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Organic First Aid Kit for on the Go (What’s in my Purse)

August 1, 2020

Over the years, I have managed to find some of the best quality on the go first aid items to keep in my purse. When you’re out and about with Children its quite often you might find yourself in need of an item for a bruise or a cut. If you don’t have it, then there’s the inconvenient rush to the nearest pharmacy to purchase an option you wouldn’t necessarily opt for. I don’t like being in a pinch when it comes to this scenario and I’m not always going to be near a health food store that can supply me with the options I have vetted over the years, so I have created a little pouch of natural health supports for every scenario I could think of. I continue to add as I go but being over 5 years into Motherhood, I’ve pretty much nailed down most of the necessities. These options aren’t just for kids, you can carry these around for yourself and to have on hand to offer to others if they are in need.

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

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Baby Lifestyle

My Holistic Birth Plan + Postpartum Care Plan

January 20, 2020

Labour and Delivery, as well as Postnatal care, is very raw, intimate, and personal. There are many options when it comes to the nitty gritty of child bearing and I took it upon myself to really research my options before having my Children. I am sharing some details of my birth plan, as well as my post natal plan, with some research to back my own personal choices. It is VERY important that you research for yourself and make your own informed choices with your own health care provider. These are decisions I made under the care of my own Midwives and they were made based on the level of health experienced by myself and my babies in utero. Always consult with your health care provider when making health decisions for you and your family. This post is intended to showcase the many options available to Women during this time of life and to empower you to look into them for yourself.

My choices were based on a holistic view of health care and were chosen after very careful research. Everyone’s bodies and circumstances are different. I also write this from the perspective of living in Canada according to the medical options and processes available to us here. Some of these options may not apply to everyone and their area, or may require private funding, etc.

Childbearing and Motherhood in general come with so many different options and discussing these options can sometimes feel polarizing. It is important that we do so without judgement towards each other. This post is simply an account of my own choices and research but in no way reflects my opinion of others’ choices or circumstances. Your body, your birth, and your choices for your children are YOURS and yours alone. I wrote this to provide a starting place for research and bring awareness to a variety of options, and did so under a holistic lens. This blog is written intentionally for those who choose to adopt a more holistic approach to Birth. My options are not everyone’s options and my hope is that this post comes off as respectful and to be used as a tool to further your own research. After having two children naturally, here is my Birth and Postpartum plan.

* Disclaimer: This post is not intended as medical advice. Please continue to seek advice from/and make decisions with your primary health care provider. *

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Baby Lifestyle

Holistic Mama Series: Baby Must Haves Part One

April 30, 2019

We’ve been busy! Two kids is double the work, double the tiredness and double the love. The one thing I’ve noticed is that the second child gets the calmer version of Mama.. after the birth of a first baby, Mothers are filled with anxieties over sleep, feeding, simply adjusting to being a mother and your whole world changing overnight.. This time is different, it’s familiar and although each baby is very different, I am already 4 years into motherhood and sleep deprivation.. not much phases me. I’ve figured out some things, albeit I am still no expert. One major difference between my methods from baby 1 to baby 2 is: you don’t need much “stuff”. All the big things you ask for on a registry, baby might not like or ever use.. they have a way of protesting the most expensive gadgets that you thought would be your saving grace. So I’ve compiled a list of my “baby must haves” this time around. They are all holistically minded and adopt the attachment parenting style. The best part about putting together this list after baby number two is that I have had years of vetting different products and brands with my first.. these are the products that work best for us and our family, so, I figured I would share my favourites.

