Amanda Hearn

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.

What are essential oils?

Put simply, essential oils are a liquid derived from plants. Read More

Zucchini "Apple" Pie

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

Great Ways to Go Green This St. Patrick's Day

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

Stitch Fix Review

In spite of my lack of fashion sense and love of comfort, I do want to feel confident that I look like I have a clue when I go out. Read More

Coffee Filter Flower Tutorial

This simple idea is lovely as a centerpiece, and it’s perfect for a baby shower! Read More

How to make a chic cloth diaper centerpiece

I am totally in love with this simple centerpiece gift idea. It’s the perfect shower gift for a cloth diapering parent-to-be — and decor item, to boot! Read More

Babies Against Parenthood Game

Like Cards Against Humanity, Babies Against Parenthood is a funny, multiplayer party game. Read More

The Best Guacamole

Avocados are full of healthy fats, vitamins and other awesome things that our bodies love. Read More

Do they ever stop eating?

I love LOVE my kids and having them home, but summer feels like a cruel joke. Read More

Spinach Lasagna

Spinach lasagna is truly fantastic and super easy to make. Read More

Easter: Think Outside the Candy Aisle

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

Natural Ways to Battle Seasonal Allergies

As the weather begins to warm, seasonal allergies start to kick into high gear. Read More

Beyond Easy Banana Bread

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

Quick Tips on Love and Relationships

Marriage is hard. In relationships of any kind, it's easy to forget that the other party is a person, with feelings and thoughts just as valid as our own. Read More

Cleanse & Detox Smoothie Recipe

This smoothie recipe is full of protein, fiber and antioxidants to help you make the most of your workouts and more. Read More

Fun DIY Glue Snowman Ornament

Christmas isn't far off now, so I'm trying to find fun gift and craft ideas. This fun showman is easy to make, and a great craft for kids. Read More

Twice Baked Portobello Mushrooms

Portobello caps are delicious and incredibly versatile. Here’s just one easy, and yummy, way to enjoy them. Read More

How to create a greener outdoor space

When we think of outdoor spaces, one of the last things on our mind might be ways to “green” it. I mean, we’re already outside, that’s green right? Read More

Parmesan Kale Chips

Kale chips are nutritious, delicious and a guilt-free snack. Plus, they're extremely easy to make! Read More

How to Use Onions for Earaches and Infections

My understanding is that the onion contains anti-bacterial, healing and anti-inflammatory properties that quickly and effectively sooth and calm the affected ear. Read More

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