The Honest Truth

Recently my husband and I made the switch to the Honest company for all our Diapers and wipes needs. We initially fell in love with the products for there all natural properties. We wanted to take extra care of our little girls. during the last few months we had been battling diaper and wipes sensitivity, even the hypo allergenic diapers and wipes were not living up to their reputation. I was starting to become frustrated over not being able to keep my children’s tooshies from becoming red or inflamed.

I was searching for anything that would help out on the Diaper rashes. but not really finding a good quality product. One day while on Facebook an ad for The Honest Co. popped up displaying their Free diaper and wipes trial. claiming that they were made from 100% natural materials. I am always skeptical over online and TV ads but, at this point I was willing to try anything. So I sent for the Trial pack of five diapers and seven wipes. (Just had to pay $5.99 shipping). We were so anxious to get these in the mail that when they came we immediately changed the girls into them. after one days use, we actually saw a difference. My one daughter whose tooshie was sooo red and inflamed had faded so drastically that we were thrilled, awestruck, and relieved. I immediately jumped on the computer to sign up as a new member.

To demonstrate how gentle and safe the Honest company products are. I put their wipes to the test. A little background info before showing you. My daughters had made a mess of their room and had gotten the walls dirty. before we were associated with the honest company we used Huggies. I cleaned the mess up with Huggies wipes, when I was done with the mess I looked at the wipes and noticed they were blue. The wipes had stripped the paint right off the wall. That was a big red flag! When We got our Bundle shipment from Honest Co. I immediately put there wipes to the test. the results were amazing!

Don’t believe me? take a look. this is a comparison between Huggies wipes and Honest Co. wipes. and the results after wiping my daughters walls.

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results after wiping the wall. Blue paint transference
results after wiping the wall. Blue paint transference

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After wiping and then scrubbing there was no blue paint transferred onto the honest wipe.
After wiping and then scrubbing there was no blue paint transferred onto the honest wipe.

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The results are incredibly straight forward. I am so happy we made the switch to the Honest Co. they clearly have a superior product. It is not only safe, it’s 100% all natural materials and no harsh man-made chemicals that are hazardous to your little ones body. So would you want to keep putting your child in a compromising position? or do you want them to have the very best? I chose the very best and I highly recommend it.

To start your child on the path towards healthy and safe. click on the link to get started. I promise you will not regret switching.

http://www.honest.com/refer_to/690842

We are our children’s protectors, let’s not let them down.

Inherited

My beautiful Twins
My beautiful Twins

Sitting with my Twin Daughters this morning and I noticed a couple of smudge marks on their faces. I went to try and wipe the smudges off but they wouldn’t budge. I took a closer look and to my surprise I found that they were Freckles not smudges. this was something that I never imagined my daughters getting. As I thought that, I looked back at myself and was like “it makes sense since I have freckles and have had them ever since I was four years old”.

Still I was a little worried about it. kids can be cruel when it comes to natural skin tones, birth marks etc. Reflecting back to my childhood, I remembered the pain and shame that overcame me when I was in school and surrounded by other children who did not have freckles. They would taunt me and berate me for having freckles (let alone red hair). I grew up thinking that I was so ugly and not pretty in any way.

I definitely do not want my daughters go through anything like that. It left scars for me that are still healing. It wasn’t until I was around 19 years of age that I started to really own my freckles and red hair. I finally realized that I was pretty and had everything to offer to someone who would appreciate me and care for me in the way I deserved. I still to this day have my insecurities that I am continuously fighting against. and I probably will for a good deal of my life.

All of this rushed through my mind in a matter of seconds and I realized that, just as I had taken control of my insecurities. I wanted my girls to go through life with their heads held high and be proud of how they look. My daughters are gorgeous little girls, spunky in personality and all around sweethearts. I don’t want them to shut down for years because some mean person put them down for the way they look. I want to teach them to hone their natural beauty and to metaphorically stick their finger up towards any person trying to bring them down.

Society puts a lot of pressure on girls to look perfect. as a Mother I want them to know that it’s perfectly fine for them to doll themselves up all the time, or every now and then, or not at all. The choice is up to them. As long as they are comfortable in their skin, then no one has the power to tear them down.

I want to show them that even though those models look picture perfect, they are normal average every day women just like them. That no one has perfectly flawless skin all the time. By exposing this industry way of thinking, we can create beautifully confident children who will go through life living on a positive note and not a negative one.

To my Daughters I say flaunt what you have and don’t worry about what you don’t have. live your life as true and honest as you can and your true beauty will shine through.

To my daughters I love you, you will always be my Beauty Queens.

Love mom.

one step towards healthy

One of the goals that I have always had and pretty well kept is being a healthy eater. I am not one who believes in diets, but I do believe in healthy eating and healthy portions. this doesn’t mean that I don’t scarf down a few slices of Pizza pie every now and then. (come on I’m human lol) but I don’t make foods like pasta and pizza and processed foods a daily requirement.

it is very easy to fall victim to allure of fast food. it’s convenient and easy to obtain. but it’s not the wisest choice. growing up I was a light eater, my parents always said I ate like the birds, they were right back then and that truth still stands today.

now that I am a wife and mother I am extra aware of the foods I put not only into my mouth but in the mouths of my family members. I find that in my cooking and food prep I am creating new and interesting yet healthy foods, that are both filing and tasty.

so here are just a few of the newest recipes I have created over the last few months. feel free to try them and post your opinions  on how you like them.

Recipe one: Breakfast

4 Egg whites

1/2 cup of shredded kerry gold Irish aged cheddar

4 mushrooms sliced

1/2 cup of spinach

half sprig of rosemary

with a side of Turkey Bacon. One glass of Juice(your choice) and a cup of coffee.

This breakfast is not only nutritious but bold in flavor and super healthy for you. it’s one of my personal favorites for the morning.

Snack:

Almonds or Trail mix

I love the chili and lime flavored almonds from Blue Diamond. trail mix is also a good snack. this way you get your daily serving of nuts. (if your allergic to nuts I would suggest a fruit cup with some granola clusters).

Lunch:

Mixed berries and spinach with home made sweet dressing

1 cup of mixed berries

2 cups spinach

Dressing:

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup white wine vinegar

1/3 cup Olive oil

1/4 cup poppi seeds

1/4 cup sesame seeds

mix the ingredients for the dressing together well and pour over salad.

enjoy!

Snack:

plain greek yogurt

fresh coconut flakes

fresh pineapple

honey

mix together and enjoy. this snack is my #1 favorite of my day.

Dinner:

med- rare eye round steak with spinach leaf, beet hummus, sliced grape tomato topping

with a side of mashed sweet potatoes(put boiled sweet potatoes in bowl beat in half stick of butter, half cup sugar, 2tbs cinnamon, 1tbs nutmeg)

honeyed asparagus(put asparagus in killet add half cup of water two tbs of butter and drizzle honey on top)

the sweet potatoes I use as my dessert for the meal. and it always makes my family happy when I make this with our meals.

those are some of my favorite healthy and filling recipes for one day out of my week. try it out, let me know what you think. and if you have any healthy recipes for meals made at home, feel free to share them. I would enjoy trying one of your favorite things.