Iremia – Natural Solutions for Sensitive Skin

After many years of dealing with rosacea, eczema, and hypersensitive skin, I took matters into…

Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast

What kid doesn’t love PB&Js or french toast? These childhood classics are some of my…

Apis Mercantile – Full Spectrum Hemp & CBD Beauty Products

Bees. I can’t lie and say that I’m not terrified of these guys, and what…

Bibs Manila – Cute, Classy, Quirky Custom Bibs

Bibs are one of the most essential products you will ever invest in as a…

Dew South – Live a Low Impact Lifestyle with Sustainable Products

Consumers nowadays are waking up to a new reality where their purchases cause a major…

Trick or Treat OR Stay Home?

Halloween is coming up. Have you thought about what you’ll be doing if you and…

Bèselan Botanicals – Nourish Your Skin and The Rest Will Thrive

Skin care has always been a major passion of mine. In another life, aka before…

PeachyPlum Natural Skincare Simple Luxury Skincare for the Woman on the Go

Rebecca and Tamara are sisters who are passionate about natural skincare. When one of their…

Joel Sunglasses – More Than Just A Fashionable Brand

It all started in April 2020 in Amsterdam during the lockdown period. It was a…

Fia Ro Baby Glam – Fall Into Fashion

Who doesn’t love fashion? Beyond just fashion, who doesn’t absolutely adore finding the cutest stuff…

Hook Line and Tinker – Modern Embroidery for Crafty Folk

I’ve never been trendy. At 46, I can honestly say I’ve been slow to adopt…

BJ’s PJs – Cotton. Comfort. Confidence.

Let’s talk about loungewear and PJs. I have to admit, for all of my life…

Handmade with Love – One Mama’s Journey to Creating Personalized Decor and Clothing for Your Little One

Vintage Lace Cottage began six years ago when I was on maternity leave with my…

Ink It Up Boutique – Decorative Pillows & Reusable Bags

Are you someone like me, one who spends countless hours on Pinterest, Instagram, Etsy. You…

Pumpkin Mac and Goat Cheese

Im very sorry about this terrible picture and I promise this dish tastes much better…

Queen Maddyn – Designed by a Mom, Made for a Queen.

Every mama knows what a precious, yet sensitive and often quite difficult, time postpartum can…

How Do You Rest When You’re Ill, But Have To Stay Home With The Kids?

Here’s your opportunity to learn more about the parenting styles of each Maturing Mama. No…

Candles By Nirah Jay Candle Co.

One of my all time favorite items to have in my home, that I use…

A Mama’s FitBit Review – Spoiler Alert, Just Don’t Buy It…

Its unfortunate I have to do this review on a large scale but this needs…

Verte Smoothies – Natural, Handmade Hair Smoothies for All Textures & Types

Being a person with a mixed cultural African Arabian background, having an intensive exposure and…

Wishing Others Well – How to Cut Negativity Out of Your Life

My twin sister has always- and I believe will always, repeat the same story to…

Holy Lamb Organics – Creating Beautiful Textile Products by Hand Using a Centuries-Old Tradition

Finding good quality bedding can be a tedious, exhausting task. From the quality, to the…

Moms, It’s Time to Pamper Yourselves with Theia Karari

Mamas! Sometimes we need to pamper ourselves. Sound familiar? We hear it so often, but…

Ethicool Books – Real World Topics in a Child-Friendly Way

Would you believe me if I told you that everything I wanted to be as…

A Mental Health Journey – From Stress to Success

Mental health is a huge issue impacting a tremendous percentage of people all over the…

Raw Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin Squares

Raw peanut butter oatmeal raisin squares are the perfect healthy snack for those who don’t…

In Kidz Subscription Culture Boxes – Helping Kids Love Each Other And The World

I have been a homeschool parent for about 14 years. Ever since my oldest was…

An Inspiring Story of Failure and Impeding Success – Easy Living Hats

When Maturing Mama magazine reached out to me for a feature and collaboration, I knew…

Introducing Joshua David’s Heartkid Journey

Part One: Diagnosis For as long as I can remember, I have dreamed of becoming…

Casual and Cozy Apparel That is Wildly Local

Bear+Fox owner Erica Marchand is a strong woman with a bold vision. Based out of…

