Babies love songs. For whatever reason, it’s just the way it is. Whether you’re musically gifted or, like me, usually reserve your vocal stylings for the shower, having a baby turns just about every parent into a singer out of necessity.
For the first six weeks of his life, my colicky baby could only be soothed by my dancing and singing around the room. Unfortunately, I quickly realized that most of the songs I wanted to sing had lyrics that weren’t exactly kid-friendly. And, well, let’s face it: there are only so many times you can sing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” before you just. can’t. any. more.
Out of desperation, I sat down and made of some songs that are baby-appropriate and also fun to sing.
Here are a few of my personal favourites. Continue reading “17 nontraditional songs to sing to babies”
Oh, how I love my unscented products! I am definitely a fan of (natural) scented products if the scent is subtle, but all too often I find myself becoming either irritated by, or tired of, the same scent if I use it every day. But this new generation of hand and body lotions is pure unscented bliss! Continue reading “Four lotions I’m loving lately”
It’s a huge cliche to say that having a baby changes everything, and yet it’s so true. I now feel like there are two lives I’ve lived: my life before being a mom, and my life as a mom.
Why do I love natural beauty?
When my mother decided I was old enough to wear makeup, we took a trip to my local health food store, and I was allowed to try out natural lip gloss, foundation, and eyeshadow to my heart’s content. Since that time, I’ve floated back and forth between brands and products, all the while teaching myself more and more about the sketchy chemicals in oh-so-many conventional products. I’ve worked at a health food store, and also as an editor at a natural health magazine, always learning as much on the subject as possible.