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 »
Since manufacturers are not required to disclose all of their ingredients for cleaning and home-maintenance products (and, unless you’re a chemist, you probably wouldn’t recognize any of them anyway), you usually can’t get the whole story from a product’s label. But there are some clues to help you in making better choices. Read the rest of this entry »
You will find this post to be very similar to this one in the Non-Toxic Personal Care series. These topics are closely related, especially as we come up with healthier solutions. (Spoiler alert: Stock up on baking soda and vinegar for both! )
Even before we delve into all of the specifics, here are general rules you can adopt that will reduce the amount of toxins to which you are exposed, right away. Most of these should seem familiar.
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 »
I’m very excited to announce that a couple of series that have been on the schedule for a while will be starting early. I’ve been fielding so many questions about these issues, that I figure it’s time to start sharing some research and ideas. I still want to focus on some of the basics of Real Food (and share great recipes), so I’ll be ‘peppering’ these posts among others in the upcoming months. Without further ado (dun-da-da-dun!), the upcoming series are: Read the rest of this entry »
(I’m clearly never very good at the short story option, but I’ll try to include both here. The Short Story will get you there, while the Long Story is if you want to go the extra mile, or have maintenance issues.)
Short Story: Stainless Steel
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 »