How to Request and Receive Safe Birthday Gifts for Your Kids
How to Request and Receive Safe Birthday Gifts for Your Kids

Perhaps it used to be taboo to look a gift horse in the mouth, but the ways of the world are changing. Given all of the safety recalls (ahem, the lead and cadmium contamination), and the manufacturing hazards that have gone hand-in-hand with so many childrens’ toys on the market […]

I Love It When My iPhone Case Is Made from Plants
I Love It When My iPhone Case Is Made from Plants

Granted, Apple’s iPhones boast some sustainable attributes: PVC-free handsets, headphones and USB cables, bromine-free printed circuit board, mercury-free LCD display, arsenic-free display glass, mostly recycled packaging, and a power adapter which outperforms the strictest global energy efficiency standards, you’d be hard pressed to find a die-hard environmentalist toting an iPhone […]

“Cry-It-Out” iPhone App Makes Me Want to Weep
“Cry-It-Out” iPhone App Makes Me Want to Weep

The saying “there’s an app for everything” has become part of our cultural vernacular, and while some apps serve great purposes and provide handy information, the one I’m referring to in this post should have never been created, as it reduces parenting to dismissive gadgetry. Sadly, now you can use […]

3 Reusable, No-Waste Lunch Systems for Back-to-School
3 Reusable, No-Waste Lunch Systems for Back-to-School

According to Waste-Free Lunches, “a school-age child using a disposable lunch generates 67 pounds of waste per school year. That equates to 18,760 pounds of lunch waste for just one average-size elementary school.” The good news is, parents can lessen their child’s daily impact on the earth by packing their […]

Change the Lunch Menu, Reduce Crime
Change the Lunch Menu, Reduce Crime

Junk food has always gotten a bad rap as one of the core culprits of America’s obesity epidemic – and rightly so. Chef Jamie Oliver recently shined a spotlight on the issue of fattening and unhealthy foods being served in school lunches with his show, Food Revolution. And now, a […]

How to Get Your Kids Excited About Food Appreciation & Meal Prep
How to Get Your Kids Excited About Food Appreciation & Meal Prep

You’d be hard pressed to find a more eager and enthusiastic sous chef than your young child. Kids are fascinated by what goes on in the kitchen: the stirring, the blending, the flipping, the sauteing. Cooking is a delightful bombardment of the senses, and children want to soak it all […]

Forever 21″²s Maternity Line Debuts in States with Highest Teen Pregnancy Rates
Forever 21″²s Maternity Line Debuts in States with Highest Teen Pregnancy Rates

Don’t be fooled by the appropriately aged thirty-year-old model strutting her pregnant belly in the new Forever 21 ad campaign to launch their ‘Love 21‘ maternity line. Although the company’s reps claim, “Forever 21 did not create, design or distribute Love 21 Maternity to target or appeal specifically to pregnant […]