better ways to spend Earth Hour
Green Living

6 Better Ways to Spend Earth Hour than Turning Off Your Lights

Earth Hour is a campaign by World Wildlife Fund to raise awareness about and inspire action against climate change. The idea is to turn off as much power as you can for one hour from 8:30pm – 9:30pm; this year, Earth Hour happens on Saturday March 25th. Participating in Earth Hour is a nice gesture,

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non-toxic mattress brands and where to buy
Household Products

What to Look for in a Non-Toxic Mattress: Brands and Where to Buy

It seems crazy that something we spend one third of our lives on might be toxic. Yet while your mattress isn’t toxic in the sense that it’ll kill you on contact (well, not likely anyways), it may have some less-than-desirable ingredients. Most people think of non-toxic mattresses for a new baby’s crib – but we

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Organic kids' clothes
Babies & Children

mini mioche and More: Organic Kids’ Clothes You’ll Love

You know about organic food, but did you know you can get organic clothing too? Organic clothing, especially for kids, is increasing in popularity – even big brands like Costco’s Kirkland label and H&M sell organic. But what do those labels really mean, and are they worth it? Let’s take a look. Why Organic? Many proponents

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green valentines day
Green Living

How to Green Your Valentine’s Day

It may be a sea of red and pink as we head into Valentine’s Day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it a little green too! Unfortunately, conventional traditions for the day of love are less than lovely for your health and the planet. Let’s take a look at a few of the more

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non-toxic non-stick cookware
Household Products

Non-Toxic Non-Stick Cookware

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about non-toxic non-stick cookware in my Facebook Group, the Green Product Forum, so I wanted to share some tips and specific product recommendations here. If you’re like most people, you start to think about toxins in your food before other areas of your kitchen. Maybe you’ve heard that

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green gift guide
Green Living

Green Gift Guide: 23 Ways to Give Better

It’s a common theme in parenting groups these days: what can I ask for or give that won’t add to the clutter in my home? We already have so much “stuff” that the thought of an over-flowing Christmas tree isn’t as joyful as it was when we were kids. But if you’re like me, you

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Beauty & Personal Care

How CertClean Wants to Detox Your Bathroom

A few weeks ago on the blog, I shared tips on replacing your toiletries – what to do with your conventional products once you’ve decided to make the switch to healthier alternatives. But what if you know you want to make the switch, but don’t know how to choose better products? It’s like a jungle

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detox your toiletries
Beauty & Personal Care

How to Detox Your Cosmetics: Getting Rid of What You Have

  So you’re ready to ditch your conventional cosmetics, toiletries and body care products. Maybe you’re sick of the eczema, or allergies, or headaches that many people get from products with synthetic fragrances. Or maybe you want to stop contributing to water pollution. Perhaps you are now aware of the carcinogens and hormone disruptors in

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waste free halloween
Green Living

How to Reduce Waste (But Not the Fun) for Halloween

I enjoy Halloween, and even dress up to hand out candy, but for some reason it always sneaks up on me. We’re always the last ones on our street to get a pumpkin, and by the time I get around to figuring out what to hand out it’s so late in the game that I

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