Just Keep Swimming

You may have noticed that I include my mantra of ‘Just keep swimming’ in a…

Love Your Skin and Give It A Glow With Dry Brush Massaging

Dry brush massaging has many remarkable benefits such as exfoliating skin, unclogging pores and eliminating…

Little People, Big Trauma, Bigger Triumphs

When we took in our nine-year-old daughter almost a year ago, her care generally consisted…

7 Ways to use Frozen Leftover Quinoa

Do you ever end up making way to much of this delicious grain? I find…

Maturing Mama Magazine Interview with Studio Botanic Owner Alexander Hartan

Studio Botanic is a new generation of natural cosmetics. Clear, transparent, natural, sustainable. With minimal…

Paper Jewelry: The New Way to Bring Origami to Life

I am constantly on the hunt for exciting and unique styles when it comes to…

Preggeaux Boutique – Helping Moms Get Their Style Back

During my first pregnancy with my daughter, I did not feel cute or have that…

Skincare Perfected

As a woman coming into my late 30s, I am learning there are two types…

Finding Beauty in Your Everyday

I am a mom of four. Not just four children, but four BOYS! My girl…

Practice Self-Care, Reduce Your Mom Guilt

Self care is described as any activity you do that takes care of your emotional,…

Educating Through Play With Kontu

I was all for home school until the first day when I saw the curriculum.…

Arlokea | Ethical Fashion & A Charitable, Sustainable Business Model

At Arlokea, we believe that people have power to make a difference in this world.…

Creamy Pink Pasta Sauce with Ground Beef and Hidden Veggies

This recipe ticks every single box when it comes to making dinner. It’s packed with…

My Surprising Encounter With A Police Officer – Stop Discrimination

I genuinely feel bad for police officers right now. Genuinely. My name is Chanelle. I’m…

Parum Italie – Made Exclusively For You, Leather Goods

I am an Italian woman who has been living in Germany for 20 years. Even…

Natural, Organic Skin & Hair Care That Is Affordable & Accessible | Laughing Tree Organics

Laughing Tree Organics products are made with only the highest quality plants, botanicals, and herbs,…

I Wish My Parents Would Get A Divorce – How To Respond To These Words

I wish my parents would just get a divorce! Have you heard those words before?…

Puffworks Organic Peanut Butter Puffs – A Delicious Take on Puffs For You & Your Baby!

I was not sure what to expect when I received Puffworks Organic Peanut Butter Puffs.…

Syphisticated Soap – “Soaps That Make Showertime Luxurious”

I have a confession. When I hear “bar soap” I have a very blah first…

The Mama’s Perspective – Are You Comfortable Homeschooling or Allowing Your Kids to Attend School This Fall?

Here’s your opportunity to learn more about the parenting styles of each Maturing Mama. No…

Having Perfect Nails Has Never Been Easier, With Blispy’s Nail Polish Strips

I was warned that it could become near impossible to do my own nails after…

Fixing An Organized Mess

I pride myself in having a well organized mess. Well organized in my brain. A…

Feel Pampered and Beautiful With Ellie Rayne & Co.’s Matching Bows

Ellie Rayne & Co. is an infant, toddler, and tween boutique out of Nottingham, New…

NetherCream – All Natural Creams For Your Nether Regions, With Zero Harmful Ingredients

NetherCream products are specially formulated creams, meant to be used in the nether regions, under…

The Harmful Compromises of Fast Fashion | Luna & Soul Active

My name is Raja. I’m an ex-fast fashion product developer, a mum, Yoga teacher, animal…

Bringing A Bit of Street Flair to Everyday Life – Janae’s Closet

Janae’s Closet is a special boutique shop. We offer fly urban attire unique for your…

Whipped Body Butta – Custom & Natural Body, Hair and Face Creams and Soaps

Whipped Body Butta specializes in customized bath and body care products that are handcrafted to…

How to Deal With Stress As A Busy Mom, Prevent Burnout & Be Well-Balanced

Workaholic Mom. I could call it many different names. Do you know that situation when…

