Tag Archives: Q Collection Junior

Vote for the top eco-friendly moms…

  In the lead up to Earth Day (April 22nd), the website Circle of Moms is holding a vote for the top eco-friendly moms. It is an interesting list of bloggers, many of whom you may not know.  Our good … More »

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too much of a good thing?

Perhaps you heard the recent news that the EPA has decided to lower the recommended levels of fluoride added to tap water.  What does it mean to you and your family? The quick takeaway is that research is suggesting that … More »

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helpful thoughts from Dr. Alan Greene

My wife and I refound a very helpful resource this past weekend.  Our 8 month old son had a high temperature.  We were thinking through places to look online that would have quick & trusted advice. Dr Alan Greene’s website … More »

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Trying to create a healthier, greener home? Behold the green shopping guides.

I’m always looking (and so many people ask us) for quick answers on how to create a greener, healthier nursery.  Lots of environmental nonprofits have added “green shopping” guides to their sites. Here are some of Q Collection Junior‘s faves. … More »

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Happy Holidays: 2010 R’igloo

In what has become an annual tradition, I am posting 2010′s R’igloo (the igloo my oldest son, Reeve, and I build every year over the holidays).  Hope everyone had a happy holiday and a great start to the new year. … More »

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Daddy: “What is a Dodo bird?”

  I was asked this recently by my 4 year old.  It is amazing what he comes back with from school. I set off to explain extinction – how there used to be animals and plants that are no longer … More »

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Best nature/environment books for kids

With the holiday season just around the corner, we turn to one of the best gifts for kids….books. I know for my son Reeve (just about to turn 4) his first glimpse into the natural world was through books – … More »

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how to find the healthiest / greenest home improvement materials

The Ecology Center is a trusted voice in the search to find the healthiest / greenest products for your home and family.  Past reports exist on: toys:  http://www.healthystuff.org/departments/toys/ children’s products:  http://www.healthystuff.org/departments/childrens-products/ cars: http://www.healthystuff.org/departments/cars/ Their latest report was just added….on home … More »

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musings from October

We are just catching our breathe here. We just returned from the ABC Kids Expo, the premier trade show from children’s products.  What was once a wasteland for greener, healthier products now has ‘greener’ options o’ plenty.   Greenguard has increasingly … More »

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quick & easy – finding the healthiest products for your child

Looking for a simple way to quickly locate the healthiest infant and children’s products on the market? The best resource is the “Healthy Stuff” database, run by the Michigan based non profit The Ecology Center.  It is a great shopping … More »

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