• Is There Formaldehyde in Your Laundry Detergent?

    Thanks to clever marketing tactics designed to make us spend, spend, spend, we’ve been conditioned to think that a clean house and clean clothes and clean sheets have to smell clean. The problem is that the ingredients used to make these things have any smell at all – whether they’re synthetic or natural – can cause more problems than they solve….


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  • How to Reduce Stress, Naturally and Simply

    Humans have always been stressed. It isn’t a new problem. But over time, stress has changed and increased to dangerous levels. At one point in our history, stress was running away from lions while having to hunt and forage for our next meal. Once the thread was gone and food was acquired, our stress decreased. Nowadays, our stress is typically a lot less dangerous…


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    How to Find the Best Drinking Water and Shower Filter

    There are a few different reasons why you’d want to filter the water in your home. How you go about doing it can lead you on a trail of options that’s enough to leave you cross-eyed. I’d like to break down some of the big considerations to help you make an informed choice about your water filtration systems…


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  • Why I Detox My Home

    Asthma and Cramps: Why I Choose to Detox My Home

    In my Facebook Group, I’ve been sharing some thoughts on the importance of really understanding your why for living a healthy and green lifestyle. Because everyone has different goals, limitations, and worldview, each family will make different decisions about what’s right for them in each moment. Relying on someone else’s why may help for the short-term, but without really…


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    Is Your Home Making You Tired?

    We’ve all been there. One more round of the snooze button. Bottomless coffee. And zoning out in front of Netflix when you can finally crash at the end of the day. Sometimes, being tired can be fixed with the obvious – more sleep. But what if that doesn’t work? If you’re suffering from more serious fatigue, your home might be partly to blame. The modern…


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    How to Add More Meatless Meals to Your Meal Plan

    One of the ways you can reduce your footprint and reduce your toxics exposure is by adding more meatless meals to your meal plan. It’s one of the strategies I talk about in the Kitchen Module of my online program, Your Healthy Home. But for some, this can seem too daunting – either because of the time to find new…


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    How to Choose the Best Natural Skincare Products

    I see this question ALL the time in mom’s groups: “What’s the best natural… lotion / make-up / shampoo / deodorant…” You may have asked that question before too. What did you do with the answers? It’s helpful because you’re getting feedback from other people who have been there before you. But just because a product works, and fits one person’s…


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  • How to Choose Green Cleaners on a Budget (That Work!)

    It’s no secret that off-the-shelf green cleaning products are often more expensive than their conventional counterparts. Sometimes, many times more expensive. Some think it’s all a big conspiracy – that there’s no reason these products have to cost so much and that companies are just profiting off naïve shoppers. I agree that there’s a conspiracy, but it’s not by green brands. Well-made, truly…


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    Can You Fit Natural Products in Your Budget?

    The number one struggle I hear from members of my Green Product Forum about making the switch to healthier, greener, more natural products is time and money. OK, that’s two struggles. But they are more often than not connected. It’s not surprising. Green products are notoriously more expensive than their conventional counterparts, at least when comparing the initial price tag in the…


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  • 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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