A fresh start with the 3 Day Suja Juice Cleanse

Everyone, especially new moms, knows how hard it is to lose five pounds, no less the LAST five pounds lingering around your waist, thighs or other problem areas. Whether you are going More »

Kayden’s 4 Month Schedule

I recently had a friend with a young baby ask me for Kayden’s routine at around 4 months so I figured I would combine the 3 and 6 month scheduled and go for the More »

My Favorite Eco-Friendly Baby Brands and Products

Now that I am 33 weeks and coming down the home stretch I feel truly blessed that the bubs has so many people that already care about him so much. Every time More »

3 Smoothie Recipes for weight loss, skin, and health

Since about month 6 of my pregnancy a very strange thing started happening to me, I started to trade in my salty tooth for my citrus tooth. I eat roughly 2-3 tangelos More »

Adventure Travel Trend: Volunteer Expeditions

Are you looking for an adventure of a lifetime that allows you to give back and get even more in return?  Whether you want to work to conserve endangered species or help More »

Healthy Eating Part 1: Follow the Seasonal Produce Calendar

For the last 5 1/2 months my eating habits have been all over the place. When I first got pregnant, I opted for any food that I could keep down.  This consisted More »


Why Series #1: Post baby body changes no one tells you about


I would like to start out by saying that I am completely in love with my son Kayden and truly feel like being a mother was the best decision I have ever made. I would also like to give tons

New Section- Mommy Spot


Good Morning Readers, I wanted to quickly announce The Sustainable Spot’s newest section, the Mommy Spot! This is where I will be writing the bulk of my articles and sharing all my new mom experiences!  I would love this to

Sustainable Sisters Reunite to Celebrate Baby Kayden!


This week has been one of the most memorable and special as Aunt Vanessa finally got to meet sweet baby Kayden!!!  We have been enjoying every minute of our family time together!  Here are some of the pictures of our

3 Simple Healthy Appetizer Recipes Fit for Foodies

3 Simple Healthy Appetizers Fit for Foodies

This weekend was a special treat for me as I was lucky enough to spend it with one of my most dear friends and her beautiful family on a crystal clear lake in Michigan.  It was lovely.  I got to

Kate’s very natural postpartum bump


I am sure, by now, everyone including myself has had there fill of news covering the birth of the royal baby but after reading a particular article on the MNN site I felt inspired to recognize the significance of Kate’s

10 Reasons Why You Should Go on a Volunteer Expedition

At work in the Seychelles

Three years ago, I embarked on a journey that has left me forever changed.  I signed up to volunteer for a 10 week marine conservation expedition to study and survey coral reefs in the Seychelles islands.  I had only been

Video Product Review: 5 New Mom must haves


Below I have reviewed 5 of my most treasured baby products that have helped Kayden and I tremendously these past 5 weeks! Please leave your favorites in the comments section below! Thanks so much! 1. Boppy Newborn Lounger 2. Double

3 Natural DIY Deep Conditioning Hair Treatments

3 Natural DIY Deep Conditioning Hair Treatments

I can’t think of a better remedy for fighting the blues than soaking in some sunshine, getting sandy and salty at the beach and spending time with good friends.  And that is just how I spent my Sunday.  Oh how

Natural Remedies that kept me stretch mark free during pregnancy!


One of my biggest fears when first learning of my pregnancy back in October was the dreaded arrival of stretch marks. I read a ton of articles and researched every miracle cream on the market and I am proud to

Summer DIY Projects

summer diy project

With my husband leaving for deployment this summer, I am planning on keeping myself sane by staying busy with plenty of projects.  On my list so far are starting a cleanse, juicing, surfing, taking some courses through Coursera, reconnecting with

Summer Vacation: 12 Ocean-Friendly Travel Tips

Summer Vacation: 12 Ocean-Friendly travel tips

There is nothing I enjoy more during the hot days of summer than cooling off with a dip in the ocean and planning a trip to a place where I can spend some quality time face to face with my

July 4th Recipes: Festive Food and Drinks

july 4th recipes

This July 4th will be a very memorable one for me as I will be BBQing on the deck of a Navy warship.  I will be joining my husband as he stands duty and I can’t think of a more

Welcome Baby Kayden James Lindner

Baby Kayden

Now that I’m back from my three-week maternity leave, I am overjoyed to announce the birth of my baby boy, Kayden James Lindner. He was born on the morning of June 9, 2013 at 9:35 AM, and weighed in at

Tips for Having an Eco-Friendly July 4th!

tips for an eco-friendly july 4th

We are only one week away from one of my favorite holidays of the year, the Fourth of July!  I love everything about this celebration starting with spending the day at the beach to BBQing with good friends and family

Seasonal Produce Calendar: Summer Juicing Recipes for Weight Loss and Detox

seasonal produce calendar: summer juicing recipes for weight loss and detox

I have been hearing rave reviews from people about the health benefits of juicing for years now and I’ve never actually tried it myself.  Since summer is officially here and I want to get in better shape and feel healthier,

Natural Remedies to Soothe a Sunburn

natural remedies to soothe a sunburn

This weekend we were blessed with the most spectacular sunny weather after a series of storms that held us hostage indoors for the previous week.  I happily packed up my beach bag, lathered myself with SPF 30 from head to

7 Free Apps to Help You Plan your Summer Vacation

7 Free Apps to help you plan your summer vacation

It’s official, my husband and I will be moving to Texas later this year when he finishes his time in the Navy!  We are very excited to begin our new adventure and earlier this month enjoyed a week in Galveston

Seasonal Produce Calendar: Summer Grilling Recipes

seasonal produce calendar: summer grilling recipes

One of the many things I love about the summer season is the chance to spend my evenings on the porch cooking on the grill.  The combination of soaking in the sun, the smoky smell from the grill and the

For the love of Kale: Health Benefits and Recipes

health benefits of kale

It is funny how my salads have evolved over the years and always been a reflection of my personality and lifestyle at the time.  In college they were colorless mounds of iceberg lettuce drowned in ranch dressing and croutons.  Then

Sustainable Summer: Eco-friendly Flip Flops

eco-friendly flip flops

The summer season has barely begun and I have officially already broken my first pair of flip flops!  I don’t know what it is about me that always manages to destroy my favorite pair of flops but I have definitely