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2019 Green Gift Guide

I used to plan holiday gifts for months. Then I had kids, and with all the other planning and things to stay on top of, shopping started in (late) December. I think there’s a happy medium, and one strategy that I subscribe to that has helped immensely is this: Don’t just give for the sake of

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Green Living

Healthy and Green Pet Care

Guest post by Maggie Marton, author of The Zero Waste Pet. Loving pets and loving the planet don’t have to be mutually exclusive.  That sounds obvious, right? You love your pets, and you want to live in a healthy, clean, non-toxic home. But once you start digging into the research on raising an eco-friendly pet,

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Green Living

What My Husband Really Thinks of Going Green at Home

Ever wish your partner would just trust that you weren’t over-reacting, that paying attention to ingredients mattered, and that investing in your family’s future was worth it? If you’re like so many women I speak with, you might feel like you can’t make the progress you want in your home detox because your husband isn’t

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Green Living

3 Steps You Need to Take to Detox Your Home Without Overwhelm

So you’ve decided you want to get rid of toxic chemicals from your home. But where do you start? It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed. There are lists, resources, articles, videos… so much information that is supposed to help you; but in reality, we are drowning in it. Today, I’m going to be your life

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Green at Home Gift Guide
Green Living

Green at Home 2018 Gift Guide

I’m releasing this Gift Guide just ahead of Black Friday for a reason. If you go into Black Friday with a plan – with a list of things you actually want to give or need for yourself, it might just help you buy less crap you don’t need, to put it bluntly. Now that that’s

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Green Living

How to Talk to your Skeptical Partner About Toxics in Your Home

Oh, if I had a nickel for every time I heard my clients or members of my Facebook Group say to me: “I know this is important, but I’m having a hard time getting my husband on board.” So if you’ve been thinking the same thing, whether you’re getting resistance from your parents, partner, kids,

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Cleaning

5 Natural Dryer Sheet Alternatives

One of my first tips for anyone starting to detox their homes is to quit using fabric softener and dryer sheets. These products coat your clothes with chemicals linked to hormone disruption, asthma, and even cancer. Not to mention what they do downstream in our environment… And while more people are getting on board with

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Green Living

Can You Fit Natural Products in Your Budget?

The number one struggle I hear from members of my Green Product Forum about making the switch to healthier, greener, more natural products is time and money. OK, that’s two struggles. But they are more often than not connected. It’s not surprising. Green products are notoriously more expensive than their conventional counterparts, at least when

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