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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
Posted: July 24, 2015
How to make cloth diapers work for the modern parent (& why if done right you will come to love them) I have met hundreds of parents and almost all of them are curious–and confused–about cloth diapers. As one student asked looking at my display table, “That cute thing is a CLOTH diaper?” Indeed, cloth...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 24, 2015
This list will explain the ins and outs and the pros and cons of the most common types of cloth diapers. All-In-One: These popular diapers are what they sound like: no covers, no inners; they’re all-in-one. The upside: they are easy to use, absorbent, and are usually size-adjustable. The downside: they can be bulky. The...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 24, 2015
Conservation Tips: Washing Cloth Diapers at Home A home washing system can be made to be even more conservative than a diaper service (which, because they aggregate diapers, is actually quite green already). Here are some keys to conserving resources and money when washing diapers at home: Do full loads, either by removing the poop...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 24, 2015
All-purpose cleaner Mix a really gentle castile soap, like Dr. Bronner’s, with warm water. Use a clean sponge, rags, or a brush, and scrub! One cup of soap in 3.8 litres (1 gallon) of water is a good concentration for walls, floors, and counters. One part castile soap to one part water in a foaming...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 23, 2015
Cloth vs Disposable Diapers: it’s not just the earth that gets a bum deal Once, there was this Elder that attended one of my Green Mama talks. She shocked all of us when she proclaimed that “any parent who used disposable diapers was evil.” As a parent who has used disposable diapers, I didn’t agree...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 14, 2015
Travelling is an integral part of the job description of being the drummer of an indie rock band. I usually spend over half of each year on the road whizzing between cities. It is exciting but isn’t exactly conducive to creating rhythm and routines. This is especially true when it comes to meal time. Since adding...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 13, 2015
This is almost too easy to call a recipe. Basically I am suggesting that instead of giving in to the pleas for juice (whether they come from your children or your own inner child) you make delicious infused water ! Infused water is basically just cutting up organic fruit, vegetables, and herbs and adding it...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 12, 2015
photo by  We made this slightly healthier super summery twist on the classic margarita last week at my best friend’s lake house. We modified this recipe from GOOP and loved the results. So fresh! We also made a virgin batch by omitting the tequila and all of the pregnant and nursing ladies and kids...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 3, 2015
    Here are 10 tips for taking a vacation with cloth diapers in tow: 1. Bring more than enough detergent. Especially if you are going somewhere where cloth diapering isn’t the norm. We use Nellies All Natural Laundry Soda. 2. Keep in mind that all washers are dryers are different. The rule of thumb...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 1, 2015
Here are the 3 questions to ask yourself when you are packing your family for a trip: 1. What you are doing, where you are going, how are you travelling, and for how long? Your packing list is going to change drastically depending on what you plan to do and where you will end up....Read More »Read More
Posted: June 11, 2015
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Posted: May 15, 2015
What’s the truth about organics? Simplified. Here’s what people say: “It’s too expensive.” “Well, I eat some things organic.” “My doctor says organic isn’t proven to make a difference.” “I just want my kids to eat!” How can I eat organic on a budget? I’m not going to lie. Eating organic on a budget is...Read More »Read More