Lucy Nelson

Lucy was born and raised in Charleston, WV and moved to St. Augustine almost 4 years ago to make a big life change and to trade the mountains for the ocean! She is married to Gus and is the mom of Keenan, age 13, and Ezra, age 2 and Mira, due in May. While balancing motherhood, she has a successful work at home business, works as a childbirth doula, a yoga instructor, and a holistic health coach. Her passion is to live a healthy, happy, non-toxic life and she loves to share the knowledge she has gathered so that she can help others improve their overall sense of wellness with her personal blog Integrated Mama Wellness
eco-friendly habits

5 Eco-Friendly Habits to Reduce Your Environmental Impact

The entire month of April is considered "Earth Month." I am involved in several Earth Month activities and I started thinking about how "eco-friendly" our family really is on a daily basis. I have...

How Do You Stay Peaceful When Your Kids Make You Angry?

When I became a mother, one of the most surprising things about my personality was revealed. I was an angry mom. I always knew I had the capability of losing my temper, but I...
teen years

One Momma’s Reflection on Navigating the Teen Years

My teenager has reached a new milestone. He is officially halfway through his 8th-grade year which means that in a few short months we are finished with this middle school era. Each stage of...

5 DIY Herbal-Infused Gifts for Friends and Family

I am not typically a crafty person, however sometimes getting into the holiday spirit calls for some DIY gift making. Here are five of my favorite (simple) recipes for herbal-infused gifts. I am a...

Have Kids? Will Travel! Tips for Stress-Free Air Travel

Our family travels quite a bit. Both of our kiddos took their first flights at just a few months old. So, I've picked up several tips and tricks along the way! Hopefully, they help...

Tools for Helping & Healing {Pregnancy & Infancy Loss Awareness Month}

We are now in the 30th year of bringing awareness to the subject of pregnancy & infant loss. The statistics of pregnancy & infant loss are overwhelming. Approximately 25% of pregnancies end in miscarriage;...
social media free

The Challenge of Keeping Our Teen Social Media Free

As a parent of a middle schooler, I have a lot of thoughts about what the struggles this year will look like. My son just entered 8th grade, and we have chosen to keep...

Rethinking the Middle School Lunchbox

New School Year, New Menu School starts soon and for me, it is time to start prepping for packing lunches. I have been making my son's school lunches since the beginning of his educational career....