Vaccination Concerns

Tweet Pin It Recently I had the opportunity to chat with someone who works in the EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection.  While our 4-years-olds bonded over toys on the floor of a church hall, we talked about vaccines, risks and benefits.  The two objections that I have heard most frequently to children’s vaccines are […]

Bathe Your Children Less Often

Tweet Pin It It’s really nice karma when doing what’s best for the planet, for your children’s health and saving time & money, all align.  It turns out that this is the case with bathing children, particularly infants.  I’ve consulted with several pediatricians and dermatologists they agree, if your child isn’t actually dirty, it’s not […]

Need Help Picking New Mattresses For Our Children

Tweet Pin It When we first bought our house we considered it our “starter house.”  Something that was big enough for the 2 of us, and maybe a kid or two.  We thought that by the time our kids were ready for school we would be buying for bigger house in a different school district.  […]

Myths and Truths About Breastfeeding Preemies in the NICU

Tweet Pin It Today I’m over at Intoxicated on Life writing about breastfeeding when babies are born early and are in the NICU.  Moms who have had a baby that spent time in the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit know that there are a lot of barriers to breastfeeding those babies.  My twins were so early […]

Breastfeeding Tips from Navigating the Booby Trap

Tweet Pin It Do you have questions about breastfeeding?  Have you tried and had trouble?  Are you debating if it is worth the trouble? Breastfeeding is the healthiest, cheapest and greenest way to feed a new baby.  It is also the most convenient.  Trisha at This Intoxicated Life feels so strongly about the topic that […]

Why Should You Cloth Diaper?

Tweet Pin It For a couple of years now I’ve been describing myself as a cloth diaper evangelist.  I feel strongly that cloth diapers are better for the environment, better for your baby and you, and cheaper overall.  If you know a few tricks, you can get started with cloth diapers for next to nothing.  […]

Raising Healthy Kids: Avoid BPA

Tweet Pin It Classic Glass Baby Bottle – BPA Free Update: The FDA is planning to decide whether or not to continue allowing food packaging that leaches BPA by March 31, 2012. There is no time to lose – the FDA has to hear from you before it makes its call. The government needs to […]

Why Use Cloth Diapers? Change 3 Things Campaign

Tweet Pin It I use cloth diapers because they are good for the environment.  I want to limit the amount of waste that I send to landfills and incinerators and I want to limit the amount of natural resources that are consumed for products that I just throw away. Some people use cloth diapers because […]

Tip: Simple Water Saving Ideas

Tweet Pin It Here’s a very simple tip for saving water that I never did until it was pointed out to me: when filling the tub for a bath, close the drain before turning on the water.  I find that most people adjust the water running out of the faucet to the temperature that they […]

To Cloth Diaper or Not To Cloth Diaper?

Tweet Pin It We had a tough time deciding whether or not we would use cloth diapers. We thought they’d be expensive, that the laundry would be too much, that they’d smell or that I’d be grossed out by them, but through the debates, we kept coming back to the fact that they are just […]