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How to Make Postpartum Teas for After-Birth Pain and Depression

By | April 16, 2014

Image Credit The moments and days following birth are some of the most special memories a momma can have. I always look back so fondly on these times. But the time following birth also comes with its pains and trials. In the days following birth, mothers will experience after-birth pains as the uterus contracts and Read More

DIY Lavender Heat Pack

By | April 14, 2014

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is from Mel Faulk. Mel is a homesteading mama, full-time nurse, and a continual student to Mother Nature.   Her and her family just finished their first year as newbie homesteaders and blog about their experiences at faulkfarmstead.com.  Head over to the blog to learn along with her! Are you in need Read More

DIY Detoxifying Deodorant Cream

By | April 11, 2014

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is from Karli Von Herbulis who lives just outside of Baltimore, MD with her husband Matt and their daughter, Hallelujah, born January 2014! She is the blogger behind Feed Me, Mama, as well as the co-author of Set Apart: Becoming a Woman of Virtue in a Modern World. She is passionate about natural Read More

Make Your Own Herbal Healing Salves

By | April 8, 2014

By Doña Bumgarner, Contributing Writer As part of my ongoing quest to green the products in my bathroom, I tossed out a bag of commercial ointments and skin treatments and replaced them with home-made healing salves.  My initial motivation was to replace a diaper rash cream that I realized was petroleum-based. Not only that, but Read More

DIY Natural Perfume Oils

By | April 4, 2014

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Priscilla at Salam Mama. If you’ve been thinking about making healthy changes in your life, take a peek at Priscilla’s blog at Salam Mama – Holistic Health, Sustainable Living, Mindful Parenting (http://www.SalamMama.com). Priscilla writes about baby steps that families can take toward healthier lifestyles. She is a Read More

DIY Dry Shampoo

By | April 1, 2014

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is from Hannah Hepworth. Hannah is the founder of Whole Simple Life and former Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, who now stays at home with her 3 young children. Whole Simple Life is a website designed to help women simplify their lives, become more organized and provide information on relevant Read More

5 Simple Beauty Routines

By | January 29, 2014

By Robyn, Contributing Writer Our lives get so busy it’s easy to forget to take care of ourselves.  Just a few simple beauty routines each day, week and month can keep you looking and feeling great without sacrificing a lot of time or money.  1. Every morning drink lemon water  I know what you’re thinking, Read More

3 DIY Beauty Supplies Made With Organic Coconut Oil

By | January 28, 2014

By Doña Bumgarner, Contributing Writer Earlier this month Kimball wrote about making over your medicine cabinet, but what about the shower? If it makes sense to overhaul what you use to treat your body, it certainly makes sense to overhaul what you use to clean it.   Our skin in our largest organ and it is Read More

4 Ways to Use Turmeric on Your Skin

By | January 24, 2014

Editor’s Note Andrea is a former journalist and the mother of nine children ranging in age from 28 to 12. Following a toxic mold exposure, Andrea and her family discovered the wonders of natural living. Andrea is the founder and president of momsAWARE, an educational organization designed to empower others to live healthy in a toxic world. You can Read More

4 Simple, Everyday Hairstyles

By | January 8, 2014

  By Jerri Ann Mills, Contributing Writer   This month here at Modern Alternative Mama we are focusing on you. We are simplifying routines, organizing, and beautifying. We want your 2014 to start off right! Can we all agree that we’re busy? We have houses to run, jobs to get to, kids to care for. Read More

Simple Gifts: Peppermint Lip Balm

By | November 5, 2013

  By Katie Mae Stanley, Contributing Writter Christmas is just around the corner! Before you know it decorations will be every where you look and stores will be crowded with people. I don’t know about you but crowds of people all searching for “the perfect gift” drains me. I prefer to do my shopping early, Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: Whipped Spring Lotion

By | April 23, 2012

Last week, there was one gorgeous day, high of 78, where we spent some time outside.  In fact, I took the kids to a local park to wade in the creek, something I’d been intending to do for almost two years!  Even though the water was cold, they loved it.  And they got lots of Read More

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