Better for our babies, better for our planet.
Eco Baby Expo is all about the natural, organic, unprocessed lifestyle. We wanted to take a moment to showcase those who are raising their children to be responsible and eco-friendly, those who put their family’s health first, those who make an impact on our children’s future, and those who live a healthy lifestyle that may inspire others.
By sharing their stories, we hope to bring inspiration to our like-minded followers. We hope you can share in the joy of motherhood, fatherhood, and the joys that growing up green can bring! #GrowingUpGreen
Name: Justine Tullier
Children: 1 girl, 3 boys
Pets: 3 cats
Titles: Green Mommy, Birth Photographer
Birth Photographer / Owner of Birth Angels
My name is Justine. I live with my husband, four kids, and three cats in sunny south Florida. I am finishing a certification in Childbirth Education and we started Birth Angels in 2016. My pregnancies with my two younger sons and preparing for my natural births with them really catapulted my love for that phase in life, which led me to pursue being a Childbirth Educator. Birth Photography came naturally with that, as I’ve always been involved with photography since college. My husband and I both have creative minds and love working together. On our time off, we adore spending time with our kids and have lots of transformer fights.
I’ve certainly tried many things towards living a green lifestyle, not all of them being very successful! As much as I want one, I just don’t have a green thumb, but I’m not giving up. I’d say my greatest achievement is transforming our families eating and medicinal habits. We rarely use pharmaceutical drugs. We boost our immune systems using natural remedies such as my homemade elderberry syrup. My 2 and 5 year old have never been on antibiotics. Living ‘green’ and using natural God made products to enhance our life and health is such a major driving factor in my decision making for my family.
It really stinks to have a healthcare system that doesn’t support natural doctors or products. It’s felt very challenging at times to know what I need to use or do, but not financially being in a place to make it happen. There are some things we’ve done to overcome these obstacles. Such as making my own remedies so I don’t have to buy them, or prioritizing our health which prioritizing our spending- so that we have the funds we need to do certain things for ourselves.
Either be an introvert and take more detox baths or be an extrovert and more involved in the community.
This isn’t easy. All of us individually have social gatherings during the week. We tend to stay in and do things at home together and plan outings or beach days occasionally. Our main goal is that when we are with our kids, we are 100% with them and not focusing on work.
That no matter what, there’s balance. They that are educated but still enjoy life. That at the end of the day, they feel joy and not stress.
We use a lot of hand-me-downs in terms of clothing and other items in general. This isn’t just financial, but because there is too much junk already in the world to buy more of it. We use mostly glass in the kitchen and reusable shopping bags. I love the reusable snack bags. My 5 year old takes out our recycling every week. This is an area, however, that we could always improve on.
I’m so excited to meet other like-minded people and a LOT of them! I can’t wait to see all of the awesome products.
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