthy home can start with products like this. It’s a simple way to take a step in the right direction. And it’s a great time to take that step. And if you had an experience like me after having your first child, you know how important it is to find these products that you can trust and use daily.


Join the Discussion!

How did becoming a parent change you? Did you get an Ergo or eating at home more? I would love to hear what parenthood did to you!

4 Responses to Small steps towards a healthier life

  1. Joy Beyond Fifty March 1, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    Thanks for sharing Jen. I’ve been wanting to find a good produce spray wash, this one looks great. I like the pic of you and tiny Jackson too.

  2. Michaela - Livin' March 3, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    I definitely noticed being much more aware of what foods I was eating when I was pregnant. We really tried to up the organic produce. As I was reading the beginning of your blog post where you talked about your progression I found myself saying…”hey me too!” 🙂

    BTW- I just came across the Honest Company the other day on my pursuit for diapers to use while backpacking. Their disposies look great for anyone looking AND I found some awesome looking re-usable swim diapers.
    Love finding new companies who truly seem to have the consumers best interest in mind!

  3. Trina Cress March 29, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    We made the same moby to ergo progression–mostly because both were gifted 🙂 But love what parenting has done to my green-interests! I initially wrote off the Honest company because I heard of it through Jessica promoting her disposable diapers (we cloth diaper). Now that I’m seeing more products, I’ll have to check it out 🙂

  4. Nicole December 6, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

    Just perusing the site, thanks for all the great going green info, etc…! I was wondering, you showed the back of the rinsing agent bottle, the last ingredient that starts with an “m” I do believe is one of the two ingredients usually at the end of the ingredient list in shampoos, my father-in-law who is a dermatologist, has been sure is a neurotoxin even though the FDA hasn’t made a point of mentioning it. Its not in a few brands like Johnson’s baby shampoos, VO5 to name a few… But of course as with all chemicals, we don’t really know what is what or how much of something is really needed to be toxic. Herbs are the same way, a little or a lot? Its hard to say. Anyway! Thanks for the info about this company, I would like to check them out as it seems much better than the regular stuff you find at the store….

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