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Posted: October 21, 2014 ...by
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 15, 2014 ...by
How to Make Safer Face Paints for Kids Wanna make face paint that doesn’t contain artificial food colouring (which is made of coal tar dye), synthetic fragrances, or other dangerous ingredients? Here’s a basic recipe. 2 teaspoons of organic cornstarch 1 teaspoon of natural, zinc-oxide based diaper cream or straight zinc-oxide cream Natural, organic food dyes. (See below...Read More »Read More
Posted: October 11, 2014 ...by
Read the related article for all the Green Mama secrets on dealing with this pesty nuisance.   Natural Lice Spray Use this on dry hair for a preventative spray or on wet hair followed–by nit combing–to help  effectively treat lice. 4 cups apple cider vinegar 20 drops Tea Tree Oil 20 drops Lavender Essential Oil...Read More »Read More
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Posted: August 27, 2014 ...by
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 ...by
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 ...by
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
Posted: August 13, 2014 ...by
Manda, better known now as The Green Mama, and I met twenty years ago on the first day of cross-country preseason when I was a freshman and she was a sophomore at Oberlin College.  There was an instant energetic connection that has persisted from the very first moment.  Was it because we were both devout vegans at...Read More »Read More
Posted: August 1, 2014 ...by
Manda, better known now as The GreenMama, and I met twenty years ago on the first day of cross-country preseason when I was a freshman and she was a sophomore at Oberlin College.  There was an instant energetic connection that has persisted from the very first moment.  Was it because we were both devout vegans at...Read More »Read More
Posted: August 1, 2014 ...by
After years of pondering the possibility we finally installed solar panels to heat our hot water yesterday.  Of course I would like to have a photovoltaic roof and  be off-grid running on strictly sustainable sources of power, but for the moment that is not our lot.  Our town of Evanston, Il approved a three-year contract in...Read More »Read More