Welcome to The Green Mama!

Bringing curiosity, today’s research, and traditional wisdom to support healthy childhoods. The Green Mama brings 20 years of green consulting and design-thinking, research, and lots of humor to help thought-leaders, institutions, and parents. She’s been called the “green guru” anddefinite, but not absolute.Ask her your question, join the tribe of the eco-curious, and check out her services. And now a book!

[Green Mama: Giving Your Child a Healthy Start and a Greener Future published by Dundurn,] is a how-to book, but it’s also a manifesto of sorts: a manifesto declaring that no corporation or manufacturer is the boss of you, and that you have more control over the development of your family than an advertise-and-buy economy would have you believe.” —Jordan Yerman, Vancouver Observer.

The Green Mama helps parents become what they were always meant to be: experts on the care of their own families.

Listen to Manda speak about the book, how to empower parents to worry smarter, and why she hates to be told “just don’t worry.” Skip ahead to 35:10.

Ask the Green Mama!

Award-winning author, researcher, & Green Mama uses her expertise to answer YOUR questions.

Last Week's Question:

My daughter gets irritated skin, mostly during the winter or summer seasons. She gets a bit of eczema, mostly in her forearms. I currently use unscented cream, for that type of skin. If a product is all-natural, would it be safe to use a scented cream on her and not worry about irritation? I love scented products and of course, since she gets easily irritated, I steer clear from them.

Last Week's Answer:

What you put on his skin matters, but what you put inside might be the real culprit.