Simmering Stovetop Potpourri For Fall

Pierre Van ZylFeatured, Natural Home


The air is crisp and golden leaves are swirling outside my living room window, which in my house means it’s time for homemade honey-scented beeswax candles, snuggling under our wool comforter to read, and of course, a pot of spices simmering on the stove. Yesterday I peeled some apples for homemade apple crisp, then tossed the skins […]

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Which Essential Oils Are Safe For Kids? 70+ Oils & How To Use Them

Pierre Van ZylFeatured, Natural Remedies


Which essential oils are safe for kids? If you’ve tried to answer that question by researching online lately, you know that there is a ton of conflicting information out there. Some say everything is safe, some say nothing is safe. What’s a mama to do? A few years ago, I decided to get over my sticker […]

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Wingardium Leviosa

Pierre Van ZylFeatured, Featured Posts


The second half of this year was a blessing disguised as a curse. Sometimes I can’t even believe I was strong enough to get through it—and not just get through it, but grow from it, rise from it, go into 2020 as the baddest expression of myself thus f…

How To Make Beeswax Candles

Pierre Van Zyldiy, Featured, Natural Home


There’s something incredibly soothing about the soft, warm glow of homemade beeswax candles, especially at night after the littles are in bed. But the golden glow and long burn time are just the beginning of a handmade beeswax candle’s charm. Unlike paraffin candles – which release carcinogens like toluene and benzene into the air– they burn clean and […]

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Don’t Panic

Pierre Van ZylFeatured, Featured Posts, heart wisdom, magic


Don’t panic. You’re capable. You’re worthy. You’re supported. You’ve been through bad shit and sad shit and scary shit, too. And every single time, you’ve come through—even when you thought you wouldn’t survive, you clawed your way out of each and eve…

23 Science-Backed Tips for Deeper, More Restful Sleep

Pierre Van ZylFeatured, health


Inside: 23 science-backed sleep tips for deeper, more restful zzz’s that work even if you have kids!  Have you ever woken up with an “aha” solution to a problem? If so, you’re not alone. Dreams are linked to some of the most important breakthroughs in history, including the Theory of Relativity, the shape of DNA, and […]

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On Relationships

Pierre Van Zylfamily, Featured, Featured Posts, heart wisdom, love


I’m not an expert on relationships. I’m not sure I’m an expert on anything, but that’s a discussion for another day, perhaps. Regardless, I’m often asked for relationship advice—mostly because I’m good at holding space, but also because one of my supe…


Pierre Van Zylbody image, Featured, feminism, Mindset


Like many young girls, I wasn’t nurtured with resilience against shame. I wasn’t directly and specifically nurtured towards shame by my parents, but when you come of age in a culture that is laced with shame around women’s bodies and sexuality in…

Creamy Vegan Carrot Mac with Walnut Herb “Parmesan”

Pierre Van Zylbrussels sprouts, carrots, comfort food, easy, Featured, Gluten-free, mac n' cheese, Main Dishes, No Oil, pasta, quick, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Soy-free, Vegan


  This creamy vegan carrot mac with walnut parmesan is what happens when you’ve got a strong hankering for comfort food, but a fraction of the time it would usually take to whip up a bubbly, baked, mac n’ cheese masterpiece. It’s quick and untraditional, but for me, so many of the key components are…

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3 Homemade Hair Detangler Recipes

Pierre Van Zylbeauty, Featured


Inside: Natural hair care doesn’t have to be complicated! Here are three homemade hair detangler recipes that are inexpensive and simple to make, plus what to buy if you don’t want to DIY. Has your mother ever threatened offered to shave your head? Mine has. You guys, this is a woman who didn’t raise her voice when I wrecked her […]

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