Save Water with Every Flush – American Standard Champion 4 Max Review

In honor of World Toilet Day on November 19, 2013, we replaced one of our toilets with a WaterSense 1.28 gallon per flush  American Standard Champion 4 Max and could not be happier. Alicia says that she never before thought she would have an actual opinion on a toilet beyond the shape and height of […]

Picking Safe and Effective Sunscreen for the Family

Everyone agrees that protecting your skin from sun damage is important, but with all the toxic chemicals in sunscreen today, it is really hard for a parent to choose the right sunscreen for their kids and themselves. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) puts together their sunscreen guide each year carefully comparing the listed ingredients in over […]

Mighty Nest Reusable Lunch Gear Review

Mighty Nest sent us reusable lunch gear to review, we were not otherwise compensated for this post. We were not obligated to write this post and per our review policies, we only review items we like. We are so avid about packing our children’s lunches to take to school, that they actually consider it a […]

Skip the Nitrites, Love the Meat

As we have learned more about eating healthy, we have been trying to limit the amount of nitrites and nitrates that our family consumes. Even though they are used in fertilizers and rodenticides, they are still allowed additives in food in the US, typically to preserve meats. Some studies show that higher concentrations of nitrites […]

Tips for traveling to Disney World with Young Children

Disney World tips on our green living blog?  “That’s not green!”   you might say.  Well, sure, it would be greener to go camping (which we do every year) or go on an eco-vacation to an educational eco-resort like some of our friends.  However, sometimes you just want a traditional vacation with nice hotels, exciting […]

Earth Day Talk – Underwater Eden: Saving the Last Coral Wilderness on Earth

We don’t often write about local events, because we know so many of our readers can’t attend them.  However, my friend Randi collaborated on a book that may be of interest to our readers and will be speaking about it on Saturday, April 20th, at a local, independently owned bookstore. Randi  is an Associate Research Scientist […]

An Uncommonly Healthy Snack: SeaSnax Review

Have you tried seaweed as a snack?  In the past, my daughter and I have loved seaweed salad, but I find it to be a little pricey, so it’s more of a treat than something we eat regularly.  Fresh seaweed has an interesting chewy texture that I really enjoy, I must admit, I’m a texture […]

ISO to Go – Our New Favorite App

Alicia just showed me my new favorite app for iPhones and Androids: ISO to Go from ISO New England.  ISO to Go, which is also available for free, provides easy access to real-time electricity data for the New England grid including: Overview of the power grid and electricity markets Real-time consumer demand Charts showing the […]

Review of Newman’s Own Organic Treats

We want our family to eat healthy foods.  However,  I have to admit it, we all have a taste for sweets too.  For that matter I really enjoy sweets on occasion.  Eating sweets should not have to mean that we have to give up our goals of avoiding high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and artificial flavors. […]

Using A Stainless Steel Lunch Box

To-Go Ware Snack Stack Reusit.com asked us to review a lunch box for them.   We chose a To-Go Ware Snack Stack Stainless Steel Food Carrier  to review.  We are trying to move away from using plastic for storing our food and have found some glass containers we really like.  However, taking glass containers for my lunch, especially when […]