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Moving Up to a Big Girl Bed for Safe, Healthy Sleep

*ad) Scroll down for entry form for Naturepedic giveaway below! “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”  My kids used to love reciting that rhyme over and over. They still love being silly and jumping on the bed.  I had to laugh when I came to the line in the 20-year limited warranty for Naturepedic […]

Continue Reading By on May 12, 2015 in babies, children, health, Healthy Families, home, organic, parenting, pesticides, safer chemicals, safety

Women’s Voices for the Earth Reports Cleaning Products Industry Still Failing Consumers

You know it makes your living room smell like a flower garden or turns your kids’ bathroom into something bearable — but do you really know what’s inside that bottle or whether it’s safe for your family?  Advocacy group Women’s Voices for the Earth is reporting there’s still a gap between what you need to know […]

Continue Reading By on April 30, 2015 in cleaning, conscious consumerism, home, safer chemicals, toxic

Test Your Home for Radon

It’s the second leading cause of lung cancer, behind smoking, yet many people never test their homes for radon.  Mid-winter is an ideal time to test your home for the presence of this potentially dangerous gas.  It’s suggested that you test again over time, even if you’ve tested your home previously. There’s also some wisdom […]

Continue Reading By on January 19, 2015 in cancer, home, radon

View Toxic Hot Seat Movie for FREE this Week!

What’s endangering America’s children AND the firefighters who risk their lives to save them in house fires?  Would you believe it could be the living room furniture?  In perhaps the most insidious example of a lack of chemical safety oversight, it’s been revealed that toxic flame retardants in most sofa cushions are linked to grave […]

Continue Reading By on December 1, 2014 in safer chemicals, toxic

Saturdays in the Garden: Pumpkin Harvest

Can pumpkins coexist with tomato plants?  They did in our little organic garden this summer! No, we didn’t plan in that way.  It’s just that I frugally reused compost from a section of the bin that contained several of last year’s pumpkin seeds.  Then several pumpkin plants cheerfully made themselves at home along the fence […]

Continue Reading By on October 4, 2014 in agriculture, garden, organic