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  • Sixteen Green Faux Pas for 2016

    We are all afraid of the green police. You know, those people who go around being more righteous than thou and shaming us lesser mortals for our shortcomings. At The Green Mama, we implore people to judge less (especially themselves): just start somewhere, just do something, and, gosh, have a little fun along the way….
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  • Fiften Green Faux Pas for 2015

    We are all afraid of the green police. You know, those people who go around being more righteous than thou and shaming us lesser mortals for our shortcomings. At The Green Mama, we implore people to judge less (especially themselves): just start somewhere, just do something, and, gosh, have a little fun along the way….
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  • Cloth Diapering 101: Updated.

    Cloth diapers. It might be the thing that the parents in my Green Parenting 101 class are most curious about and have the most MIS-information about. As one student asked looking at my display table, “That cute thing is a CLOTH diaper?” Indeed, cloth diapers aren’t the ugly, bulky things held together by safety pins that many of us grew up with.

  • Carseat Safety: Add toxins to that list

    Toxins in carseats is frustrating. As our toxins in babybottles, babyfood, and infant formula. This is a question of perceived risk versus actual risk or imagined versus real dangers. Read the related blog on this. Are there real risks associated with the toxins found in carseats? According to research, the answer is yes. In large…
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  • The stink on air purifiers: what works & what doesn’t

    I’ll start with the bad news: At best, air filters are just not that effective.  If, however, you decide you must have an air filter, then you should know that 1) some air filters actually do more harm than good and 2) even the good ones won’t really clean the air or relieve asthma symptoms,…
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  • The Top 6 Nursery Items to Buy Green

    TOP 6 NURSERY ITEMS TO BUY GREEN

  • Cloth diapering 101 (these aren’t your mama’s cloth diapers)

    Cloth diapers. It might be the thing that the parents in my Green Parenting 101 class are most curious about and have the most MIS-information about. As one student asked looking at my display table, “That cute thing is a CLOTH diaper?” Indeed, cloth diapers aren’t the ugly, bulky things held together by safety pins that many of us grew up with.