Picking Safe and Effective Sunscreen for the Family

Tweet Pin It 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 […]

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 […]

Celebrating Your Successes

Tweet Pin It Living a green life isn’t always easy.  Some things come naturally for us, like recycling, but other things take a real effort, like gardening.  Today we are celebrating our successes. Ellie and I spent hours weeding the garden and front yard.  We worked on it in fits and starts, but we got […]

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.  […]

Camping Desserts: Apple Crumble

Tweet Pin It We love to camp.  We’ve been camping with a group of friends for years. In fact, it’s the group of friends that Alicia used to camp and rock climb with back in high school. Before any of us had kids we used to go for hiking trips where we would camp at […]

Never Too Young To Help In The Garden

Tweet Pin It We had great weather this weekend and two local plant sales, so I was able to plant our garden!  Our local Garden Club members grow extra seedlings and then sell them as their annual fundraiser in May and I picked up 4 varieties of tomatoes that I’ve never heard of, as well as a kohlrabi plant […]

Road Tripping with Our C-Max Hybrid

Tweet Pin It I recently took my three kids on a trip to New York City for the weekend in our new Ford C-Max. This was the first long road trip we had taken with our C-Max and the car performed beautifully. On this drive, I was solo parenting. All three kids (twins age 8 […]

What Green Thing Did Your Mom Teach You?

Tweet Pin It As I raise my children I like to think back on how my mother raised me and about the things she taught me.  Some things she taught me outright – like my ABCs.  Other things she modeled for me – like recycling and caring for our planet. I remember that when I […]

Honor the Earth Giveaway – Stonyfield Smoothies

Tweet Pin It We’re excited to be participating in the Honor the Earth Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering and Brittleby’s Corner. We are giving away six 6-packs of Stonyfield YoKids sMOOthies! Make sure you scroll down to the links of other blogs below the our giveaway – Members of the Green Moms Network are […]

Happy Easter!

Tweet Pin It Happy Easter! We are wishing you and yours a joyous, happy and healthy Easter. There are many great reasons to dye your eggs naturally: –  If you avoid artifical food colorings normally, why go out of your way to put it on your food for a holiday? – While dying eggs naturally […]