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The Housing Hour Features Home & Environmental Topics from a Mom’s Perspective

Have you heard the latest news about that popular product you may be putting on your lawn right now?  How about efforts to clear the air for kids’ health?  Or what you could say to your local store manager today that would forever change the way you look at shopping?  Let’s look at these things […]

Continue Reading By on April 9, 2015 in agriculture, air, ecosystem, environment, home, pantry, parenting, pesticides, shopping, simple living
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Who’s Playing Politics With Your Baby’s Health?

Maybe you’re expecting a baby or shopping for the children you already have.  You need to buy a crib mattress, food storage containers and toys.  You want to keep your baby’s play spaces comfy and clean.  You ought to be able to assume all of these products meet some measure of long-term safety for your […]

Continue Reading By on March 12, 2015 in conscious consumerism, motherhood, parenting, safer chemicals, safety, shopping

The Food Babe Way Spurs Consumer Awareness at Grocery Store

*May contain affiliate links for books where you can read more for yourself. Question everything at the grocery store and restaurant.  Become a food detective for the sake of your own health and well-being. That’s the premise behind author Vani Hari’s new book The Food Babe Way, that’s destined to become a best-seller!  I can […]

Continue Reading By on February 10, 2015 in agriculture, conscious consumerism, families, food, GMO, shopping

How are you #CleanCouponing in 2015?

How do you stretch a dollar AND provide the most wholesome value for your family’s dinners and more?  Like many people across the country, maybe you’re attuned to #CleanCouponing, being frugal with MORE than money! When you shop, do you bypass the cheapest item for the one that is made with more care so you […]

Continue Reading By on January 8, 2015 in clean couponing, conscious consumerism, green frugal, Green Goes Mainstream, shopping

Grocery Shopping Gets Easier if Colorado or Oregon Pass GMO Labeling

You’re already watching the budget, counting calories and sugar, and maybe you have someone in the family with special needs like a gluten-free diet.  You may think you can’t afford exclusively organics, but you wonder about all those processed foods that likely contain genetically modified organisms.  How can you know? Unless you shop strictly for […]

Continue Reading By on October 16, 2014 in eating better, food, food labeling, GMO, shopping

Little Rock River Market District

Where can you visit a real submarine, ride a trolley car, catch an outdoor concert and shop the world? In downtown Little Rock’s River Market district!  Take your pick of lunch choices inside the River Market that anchors a busy downtown.  Shop the farmers’ market.  Or explore several shopping and entertainment choices. Ample parking is […]

Continue Reading By on July 11, 2014 in family, shopping, South, travel

Clean Couponing Gets Frugal with More than Money

Maybe you’ve heard about extreme couponing, but how about clean couponing?  No long hours clipping and trading here, just an emphasis on being frugal with more than money. That’s why we’ve started with basics like stretching that chicken and vegetable dinner with a pantry staple.  I love the tips in this article about getting the […]

Continue Reading By on April 24, 2014 in clean couponing, conscious consumerism, food, frugal, shopping

Walgreens, Time to Mind the Store for Children’s Health & to Reassure Customers

You’re thoughtfully stocking up on sunscreen as summer weather approaches, so you choose one off the shelf made for kids, even one that appears gentle enough for babies. You buy extra hand soap to donate for your child’s upcoming Vacation Bible School, trusting the antibacterial assurances on the package. You’re busy, so you pick up […]

Continue Reading By on April 16, 2014 in baby, children, conscious consumerism, Mind the Store, safer chemicals, shopping, toxic

Inside Look at Mind the Store Campaign

Who’s minding the store?  When it comes to safety of consumer products in the United States marketplace, there’s been much public concern that really no one is.  Thus coalition Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families created the Mind the Store Campaign to find solutions. We recently delved inside to learn more with Mind the Store Campaign Director […]

Continue Reading By on April 16, 2014 in children, conscious consumerism, Healthy Families, Mind the Store, parenting, safer chemicals, shopping, toxic