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Mare

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Holistic Mamas is a blog and resource for women who want to use natural remedies and home cures based on Mother Nature's medicine chest to care for their families. I write about Herbs, Aromatherapy, flower essences, naturopathy, homeopathy, and other modalities that look at the person as a whole... Full Bio
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Tips For Busy Working Moms: HelloFresh For Delicious Ingredients And Recipes In A Box by Mare Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine If you can’t tell, I’ve been busy. I was shocked to see that my last post was almost a year ago. Shame on me. I moved to a new city, inherited a new team at work, and have b ... Read on »
Why Babywearing is So Great by Mare Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine The concept of babywearing isn’t a new one, but it’s not a common practice among parents. Of course, caring for my infant daughters would have been easier eight years ago if ... Read on »
Mare’s Favorite Finds for Moms from Expo West 2013, Part 2 by Mare Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I can’t believe this. Expo West 2013 is old news by now, and here I am just getting around to publishing Part 2 of my favorite finds for Moms, after publishing Part 1 more t ... Read on »
I’ve been a bad, bad blogger. Again. by Mare Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine This is bad, this is really bad. I haven’t blogged in more than a month. Sigh. I have excuses, though. My main excuse is that I moved to the Midwest in early April with my h ... Read on »
Review of Natural Hair Care By NATU by Mare Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine By Katy Care I have been trying a lot of natural hair care products and haven’t fallen in love with any of them until I found NATU hair care.  I was on a mission when I went ... Read on »
Mare’s Favorite Finds for Moms from #ExpoWest 2013, Part 1 by Mare Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine This year’s Expo West was a treasure trove. From new foods to new green inventions to new “drinkable” vitamins to new wellness beverages, there was something for every kind ... Read on »
Mare’s Favorite Finds for Kids from #ExpoWest 2013 by Mare Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I love going to ExpoWest, even though my dogs bark pretty loudly by the end of it…seriously, I think my bottom half wanted to secede from my top half midway through Day #2. ... Read on »
Interesting Trends from Expo West 2013 by Mare Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Another year, another crowded Expo West. This year was more crowded than ever before, in fact, hitting record numbers of attendees and exhibitors alike. The explosion of nat ... Read on »
Reader Question: Essential Oil Blend for Bumpy Skin? by Mare Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I recently got this email from a reader, and because I still am not able to get comments on the most popular post I have ever written, I am continuing to respond to them via ... Read on »
Guest Post: How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy Food, Part 2 by Mare Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Aside from starting kids off at an early age with good eating habits, I believe that making food look fun and appetizing is key to getting them to enjoy eating healthy food. ... Read on »
Guest Post: How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy Food, Part 1 by Mare Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine My husband and I have never had a problem with getting our daughter, who is now a teenager, to eat healthy food. We started early, just asking her to try new things and if s ... Read on »
A Natural Remedy for My Toddler’s Stomach Ache by Mare Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Last weekend, my hubby and I took our Little Apple to Hobee’s, a wonderful chain of family-oriented restaurants here in northern California. She had not eaten much all day, ... Read on »
My Guiltiest (and Most Expensive) Pleasure: Rose Essential Oil by Mare Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine The phrase “beer budget, champagne taste” is one that I am very familiar with, and one that could be said to be the canon of my life thus far. Back in my spa-owning days, wh ... Read on »
Yay! Her DIY Essential Oil Facial Oil Blend Worked! by Mare Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I opened up my email this morning to find two very nice ones waiting for me. One was the announcement of the birth of my good friend’s second child this morning (2/2/13) at ... Read on »
The End of an Era: My Little Apple is Weaned. by Mare Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I can’t believe it: my little girl is completely off the breast. The last time I wrote about weaning, it was the end of November and there was no end in sight. Now, it’s act ... Read on »
Aromatherapy for Balancing Hormones, Part 2 by Mare Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Boy, am I long-winded. I am still trying to address a question from one of my readers, K.L., about how to use aromatherapy to balance hormones. Last time, I talked about all ... Read on »
Aromatherapy for Balancing Hormones, Part 1 by Mare Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Recently, I got this email from a reader, and I thought I’d respond to it on my blog (since others are probably wondering the same thing): Hello! I ran across your blog whil ... Read on »
Essential Oil Suppositories…Really? by Mare Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine When I first started studying Aromatherapy, I noticed there were a lot of mentions in my aromatherapy texts and in the general aromatherapeutic literature about essential oi ... Read on »
My two-year-old said the unthinkable: “Mom” by Mare Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine A week and a half ago, the Little Apple started calling me, “Mom.” At first I thought I had heard wrong. After all, why would she call me “Mom?” She’s only two, and all two- ... Read on »
Finding the Balance Between “Holistic” and “Realistic” by Mare Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I have a confession to make: This holistic Mama took antibiotics. This time, I wasn’t just tempted to take them. This time, I actually took them. I had been coughing since t ... Read on »