Hey there and welcome to my little corner of the web. I am so happy you stopped by!
My name is Olivia but you can call me Liv. I became a mom in 2017 and it completely changed my world in the best way possible. I have found motherhood to be the place where I can thrive as an individual and feel honored to be able to steward the life of such a special little man.
I am passionate about raising my son holistically and feel a large responsibility to help him grow up as healthy as possible. Because of this, you will find some of my best tips as a mom, healthy recipes, DIY household products, and natural remedies to heal your sick family.
I am a military spouse, registered nurse, exercising, organic eating, a little too passionate, not enough make-up kinda girl. I would rather wear sweats than do my hair and now I have the perfect excuse….motherhood!
The name of this blog spawned from my sweet boy. He was born a whole 6 pounds 12 ounces, most of which was in his cheeks! When I started blogging, I named my blog The Cheeky Mommy. After spending so much time learning and writing the past year, I decided the name didn’t fit anymore. My son’s cheeks are still deliciously chubby, but my goals have changed. Which is why I changed the name to Naturally Made Mom.
I am going to be quite frank. Blogging is hard. There are so many days I ask myself, why am I sharing all of this? Does anyone agree or disagree? Does anyone even care? The internet is filled with so much noise.
I hope my little blog will make a difference in one person’s life.
If these words can do that then the astronomical effort to make time to write is worth it. I hope I can inspire another mom to be patient when she feels like she is on the brink of losing it. I hope I can inspire her to cook a healthy meal. I hope I inspire her to question product labels and doctor’s advice. Or maybe we can just be friends?
In my private life, I try my to see the world through a positive perspective but this is often my greatest struggle. I love a strong cup of coffee and an even stronger glass of wine.
I have seen the dark side of human suffering as an ICU nurse. I feel truly honored to be at the bedside of my sick brothers and sisters.
Being so deeply involved in conventional medicine has changed the way I define health. It has given me a unique perspective. I have been formally educated in the most advanced modern medical practices, but I realized that these should be used as the last resort. Our bodies were made to heal themselves if we would only stop poisoning it.
I have always believed in the power of quality nutrition from food grown in a sustainable way. I believe this is the essence of our health, happiness, and the future for our families.
I believe there are ways we can minimize our exposure to harmful chemicals, chronic stress, sleep deprivation, and illness.
There are so many things outside of our control as consumers. We have to be so savvy to avoid substances that aren’t great for our health. It’s a lot of work to make educated choices on what products we bring into our homes and I hope I can make that process a little easier for you. You can check out some of my favorite organic products here.
I have a strong drive to share my passion for clean, intentional living with others! A better future for our planet and thus our children will depend on the adults of this generation taking a second to slow down and make more educated choices about our way of life.
Ultimately, I want to help people live healthier, happier lives. Feel free to email me at Liv@naturallymademom.com.