Stephanie is a stay-at-home mom to her curly-haired two year old son, a nursing student, dog lover, and yoga enthusiast. She loves to share her tips on making green and healthy living attainable to families getting
started in the wonderful world of eco-consciousness. She believes in
real food and living as natural as possible…and why not, leaving behind a
better planet for our children.

Zero Guilt Treat: Crispy Lemon Kale Chips

Not a fan of kale? Don’t worry, try these chip and you’ll convert. I first heard about kale chips whenGweneth Paltrow was on Ellen promoting her cook book. It’s no secret leafy green are packed with antioxidants, so much so, that they are recommended for women with the HPV virus to counteract the effects of […]

Skip the Mush: An Introduction to Baby-Led Weaning

I always had this idea that one day I’d be pureeing foods for my baby, I never gave it another thought, that is just the way it is, right? But then I learned that cereal is not the right type of food to start baby on. It is nothing but processed food and processed foods are not […]

5 Natural Stain Removing Solutions

Lemon juice and sun is mother nature’s bleach Who hasn’t dealt with stains on their clothes. Favorite shirt ruined by a grease stain, grass stain on their kids clothes, dirt on their husbands pants. I used to have an arsenal of stain removers by the washer, anything from bleach to oxiclean. Until of course I found […]

The Power of One

“No one can do everything but everyone can do something” You must have heard the quote before. Cliche. Cheesy. Oh so true. It’s no secret I began this eco-friendly journey after I had my son. He is the reason I got started. He is the reason I started this blog. I felt so passionately about what I’ve been […]

Top 10 Chemicals to Avoid in Beauty Products

This offender here is rated 5 in the Skin Deep Cosmetics Database On my last post I told you about the hidden dangers on beauty products. Unfortunately the industry is poorly regulated. Allowing just about any ingredient to be used in personal and beauty products, claims of products benefits to be misleading as well as the lack of […]

Beauty is More Than Skin Deep

Hi, my name is Stephanie and I am a recovering beauty product addict. Hi, Stephanie. I’m not going to lie, kicking this habit in order to use more natural, healthy products hasn’t been easy. I use to hear angels sing every time I went to a drugstore spending upwards of $50 per trip, everything form nail polish […]

Tegu Blocks Summer Contest and Giveaway

Update: 7/4/12: This giveaway is now closed. Thank you so much for entering and for voting for me. The winner of the Tegu Contest will be announced tomorrow, Thursday 7/5/12. 7/6/12: The winner of the Tegu Contests was announced today on Tegu’s page. Unfortunately Naturally Mindful was not it. The individual winners (from from each […]

How Green is Your Phone? 5 Great Free Apps for Your Smart Phone

I don’t know how I ever lived without my iPhone. Sure, I had a “smart phone” and it had apps but since the first day I played around with my new iPhone, I was hooked! So it’s no surprised that as soon as I got my iPhone the first apps I downloaded were “green” apps. […]

DIY: Nontoxic Laundry Detergent

When my little one was only a couple months old we were told he had eczema, and after hours of research, I was not happy with what I found out. Our pediatrician recommended to switch to everything that says “scent free” but my research led me to find out even those “gentle” “for baby” “pediatrician approved” […]

How To Pick A Safe Sunscreen

Please click here to read part one of the Sun Safety posts before you read this post. If you are like I was before I embarked in this adventure to live as natural as possible, the start of summer means making a trip to the drug store to buy some sunscreen…whatever it’s cheaper or whatever […]