The Story Behind Sewindipity Bowtique’s Stylish, Comfortable, and Affordable Headbands

My name is Alexis: I am a military wife, “mompreneur”, and the creator & designer…

Bean & Bison Burgers

The burger to end all food struggles! Kids either love or hate meat. So if…

Cute & Functional Fashion By Butterfly Diva Boutique

My name is Allison Smith and I am the owner of Butterfly Diva Boutique. I…

The Rough Side of Trying to Conceive (TTC)

As some may know from my previous TTC article, my husband and I have been TTC for a year…

For The Love of Bees – Green Stinger Trading Biodegradable Beeswax Food Wraps

Green Stinger Trading was founded in 2019 by urban beekeepers in NYC. Their focus is…

Is Family An Excuse To Take Advantage of One Another?

Are you using the label “Family”, as an excuse to take advantage of another human…

My Journey As An Identical Twin

I was born an identical twin. This doesn’t just mean my sister and I look…

Encouraging You To Follow Your Dreams | Passion Fuels Fashion

Passion fuels is an online boutique currently located in Sherwood Park, Alberta, just outside my hometown of…

Making Family Camping Bearable

I don’t like camping but I also don’t hate it. I used to love camping.…

Today’s Mama’s Perspective: Girl Toys vs. Boy Toys – Do Your Kids Only Play With ‘Gendered’ Toys?

Here’s your opportunity to learn more about the parenting styles of each Maturing Mama. No…

Empowering Our Teenage Daughters, One Boss Boxx Subscription At A Time

Tweenage years are hard. For girls, they can be some of the most trying, confusing…

To Speak or Not To Speak

Being on anti-depresant medication for the last two years did something no one ever thought…

Beautiful & Simple Jewelry by Greenwood

With the Covid-19 virus rules loosening up, we’re able to see family more and do…

Kyra Jane Clothing – Made to Order, Minimal Handmade Linen

My grandmother and my mother are both excellent seamstresses. My grandmother drafted her own patterns…

The Famous Chicken Nugget Gets a Healthy Makeover – Spinach and Pistachio Chicken Nuggets

I really wasn’t sure if these were going to be a hit or not but…

When Mixed Hair Care Doesn’t Matter

I… Was… Wrong. I was that black girl that would see a white mom with…

Glow Rx Skin is Non-toxic, Clean & Clinical Skincare and Keeps Darker Skintones in Mind

Oprah Winfrey was one of the first African Americans that went from being presented on…

Samantha Cade Collection’s Hand-Poured Soy Wax Candles

As parents the desire to provide for our kids is constant and will likely always…

Beba Botanica – Fun, Environmentally Friendly Hippo Shaped Soaps

Soap. For many of us it’s something we don’t think much about. But it’s something…

The Importance Of Supporting Mom Staffed Bussinesses

You’ve finished university and ended with a degree of some kind. No sooner after graduating…

One Simple Chore That Can Make Your Child a Better Eater

By Jenny Atkins Do your kids set the table for dinner? Recently, I’ve been having…

Love My Mat’s Yoga & Meditation Accessories

I’ve taken to meditation about a year ago now with the use of the app…

SimplyGala’s Wholesome & Delicious Syrups

For a long time I have been on the hunt for a homemade, non-high fructose,…

Stephanie’s Work Shop Helps Our Kids Feel Special & Look Their Best

I recently heard of a friend having spent time crying while putting away her daughter’s…

Red Lentil & Coconut Pancakes

These super healthy protein packed pancakes were our family’s 4th of July breakfast, which I…

Life Unpacked’s Life-Changing Bamboo Toothbrushes, Toothpowder & Double-Sided Razors

To say that Life Unpacked‘s products “have changed my life”, would be an understatement! My…

It Isn’t Easy Forming Intimate Relationships

This past week has been a whirlwind in our house, first celebrating my birthday, then…

Weaning Off Antidepressants

It’s not real. It’s all in my head. I am not dying. I made the…

As Nature Intended: Herb Market Botanicals

“When I was thinking of what type of product I wanted to make for people,…

Psychedelic Suds – Handmade Soaps Featuring Hemp Seed Oil & Goat’s Milk

Looking for a totally rad and swirly way to get clean? Psychedelic soap founder Lauren…

No Milk – No Problem Coconut Mac and Cheese

It was like the world came crashing down. We were out of milk!! Noooo! My…

Greater Than Sports Drinks Provide Nutrition & Restore Water for Lactating Moms – In Addition to Braxton Hicks Relief & Migraines!

