• The Secret to Holiday Joy

    Is anyone else frustrated with the constant marketing strategies that tell you the holidays have to be stressful and overwhelming? I have equal disdain for the messaging that you’re supposed to love the holidays and everything about them. I think Christmas in particular has become so commercialized that we don’t treat it as a celebration – even when we want to. It’s become…


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  • The Green at Home 2017 Gift Guide

    Sometimes the pressure of the holidays can make it seem easier to fall back into regular shopping patterns… the big box stores, the impulse buys, the waste. It does seem easier. But there are so many great green options for gift-giving that won’t have you giving up your priorities. If you’re just getting started, start early and go one step at a time….


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    How to Sanitize Your Home, Naturally

    It’s cold and flu season, so naturally the question on everybody’s mind is: How can I sanitize my home against germs? The answer to that is easy. Bleach is the most effective sanitizer for your home, but it is not the healthiest. I summarized some of the concerns in this video. The question on minds of Green at Home readers…


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    The Easiest Detox Isn’t a Diet

    I’ve done detox diets, but to be honest, they’re hard for me. I have a sweet tooth. I don’t love vegetables (I mean, I eat them, but I never crave a kale salad). And as soon as the required number of weeks are up, I’m jumping right back onto my normal diet bandwagon. Now, I like to think I eat…


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    The Real Reason Europe Bans More Chemicals than North America

    A lot of blogs and sensationalist media reports want you to think that our public health departments are knowingly and intentionally poisoning us. That we are so far behind Europe because they’ve banned hundreds more chemicals than we have in North America. But the truth is, our governments just take a different approach. I believe we’re behind, but I don’t…


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    Fertility and More: How Flame Retardants in Our Homes Affect Our Health

    Chemical flame retardants are in electronics, children’s pyjamas, car seats, mattresses, carpeting, and most other petrochemical-based materials (i.e. foam, polyester, etc.). Halogenated flame retardants have been around for 40 years, and we are now learning how hazardous they are to our health. In fact, they are found in just about everyone across North America, at concentrations that are…


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    12 Ways to Detox Your Kitchen

    If you’ve been following along, I’ve been doing a little series on the blog to help  you detox your home, room-by-room. Today, we’re going to look at the kitchen. I started with the bathroom a few weeks ago because it’s a little easier to stay focused (get caught up here). In the…


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    How to Detox Your Bathroom

    A couple of weeks ago, I shared 3 steps to help you avoid overwhelm when making green changes in your home. Over the next few blogs, I’ll be diving into more specific strategies for every room in your home, with a focus on reducing toxic chemicals. Why am I focusing on detoxing your…


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  • No, Your Shampoo Isn’t Killing You

    I started my own green living journey because of environmental reasons, nearly 15 years ago as an engineering student. 10 years later when I was pregnant with my first child, I realized that there were some pretty good health benefits to what I was doing too. But the messaging was all wrong. Maybe you’ve seen them too? Those click-bait headlines telling…


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    Where to Start When Going Green Feels Overwhelming

      I’ve written over 100 articles and it can be hard to keep coming up with content. So I asked on my Facebook Page the other day for blog topic ideas. A recurring theme was a frustration I hear from many: “I want to be more green, but I don’t know where to start.” It’s so easy to feel…


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