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    Non-Toxic Non-Stick Cookware

    I’ve been getting a lot of questions about non-toxic, non-stick cookware in my Facebook Group, the Green Product Forum, so I wanted to share some tips and specific product recommendations here. Many people think first of reducing or eliminating plastic from their kitchen, to reduce exposure to chemicals like BPA. But the conversation is moving now […]

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    Green Gift Guide: 23 Ways to Give Better

    It’s a common theme in parenting groups these days: what can I ask for or give that won’t add to the clutter in my home? We already have so much “stuff” that the thought of an over-flowing Christmas tree isn’t as joyful as it was when we were kids. But if you’re like me, you […]

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  • How CertClean Wants to Detox Your Bathroom

    A few weeks ago on the blog, I shared tips on replacing your toiletries – what to do with your conventional products once you’ve decided to make the switch to healthier alternatives. But what if you know you want to make the switch, but don’t know how to choose better products? It’s like a jungle […]

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  • Green Living Isn’t a Contest

      Many of us know what we should be doing when it comes to eating healthily and exercising. But when it comes to actually doing it, there’s often something else getting in the way. I’m the queen of excuses or misaligned priorities. “I’ll do it tomorrow.” “Just one more, then I’m done.” “I don’t have […]

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    How to Detox Your Cosmetics: Getting Rid of What You Have

    So you’re ready to ditch your conventional cosmetics, toiletries and body care products. Maybe you’re sick of the eczema, or allergies, or headaches that many people get from products with synthetic fragrances. Or maybe you want to stop contributing to water pollution. Perhaps you are now aware of the carcinogens and hormone disruptors in every-day […]

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  • Homemade Natural Cleaners That Really Work

    I’ll let you in on a little secret: up until 2 years ago, I’d never made my own cleaners. OK, so maybe not earth shattering, but considering that every green expert on the internet does it, I did feel like a bit of an outcast. Why hadn’t I tried homemade cleaners yet? The excuses list […]

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    How to Reduce Waste (But Not the Fun) for Halloween

    I enjoy Halloween, and even dress up to hand out candy, but for some reason it always sneaks up on me. We’re always the last ones on our street to get a pumpkin, and by the time I get around to figuring out what to hand out it’s so late in the game that I […]

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  • Is Your Home Ready for Winter?

    With weather events becoming more severe and more frequent, it is almost a guarantee that we’ll have an ice storm, or wind storm, or more snow than we’ve ever seen this year. All of this can take a toll on our homes, and our sanity. Being with out heat or having a flood is something […]

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  • Non-Toxic Cookware

    Credit: Jane Rix / Shutterstock You’ve probably heard that Teflon is bad for your health. But do you know why, or are wondering how bad it really is? Afterall, it does make clean-up a heckuva lot easier. Read more about non-stick coatings and what the alternatives are in my article for EcoParent Magazine.  

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  • Green Hidden Gems – Part 2

    Here’s Part 2 in my series, where I share with you small businesses that you probably haven’t heard of – but that deserve to be “found”. I focus on products and services that are doing their part to lower their footprint, while delivering greener, healthier services and products to their communities (and beyond). You can read […]

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