Green Living

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Before I got pregnant, I would not have considered myself a particularly healthy person. It’s not that I had any overtly unhealthy habits, just more of an omission of intentional healthy choices in my life. Hamburgers and french fries for lunch was a norm, an occasional yoga class was the extent of my physical activity, and my grocery bill had three times as many processed pantry items than organic produce. It’s amazing how much can change in a year!

Now that I’m a mom, living a healthy lifestyle is one of my top priorities. I cook primarily with whole, organic foods, I am re-thinking my skincare routine, and I purchase the majority of my baby items from brands whose mission is to create safe, healthy and non-toxic products.

One of those companies is Earth’s Best Organic and I’m excited to share that I’m partnering with them on a special announcement coming in a couple weeks. Make sure to follow along with the hashtag #EBSpecialDelivery. But, shhh… enough about that, for now.

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As I mentioned above, the majority of the foods we eat at home are organic-certified. This is especially true when it comes to the things Beckett eats. Click here for a great article in Time Magazine on Why Organic Is The Right Choice For Parents. In short, children are vulnerable to health and developmental damage, thanks to their small size, fast metabolisms, developing immune system, and less varied diets. And since they’re growing organs that they’re going to have for the rest of their life, it’s important to me that I expose Beckett to as few toxins, pesticides, genetically modified organism (GMOs) and chemicals as possible. A recent study also reported that organic foods are up to 60% higher in antioxidants than conventionally-grown crops. And while it used to be that you had to go to specialty health food stores to find organic products, today many local and convenience retailers, like Kroger and Target, carry some great brands, like Earth’s Best Organic and even some of their own in-house labels.

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Beyond what we digest, I’m also starting to prioritize healthier products for our home and body care. Without even realizing it many of our household and skincare products contain harmful chemicals that are being absorbed through the skin or inhaled. And while I don’t want to become paranoid, I do feel like it’s important for me to educate myself, so that I can make informed decisions.

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Similar to our food, I am prioritizing these healthier products when it comes to Beckett (call me a first-time mom). Diapers, wipes, sunscreen, lotion, even toys (read my post here on my play philosophy) can all contain potentially hazardous ingredients or materials. But when I do my research and make educated purchasing decisions, within my budget, I feel a lot of peace.

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I am so excited to be partnering with a brand that has such great values. In fact, Earth’s Best Organic‘s mission is to “provide ‘better for baby’ products with the freshest, purest ingredients, so parents can nurture their baby’s health with the utmost confidence.” I love that! Us moms have enough other things competing for our worry! Make sure to check back next week and follow hashtag #EBSpecialDelivery to find out what’s coming up for Earth’s Best Organic.

// This post is sponsored by Earth’s Best Organic, but all expressed thoughts and opinions are my own.