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Benefits of an Organic Mattress

Benefits of an Organic Mattress
The average person spends 1/3 of their life sleeping. Assuming you live to 90, that means you spend 30 years asleep! While the benefits of sleep are well known, have you given any thought to how the materials in your bed can affect your health? Some moms often ask, “Do I need an organic mattress?” Organic […]

Kids Toys and Activities that Make Grownups Happy

Kids Toys and Activities that Make Grownups Happy
Do you shudder at the thought of plastic toys flooding your house? Join the club! Not every family wants to collect piles of plastic debris only to be neglected and stepped on. We get it – you want to provide stimulating play for your children while keeping the mayhem down to a minimum. We’d love to […]

Lather Up: Tips for Healthy Handwashing Habits

Lather Up: Tips for Healthy Handwashing Habits
One of the most effective ways to keep your children healthy is to teach them the importance of frequent and regular handwashing, with some soap, water, and persistence. Some kids don’t cooperate as easily as others, but they will in time. Here are some easy tips to get them excited about lathering up: Make It […]

How to Transition Your Home Into A Smart Home on A Budget

How to Transition Your Home Into A Smart Home on A Budget
So you want a smart home, but you’re not really sure it will fit within your budget. Is it really “smart” to make the upgrades and add in smart elements when they’re budget-busters? Of course not, but many smart home upgrades are actually very friendly to your bank account as well as to the environment. Start by […]

Got Allergies? Swap For These Safe Household Products

Got Allergies? Swap For These Safe Household Products
Living with an allergy in the family can be challenging at the best of times. It’s tough to constantly scrutinize the back of every ingredient label, check whether friends have pets before visiting, or decline invitations to activities your child can’t partake in. Most moms of children who suffer from allergies are careful about keeping their […]

10 Items for Creating the Green Nursery of Your Dreams

10 Items for Creating the Green Nursery of Your Dreams
It is physically impossible for us as parents to protect our young ones from every chemical out there in the world. Still, we can create a sanctuary for our babies with the eco-friendly nursery of our dreams. As with every passion project, you need to invest some time and conduct proper research to create a nursery […]

How to Pack a Waste-Free Lunch

8 Ways to Beat the Baby Blues
A waste-free lunch means there is NO trash to throw away at the end of the meal — compost items such as banana peels or apple cores do not count as trash.  While common lunch products such as single-use bags or aluminum foil are certainly convenient, they also have a significant impact on our environment. […]

Insect Repellants Tips to Stay Safe

Insect Repellants Tips to Stay Safe
With spring on the horizon, it’s time for pretty dresses, new shoes, cleaning and… bugs! One of the very few downsides to being outside is the potential for insect bites. Some may just be itchy and annoying, but others can be lifechanging. Many biting bugs carry diseases such as Lyme and the dreaded Zika, among […]

5 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

5 Foods You Should NEVER Eat
For the most part, all of us want to live healthier lives and make the right food choices every day. With the over abundant access to junk food in our grocery stores and fast food restaurants on every corner, this is becoming more and more difficult. In some cases, the best options are obvious, like […]

When Chocolate Isn't Sweet: Slavery & Human Trafficking in the Cocoa Industry

When Chocolate Isn't Sweet: Slavery & Human Trafficking in the Cocoa Industry
Chocolate is a beloved international staple, found on most grocery store shelves and featured in restaurant menus across the world. We give a box of chocolates as a teacher gift, make s’mores around a campfire each summer, and dole it out to trick or treaters on Halloween. There is no doubt that chocolate is a pivotal part […]

5 Tips & Essentials for Safely Bathing Your Newborn

5 Tips & Essentials for Safely Bathing Your Newborn
When it comes to bathing babies, new moms are full of questions such as – “How did the midwife say to wash my baby?” “Exactly how much shampoo do I need to use?” “How can I get my baby to stop crying in the bath?” Bathing your new can certainly be intimidating. Babies are wiggly and […]

Are These Harmful Baby Items Lurking in Your Diaper Bag?

Are These Harmful Baby Items Lurking in Your Diaper Bag?
It’s no secret that we always want to do what’s best for our babies. After all, it’s second nature to keep our children healthy and happy. As a parent, you’re probably aware of the large selection of new products claiming to be just what your baby needs — but how much do you really know […]