The Green Mama Blog

Posted: October 14, 2014
I love Halloween. Not the candy party, but the dressing up and knocking on your neighbour’s doors part. Halloween is likely just as ancient and pagan as it seems, with many experts placing its origins in the Celtic tradition of Samhain: a festival that celebrated the end of the Harvest and the coming of Winter...Read More »Read More
Posted: October 3, 2014
Carseat recycling is possible, but it isn’t easy. Carseats in both the U.S. and Canada now have expiration dates. (You can find these expiration dates printed on the plastic part of the carseat underside usually). I find these expiration dates a little exasperating –once upon a time a carseat lasted for all six kids (if...Read More »Read More
Posted: August 27, 2014
When I was a young child, I was poor. I mean, poor-poor. Welfare-poor. Thus, when the study “More Work for Mother: Chemical Body Burdens as a Maternal Responsibility” crossed my desk this week, I knew it was the most important study I had seen all year. Not because it told me anything new, but because...Read More »Read More
Posted: August 27, 2014
A Cracked Foundation Attachment and Addictions How virtual parenting is destroying children. A Cracked Foundation profiles how attachment formation is an underlying causal factor for the recent rise in child mental illness and addiction. Mixed Signals Technology Balance Connection to technology is disconnecting child development. Mixed Signals covers research related to the impact of technology...Read More »Read More
Posted: August 26, 2014
Do you remember that time on the playground when you were little when Billy fell off the monkey bars and broke his arm? Or how much you hated when Jennifer would jump off the seesaw while you were up on top—but still you would let her ride with you again the next day. Or the...Read More »Read More