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Heather

Heather is the mom behind the blog, Cookies For Breakfast. Reality TV addict. Natural living enthusiast. Accidental hippie. Comedy ninja. Loves big sunglasses, seasonal cocktails, and of course, cookies for breakfast.

Stroller Guide: Bumbleride Indie Twin

Whether you’re expecting twins, or you are expanding your family and giving your toddler a new baby brother or sister, there is nothing like a double stroller to help cart two little ones around.  And if you like to stay fit and look trendy while doing so, the Bumbleride Indie Twin double jogger is hands down the stroller to add to your fleet.  Read on to learn about the incredible – and unique – features that the Indie Twin boasts, and why we are obsessing over this double jogger.

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New Summer Nursing and Maternity Styles from Boob Design

Summer Nursing and Maternity Styles from Boob Design

Effortless summer styles for nursing and pregnant  mamas – Boob Design‘s summer line of dresses and tops is our favorite line yet from this incredible brand.  Lightweight and summery, with Boob Design’s signature lift up front panels for easy breastfeeding, this line will blow you away with functionality and fashionable appeal.  Boob Design has created countless options that will suit every mom’s unique sense of fashion, all while providing easy access for breastfeeding as well as room for growing baby bumps.

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Little Me: Spring Fashion for Babies

Little Me spring fashion for babies

Little Me‘s spring clothing line is a can’t miss for the baby in your life!  With delightful choices for both baby girls and baby boys, Little Me has an array of options that are both comfortable and cute.  The latest line takes the guesswork out of picking baby clothes – complete sets are available that are perfect for a baby shower gift, or, as a special outfit for your baby to come home from the hospital in.  Each Little Me piece features sweet details, such as embroidered flowers for the girls, elbow patches for the boys, and the pieces are made from cotton so soft, you won’t want to dress your baby in anything else.

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Toddler Tasks: Chores that Teach Responsibility

Toddler Tasks

“Me help?  Me help?” If you’re a mother to a toddler, you are all-too-familiar with this question and your child’s desire to help you with every single task you do each day.  Toddlers are innately curious and extremely altruistic – they genuinely get a great deal of joy out of helping others, especially their parents.  The trouble arises when toddlers want to help with chores or projects that are not developmentally appropriate for them, usually meaning the chore is dangerous for toddlers, or requires fine/gross motor skills that they simply haven’t mastered yet.

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Homemade Diaper Wipe Solution

Even the most natural-minded, earth-loving, cloth-diaper-obsessed mamas can be a bit nervous about adding cloth diaper wipes to their diapering regimen.  We’ll admit, there is something nice about grabbing some disposable wipes, wiping away, then tossing them in the trash afterwards – no fuss, no muss.  But, if you’ve ever stopped to tally the amount of money you’re spending on disposable wipes, or tallied the number of wipes you use in a week (big environmental impact!), you may start to reconsider incorporating cloth wipes into your diapering routine.  On top of all that, most conventional disposable wipes contain harsh chemicals that can be difficult for a baby’s sensitive skin to handle.  Cloth wipes are a great choice for all babies, and especially those who are prone to diaper rashes.  

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Our Healthiest Toddler Snacks

Finding healthy snacks for your toddler – and ones he or she will actually eat – can be a challenge.  We are bombarded with thousands of unhealthy snack options, and sometimes it just seems easier to cave and run to a fast food drive-through, or grab a bag of chips from the checkout aisle. We’ve all been there, and have broken down in stressful situations (starving toddler wailing in the supermarket, strangers staring and giving you the stink-eye) by grabbing whatever junk food is within arm’s reach, tossing it to your child, and then feeling guilty later.

With a little planning ahead, these situations can be avoided, and you can be prepared to have healthy snacks to offer your toddler at all times. 

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Natural Remedies For 5 Common Baby Ailments

natural remedies for 5 common baby ailments

No one likes to see their baby sick or in pain, and it can really be overwhelming for parents when something is wrong with their child.  We get loads of “how-to-fix-the-ailment” advice – some good, some bad, from well-meaning family members and friends, and other advice from pediatricians who may not be as natural-minded as we prefer.  So, we’ve broken down the five most common baby ailments, and put together our favorite, tried-and-true natural remedies that really work.  And, they work without creepy chemicals or toxins – just as nature intended! 

