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    5 Tips to Pack a Litterless Lunch… Like a Boss.

    If you’ve got school-aged kids and you’re anything like me, you’re in denial about having to start packing lunches on Tuesday. I got used to the lunch-making routine the last few years with our previous daycare but I have to admit: having a summer off (both for the kids and me since I now work […]

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    An Interview With Ontario EcoSchools

    The main hall of my daughter’s school proudly features EcoSchool Platinum plaques. When I looked into what this meant, I was thrilled to learn that our school receives the top level of EcoSchool certification! I wanted to learn more about the program, and I’m excited to have been able to interview the folks at Ontario EcoSchools to […]

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  • Organic food

    Should You Feed Your Family Organic Food?

    Eating organic may sound like a good idea in theory, but with a family to feed and the higher cost of organic food, is it really practical? It’s a question I’ve discussed on my blog before. In this article for EcoParent Magazine, I clarify what it means (and doesn’t mean) to be “organic”, and tips to buy organic […]

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    The Dirt on Disinfecting Wipes

    Wipes used to be reserved for baby bums and rib fests. Now they’re on countertops and cleaning kits in 50% of homes. Studies continue to show that our obsession with killing germs has gotten out of hand and is actually doing more harm than good. In this article for EcoParent, I explain how our love […]

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  • Is Borax Toxic?

    Borax has been lining DIYer’s shelves for decades. It’s been a green cleaner staple and is even used to make kids’ crafts. But that is about to change. This month, Health Canada released its “Draft Screening Assessment for Boric Acid, its Salts and its Precursers”. It includes recommendations to avoid products like homemade slime and […]

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  • 11 Non-Toxic Ways to Kill Weeds

      Weeds: the bane of a gardener’s existence. If you want a beautiful lawn, healthy vegetables or flourishing fruit, you need weeds to stop taking up valuable space. Chemical weed killers may be effective, but they can be toxic to the environment. Luckily, you’ve got options to get rid of weeds in eco-friendly ways. 1. […]

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  • 3 Common Indoor Air Pollutants

    Did you know that the air quality in your home can be many times worse than outside? This is significant, because while we can’t control what’s in outside air (other than doing our part to reduce air pollution), we can control what’s in our homes. In this article for EcoParent Magazine, I outline 3 common […]

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    Is Your Home Disaster Ready?

    The forest fires in Fort McMurray were devastating. The fire itself wasn’t all that news worthy – forest fires are a natural part of the forest life cycle. But with tens of thousands of people evacuated and facing the very real truth of having no homes and businesses to return to, these fires were front page […]

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  • 4 Ways to Keep Your House Cool

    Summers are getting hotter, and that’s likely not going to stop any time soon. For some, running the air conditioner is the only way to get relief. Even if you do have the AC on, there are ways you can keep cool while saving energy (and money). Read more in this article for EcoParent Magazine.  

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  • small herb garden

    3 Ways to Grow Food in a Small Space

    You may not think you have the right geography or amount of space to start a functional garden, but the truth is that virtually anyone can grow their own herbs and vegetables at home. To show you how easy it can be, guest blogger Bobbi Peterson of Living Life Green is sharing her tips! Indoor gardens […]

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