Welcome to Natural and Nourished Family.  My name is Carmen and I started this blog as way to help families navigate the road to healthy living.   Our family has been on this journey for quite some time now and I know that being health conscious in a junk food world can be hard, especially if you have children.

I’m not a nutrition expert or a gourmet cook.  I’m just an ordinary mom who has found some practical ways to make healthy eating and living managable to average families.   Through lots of trial and error, I have found ways to simplify what was once overwhelming to me.  I love to share my experience and am always blessed when I am able to be an encouragement to others.

My vision for Natural and Nourished Family is to help make healthy eating and natural living more accessible to real families.  Many parents, after learning about the SAD state of the Standard American Diet, have a strong desire to change the course of their family’s current and future health but are overwhelmed with all the details.  Tight budgets, tight schedules, picky eaters, figuring out what is good food and what is not…these are obstacles that many people don’t believe they can overcome.  Not to mention all the info there is out there on natural health.  Finding out what works and what doesn’t can be a bumpy road to navigate.

But there is hope!  Changes can be made and it can be done without superhuman effort.  You do NOT have to be SuperMom or SuperDad to feed your family nourishing, health giving, REAL foods.  You do not have to have a post graduate degree to handle common health concerns in your family.  Just an ordinary, simple mom or dad will suffice.   So pull up a comfy chair, grab a cup of herbal tea and let me help you get started.


Here’s a little about me:

I am a child of God, follower of Jesus, learning more each day what it means to take up my cross and follow Him. (Mark 8:34-37).

I am blessed to be married to an amazing husband and the best daddy ever to our many little ones.

I am a  homeschooling mama and a business owner.  Life can get a bit crazy and busy around here but I love it and wouldn’t have it any other way.

I am a lover of all things baby.

I am a Certified Lactation Counselor and had the privilege of working with many mamas and babies before I came home full time to my family.  Since mama’s milk is so important in setting the stage for lifelong health, you’ll be seeing lots of talk about breastfeeding here.

I am a wanna-be gardener trapped in a plant killer’s body…but I’m making progress with each new season.  =-)

I am a novice knitter and a novice seamstress.  I would love to increase my skills.  For now I have fun practicing the basics when I have time.

I’m a mom on a mission to encourage families to live a healthier lifestyle by nourishing their bodies with REAL food and using safe, natural alternatives in their home’s medicine cabinet and cleaning cabinet. 


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