* This post includes some affiliate links. This means that any product purchased from my links will generate a small commission (At no extra cost to you). As always, I will only recommend brands that have passed my seal of approval and that I truly love.. these commissions help to cover Bloom + Clementine’s fees so that this website can stay alive and I can continue sharing my green beauty passion with you all. Thank you for supporting my little green space on the internet. *

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Health Lifestyle Recipes

A convenient one cup ceramic coffee maker + a recipe for coconut maple iced coffee:

August 10, 2018

Coffee is a love language and for some, a lifeline! Nothing makes the experience of coffee better than a perfectly smooth brewed cup. One of the things that has always been my pet peeve was that I didn’t want to make an entire pot if I only wanted one perfect cup of brewed coffee. I also avoid the plastic pod coffee machines (which may be convenient, but come with the extra waste for our Earth and are brewed with hot water through plastic pods). Sometimes I want just one conveniently brewed cup that tastes as good as it would if it came from a cafe.

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Baby Lifestyle

A Natural Self Care Box for New Mothers

March 9, 2018

When you’ve just fallen deep into the responsibility of new Motherhood you will experience highs and lows that no one could have prepared you for. You will be SO in love and yet SO tired at the same time, add in baby blues, 3rd degree tears, stitches, sore nipples and you’ve got the Newborn stage. Mothers are usually forgotten shortly after they have their babies as the spotlight has turned (and rightfully so) but lets not let that overwhelming cuteness make us forget about the person who is exhausted, healing and trying her best not to lose it when the 4th person overstays their welcome in a day. Mothers are dealt quite a bit in the early stages and I think its important to remember that she needs love too (and more than usual).

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Beauty Lifestyle Uncategorized

2017 Green Beauty Holiday Gift Guide

November 19, 2017

This year I’ve put together a number of holiday gift guides to help others make their lists or shop for their loved ones. Anyone who follows my blog knows that I am a Green Beauty advocate and its really the theme that kick started this entire blog to where it was. Its where I hold a great deal of knowledge, from researching my butt off for years to testing product after product. I only share the ones I truly love on this blog and so what better opportunity to point you in the right direction than the holidays? Here’s a list of my Green Beauty MUST HAVES that you can shop directly from this post. Send this to your gift givers as a subtle *hint hint* or use it as your personal guide to spoil your people (or yourself).

*This post contains affiliate links which means that I make a small commission if a purchase is made (at  no additional cost to you). This helps keep Bloom & Clementine running and I truly appreciate your support.*

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Household Lifestyle

Minimalist Christmas Decorations from Etsy

November 15, 2017

I am a sucker for minimalism. Everything about it makes my heart flutter and I couldn’t have been more excited when i found these gorgeous handmade and minimalist Christmas decorations from Etsy. I love a good Etsy hunt, I especially love supporting handmade businesses where you can find one of a kind designs that aren’t mass produced in huge department stores. I never thought to look for Christmas decor on Etsy but I came across these magical finds and thought I’d share them with you as the holiday decorating season is upon us!

* This post contains affiliate links which means I make a small commission, at no additional cost to you, from purchases made from certain links on the post. This helps keep Bloom and Clementines site up and running, Thank you for your support! *

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Fashion Lifestyle Uncategorized

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For Her

November 10, 2017

Attention Ladies! I’ve compiled a holiday guide for us Gals because sometimes it can be hard to take the time out to ‘Google’ that perfect something (So, I’ve ‘Googled’ for you!). Thanks to Amazon, I was able to put together a list that has a bit of everything at all different price points. Click the images to shop and share this list with your loved ones to send a subtle *hint hint*.

This post contains affiliate links, which means I make a small commission off each sale at no additional cost to you. This helps cover the fees that pay for this website to run. Thank you for your support!


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Why you NEED to take a Blogging Break: Signs & Symptoms of “The Frazzled Blogger”

September 13, 2017

I have been a little MIA when it comes to my blogging these past few weeks and there have been some good reasons why. We finally tied the knot this August and planning a wedding while Mumming AND blogging was just not working out. Then I went on a much needed honeymoon with my now Husband to Italy (bucket list item CHECKED), and when I got home? I needed to spend what I had left of Summer with my little one who was so patient while her Dad and I planned our big day. As Bloggers, we all have busy lives, times of stress, moments of severe writers block..

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