The Green Mama Blog

Posted: November 30, 2015
If there is anything universal about faith these days, it’s that everybody seems unsure what to do about Christmas.   Even many Christian families struggle with this question, watching the entire holiday being pulled towards excessive consumerism with its associated spending and waste. In my family, my husband and I represent four very different religious...Read More »Read More
Posted: November 2, 2015
Not Proven? Assume because it’s for sale, it’s safe? Don’t. In North America, when we reach for a bottle of sunscreen, buy a “safe” baby bottle, or open a box of cereal, we assume that the chemicals inside are proven safe, but many of these chemicals go from the chemists’ lab to market, untested, in...Read More »Read More
Posted: August 14, 2015
The best bikes for families (even for larger families) Biking as a family is great: it’s fun, relatively affordable, feels virtuous, and my kids absolutely love it. Family biking, though, has special needs. When biking with a child, most riders feel extra cautious. The bike is heavier and has additional appendages and there are lots...Read More »Read More
Posted: August 14, 2015
60% of a cars emissions are released in the first few minutes of operations Most short trips, 82% of trips less than 5 miles, are made by car 40% of all car trips are within 2 miles of the home Biking ranks 2nd in most preferred method of transport Up to 20 bikes can park...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 24, 2015
Elimination Communication or How to Potty-train a Baby Even in cozy North America, exposing a baby to the idea of eliminating on 
a potty can be easier than a parent might think, and it can save a lot of dirty diapers, which is good for the environment as well as your pocketbook. Many parents are...Read More »Read More