Welcome to Ecomama.
I’m Emma, a mama, wife and Nurse Practitioner with a big interest in WELLNESS and natural living.
This is site is my little piece of virtual real estate to narrate our journey of pure living and the removal of toxins from our everyday lives.
If you’ve found my website then chances are you and I are probably pretty alike.
I spend most of my days hanging our with my 13 month old daughter – often this involves lots of baby talk interpretation, chasing the chickens round the back yard, reheated cups of tea and best of all lots of baby cuddles. Although there are definitely ups and downs becoming a mama is THE most amazing thing I’ve ever done.
While in this head space I started Ecomama. Being a mama has changed so many things for me, but the biggest thing is wanting to raise my family to be as healthy and happy as we can be.
My catalyst for change has been my husband living with Mastocytosis (and multiple allergies) and my dad being recently diagnosed with Bladder Cancer. There’s a lot of research that has shown that exposure to potentially toxic chemicals is linked to chronic disease, cancer, food sensitivities and allergies. This, along with being pregnant and having our gorgeous daughter began our journey of pure living and the elimination of toxins from our home.
I’m passionate about finding alternative choices to replace the toxins and chemicals we use in everyday life, reduce our chemical burden, low histamine diet and reduce allergies and sensitivities. I’m a Nurse Practitioner so health is my life.
Come along for the ride with me here on my website and Instagram to follow my research and wellness journey.
So what is “Pure Living”?
For me, this looks a bit like…
- Eating organic, clean whole foods
- Low histamine diet to reduce my husbands allergies
- Decreasing our food miles
- Having a veggie patch + growing our own
- Limiting the chemicals and toxins in our home – bathroom, kitchen & laundry particularly
- Choosing greener options for cleaning, washing and cooking
- Limiting our use of plastics
- Organic beauty products and skincare
I am also a research-aholic. I can’t help myself, I review EVERYTHING before I purchase. This involves lots of talking to friends, reading blogs, journals and internet surfing! So I had a thought – why not put all this real time, real life, real mama research down on paper (virtual anyway) and share with all the other mama’s out there. My hope is to inspire you to make some everyday easy and inexpensive changes to reduce the chemicals in your life for the better!
// work life
I work as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner on the Sunshine Coast. I love my job, I love the variety, the people and the fast-paced high energy environment. I have been working in Emergency for about 14 years and it’s definitely a passion and likely where I developed my RESEARCH EVERYTHING approach!
// home life
I married my handsome other half almost two years ago and we live together with our daughter in the green hills of the Sunshine Coast hinterland. We have a small acreage with chickens & fresh eggs, ducks on the pond, cows in the paddock and an old cat called Louise. We can barely see our neighbours and I can hang out the washing naked 🙂 Bliss.
// fast forward to now…
I’m juggling work life and mum life with wife life and it isn’t easy as I’m sure you know! I really hope this website is a resource that you find invaluable and very REAL. I am passionate about purifying my life and yours and I have a lot of heart to put into making things better for my family and yours.
So this is for you ladies (and papas), take what you find useful, share with your friends and get on board the discussion at my facebook group here.