Who am I & What Can You Expect To Find On The Nature Made Mama Blog?
Hey, y’all! My name is Kristen. I’m a single mom of 3, have one granddaughter, and lots of animal family members.
My whole life it seems doctors couldn’t figure out my health issues. When they finally did, they found only things I could “do nothing about.” Naturally (pun intended), I turned to holistic and all-natural forms of medication to ease symptoms of health issues.
Throughout the years, these trial-and-error times (and I truly mean trial and error!) came in handy for my children as they grew and found issues of their own. I have one out on her own, and she still calls and texts for natural healthcare advice for herself, her significant other, and their sweet baby girl. I love it!
It really did start so small. An allergy here, a natural alternative there. A skin issue there, a natural soap/tincture/salve was made to help. Before I knew it, friends and family were coming to me for all of their health/skin issues. Now, here I am today to share what I have learned with all of you.
Scholastically, I started my journey in the medical field as a paramedic, went on to nursing, and decided it wasn’t for me. I didn’t get to help people as much as I thought I would, despite working in multiple specialties. So… I went back. I started with generals and fell in love with biotechnology. After I completed my degree, I was offered an opportunity to go back and become a medical laboratory scientist for the lab I worked for. I thought, surely, I can help change the world as a scientist, right? Turns out, there’s a ton of red tape and “you can’t do that”, “you’re insane”, “society would never go for it”, etc.
After a while, I realized I was helping even less people than I was when I was a nurse. I took a few months off work to gather myself and figure out the next step for my family and I. Well… I decided I was not going to go back, and was going to instead focus on my deteriorating health (yes, I was neglecting myself and my needs) and start the business I had been talking about starting for YEARS! So, I left my job, started Natural Zen, and now the Nature Made Mama Blog, and never looked back. I have to tell you, I DON’T REGRET A THING!
What you can expect to find on the Nature Made Mama Blog
Just like me, this blog is eclectic! Sooooo eclectic! You will find anything and everything on natural living, swap-outs for more natural living, things to help reduce your carbon footprint, beauty tips and tricks, the down low on skincare, anti-aging hacks, resources for shopping and stress relief, DIY beauty blessings, mom life and coping strategies for parents, summer sanity secrets, all sorts of gift guides, and so much more!
Are you in?
I hope so because here we go!