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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 […]

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. […]

Create An Ocean In A Bottle

Create An Ocean In A Bottle
Watching the waves move back and forth, splashing and tumbling shells along the beach — it can be mesmerizing. The natural sway of the water is both soothing and exciting, and waves are truly energy in motion. The tides are caused by the pull of the moon’s gravity on the Earth’s water as the Earth […]

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 […]

Kids Can Be Messy! Here Are Safe Ways to Clean The Car Seat

Are These Harmful Baby Items Lurking in Your Diaper Bag?
We’ve all been there. You’re riding in the car with baby and suddenly you hear or smell something not-so-mysterious. You are suddenly wondering which is worse –  staying in the car, or dealing with whatever just happened back there. Kids are messy, and whether it’s bodily fluids, food, or milk, eventually your child’s car seat will need […]

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 […]

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 […]