Easter is another day on which I get to have all other mothers think I’m the meanest person alive. (Easter, along with (in no particular order) Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, St. Patrick’s Day, Flag Day, Tuesdays and every other freakin’ day people want to give my kids crap.) (Sorry about that outburst.) I certainly do believe Easter is a day worthy of celebration. But does that require a chocolate hollow bunny or fluorescent-colored Peeps? Does it?!
I think the answer is no. There are many things you can do to make the day special without harming your child – or the earth! Following are some cleaner and greener ideas for a non-toxic Easter. Read the rest of this entry »
What is it about the end of seasons that makes little critters go crazy?! The end of summer has meant, for us, kamikaze stink bug attacks, gigantic spiders convinced they are our new roommates, and mosquito swarms biting your ankles constantly, even in the middle of the day. But the most prolific little guys, by far, are the fruit flies.
You, too? Well then, let me tell you how to handle them, quickly and easily. Read the rest of this entry »
A few days ago we talked about non-toxic feminine care and some of the health dangers of conventional disposable cotton products. I’m so thankful that my friend Sara agreed to write this related post for me. Sadly, I did not cloth diaper my children and as they are both beyond that stage, I’m not about to learn a new trick! She’s full of great information, and comes up with clever titles, too.
I’m Sara, from artyfuss.com, and I have a little boy, Michael, who hasn’t worn diapers for over a year now. But from the time he was two days old until he began to choose underpants instead, he wore the washable, reusable, cloth kind of diaper. Yes, people still do that, possibly more than you think. Read the rest of this entry »
So, even as I’m working on the Non-Toxic Personal Care and Non-Toxic Home Care series, I decided to do a little teeth-whitening. Yes, you read that right. As I’m doing all sorts of extreme things to go ‘chemical-free,’ I decided to essentially BLEACH my teeth. Vanity is a funny thing… Read the rest of this entry »
But it was a long road of research before I decided on a new set. Below I’ll share the results with you, especially as this is the season when good, expensive cookware is often as much as 70% off! Read the rest of this entry »