Before I had babies, I thought breastfeeding would be the most natural thing in the…

The Mama’s Perspective – What Has Been Your Experience with Birth Control?

Today’s Question: What Has Been Your Experience with Birth Control? I hate birth control in all…

Nest in Progress Decor is Bringing Tye-Dye Back in a Healthy & Eco-Friendly Way

Have you seen that tie-dye is coming back? Unfortunately I’ve seen tie-dye that’s a bit…

The Challenges of Farming Organic & Why You Should Buy Organic | One Organic Farm

Here at Maturing Mama, we value health and we’re always looking to educate ourselves and…

Hylunia – All Natural Skin Care

My experience with acne cleansers have not been great. Those that have worked have also…

Seazen Soap – A Company Whose Mission is To Remind Women To Take Time for Themselves

One of the unique, amazing qualities that is celebrated about many women is our ability…

Giving Your Teenager Emotional Support During This Time

2020 has been quite the year so far. COVID-19 has changed our world and way…

Simplicity Smells Good: Edyth Shea

Today, I have the privilege to introduce you guys to a great brand I recently…

All The Single Mamas Put Your Hands Up! – How To Find A Husband Not A Fling

What if I told you the key to finding a husband is not about going…

Imprint Designs – Products Made With You in Mind

When was the last time another Mom told you, “You are an awesome Mom!”  Was…

Perfect for Growing Bodies & Full Diapers – BeMo Designs Boo Bottoms

It’s getting into summer which means our little ones will be spending a lot of…

Why One Mom Blogger Is Not Enough

My name’s Chanelle. I started MaturingMama as a personal blog to reveal real struggles moms…

Conscientious Clean: Mark My Roots Vegan Soap Co.

Okay, I get it:  We’re all concerned about the current health crisis. We want to…

A Pair of Pants for Every Stage of Motherhood – BeMo Designs

There’s my “period pants”. My “retaining water” pants. My “feeling fit” pants. My “don’t give…

Having a Positive Pandemic

2020 has been crazy hasn’t it? Due to this world wide pandemic we are all…

Introducing Our New Maturing Mama Food Category by Jenny Atkins of Real Food By Two Moms

We have exciting news for all our readers- Maturing Mama has been working with Jenny…

Natural Wax Melts By Heart Home Pacific Northwest

You’re having an evening with company at your house. You did your best to make…

Natural Products to jumpstart your Clean Lifestyle by Daisy Betance

What does clean living mean to you? The responsibility lies with in the impact we…

An Uphill Battle to Motherhood – My Infertility Journey | Kora’s Creations

I was 27 years old when I heard the words no woman wants to hear: …

Custom Made Kimono Dresses By kajanistudio – Perfect For Any Post-Partum Body

You can sometimes sum up motherhood in three words: loss of control.  I’m not just…

Vegan & Eco-friendly Bamboo Ring Slings by Nalakai – Perfect for Babywearing Parents

Hi everyone! My name is Anne, I’m a mom of two beautiful babies and we…

Support a Small Business & Look Good, Too! Water’s Edge Clothing

Since Covid-19, I have noticed a great change in people’s attitudes. Before the pandemic started,…

Organic Fabric Our Skin Won’t Fear – Echo Verde Fashion

Our skin drinks in! Echo Verde is proud to make organic intimates that are comfortable,…

Breast Cancer Scare

This has been a concern for the last two years. I didn’t want to make…

The Mama’s Perspective – A Mother’s Response to Her Child’s Insecurity

Today’s Question: Here’s how a conversation with my mom went when I was a child.…

Make Breakfast Easy & Healthy with Torill’s Table Gluten-free And Original Waffle & Pancake Mixes

If you’re a mom like me, making waffles or pancakes from scratch in the morning…

Explaining Death – The Good Place

Spoiler alert, I wish I could do this without giving any info of Season 4…

The British Mother Who Is Changing the Perception of Men’s Eco-Friendly Accessories

