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 children.

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Ask the Green Mama!

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


Last Week's Question:

My two-month old baby is being formula fed and we just can’t find a formula that seems to work. He’s very gassy and seems to be in pain a lot of the time. He is also regularly constipated and will often go four to six days without a poop. My doctor has us on soy formula now and it seems to have made matters worse. Should I switch back? Can I give him anything else like prune juice to help?

Last Week's Answer:

Dear Vanessa, I really feel for your struggle. There are so many stresses with having a new baby and feeding the baby is usually number one on all moms lists: whether they breastfeed or formula-feed. There are some additional stresses when formula feeding a baby, because the chances of the baby being intolerant are much…
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