Parenting

Birthday Cards for Kids That Won’t End Up in the Trash

by Chrystal Johnson September 15, 2014

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop for #kidscards has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. If your child is like most, on their birthday they tear through their presents, barely looking at the cards until you remind them they need […]

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Learning with Letters: DIY Project + Game Ideas

by Chrystal Johnson September 10, 2014

Thank you to Dollar Tree for inspiring this fun educational activity! I have found that learning through play is one of the most impactful ways to get my daughters engaged and interested. So I’m always on the lookout for new ways to make learning fun. Right now Zoë is working on improving her reading skills, and […]

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Discover New Snacks with NatureBox

by Chrystal Johnson August 27, 2014

As much as I love preparing fun snacks for after school, some days I just need something I can grab and hand the kids. Working from home keeps me very busy, and as the girls get older it’s nice for them to be able to help themselves to snacks when they need them rather than […]

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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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