I have a confession to make: I was not always a Green Mom. Just like I wasn’t “born” being a mom, I wasn’t born being green either. Growing up, I ate vegetables out of a can, drank water out of the hose on hot days, and consumed waaaaay too much sugary cereal. As a teen, I sprayed too much hairspray from an aerosol can, threw things away without thinking, and drove every chance I got, even if I was only going down the block.
When I did become a mom, my attitude…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on January 23, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Boy, what a difference a couple days make! This past weekend, I was so excited that temperatures were warm enough to run errands on my bicycle. Not so this morning. This morning, we were greeted with a wind chill of -14 degrees.
For those of you who are not sure what a “wind chill” means, that is the number assigned to what the temperature feels like if you factor in the wind. For those of us here in the Midwest, it just means brutal cold! And while yes, we should expect…Continue
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Fall feels like it has officially arrived when pumpkins begin to make appearances on front steps. It is especially fun to see the transformation from robust orange vegetables to scary faced creatures staring back with illuminated geometric eyes and wide mouthed grins.
With this hello to fall comes the…Continue
Added by Katka Konecna-Rivera on October 16, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
I'm hesitant to feed my family genetically engineered food (GMO), and now I have even more reason to avoid that kind of food engineered in a lab, some of it containing built-in pesticides like Roundup.
Now to today’s big news: Massive mammary tumors, kidney and liver damage, and other serious problems were found in rats that were fed GMO foods according to the…Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on September 20, 2012 at 11:37pm — No Comments
In the middle of the night, a mysterious red truck races down Happy Town. Its cargo? Cages filled with penguins on their way to be shipped to another country. Suddenly the doors fling open and one cage rolls down the street and lands in a garden. From it, a little penguin steps out fearfully, awed at the world around him. Up…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on September 5, 2012 at 6:52am — No Comments
I like to say "round" instead of stage or trial, since we're in this for the long baby led weaning fight. We'll be patient and we'll be diligent in our efforts. I say "we" but it is really like a boxing match- it all depends on the other person (in this case: Bambina). Even though I'm being a rebel by skipping all the purees and cereals, I am taking the usual 3-4 days in between introducing new foods in case there are any funky allergic-like reactions.
Sillyboy, as an infant,…Continue
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Try my Berry Delicious Shake - you will shed those pre-holiday pounds.
See link below!
Added by Terry Ruvo on January 9, 2012 at 2:05pm — No Comments
Shake it up and drop the lbs!
Added by Terry Ruvo on January 8, 2012 at 8:23pm — No Comments
I am a mom just like you. I offer alternative cosmetics that are "paraben" & cruelty free. Chemicals in cosmetics that are bought retail are not as safe as you think. Therefore, I am on a mission to buy and offer cosmetics/skincare that is safe and effective for myself and my daughter. Please see EYE ON GREEN MAGAZINE. I publish this online organic/green beauty guide to let all know that there are better, and safer choices out there. My Website EYE ON BEAUTY also offers lip…Continue
Added by Terry Ruvo on December 31, 2011 at 10:42am — No Comments
Boxing Day used to be a high point for many of us parents. After a year of buying full-price retail items and perhaps getting some items on sale every so often, this one day of the year promised to relieve us from the financial strain of raising children in a modern world. Kids, after all, are expensive.
While the holidays proved to be a high point of the year, let's face it: getting a snowsuit or new running shoes for our children at 60 per cent off was almost too much to bear.…
Added by Samantha Kemp-Jackson on December 26, 2011 at 4:46pm — No Comments
By C.K. Omillin
Children’s picture book, 24 pages, $15.55…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on October 11, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments
Much to my chagrin, we are now in that time of year when days are getting noticeably shorter (I almost feel the vitamin D leaving my body as I type…). The lights in the house will indubitably get turned on earlier in the morning and earlier in the evening. I never used to think about how much energy a light bulb consumed but now, in trying to conserve resources, I do think about it every time I turn on a light.
It’s a good time of year to let you know about a product that I just…Continue
Added by The Succulent Wife on October 7, 2011 at 3:45pm — No Comments
I will admit that I do not have much use for an eco-friendly leaf pick up and biodegradable bag as I live in Southern California, but I do remember that while growing up in Canada, raking the leaves before the first snowfall was a task for the entire family.
Dsolv bags makes this chore a little bit…Continue
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We love to support companies that do great work here and abroad. By now, we are all now quite familiar with (and wearing) Toms Shoes and we love the great work the company does around the world (Did you know that Toms does eyewear now, under the same One-for-One principle). In fact, we…Continue
Added by The Succulent Wife on August 24, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments
Remember the days when our mothers and grandmothers pinned up the laundry on the clothesline outside? Ours was a reel line that spanned the yard and went from the patio to the nearby wooden phone pole. I remember handing the clothespins to my mom, picking out the colorful plastic ones over the too-old-fashioned wood pegs (of…