We created Raise Them Well With YOU in Mind.
We created Raise Them Well with these goals:
1. To create affordable toxic-free products for families. Versatile products that work for the whole family- products that Mom, Dad, teen, kid and baby can all use.
2. To eliminate the trade-off parents often face between convenience and quality ingredients
3. To educate about the dangers of many products and ingredients used in common products without causing everyone to freak out. We like to take a moderate approach to "clean" living. That said- you deserve the facts. There is no all or nothing- instead we want to offer solutions and baby steps.
4. To link arms with you in an effort to raise physically and spiritually strong kids. It takes a village. We need to support one another and honor individuality. The "natural living" world is often so polarizing. That doesn't help anyone. Truth is there is often NOT one right answer.
5. This is really #1. Our ultimate goal is to point our own kids toward Christ and team up with a generation of like-minded parents. We are sinners saved by grace and fall short of the glory of God every single day. When we can share that grace with our kids and are transparent with our customers about our many imperfections, we allow God to work in and through our lives and our business.
That's it. We are just like you. We're tired, we want things to be easier, our time is very limited, yet we want to provide our family with the best products out there. We're doing the research so you don't have to and are committed to delivering our best in every single product. Thanks for supporting us in the journey!
About Dr. Wiggy
I am excited to partner up with my wife, Emily, on this new adventure: Raise Them Well. As an Integrative Medicine Physician I am able to help people become healthier and feel better by addressing the underlying root causes of disease and dysfunction. This is something that I have spent most of my adult life studying and practicing. This has been incredibly rewarding and has helped my practice thrive. While, I love what I do, being a doctor is only part of my life. I want to use Raise Them Well as a platform to reach more people and give them insight into raising healthy families and marriages not only from a medical standpoint but also from a religious and parenting aspect.
You may think that I get my identity from being a doctor, but the truth is my identity comes from being a follower of Christ. I believe that the key to raising kids and having a strong marriage is revealed to us through scripture in the bible. If both parents are on the same page and follow God’s plan for raising kids and respecting one another, life is so fruitful and enjoyable. But trying to go through life without any true direction or compass is a recipe for heartache and stress.
As a husband, I am disheartened to see all of the broken marriages out there. I believe that a lot of that blame can be attributed to the fall of the man as the spiritual leader of the house. I am not talking about a tyrannical leader but a servant leader. God commands us : “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.” I want to help strengthen marriages through this ministry.
I also want to take off the doctor hat and put on the dad hat once in a while. I love spending time with my son and love being “daddy”. I pray that I am raising Adler and Hutch to be a healthy, confident young men. I want to share with you what I have learned about being a dad, the struggles that we face as being a provider for the family, and open up about the unique challenges there are when trying to do it all.
Of course, I am also going to give you my two cents about how to raise healthy kids from a medical standpoint. Unfortunately our environment and food is really damaging the health of the next generation. It is sad to think that the kids that are born now will likely have shorter lifespans then their parents. There is something wrong about that but the good news is we are learning more and more about how to raise healthy kids from Day 1 and I’ll be providing you with cutting edge information as we go along.
I am also disappointed in so many kids’ products and food that is currently available. Something else you might not now about me but I am really an inventor at heart. I love to come up with innovative products that not only improve health but make life easier for mom and dad. With this brand, we hope to provide you with products that live up to my strict requirements that are easy to use and of the highest quality.
That’s it for now. Talk soon.
Wiggy Saunders MD a.k.a. Pappa Wiggy
About Mom in Charge - Emily Saunders
I’m going to let you in on a secret- as the wife of an Integrative MD it might seem OBVIOUS that I would make all of the personal care, food, and cleaning products in our home from scratch. I wish! I’m busy as a mompreneur running several businesses and keeping our family functioning. I’m in awe of the Moms out there who prioritize homemade creations and I’m proud of them. That said- there are many many times that I see these products and think- hmmm….ALL those ingredients.. if they could bottle that up and sell it then I would buy it!Thanks so much for joining us on our brand new adventure, Raise Them Well. We’re thankful for your support as we work diligently to bring you the best information and convenient, innovative products for your healthy family.
We most definitely KNOW what’s in our products and our food and do our best to limit toxins, but we cut a lot of corners. We purchase most of our food (I would LOVE to have a garden someday) and home and personal care products, but we pay LOTS of attention to what we’re buying. It’s hard (even as a nutrition coach/personal trainer with an MD husband) to figure it all out. We want to help you take the guesswork out and bring new and original options to the market place. I’ve been doing a lot of experimenting as well to simplify home-made products so that even I am not afraid to dive in. It’s been really fun and I can’t wait to share with you!
We are parents to our sweet Adler who was born in January 2013 and Hutch born in February 2016. We are hopeful that God’s plans include a big family! Throughout our brief parenting journey, we’ve had hundreds of ideas for improving products or creating new ones. We’re really excited to make that happen!
When I’m not working on Raise Them Well you can find me over at Momsanity– an online community of moms focusing on Motherhood, Faith, Fitness and Nutrition with my business partner Debbie. We also make natural products for fit mamas. You can find those here.
I LOVE writing, hanging out with my little family, learning more about Jesus, girl-time, wine, throwing around dumbbells, running (but only fast), bringing people together, encouraging, teaching and empowering.
We’re ready to make your life easier and provide you with the most affordable, toxic-free, easy-to-use products possible! Thanks for joining us!!!