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Keeping it green with reusable sustainable glass straws

Glass Straws in fresh coconuts; perfection!

A few months back, I stumbled upon, another Eco Mummy’s blog on a posting about Glass Dharma Straws. The article started by highlighting the copious amount of straws that end up in landfills; and that was literally like a real shocker Read More Willy B Mum

Mamarazzi® “Mayim’s Vegan Table” Book Launch

I was thrilled when Willy B Mum recently gave me the opportunity to attend The Moms Mamarazzi® book launch for Mayim Bialik’s cookbook Mayim’s Vegan Table. I should start by admitting that I do not watch The Big Bang Theory, and was not allowed to watch television back when Blossom was on.  But I have been a fan of Mayim’s ever since I picked up Beyond the Sling, her insightful book on attachment parenting, and when you add that to her veganism and her PhD in Read More Willy B Mum

Carrot Apple Gluten-Free Muffins made with Blue Hill Savory Yogurt

Blue Hill has dairy in its roots. Blue Hill Farm—our family farm in the Berkshires, and the original inspiration for our Blue Hill restaurant in New York City and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY—was a working dairy from the 1860s through the 1960s. Three decades later, we refurbished the farm and brought the dairy back to life — Blue Hill Farm

5 flavors; which is your favorite?

We love the idea of forward-thinking New York based Blue Hill Farm’s new savory yogurt line. When they reached out to send us their 100% grass-fed (and hay) sampling we were a tad besides ourselves with excitement! These vibrant yogurts, which are naturally sweetened, come in 5 flavors; parsnip, tomato, carrot, sweet potato and Read More Willy B Mum

Basic Lip Balm Recipe

Did you know that most commercial lip balms, are made with an ingredient base of petroleum?

Petroleum jelly is made from just that—petroleum, a nonrenewable resource that may be contaminated with cancer-causing agents called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Furthermore, ingesting too much of it (which is easy to do when you slather it on your lips in winter) can lead to upset stomachs and diarrhea. — Rodale News

Once upon a time, I did not mind if I used lip balm based with petroleum, but that was just because I did not know that petroleum was harmful to the body? Or maybe it was because I never even bothered to read a lip balm ingredient label list to Read More Willy B Mum

Willy B Mum Body Butter

Something strange and enlightening happened to me when I became pregnant with my now 3-year-old Son; I became obsessed with only using products on/in my body which were toxin free. This included the FACE STOCKHOLM bright orange nail polish, (which doesn’t contain DBP, Toluene or Formaldehyde), that I am wearing in the photo below, to everything in between; skin moisturizer, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant even the food I ate. Geez, I even stopped drinking Read More Willy B Mum

My journey finding the perfect vegan prenatal supplement

Prenatal vitamins are vitamin and mineral supplements intended to be taken before and during pregnancy and during postnatal lactation. Although not intended to replace a healthy diet, prenatal vitamins provide women of child-bearing age with nutrients recognized by the various health organizations including the American Dietetic Association as helpful for a healthy pregnancy outcome — Wikipedia

During my last pregnancy, I took the prenatal tablet my Doctor prescribed to me. I did not think too much of it or the ingredients for the matter; I just trusted that it was okay to take. Fast forward 4 years and I am of a completely different mind when it comes to what I put in my mouth. And, I mean completely different!

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Ghabit – Make Green A Habit

Whenever I am pushing my Son in his pram down the Street and we see a disused plastic shopping bag floating in the wind or on the ground, he will say something to me like “Mummy somebody doesn’t care about the Earth, get the bag, quick”. And, I always do. I am constantly picking up bags and putting them in rubbish bins. Today alone Read More Willy B Mum

Sweet Orange Homemade Whipped Body Butter

Ever since I was a little girl, I have had great curiosity of learning about the plants around me and the medicinal qualities they have. Whether that was collecting eucalyptus leaves and mixing them with rose petals to make potpourri, using herbs to steam my face, or making my own scrubs from sand taken from some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches. It is something that has always been fascinating to me.

Making Body Butter is incredibly easy and something I have made a lot of lately. I buy all of my ingredients online from Essential Wholesale and Labs who are based in Portland, Oregon. However, if you plan on making a small batch these ingredients can be found at a health food store.

Why Make Your Own

There are so many reasons why making your own beauty products Read More Willy B Mum

The CozyWoggle, a thoughtful invention by a Mum

I started WIlly B Mum close to 2 years ago now, not really knowing what to expect. I had written a Blog before, but it was not parent related and Social Media was not as influential as it is today. My intention was to connect with other Mothers for support, and to document my journey being a first time Mother. Willy B Mum has brought me many positive Read More Willy B Mum

Chilled Avocado Soup with Dill, Coconut and Nuts

Ingredients – Water, Dill, Red Wine Vinegar, Red Onion, Walnuts, Avocado and Coconut Milk

Many years ago, during a summer in New York, I was introduced to cold soups. Yes, with the popular tomato-based Gazpacho Soup. I will admit, it look me awhile to Read More Willy B Mum