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Natural Pest Repellents

Now that summer is in full force, all kinds of creepy crawlies are back in our lives.  Unfortunately, traditional pest repellents are filled with toxic chemicals that are dangerous to you and your family (children and pregnant women are especially susceptible).  Pyrethroids and pyrethrins are of particular concern – these are the primary ingredients in most household pesticides (contained in over 3,500 registered products!). 

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3 Natural Ways To De-Stink Your Diaper Pail

As parents, we have all been there, thinking, “How can something so small and so cute make something that smells SO bad?”

There is nothing worse than a stinky diaper pail.  The feeling of dread when you flip open the lid, and the fumes come wafting out.  The games of “rock, paper, scissors” you play with your partner, trying to get out of emptying the pail.

You could make it a game to see how quickly you can toss in a new dirty diaper without letting too much stink escape, OR, you could try our three favorite ways to keep your diaper pail smelling fresh!

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3 Natural Ways To Remove Pesticides From Produce

Many people are going organic these days, but it can be hard to afford an all-organic lifestyle when it comes to buying fruits and vegetables.  Additionally, the organic selection at traditional grocery stores can be limited, especially at certain times of the year, so you are forced to buy non-organic produce.  Either way, it is helpful to be able to remove some of the pesticides that coat the outsides of non-organic produce!

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Dairy-Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

 

If you have a little one with a dairy allergy/sensitivity, or if you try to limit dairy in your diet overall, it can be hard to find great dairy-free recipes for desserts.  There are hundreds of recipes for cookies made with butter, cakes made with milk, and pies made with cream – but when it comes to finding a delicious dessert without the dairy, it’s a big challenge.

This insanely good, must-try-immediately recipe for chocolate crinkle cookies uses coconut oil instead of butter, vegetable oil, or shortening.  The cookies have the perfect crispy exterior, soft, chewy inside, and just the slightest hint of coconut flavor that compliments the chocolate perfectly. 

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6 Amazing And Healthy Desserts From Chocolate Covered Katie

We have partnered up with Chocolate Covered Katie - healthy food blogger extraordinaire – to share some of her seriously amazing dessert recipes.  And the best part?  They’re all healthy!  Each recipe features at least one unique, unexpected and deliciously healthy ingredient, and many are perfect recipes for children with food allergies or sensitivities!

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3 Simple Steps For Calming Angry Skin

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We’ve all been there. You’re feeling adventurous and try a new moisturizer, or primer, or foundation, and have a horrible allergic reaction on your skin. Or for some unknown reason, you wake up and your skin is puffy, red, blotchy, and itchy. Trying to cover it with makeup only further irritates it, and then you’re left with an even bigger mess.  Many drug store moisturizers, washes, and toners contain chemicals which will make your skin even angrier, so this is a great time to seek out natural remedies that will get your skin calmed quickly.

Try our favorite three skin-calming steps in succession, or try one or two separately, depending on the severity of your symptoms. You’ll be feeling fresh, de-puffed, de-itched, and redness-free in no time!

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4 Simple Ingredients to FIGHT Acne

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Sadly, acne doesn’t stop when we graduate high school.  Adult acne – whether it be a permanent condition, related to pregnancy hormones, or caused by stress – is an annoying and often embarrassing condition.

If you get an occasional blemish or if you are constantly battling with your skin, try our simple, all-natural, 4-ingredient acne-fighting face mask! 

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DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint

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Is there anything better than sitting out on a gorgeous spring day, with a bucket of sidewalk chalk, and the blank canvas of a driveway? We think not.

And what could be more fun than actually making your own sidewalk chalk paint with your child? It’s the perfect springtime craft to do together as the weather warms up and you’re itching to get outside. It’s as easy as easy can be, and the best part is your hands don’t end up covered in chalk dust, since you’re using paintbrushes to make driveway art!

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