Author Archives: WillyBMum2014

About WillyBMum2014


Curried Onion Soup for Winter Health

My first year, of a 3 year herbalism program here in New York City, is off to a great start. I am learning so much, and where I considered myself to have led a holistic life beforehand, my knowledge is so much deeper now. I am very excited about sharing relevant interest through Willy B Mum, moving forward. For this post, as we are deep into winter, I thought it might be nice to share this medicinal and delicious soup which is easy to make at home.

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Update for Willy B Mum

At this time, I am taking a break from writing on Willy B Mum. I plan on starting back up again around January 2017, however I am still active on social media, especially Instagram – HERE.

I am taking this year to continue my studies as an clinical aromatherapist and to also concentrate on my teaching responsibilities as a certified essential oil educator. If you are interested in seeing more on that you can visit my alternate instagram page – HERE.

I am still open to PR opportunities, in which case you can contact me at


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Meditation for the Modern Family

Every minute of the day counts when you’re juggling soccer practice, gymnastics, tutoring, piano lessons, work, real estate, finances and holiday planning. A high demand life requires us to consistently perform at the top of our game. How do we thrive and succeed without getting tense, depleted and stressed out?

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The Good Dinosaur, and some clothing too

Little boys and dinosaurs seem to go hand in hand. My Son is obsessed with dinosaurs at the moment, he has dinosaur clothing, dinosaur books, and dinosaur toys. When I told him that we had been invited to a special screening of the movie – The Good Dinosaur – it was just the icing on the cake. What 5-year-old, doesn’t like a good Dino flick?

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Natural Immunity Builders, from food with love

Hippocrates, considered the father of Western medicine, is often quoted as saying, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Most of us know that a poor diet can contribute to poor health, but there are also certain foods that can support your immune system and increase your body’s resilience. As flu season peaks, here are a few foods that can help you boost your immunity through your diet.

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Vegan, Sugar Free, Gluten Free, No Cook – Pink Passion Pie

With Thanksgiving only a few days away here in the United States, we are excited to share another vegan, sugar & gluten free desert recipe following Cara’s fruit-topped cheesecake, to be sitting pretty at your table this year.

This recipe is also from the book – Love On A Plate – which is filled with plant-based recipes which do not require cooking, also know as raw food. For raw food enthusiasts, this is a book which will nicely complement others in your library. Or, if you appreciate the benefits of uncooked food from time-to-time and need some inspiration, then Love on A Plate is a good place to start.

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Vegan, gluten free cheesecake, you can do it!

Okay, so Thanksgiving is just around the corner and with Thanksgiving comes the tradition of eating copious amounts of food. Thanksgiving is a bitter-sweet holiday for me, I am always so completely devastated by the by the estimate that close to 45 million turkeys are inhumanely killed in the United States for this day, each year. It is definitely not a thanksgiving for the turkey.

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Healthy mouth care, with an ancient tradition thrown in

Looking after your teeth, (and your children’s teeth from an early age), is imperative to ensure you will all have a healthy set for the rest of your life, but  what about natural options? Most of the common sense steps you can take are pretty straight forward, like –

  • Brushing your teeth after every meal, or at least twice a day, aiming to brush for a solid 2 minutes of cleaning for the best results
  • Floss daily
  • Avoid eating damaging foods and drinks, such as fizzy drinks and sugary foods
  • If you drink coffee, rinse your mouth out with water afterwards to avoid staining
  • See a dentist regularly, I take my Son and I also go every 6 months for a cleaning and a check up

The Benefits of Regular Check-Ups

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Eco-Bonk toy for the win

The Eco-Bonk is a classic take on an old-school toy, with a modern green twist. Created by a mother of 2 boys, it is durable and long-lasting, providing hours of entertainment for your Little One. It encourages physical activity, while enhancing balance and reaction time. Not forgetting, strategic thinking and so much laughter.

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The Learning Tower, love it so much we have 2

The Learning Tower, is one of those must-have items that I always recommend to parents of a toddler-ish aged child. It is not so known, as say a stroller or a crib, but it should be. It is a clever invention which helps children “join in” on grown-up activities, or on its own is a safe and sturdy contraption where a child can spend time enjoying activities. My 5-year-old Son, has used his since he was 2 years of age, and he is still happily spending time in it.

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