Gearing up for Spring Cleaning Week

This week, the dishwasher at our new home bit the dust. It was an awful machine to begin with, so we weren’t really surprised, but it has thrown us back to the good ol’ days of hand washing all our dishes. It’s not so bad, actually — especially when you do them in tandem with (read more…)

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Choosing Safer Interior Paints for a Healthier Home

One of my favorite ways to redecorate a room is with a fresh coat of color on the walls. When I was growing up, I think my bedroom went through about four different colors from childhood until I left the nest after high school. The first apartment I shared with my husband had a red (read more…)

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10 ways to recycle your technology and manage e-waste

It’s amazing how much technology, gadgets, memory sticks, wires, and batteries we all have these days. We all are accumulating more e-waste than we are able to handle, and it’s time to make a conscious effort to get it under control. I am extremely guilty of not keeping electronic waste to the minimum at my home. (read more…)

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NFP: Natural Parenting Can Start Before Conception

Some might label my parenting style as “green” or “crunchy,” but all labels aside, I simply seek to be a good steward of the earth’s resources and keep my kids safe from toxins and as healthy as possible. What I do, I want to do naturally. For those who are proponents of unmedicated childbirth, breastfeeding, (read more…)

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20 ways to enjoy springtime

Spring weather is definitely here, and depending on where you live, it might feel like you’re on a speeding train to summer (or maybe that’s just me). This is one of my favorite times of year (it’s a tie with fall, I think), and it flies by much too quickly. Young children love being outside, (read more…)

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