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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 […]

The Ultimate Guide to Non Toxic Air Fresheners

The Ultimate Guide to Non Toxic Air Fresheners
Having a house that smells inviting is a weakness of mine. While some people get headaches from the mixture of aromas wafting through many popular candle stores, I feel like a kid in a candy store who can barely contain her excitement. Even when I pass by the air freshener aisle at the grocery store, I always […]

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 […]

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. […]

Busy Green Moms! Here's 4 Easy Tips to Make Your Life Easier

Busy Green Moms! Here's 4 Easy Tips to Make Your Life Easier
Okay Ecocentric Moms, let’s admit it: Living an eco-friendly lifestyle is not always the easiest. We try our hardest, but in between rushing to work, rushing home from work, and engaging with our kids – there’s not a lot of time left to live as ‘greenly’ as we would like to. Regardless, there are some things you can do – and do easily […]

Four Healthy, Veggie-Packed Recipes That Kids Love

Four Healthy, Veggie-Packed Recipes That Kids Love
Most moms agree: We all want our kids to eat healthy foods. We want our kids to shun double-stacked bacon cheeseburgers in favor of sushi, and reach past potato chips and doughnuts for carrot sticks. And with good reason! As reported in this Gallup poll, we’re getting our 5-a-day of fruit and vegetables less than 60% of […]

5 Eco-Friendly, Green Cleaning Tips for your Home

5 Eco-Friendly, Green Cleaning Tips for your Home
Green cleaning and green living, in general, is becoming increasingly important to moms and women around the world.  However, many of us were not taught eco-friendly cleaning habits growing up. Instead, many of our family cleaning supplies were locked away in a cabinet or out of reach. We were taught that the smell of bleach meant that the […]

6 Easy Ways to Child-Proof Your Bathroom

6 Easy Ways to Child-Proof Your Bathroom
Safety in the home is an important part of raising a child. Failing to take the necessary precautions to child-proof your home can lead to serious injuries. From slipping hazards to sharp corners, the bathroom can be a danger to your small children if not properly child-proofed. Here are six simple and realistic tactics for child safety in […]

3 Simple Tips to Help You Raise Eco-Friendly Kids

3 Simple Tips to Help You Raise Eco-Friendly Kids
Heads-up: If you’re banking on cartoon characters, friends, or your children’s schools to teach your kids to “think green,” then stop reading. It may be obvious to you why we need to eat, drink, and think green – but the concept can be much more difficult for your kids to grasp. This isn’t just because kids are usually self-centered (side […]

6 Unique & Eco-Friendly Small Businesses to Shop at This Holiday Season

6 Unique & Eco-Friendly Small Businesses to Shop at This Holiday Season
Regardless of which holiday you’re celebrating this season, finding the perfect gift for your loved ones is often at the top of everyone’s to-do lists. Being a small business, ourselves, we at Ecocentric Mom always strive to support other small businesses with admirable social missions and quality, eco-friendly products. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites […]

Closet Cleanup: What to Do With Your Children's Old Clothes

Closet Cleanup: What to Do With Your Children's Old Clothes
It happens with lightening speed: your kids out outgrow the clothes you just bought them, sometimes before they even have the chance to wear them. Seems like such a waste, right? Those cute little outfits are diligently packed away in the basement or the attic waiting for you to make use of them once again. For a […]