Peluzzi Organica

MOM BOSS MONDAY

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As a newish parent, I’m finding that there is so much to be cautious with when it comes to the safety of my little cub. He must be supervised at all times, he can’t have honey, car seat drama, and the list goes on. I’ve been given information on how to keep my baby safe over and over again, but there is hardly any mention of products that we use on our children daily. It is easy to assume that the products we grew up with and see at stores are not harmful, in a perfect world, right? This weeks mom boss has created a line of products that are kind to our bodies, our babies, and our environment. Peluzzi Organica has something for everyone in the family. Estela Peluzzi is the lovely mom boss that we can thank for these delicious products. I am amazed by her story and am super thankful she has shared it with us. My favorite part of featuring you wonderful women is hearing the stories that drive you.

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Also, just an FYI, the baby showers these days are all about the babies and not so much the mommies anymore…why not gift your next momma to be with some at home, spa-grade pampering??? I absolutely love all of my products and use them frequently for a mommy recharge. Some of our favorites are the coffee & cacao scrub, sea algae & mint scrub, and the gentle baby oil.

Meet Estela as she shares her pregnancy experience and inspiring story.

I was born and raised in Southern California, love the sun, beaches, mountains, and the desert. I grew up with natural healing remedies which is how natural wellness and healing was instilled upon me.

During pregnancy, I suffered from severe depression and anxiety due to other pre-existing conditions. On my first pregnancy, I almost had a miscarriage and had postpartum depression after both pregnancies. I was prescribed many different medications for years which worsened and developed new symptoms. As a result, I could not breastfeed and care for my children as I lovingly wished. Although my husband was loving and caring he thought at the time that the doctors would find a medication that would help me. After years of taking different medications, my mental and physical health was deteriorating until I decided to take charge naturally.
Concerned about my well-being and especially for my children’s and knowing the innumerable health benefits of breastfeeding I wanted to compensate. So I began to learn about nutrition and natural ingredients which led me to carefully study plant-based nutrition, natural ingredients, herbalism, and natural wellness. After making many changes like having a regular exercise routine to gradually adopting a conscientious lifestyle I noticed positive results.
After careful and continuous research I was appalled by how inferior U.S. standards are and how conventional and many so-called “natural” food and personal care products are viscously affecting humans, animals, and our environment so I decided to also take charge. Combining my creativity and innovative skills with my knowledge I began creating our own toxic-free plant-based food, household, and personal products with superb results.
I wanted to share with others my findings and experience so Peluzzi Organica was born! Due constant exposure to toxicity I created natural formulas to restore natural beauty, wellness, and body’s natural balance using plant’s nutrient properties and ingredients. We use minimal natural processing with solar-infusion to extract plant’s nutrient properties. I do not use preservatives, water, synthetic, petrochemicals, perfumes, and zero toxic ingredients only concentrated plant goodness in each product where a little goes a long way. I am currently working on new-mama, mama-to-be products, and more baby products for clean and pure loving care.
Estela’s motherhood tip:
A baby and a mother is born along with maternal instincts, strength and new concerns. I found it that we only learn to be a mother when we become a mother ourselves, but we can always enhance ourselves by educating, taking care and nurturing ourselves to grow each day in order to do the same for our baby.
It is a wonderful privilege and also a great responsibility, however, I feel motherhood is not fully recognized as it really should be. Ask for help if you need to, plan quality time for yourself and lovingly celebrate, enjoy, and bond each day and moment with your baby because they grow up so fast!
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Stunning Mom Boss, Estela.

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Staying Active and Exploring with Joovy & Miamily

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The ocean is always our first choice.

Here we are 9 months earthside for my little man. And OMG what a ride.  I get to know my kid more and more I can’t stop obsessing over his rapid growth. I just can’t handle how fast he is growing! We are literally a few months from the big 1 and I’m just not ready for it. On the flipside, I must say…it’s pretty freaking amazing to see him process the world around him as he is developing his own opinions and personality. What I’m most impressed with, is that I have not completely lost my mind….YET.

