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Posted: December 1, 2016
How to create more magic in your holidays, regardless of what you believe You don’t have to believe in magic yourself to create magic. But, if you would like to know WHY it is so important that children believe in magic, I encourage you to read the Green Mama article on it. In the article...Read More »Read More
Posted: November 29, 2016
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Posted: November 29, 2016
Greening your Christmas Tree If you want to go even greener with your Christmas Tree purchase, there are a variety of other options available to you. 1. Buy  a live, potted tree. My family has done this for years. Most pine trees can live for many years in a pot or you can replant the...Read More »Read More
Posted: November 28, 2016
Skincare Toxins to Know & Avoid We are swimming in chemicals, many that are known to negatively effect our bodies. So much so that now a newborn baby born in North America has over 100 known or suspected toxins already in his body at birth. Many of these chemicals can cause profound and lasting effect...Read More »Read More
Posted: November 27, 2016
How to Celebrate Advent Simply, no matter what your faith This is not really a “How To” in any sort of prescriptive way. I like the simplicity of that title. Advent is defined as the four Sundays that lead up to Christmas. Yet, in my family, where we celebrate Hannukah, Christmas, and the big event...Read More »Read More
Posted: November 24, 2016
Time for Spring Cleaning? Here's The Green Mama's Tips for a safe, healthy, "green" clean »Read More
Posted: November 21, 2016
How to protect yourself and your family from toxins in beauty care products It was a gift. The perfect little blue and white bottle of “Gentle! For Bebe!” baby shampoo in its foam pump bottle. I used it on my baby for two years before I thought to check if it was safe. It was...Read More »Read More
Posted: November 18, 2016
You can’t always get a babysitter and hit the town with your beloved. Sometimes you need to reconnect and it’s Tuesday or you live on a remote island with no restaurants.. read on for a few simple and sweet date-night-in ideas.     Game night with a glass of wine and my husband—sometimes our neighours—...Read More »Read More
Posted: November 15, 2016
Four household polluters that you can do something about   Our indoor air is significantly more polluted than outdoor air and this is even true in most big cities. The bad news is that since we spend by far most of our days (about 90%) indoors, where the pollution is 5 to 7 times worse...Read More »Read More
Posted: November 8, 2016
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Posted: November 7, 2016
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Posted: November 7, 2016
A beautiful, Waldorf-home, natured-inspired blessing/verse for children in the month of November….   Child’s Prayer for November Leaves are twirling everywhere – shaken by the autumn wind, spinning through the air. Thank you for time to play and time to work, time to think and time to dream. This verse is by Juliet Harmer author...Read More »Read More
Posted: November 5, 2016
DIY Green Clean Your Oven (& Wood-burning stove window): Life Hack Oven cleaners can be extremely toxic and the self-cleaning feature on most ovens is so toxic that they kill many birds and sicken many humans every year. What’s the alternative? Read more about the difference between cleaning and sanitizing. In this case, you just...Read More »Read More
Posted: November 3, 2016
Everything you need to get a great, green, healthy clean with simple ingredients & recipes You can tackle nearly every cleaning need in the house with four basic ingredients: baking soda, white vinegar, salt, and either borax or your favourite oxygen-based (non chlorine) cleaner for the really tough stuff.  I also recommend a gentle soap...Read More »Read More
Posted: November 2, 2016
Why Is Our Indoor Air So Polluted? In most of our homes, the answer to this question is, “because we have made it that way.” The pollution most often comes from things we bring into the house that release their chemical ingredients into the air of our home. Furniture, stinky cleaning supplies, paints, or any...Read More »Read More