January 25th, 2017

Best Non-Toxic Lip Balm for Kids and Adults

Raise your hand if your lips are chapped. I have tubes of lip balm everywhere, ready to be applied over and over throughout the day. This is the time of year when many of us have dry, cracked lips. With the wind, snow, and lack of humidity, chapped lips are here to stay for a few more weeks. That leaves many of us searching for the best way to treat our lips with care. There are plenty of lip balms out there, but not all are created equal. Many conventional lip balms contain petroleum byproducts which don’t belong on your lips....

January 6th, 2017

My Picks: 4 Non-Toxic Mascaras for the New Year

If I had to pick one type of makeup to use every day it would be mascara with lipstick coming in at a close second. When I was in my teens lipstick or lip gloss would have been the front-runner since at the time I had long, dark lashes and rarely used mascara (or any makeup!). Now, when I want a little extra lash length one of the four mascaras below are my go-to. Before I was in the know I would head to CVS to grab an over the counter mascara that promised to lengthen my lashes. Over the years...

December 20th, 2016

How to Fill Your Plate With Good Food (Plus a Free eGuide!)

Having healthy food in my kitchen has become a priority over the years. Once I had children my commitment to good food and healthy options took over. After years of attempting to create healthy habits, my kids still give me a big eye roll when they’re looking for snacks. Much to their dismay, we generally don’t have large amounts of junk food hanging around. And I like it that way. The hope is that my kids will someday understand the importance of healthy eating and incorporate some of the things that we do into their own homes. Overall there’s a...

December 16th, 2016

Kick Off the New Year With Safer Products

As a green living advocate, the most frequent question I receive from someone looking for safer products is “where do I begin?” As simple as this may sound, the answer isn’t always easy. Much of the response depends upon what the person is hoping to achieve. Do they want safer products for their new infant? For their teens? For themselves? After digging deeper, I’m generally able to come up with a plan of attack that’s manageable, and not too overwhelming. If you’re wondering when to begin, the new year is a perfect time to kickoff adding safer personal care products...

December 13th, 2016

Top 10 Tech-Free Gifts For Teens

This time of year it’s always a mad dash to try to find the perfect gift for the teens in my life. All things techie seem to be a sure thing with this age group, but I truly hate to add to their growing pile of electronics. A few years ago I put together a list of holiday gifts for tweens that turned out to be a big hit. I also created a list of tech-free gifts for tweens for everyone in the same situation. This year I was struggling yet again. My boys are now straddling the teen/tween world and their interests...

December 9th, 2016

How Are You Going to Pay it Forward This Year?

Thanks to the kind folks at Stonyfield for donating the gift card for this Pay it Forward post Welcome to the holiday season. It can be the most wonderful time of the year filled with festivities, celebration, stress and responsibility. Yes, responsibility. As we shop for the holidays it’s important to remember those without and take the time to pay it forward. Imagine if everyone did something good for someone else, then the cycle of generosity and kindness would continue. One good deed might not seem like much, but it is. Over the past few years, I’ve connected with an incredible organization called...

December 2nd, 2016

5 Green Holiday Travel Products You’ll Love

This holiday season you might find yourself traveling by planes, trains or automobiles to visit family or friends. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but can also be stressful. Please remember to take care of yourself. Take the time to make your holiday travel eco-friendly by using any one of these green travel products. Reusable water bottle When I’m traveling my reusable water bottle comes with me. At the airport, I take an empty water bottle through security and fill it on the other side. I’ve had an opportunity to try many different types of water bottles and...

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