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Easy and Affordable Organic DIY Dog Food Recipes

Anyone who has ever loved and cared for a pet knows how deep and all-encompassing the affection between human and canine can run. Most dog owners would do anything for their furry best friend, especially wanting to ensure that they live as long and as healthy of a life as […]

A Green Thumb? Trust Me, Your Kids Have One

If you love gardening, and would like to include your child in your hobby, you’re more than likely to find an eager and enthusiastic teammate! Children have an inherent love and awe of nature and the outdoors, and gardening affords them the miraculous opportunity of watching amazing fruits, vegetables and […]

Pesticide Consumption Linked to ADHD in Kids

The healthy fruits and vegetables you feed your little one to make him grow “big and strong” could actually be injuring his brain, according to a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics. Scientists have discovered that exposure to pesticides called organophosphates – which are known to damage the brain’s […]

7 Squeaky Clean Non-Toxic Bath Products for Babies and Kids

Children, especially newborns, are extra vulnerable and sensitive to the wide array of dangerous chemicals found in mainstream personal care products. Bath time should be all about getting squeaky clean in a safe and healthy manner, and these seven non-toxic bath products will keep toxins out of baby’s tub, and […]

Newborn Gift Set Giveaway from Honeydumplings

Still “ooohing and ahhing” over the Honeydumplings newborn gift set we recently featured? Well, new and expecting parents and their sweet little bambinos are in luck! We’re giving one reader the chance to win this luxurious gift set from Honeydumplings. Complete with a padded bamboo/organic cotton baby hat which features […]

‘No Artificial Growth Hormones’ Now a Major Selling Point

I’ve got some good news and some bad news. We are now keenly aware of what’s lurking in our food – from pesticides to antibiotics to hormones – and it isn’t pretty. Dairy ads of yesteryear boasted bold, yet innocuous words like “creamy” and “delicious,” so when I recently drove […]

Modern Day Conundrum: Paper vs. Email Invites

Being an eco conscious gal in today’s society means contemplating the paper vs. evite debate when it comes to sending out party invitations. Which method subscribes to modern-day eco etiquette? Should this mother nature lovin’ mama send out snail mail, using paper resources and the fuel required to have postal […]

Start a Green Gratitude Journal to Improve Your Mental Health

The term “gratitude journal” has been casually bandied about ever since Oprah announced that is was part of her daily practice to sit down and list all of the things for which she is grateful. The concept of reflecting upon and writing down what we appreciate is one we’d all […]

5 Green, Handmade Etsy Cat Toys for Frolicking Felines

While cats are known and admired for their stoicism, and cat owners are amazed at their beloved pal’s uncanny ability to sleep the day away, we’ve all seen frolicking felines in action, and it’s the stuff  hilarious YouTube videos are made of. If you want to treat your sweet kitty […]

Artist Converts Garage into a Gorgeous ‘Woman Cave’

You’ve no doubt heard the term “man cave,” a place of refuge on the family property (i.e. basement, attic, shed, spare room), where men can go to enjoy solitude, time with friends, and partake in their hobbies. Well, we think it’s time that “woman cave” entered the vernacular, too. Like […]

25 Good Old Fashioned Unplugged Activities for Kids

When the last school bell rings to signify the start of summer, kids go running wildly into the season full of hope for adventures and freedom. But parents know all too well that once the novelty of downtime wears off, that famous phrase, “Mom, I’m bored!” is all too quickly […]

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 […]

Your Reusable Grocery Bags May be Packed with Bacteria

Inhale, exhale, because you’ve done the right thing by toting your reusable shopping bags on all of your grocery shopping trips. But if you’re anything like me, or 97 percent of the people who participated in a recent research study conducted by the University of Arizona and Loma Linda University, […]

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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

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

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

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 […]

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