• Woman in flower field natural dryer sheet alternative

    5 Natural Dryer Sheet Alternatives

      One of my first tips for anyone starting to detox their homes is to quit using fabric softener and dryer sheets. These products coat your clothes with chemicals linked to hormone disruption, asthma, and even cancer. Not to mention what they do downstream in our environment… And while more…


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  • waste free halloween

    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 grab whatever box of treats are…


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  • how to pack a litterless lunch

    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 from home) was…


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  • disinfectant wipes

    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.


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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…


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  • how to host a green bbq party

    How to Host a Green BBQ Party

    It’s backyard BBQ season! If you’re hosting friends and family for weekend get-togethers, consider how you can reduce waste and choose food more responsibly. You’ll save money, and your guests will probably appreciate (or at least acknowledge) your efforts and might even adopt them too! But don’t stop reading if you think I’m going to tell you…


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  • How to Recycle… Less

    Recycling gives us a false sense of success. Yes, recycling is better than landfill, but it’s better still to reduce your amount of waste overall – including recyclables.  In this article for EcoParent Magazine, I share 3 tips to reduce what you send to the recycle bin.


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  • All About Baking Soda

    Baking soda has been used for decades as a workhorse around the house. What exactly is it and what makes it so great? I’m glad you asked, because here’s everything you ever wanted to know (and maybe some things you didn’t) about baking soda. (more…)


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  • Earth Hour

    How to Spend Earth Hour Like You Mean It

    Earth Hour gets a lot of media attention, arguably more than Earth Day. I think it’s because an hour is such a manageable target – you can do just about anything for an hour (other than holding your breath). So for the average person who doesn’t want to think too much about living green, an hour of…


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  • Diva Cup Menstrual Cup

    Why You Should Switch to a Menstrual Cup

    Ladies, this one’s for you. Have you tried a menstrual cup yet? You should. I started using the Diva Cup 10 years ago, and I’ve never looked back. It’s a great way to reduce your household waste, your exposure to chemicals, and your monthly expenses!  Read my article in So Fresh…


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