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During those first few weeks of pregnancy, a baby’s body undergoes some pretty rapid growth, and each development relies on precise, successful development in the previous stage. Because so much is happening so quickly, these first weeks are a particularly … More
Whether you’re spraying on your favorite perfume or rubbing in some moisturizing lotion, it’s easy to forget that what you put on your skin can be absorbed right into your body; which is why choosing safe personal care products is … More
Raise your hand if you have a hard time figuring out which fish and seafood are safe to eat.
I really want to give my family all the good things about fish (omega-3’s, protein!) without any of the bad (mercury, PCBs, antibiotics – yuck). To eat fish that’s good for you and isn’t fished in a manner that’s destroying the oceans, you have to be an informed and conscious consumer. More
Use these most popular posts from Healthy Child Healthy World from the past year to help you build a healthy environment for your new baby. Top 10 Toxic Products You Don’t Need Isn’t it time to purge what isn’t necessary? … More
With the recent return of my husband’s cancer I have become even more picky (aka neurotic) about the chemicals that we use in our home. I have slowly been phasing them out despite my husband’s resistance. He seems to think that me using natural everyday items to clean translates into him needing to clean everything over again with a smelly chemical-laden product. I’ve been letting him get away with certain cleaners just because it was easier to keep the peace but all that’s changing. No more Mr (Mrs?) Nice Guy.
One of the places I’ve been wondering about keeping bacteria-free is the kitchen. I’m always worried about making sure that the cutting boards are properly cleaned and the counters sanitized after preparing meat or using raw eggs. The thought of using a toxic chemical cleaner anywhere near where I prepare food has always been totally out of the question. I’ve always just used scalding hot water and hoped it was enough to kill any bacteria left lying around. It always did a good job of burning the skin off my fingers.
I was relieved (and so were my hands) to come across such easy ways to keep a kitchen free from bacteria using natural products. These are all things that are very easy to find at your local grocery store or pharmacy and that many of you probably already have some of them around the house. More
We just came back from a fantastic vacation in Marco Island, Florida. It was a perfect trip – including our flights with 19 month old Baby flying as a “lap infant”. This was his fourth round trip flight, and he has been a great little traveler every time, but I have to admit I was a little bit nervous about flying with Baby at this age since he is SOOO active all the time.
Here are four things that made our flights go smoothly… More
by Margie Kelly, Communications Manager A clean bathroom is a beautiful thing. But did you realize that some of the very same toxic chemicals used to clean your tub and toilet are also found in your antiperspirant or perfume? Yuck. While … More
It’s officially cold and flu season. Everyone seems to be sniffling, sneezing and coughing, trying desperately to find remedies to ease their symptoms. I tend to get sick like clockwork this time of year. Last year around this time I was feeling pretty miserable. This time around it seems to be a bad cold with lots of uncontrollable coughing. In between coughs, I decided to check in with some great green minds from around the blogosphere to see how they would combat a vicious cough the non-toxic and natural way. More
by The Organic Center Pound for pound, children eat and drink more than adults. Healthy eating is essential in order to safely nourish their growing bodies. Incorporating organic food into your family’s diet is an important part of eating healthy, … More