Monday, September 15, 2008

About EcoBabyz Author

Eco-Babyz was born in December of 2008 when I was eight months pregnant with our first daughter. I was learning so much as a mom-to-be, I had the desire to share our parenting journey with the world. I was shocked at what I was learning about the modern food system, healthcare (or 'sick care'), environmental toxins, and how it all affects our families and our babies. Over the years Eco-Babyz has become a natural parenting resource for many and I love helping other moms and families get started on a healthier path with their kids. We learn something new every day and we share our experience with you! 

As our kids are getting older - we're writing more and more about our homeschooling journey and travels around the U.S.! We love connecting with other homeschoolers!

Eco-Babyz is a place where you will find articles on many health topics, green living tipscloth diaperingeducation and homeschooling, legislation affecting parents and children, and the latest news on toxins. You will also find exceptional products reviews and occasional giveaways. Enjoy and please write to us, we love hearing from our readers!

PS: As a reader you may sometimes get the impression of me as a 'perfect' mom! I assure you, I am anything but! I have good days and bad days. I loose my temper, I let the dust bunnies run, my laundry piles up. I am human, trust me! My blog is meant to be inspiring, not to make you feel guilty. Take everything with a grain of salt and I hope what I share inspires you to be an even better mom to your children and better wife to your husband.

Mini Biography

Anastasia is a mother of three, a woman, a wife, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a cousin, a friend, a Christian, professional photographer, a blog author, a cook, an artist, an Eco-conscious consumer, a health enthusiast, a nature lover, a travel addict, a volunteer, a reader, net surfer, husband adorer, and a writer. 

Born in Russia, Anastasia moved to the United States with her family in 1995. In 2006 she completed her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design degree and married her best friend. After having children she decided to pursue her first passion and is now an up-and-coming Boston wedding photographer. She loves sharing her passion for healthy living and essential oils! Today, she resides in a town north of Boston with her husband, two daughters, and son. 

Family photo at the top by Lana Griffin Photography 


  1. I appreciate your energy and passion. I look forward to reading your blog and sharing it with my friends.

  2. I am doing research for my university paper, thanks for your brilliant points, now I am acting on a sudden impulse.

    - Laura

  3. I absolutely love sites like these! Your story sounds so much like mine as I began noticing how toxic this world we live in was when I was pregnant for the first time. I am excited to read your site and hopefully implement some budget friendly ideas to improve our eco-friendly and health conscience existance. Thanks for all the work you do to keep this site up to date!! :)

  4. Looking forward to read more!! thanks so much for all the info. and the time you put into your blog ;=)

  5. А ка бы это всё озвучить по-русски....хотя бы кратко...

  6. I think trying to be a more green mom is great, but how do you handle the cloth diapers?

    1. Cloth diapering is not very hard these days! Our grandparents had to wash everything by hand and diapers were just pieces of cloth. The modern diapers are completely different and obviously the washing machine does most of the work. I thought it would be hard at first, but it's easier than I thought and I wouldn't consider going back to disposables since it saves us about $800 every year :)

  7. I stumbled upon you while I was looking for reviews in Revitin, and have to say that I love your site and insight :). I am a dental hygienist by trade that focuses on natural oral health products, and more importantly teaching the techniques necessary for having and keeping a healthy mouth! I look forward to following you, thanks for caring :)!!

    1. Thank you for your comment! Here's to a healthy mouth! :)))

  8. I just left that comment about decay and fluride. I am sure you won't pubish it. i see you are in E. MA. I am also. I also see you are into non toxic products. I came to your website looking for pictures of decayed baby teeth. I left the post because I was saddened by the condition of your daughter's teeth. In your blog post you say that you keep running into mothers who's kids have this problem. You make it sound like it's really common. I have worked as a nanny and as a daycare teacher in the Boston area and I have NOT SEEN THIS and believe me I've seen many many little mouths over the last five years. So if you are really seeing an epidemic of decay like your daughters it may be that you and the women you are talking to have something in common that is making this happen. It is not at all normal or usual. Maybe you live in a community or avoid all fluride or maybe you eat the same food or something.
    I am telling you I've not seen teeth problems in my large sample size that you say you are seeing. You might want to mention it to your pediatrician if you haven't already. Maybe he's been seeing something. Who knows maybe it's a side effect or something new?

    1. I'm not afraid of your comments, don't worry :) I appreciate your concern about my child. As I have mentioned, this isn't uncommon just because you may have not noticed it. There isn't anything particularly dominating about how the mothers I meet raise their children. Some are rich, some poor, from different backgrounds, various cultures, a variety of geographical regions.


      Unfortunately, fluoride contamination is in everything today. Juices, berries (sprayed with fluoride based pesticides), many fruits and vegetables. Here is more on sources of fluoride: http://www.fluoridealert.org/issues/sources/

      What I know is that many moms have successfully healed and reversed their child's tooth decay. I think it is something worth trying. We're not rich, we can't afford expensive dental work not covered by our insurance that will not solve the problem but will only provide temporary cosmetic changes and would traumatize our child. Here is how it works without invasive procedures:

      More on the subject if you are interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAm8_8Xd1TA

      PS: Just because you haven't seen this in other children, doesn't mean they have healthy teeth. In all likelihood they are only healthy on the outside because their insurance covers dental work. The average child has more cavities than anyone cares to mention.


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