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Elena Veldman

Elena is a new mom and healthy lifestyle enthusiast. Before having a baby, she worked in the nonprofit sector and managed a local farmers market in Northern Ontario. She's passionate about her community, local foods, healthy eating, and eco-friendly baby stuff.
FUEL grab n go

Grab ’N Go with FUEL

Did you know the average life of a fast food bag is only six seconds?Which is about the time it takes for a fast...
willa walker

Willa Walker Review: Teaching Toddlers to Walk with Sustainably Sourced Materials

Isn’t it great when you find a product that meets that desirable consumer trifecta of being good to the maker, good for the consumer...
coffee cup in bedroom

Essentia Pillow Review: A Toxin-Free Slumber

If we took the time to break down the materials present in all of the household items we use each day, we would undoubtedly...
picnic lunch box

Pack a Picnic and Get Outside This Summer

Too often we spend our summers thinking of all the activities we should be doing rather than getting out and doing them. Spending more...
sunflower oil

5 Simple Tricks to Fight a Cold Naturally

While you adjust to warming temperatures, maybe melting snow, and endless days of rain this season, here are five tips to keep you healthy and fight off any cold bugs you might catch the natural way.
your child is what you eat

Breastfeeding: A Natural and Eco-Friendly Choice

When it comes to being a new parent, there’s so much information out there on what to buy and how to do things. Everyone...
Aspen Clean Cleaning Products

AspenClean Natural Household Cleaning Products Review

As a new mom, I’ve quickly become hyper-conscious of all of the toxins hiding in everyday household cleaning products – from dish soap to...