How am I doing it? I made a commitment to stay healthy and active so that I could keep up with my baby beast. The gym is my BFF and if Mommy makes it to the gym, everyone’s world is just a little bit better. The other half of the time, I am completely losing my mind, but it’s all about balance right?!

Two things that I cannot MOM without are: The Joovy Zoom 360 Ultralight and the Miamily Hipster Plus. With these lifesavers, I have been able to get outside, get shit done, and take bub with me wherever I go.  Fresh air, stimulation, and bonding time are what we experience when we seek adventure. A messy house, with endless amounts of laundry, and a pile of dishes that doesn’t stop growing is a drag sometimes – okay, all of the time.  So that’s our queue to get out of the house and EXPLORE.

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The Joovy 360 is a nice, durable, but still elegant stroller that has been everywhere with us. It has allowed me to take bub on some serious hikes, jogs near the beach, and out on some of the best family dates ever. There are some days when the books and toys are just not enough to keep bub satisfied and to be honest I don’t blame him. Who wants to be stuck in the house all day anyway?

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Some places are just too difficult to experience with a stroller, so the carrier works great!

The Miamily baby carrier is the best carrier I have come across. I have a pretty heavy kid and this thing holds him close to me safely and comfortably. You can wear your baby several different ways and the seat is the deal breaker. I’ve worn Q on a boat offshore, to music festivals, and even while doing chores around the house. There are just some places a stroller can’t go, this is why a good carrier is a must!

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How in the world were moms doing mom things before carriers were invented anyway??? With summer approaching quickly I’m super excited to know that I can do just about anything we please as long as we have our carrier and stroller. Our next adventure will be a big one, 2 weeks in South Korea. Check back in next month and I’ll share how that all goes down when we return. In the meantime, I would love to hear about what you mamas do to keep sane and some of your must-have mom tools!

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Wild Dill

MOM BOSS MONDAY

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Easter vibes with a knitted carrot teether from Wild Dill.

Mondays aren’t so bad.  We get a fresh start at getting behind in our lives,  and I get to introduce yet another awesome Mom Boss! This week’s mom boss is the owner of an online shop that offers organic, fair-trade, and eco-friendly products for our littles, and she’s even got stuff for Moms! If you are or know any green and conscious mamas out there, then you must stop by her shop! Wild Dill carries everything from clothes, bath, gifts, nursery, and home decor. I must say, it’s quite refreshing to come across a line of products that are safe for my little man and the environment as well. Now let’s meet Tina and hear a little about her story and the motherhood tip she has to share!

Tina, Mom Boss behind Wild Dill 

My business came about when my first son was born. We went on a trip to Israel to introduce him to my husband’s family when he was about 6 months old. I received the same beautiful organic baby blanket from multiple friends and family members and got inspired to bring the brand to the US since I loved the blanket and had never seen one like it back home. While working on that business as an importer and distributor I came across the Wild Dill store and contacted the owner to carry the line. She informed me that she planned to shut down the business in the next few weeks and in my mommy haze just wrote to her that I would love to buy the site. From there we worked out a deal and I ended up a store owner!
Since owning Wild Dill I have put a lot of work into updating the website, adding new inventory and interacting with customers. I love being a store owner and am so excited to see what the future holds for this business.
A pregnancy struggle Tina has experienced
My biggest struggle was actually with getting pregnant in the first place due to thyroid issues. It took me a long time to get pregnant with both my boys and was lucky enough to find an amazing acupuncturist who I credit with helping me get my health in order and stabilize my hormones to help get pregnant and have a smooth time all the way up until delivery of both my sweet boys.
Tina’s motherhood tip
Don’t be afraid to lean on family and friends for help. I had a hard time delegating tasks with my first son and I really felt the difference with my second son when I let people help me. Simple things like doing laundry, bringing in food, and running errands allowed me to rest and bond with my child and allowed me to be a better mom to both kids. I also think we need to not be afraid to ask for emotional support from our friends. I had a few dear mom friends who had children before me who were so sweet and gave me a shoulder to cry on when I needed it and just always knew the right thing to say when I was having a difficult time with breastfeeding or other new mom challenges. Your closest friends know you the best and just have that special way of knowing how to give advice and support when you are at your most sensitive and vulnerable without being judgemental.