The Green Mama Blog

Posted: October 21, 2014
The not so sweet side of sugar Sugar has become big news. “Death by Sugar” ran in MacLeans in May, and the producer, Laurie David, has a new documentary on the obesity epidemic called Fed Up, and people are beginning to listen to the likes of Dr. Robert H. Lustig, MD, a professor of Pediatrics...Read More »Read More
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