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#ASKAMAMA {Mondays} with Trisha Hughes: Part 2

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In part 2 of my #ASKAMAMA episode with Trisha Hughes {from Eat Your Beets}, we finally get to your questions!

In this video, Trisha tackles:

1. Paleo “on the go” – how to stay satiated while out-and-about

2. As a Mom of 4 how does she “do it all”, AND keep everyone happy with lunches

3. Tips on how a newbie food blogger can stand out in the crowd

4. Find out where Trisha cuts her hair!

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To connect with Trisha:
Eat Your Beets {dot com}
trisha@eatyourbeets.com
IG: @goeatyourbeets
FB: /eatyourbeets

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To reach me (Beth):
I Am The Mama Mantra {dot com}
iamthemamamantra@gmail.com
IG: @iamthemamamantra
FB: /iamthemamamantra
T: @themamamantra

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#ASKAMAMA {Mondays} with Trisha Hughes: Part 1

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I know it’s technically a Tuesday, today.  But, guys…

This one was epic!

Trisha Hughes, from Eat Your Beets, has been on my “WANT” list of Mamas to ask for this series since I started it.  Thankfully the stars aligned, and we were able to make it happen for this episode!

The one thing neither of us was expecting, was just how long we’d end up talking for!  I recorded nearly 2 hours of interview footage, and decided instead of butchering it to high heaven for one episode – there is a lot of great material – I’d break it into two!

In part 1 we discuss how Trisha and her family came to discover the Paleo/Primal lifestyle, her upcoming events {a hands-on photography workshop & panelling a discussion group at the Alt Summit}, and her crazy experience with being put on the Instagram Suggested Users list.  And in part 2, which will be up next week, we get into the questions you guys submitted for Trisha.

As I did with the previous episode with Bria Evenson, the podcasts will be the longer, unedited versions of the interview.

You can link to the podcast for part 1 on my iTunes channel HERE.  And while you’re there, don’t forget to subscribe (*wink*)

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REFERENCED LINKS:

Eat Your Beets
Eat Pretty Things
Edible Omaha
Trisha’s post “Why I’m Glad I’m Losing Followers on Instagram”
Click it up a Notch
Natural Light Food Photography Workshop at Bench Omaha – June 6
Altitude Summit in Salt Lake City – June 9-12

 

#ASKAMAMA Monday with Madeleine Somerville: Rubbing Alcohol vs. Vinegar & Cleaning a Mouldy Compost Bin

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On her final #ASKAMAMA episode, Madeleine answers not one, but TWO viewer questions!

  1. Is there a difference between using rubbing alcohol vs. vinegar to kill germs when cleaning around the house?
  2. How can I keep mould out of my kitchen compost bin

Thank you SO MUCH to Madeleine for taking part in the series during such a busy time in her life (book tour, interviews, house purchasing, moving)!

For more tips & tricks from Madeleine, click HERE to purchase her best selling book All You Need Is Less: The Eco-friendly Guide to Guilt-Free Green Living and Stress-Free Simplicity!

And of course you can follow Madeleine on her adventures through her blog Sweet Madeleine, which has gained a large following thanks to it’s no-muss, no-fuss approach to eco-friendly endeavours, as well as her relatable, honest and humorous take on family life.

Other ways to get in touch with Madeleine:

Email:  info@sweetmadeleine.ca
Twitter:  @MadeleineSix
Instagram:  @Sweet.Madeleine
Facebook:  Facebook.com/SweetMadeleine.ca

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Starting next week, writer/blogger/small biz whiz Kat Armstrong will be joining us for 4 weeks as the next Mama on the #ASKAMAMA series!

When she’s not freelance writing, she writes her own blog This Is The Place. When she’s not writing this or that, she’s the co-owner of Toronto boutique This Little Piggy where she manages social media, the store’s blog and various other fun things!

There’s still time to submit a question, so here’s how!

Post it on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #ASKAMAMA

Leave what’s on your mind in the comment section of this post

Head to my Facebook page (link in sidebar) & either drop me a private message or post the question to my wall

Shoot me an email at iamthemamamantra@gmail.com

Fill out the trusty ol’ form below!

#ASKAMAMA Monday with Madeleine Somerville: Is It All Worth It?

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
― Margaret Mead 

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Is it all worth it?  Are my tiny environmentally friendly gestures really helping in saving the planet?  How can one person truly make a difference?

We’ve all been there, we’ve all had our doubts.  And on this week’s #ASKAMAMA episode, Madeleine offers her thoughts on the bigger picture and suggests that by simply changing the way we think about it, we can get our eco-confidence back one recycled coffee cup at a time.

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If you missed last week’s Top Three Toddler Tantrum Tips, click HERE!

And click HERE for the previous week’s DIY Natural Body Lotion episode!