The last three months have been extremely disorientating. The barrage of news and media coverage…

Jack59 Shampoo & Conditioner Bars – Good for the Environment, Even Better For You

For those of us of African descent we have to be so careful with our…

Arlokea – Affordable & Sustainable Fashion

Do you like nice things but you’re conflicted with what the impact is on the…

Natural Soaps & Balms By Denali Dreams

If you’re anything like me, you’ve searched high and low to find a skin care…

The Riots on Behalf of George Floyd – Exchanging violence with violence

I honestly did not want to have to speak on this. But I’m frustrated and…

Dream Orthodontics COVID-19 Protocols – Keeping You & Your Smile Healthy

Businesses are slowly opening their doors in British Columbia with restrictions and policies in place…

Post Quarantine Problems – Day Trips With Kids

Do you guys remember what it’s like to take the kids out for a day…

LnS Candle Co. – Making Our Homes Cozier & Our World Safer, One Candle At A Time

When it comes to candles I’m a little strange. I loooove just opening a candle…

Bioesque 100% Natural Masks – The Best Skin Product for Every Type of Skin

You buy a new brand of face mask. It promises a high performance formula in…

Cute & Sustainable Clothing for Kids – Pleat And Bobbin Has It All

1. Can you explain what up-cycled means? Up-cycling is when old, worn out, or otherwise…

In Honor Of A Father God Knew I Needed – Pastor Keith Eberhard

I know Father’s Day is a month away, but a very important father figure in…

The Simplicity of Hand Painted Art on Everyday Items by Studio On Tenth

“The combination of heartwarming art and gorgeous fabrics makes these items swoon-worthy. It usually starts…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Dating With Children

Well, here goes!I’m a hopeless romantic, if I say so myself.My relationships never run on…

Organic, Body Safe & Good for the Environment – Candles By Lit Rituals

For years, I’ve had mixed feelings about scented candles. While I love their warm, romantic…

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Have you ever realized that parenting is basically just about making decision after decision regarding…

The Mama’s Perspective – Taking The Time To Appreciate Our Moms

With Mother’s Day upon us, the Maturing Mamas took some time to answer our question…

When Chaos Gives Way To Something Beautiful – Majestic Stylezz & How It Came To Be

The abuse did not start in the beginning, but after he had been deployed several…

Simple, Natural & Powerful Beauty with BEE23 Natural Beauty

Do you know how to listen to your body? It seems like a strange thing…

A Motherless Mother’s Day

Sitting on the shelf above my TV is the only photo of Zoe with her…

Capturing the Essence of Stunning Locations Into Jewelry – Jillian Leigh Jewelry

What if you could take the latest trends, then find a city, country or town…

Do You Know What’s In Your Closet? Brought to you by The Curated Closet

Before opening your closet, do you already have an idea of what your options are…

Making An Isolation Style Hug

A month into this pandemic and Zoe is missing her grandparents like crazy. We try…

Nourish Your Skin with Helena Lane Organic Skincare

Apparently my braces and glasses had a secret conference with my face and they decided…

Refined Style & Handmade Beauty – WA MOGA 29 Modern Japanese Artisans

Thank you to all those being sensitive to the importance of staying at home. This…

Inclusivity – Do You Truly Believe?

Be… Kind. The two words that numerous people- no matter race, social and economic status…

7 Creative Ways to Break Your Child’s Gadget Addiction – By Guest Blogger, Peter

It may be hard to separate your kids and gadgets, but it is a task…

9 Months & Counting – My TTC Story

The moment I finished university I asked my husband if we could finally try to…

Honoring My Ancestors Through Self-care – Auset Naturals

“A Goddess is a woman who embraces who she is and treats herself with great…

Surviving the NICU – My NICU Experience

On December 27th, 2014 Matt and I received the news we had been waiting for…

Unwind With Needlepoint Kits – Unwind Studio

There is something magical about taking the time to make something with our own hands.…

A Pandemic Birthing Experience – Guest Blogger @Brittny.Alicia

  It was a day like any other. I was going about my morning. I felt…