I am a stay-at-home mother of three fantastic children and wife to an awesome husband. They are my biggest inspiration to keep learning and exploring all that natural and healthy living has to offer.
Hi, I’m Amanda! Here on The Eco-Friendly Family I discuss my life alongside topics that are important to me and my family, like getting fit, composting, cloth diapers, safe products, and tips on reducing chemical exposure to name a few. I like to approach green living from a practical, modern perspective. Living a healthy life is something that is important to everyone and for me that’s what it’s all about.
Part of changing your lifestyle is about trying new things that will replace old habits. Maybe making your own cleaners or detergents or choosing to use reusable products to replace disposables. I find that many people think of living ‘green’ as something that requires sacrifice but it’s quite the opposite! Choosing a lifestyle change requires a little bit of relearning, but choosing products and foods that help you live a healthier life is rewarding physically, mentally, financially and globally – your choices make a huge impact!
I have always enjoyed teaching, sharing and writing, so when I stumbled into blogging it felt right and natural. I am a stay-at-home mother of three fantastic children and wife to an awesome husband. They are my biggest inspiration to keep learning and exploring all that natural and healthy living has to offer. I hope that you can learn and grow from our experiences, and I hope to learn from yours as well.
In my effort to make good use of the zucchinis in our first garden at our new house (seriously, we are so excited), I took to trying what seemed like a pretty crazy idea. My husband has a co-worker who said that his wife makes an “apple” pie from zucchini and that it’s great – just like apple pie. Read More
Each year St. Patrick’s Day inspires people to celebrate Irish culture with a whole lot of green. This year, I encourage you to choose a new way to celebrate. Read More
This simple idea is lovely as a centerpiece, and it’s perfect for a baby shower! Read More
Like Cards Against Humanity, Babies Against Parenthood is a funny, multiplayer party game. Read More
I love LOVE my kids and having them home, but summer feels like a cruel joke. Read More
I don’t know about your children, but ours certainly don’t need more single use toys – or piles of candy and sugar coated marshmallow shaped “treats.” Read More
The basic concept here is that no flour or grain is used, but plantains instead. Possibly the best thing about this recipe is how quick and easy it is to make. All you need to do is chop up your plantain and bananas, put everything into a blender, whirl and bake! Read More
This smoothie recipe is full of protein, fiber and antioxidants to help you make the most of your workouts and more. Read More
Portobello caps are delicious and incredibly versatile. Here’s just one easy, and yummy, way to enjoy them. Read More
Kale chips are nutritious, delicious and a guilt-free snack. Plus, they're extremely easy to make! Read More