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Here’s how you can connect with Madeleine:

E-mail:  info@sweetmadeleine.ca
Instagram: @sweet.madeleine
Twitter:  @MadeleineSix
Facebook/SweetMadeleine

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Don’t forget that starting in a couple of weeks, the effervescent writer/blogger/small biz owner Kat Armstrong will be joining us for 4 weeks as the next Mama on the #ASKAMAMA series, and I couldn’t be more excited about it!

Here’s how you can submit a question for Kat:

Post it on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #ASKAMAMA

Leave what’s on your mind in the comment section of this post

Head to my Facebook page (link in sidebar) & either drop me a private message or post the question to my wall

Shoot me an email at iamthemamamantra@gmail.com

Fill out the trusty ol’ form below!

Introducing Kat Armstrong, the next Mama in the #ASKAMAMA Series!

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Another KAT in the house!

I’m so excited to announce writer, blogger & entrepreneur KAT ARMSTRONG as the next Mama for #ASKAMAMA  Monday!!

Kat will be answering YOUR questions for 4 weeks, starting August 11! 

Kat is mama to two wild boys, wife to one wild husband and owner of one lazy dog.

When she’s not freelance writing, she writes her own blog This Is The Place. When she’s not writing this or that, she’s the co-owner of Toronto boutique This Little Piggy where she manages social media, the store’s blog and various other fun things!

Kat opened her store earlier this year with her business partner and friend Faye. Together, they’re learning as they navigate the world of small business and trying to wrap their heads around it all.

She’s a huge fan of baby wearing and offers free lessons in her store, which specializes in usable, affordable baby essentials, and clothing to age six.

Kat lives near the lake in the west end and wears strange clothes. She’s also trying to see how abstract she can get with her bio before someone notices….

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THRESHOLD FOR QUESTIONS:
 Kat will happily answer anything you throw at her!

Questions about baby-wearing, the challenges of opening a business, and even pop culture are fair game!

And if you’re curious about any essentials you’ll need for your baby or toddler, she can help you with that too!
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The Deadline for Questions is 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 1.

The woman’s got to have time to film her answers, right?!



Here’s How to Send Them In:
  1. Post it on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #ASKAMAMA
  2. Leave what’s on your mind in the comment section of this post
  3. Head to my Facebook page and either drop me a private message or post the question on my wall
  4. Shoot me an email at iamthemamamantra@gmail.com
  5. Fill out the trusty ol’ question form at the bottom of the page
  6. And of course, if you’re a follower of Kat, feel free to send her your questions directly!  Her email social media links are:

E-mail:  Kat@thislittlepiggyshop.ca
Twitter: @kitten_arms
Instagram: @thislil_piggy

Welcome Kat, to #ASKAMAMA Monday! 

#ASKAMAMA Monday with Madeleine Somerville: Toddler Tantrum Tips!

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It’s Week Two with author and eco-blogger Madeleine Somerville!

In today’s episode she gives her Top Three Toddler Tantrum Tips, and passes along some sage words of wisdom she once received for us parents to keep in our back pockets at all times!

And if you missed last week’s DIY Natural Body Lotion episode, just click HERE!

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Here’s how you can connect with Madeleine:

E-mail:  info@sweetmadeleine.ca
Twitter & Instagram:  @MadeleineSix
Facebook/SweetMadeleine


And of course, here’s how you can ask a question for an upcoming episode:

Post it on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #ASKAMAMA

Leave what’s on your mind in the comment of this post

Head to my Facebook page (link in sidebar) & either drop me a private message or post the question on my wall

Shoot me an email at iamthemamamantra@gmail.com

Fill out the trusty ol’ form below!

 

#ASKAMAMA Monday with Madeleine Somerville: Natural DIY Body Lotion!

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Welcome Madeleine Somerville, eco-blogger and author of All You Need Is Less: The Eco-friendly Guide to Guilt-Free Green Living and Stress-Free Simplicity (currently #4 on Amazon.ca‘s Green Housecleaning list), to the #ASKAMAMA series!

Over the next four weeks, Madeleine will be answering viewer’s questions on everything from DIY Lotion (this week’s episode) to keeping mould out of our kitchen compost, and even to whether or not our seemingly tiny green endeavours are actually making a difference.

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THIS WEEK!  Are you searching for the perfect “natural” body lotion for your sensitive skin?  Ever wonder if you can trust those “organic” claims every high-end moisturizer seems to be making these days?

Madeleine shows us all just how easy it is to whip up your own using just THREE ingredients!  How’s that for witchcraftery??  Click HERE for the recipe, and watch the video above for more info!

Here’s how you can connect with Madeleine:

E-mail:  info@sweetmadeleine.ca
Twitter & Instagram:  @MadeleineSix
Facebook/SweetMadeleine


And of course, here’s how you can ask a question for an upcoming episode:

– Post it on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #ASKAMAMA

– Leave what’s on your mind in the comment of this post

– Head to my Facebook page (link in the sidebar) and either drop me a private message or post the question on my wall

– Shoot me an email at iamthemamamantra@gmail.com

– Fill out the trusty ol’ form below!