• Detox Your Kitchen

    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 with green living

    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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  • Organic sheets in a green bedroom

    Organic Sheets and Non-Toxic Bedding

    When it was time to up-size my kids’ beds, I spent my time worrying about the mattresses and forgot about the bedding until the last minute. In fact, my daughter’s new bed was assembled, with the mattress in place, before I clued in that we had no sheets. So, I took my her on a little shopping trip….


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  • essential oils

    What You Should Know Before Using Essential Oils

    I have avoided this topic for a loooong time. Why? Because essential oils are contentious and there’s a lot of internet hate for those who share their opinions. But since I get asked about oils all the time, I decided I needed to have the answer. Welcome to the results of my latest deep-dive research project to help illustrate what you should know…


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  • detox household cleaners

    Detox Your Household Cleaners in 5 Steps

    One of my recent clients suffers from respiratory issues and multiple chemical sensitivity. She was advised by a naturopathic doctor to detox her home to help alleviate her symptoms, and called me for support. When we started going through her cupboards, she was shocked at how many household cleaners there were – some of which she couldn’t even remember buying. I’ve found…


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  • backcountry camping with kids

    How to Go Backcountry Camping With Kids (and have fun doing it!)

    We just booked a 9-day backcountry canoe trip in Algonquin Park this summer. 4 adults and 4 kids ages 2.5 – 7 years. When I tell people that we go backcountry camping with kids, I usually get a response of raised eyebrows with an undertone of either “that’s amazing!” or “you’re crazy!”, or maybe a little bit of both. Given how surprised…


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  • better ways to spend Earth Hour

    6 Better Ways to Spend Earth Hour than Turning Off Your Lights

    Earth Hour is a campaign by World Wildlife Fund to raise awareness about and inspire action against climate change. The idea is to turn off as much power as you can for one hour from 8:30pm – 9:30pm; this year, Earth Hour happens on Saturday March 25th. Participating in…


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  • non-toxic mattress brands and where to buy

    What to Look for in a Non-Toxic Mattress: Brands and Where to Buy

    It seems crazy that something we spend one third of our lives on might be toxic. Yet while your mattress isn’t toxic in the sense that it’ll kill you  on contact (well, not likely anyways), it may have some less-than-desirable ingredients. Most people think of non-toxic mattresses for a new baby’s crib – but we deserve…


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