An Interview with Kathy of YourOrganicChild.com
Tell us more about yourself, your family, and why you decided to start your blog, Your Organic Child. How did you come up with the name?
I am married with 2 kids. Besides the blog I have an online children’s clothing boutique called HoneyPieKids.com and also wrote a children’s kindle book called Natalie’s Magic Lemonade that is available on Amazon. I always have been interested in health, herbs and organics and someone recommended to me that I should start a blog. I didn’t want it all about me and wanted to give out useful information that others could benefit from.
Why do you think moms and their children should eat organic foods? What do you think are the benefits?
I think that when children are eating as naturally as they can they build their immunity up and don’t catch all the illnesses that are going around school or playground. Adults can benefit just the same as children. When people eat processed food compared to natural organic food they consume much more food and calories without getting any real nutrition. Organic food may cost a little more but it’s not grown from GMO’s and sprayed with chemicals like the conventional.
What are your favorite organic brands that you recommend moms to buy?
Some of the staples I always keep around are Natures Path oatmeal, Stoneyfield farm organic milk and organic eggs. I have been buying California baby products by the gallon from the company for years. My husband and I use the products too. I also use Seventh Generation unscented detergent and cleaners in the home.
Your site has a lot of great giveaways and coupons. What do you think are some of the secrets to getting the best deals?
If there is a certain product that you buy organic or not go to the company website and usually they will have coupons right on their site. Stores like Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s have websites and Facebook pages with specials too and Whole Foods usually has a really good deal going every friday. If it’s something good like usually berries or organic meat I will stock up on it and freeze it. Get on your favorite company’s email list. I have had many eco-friendly companies contact me wanting to do giveaways on my blog so I have been pretty lucky to be able to give aways some nice products.
You also make a lot of great arts and crafts? What are a few of your favorite projects? What projects do you suggest that moms make with their children during the summer?
I usually get most of the ideas from Pinterest or You Tube. On Pinterest there are so many great unique ideas I would of never thought of. I like the homemade glitter play dough crafts and the glow in the dark goo recipes. Kids love making things like that. I like projects that you only calls for things that you already have in the house to make. Also, making bird feeders from pine cones is a easy project I have seen that is perfect for the summer. Sometimes my daughter has good ideas, right now she loves to make things with duct tape. She want to put a video up on my blog of her showing kids how to make wallets out of duct tape.
What are your top 5 tips for all moms?
- The biggest tip is that they and their children are the ones who have to live with the decisions you make for them Wether it’s about vaccinating, schooling, things you do or don’t want them to eat or whatever, make an informed decision and stick with it. There will always be someone who may not agree but thats their problem not yours. If you feel that your making the right decision you usually are.
- At school try not to fall in the routine of letting your child buy a school hot lunch. There is very little they can choose from that is healthy and most children won’t pick the right things.
- Limit video games and get your child in the habit of reading every night before bed.
- Eat at home together more often than not and together at the table.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help
My personal Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/kathym12/
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