Parenting

Simple Steps to an Eco-Friendly School Year

by Chrystal Johnson August 21, 2014

Welcome to the August 2014 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Green Your School Year. This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network. This month, our members are getting ready for back to school. Stop by all of the posts listed at the […]

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Researching My Family’s History {Plus a Free Trial to Ancestry.com}

by Chrystal Johnson August 18, 2014

This is sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ancestry.com. All opinions are my own.  I have always had an interest in my family tree. I remember the first time I built a family tree. It was for my 3rd grade class assignment. It was really fun talking to my grandparents about my family’s […]

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How to Pack an Eco-Friendly Lunch {MightyNest Giveaway}

by Chrystal Johnson August 17, 2014

Last year when I was packing Zoë’s lunches, I got into a bad habit of using plastic baggies way more than I had intended. We had some great reusable items, but not enough for me to use them every day without washing more frequently. This year, my goal is to use very few disposable items in her […]

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Teach Your Children to Treat Others with Kindness

by Chrystal Johnson August 16, 2014

This post was written by me as a member of the Netflix Stream team, for which I receive a complimentary Netflix subscription. There are subjects our kids are taught at school all year long. Math, reading, science, history, etc. One lesson that should be woven into all that your kids do is kindness. So many […]

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How Our Back to School Shopping Supported Schools in Need

by Chrystal Johnson August 14, 2014

This post was written in partnership with Schoola. All opinions are my own. Since Zoë doesn’t start class until after Labor Day, we’ve waited until very recently to start back to school shopping. I shared a bit about Schoola in this post, but since then we placed our first order with them. I sat down with Zoë and we […]

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10 Natural Remedies for Morning Sickness

by Chrystal Johnson August 12, 2014

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sea-Band Mama. The opinions and text are all mine. For many women, the first sign of pregnancy is morning sickness, and about half of all pregnant women will experience morning sickness. I knew I was pregnant for the first time when I started feeling […]

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Baby Shower Gift Ideas for the Natural Parent {Plus Fresh Air Crib Liner Giveaway}

by Chrystal Johnson August 7, 2014

I am participating in this campaign as a member of The Niche Parent Network & Conference. Although I received compensation and product, all opinions are my own. Finding out you’re pregnant for the first time is a wonderful time. However, once you start planning for the baby’s arrival, it can be overwhelming to try and […]

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Support Your Kids Sports Team with a Pear Fundraising Campaign

by Chrystal Johnson August 4, 2014

I grew up playing softball, and both of my sweet girls played softball for the first time this year. I coached, and they were on the same team, and it was the most awesome thing ever. In the beginning of the season, neither of them were sure what they thought of it, but by the […]

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Get Ready for Back to School with Master Lock

by Chrystal Johnson August 3, 2014

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Master Lock through Global Influence. It’s back to school time. Between shopping for clothes and gear, meeting with the new principal and teacher and getting back into a bedtime routine, it can cause quite a disruptance in our normal routine. We are very fortunate that […]

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Encourage Your Children to Read More with a Tidy Books Bookshelf

by Chrystal Johnson August 1, 2014

We’ve all seen the statistics about children who have books available to them at home. Data shows that children who are read to (and read) at home have a higher success rate in school. The more types of reading materials there are in the home, the higher students are in reading proficiency (Educational Testing Service, […]

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