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Posted: August 25, 2016 ...by
Sometimes, I feel so very proud of myself for making better nutritional decisions for my children.  As we picnic in the park, watching others washing down GMO’s, refined sugar and assorted chemicals and pesticides, with more of the same, I gaze at the organic blueberry stained smiles of my children and sigh. Here, I delicately...Read More »Read More
Posted: August 23, 2016 ...by
Increasingly, parents are waking up to the realization that there is no safe plastic. “BPA-free” and even “plant-based plastics” can still release toxins that mimic hormones in the body. The safest bet for your child is the same thing now that it is always been: truly stable products such as glass, stainless steel, cotton, and...Read More »Read More
Posted: August 22, 2016 ...by
It’s been a long day. Work, mama-ing, and what ever unscheduled fire you had to put out, didn’t leave time for a shop. But dinner must be made. Read on for some last-minute, super-easy dinner inspo. Forgetful Salad “Place whatever bread (or potatoes) that you have, in a bowl. Celery? Excellent. Chop that too. You...Read More »Read More
Posted: August 8, 2016 ...by
Homeopathic Remedies Camilia and pulsatilla are two homeopathic remedies recommended for teething tots. I love the ease of the Boiron Camilia unit dose squeeze pouches. Its more natural and faster to administer than infant tylenol or advil and I have had great success with its effectiveness. You can also cold brew some soothing chamomile tea to...Read More »Read More
Posted: June 4, 2016 ...by
With summer almost here we have rounded up our 3 favourite tips for staying healthy and smart in the sun during this warmer season. It can be confusing to figure out the truths about sun exposure and how to keep your kids natural and green in the heat. How much sun is too much? What about...Read More »Read More
Posted: June 3, 2016 ...by
What your mama should have told you about the dangers of sunscreen It’s that time of year again when the sun begins to shine and parents reach for the sunscreen. We are told that sunscreen will protect us from sunburn, wrinkles, and skin cancer. Yet, research now suggests that sunscreen might not do any of these things very well: instead, many of the most popular sunscreen brands might actually increase our children’s chances of getting some cancers. »Read More
Posted: June 3, 2016 ...by
I’d been pouring over labels for years and considered myself a savvy shopper, but the skincare aisle almost had me duped.  I’m one of those people: the kind that stands in the Whole Foods aisle obsessively scanning every label.   I am not appeased by claims of Natural! Kid Safe! or Hypoallergenic. What I’m looking for are the ingredients. The rest, as far as I am concerned, is just fancy PR. I want to know what I’m putting in and on my body. »Read More
Posted: May 21, 2016 ...by
There isn’t a hispanic cupboard in the world that doesn’t contain Sazon. Not one. My mother cooked with it. As did hers. As ubiquitous as salt, Sazon is the Spanish version of…well, salt. I never read its ingredients, as I would always mindlessly toss a box of Sazon in my grocery trolley as one might...Read More »Read More
Posted: May 2, 2016 ...by
Violets are Blue 1 (CI42090) If you are Cuban, and old enough to read this, you have smelled like “Violetas.” You were doused in it from the moment that you came from the hospital, wearing red booties to ward off the “evil eye.” The only time you weren’t smelling of violets, is when you were...Read More »Read More
Posted: February 15, 2016 ...by
Sleep. Ah. It can seem so allusive for parents of young children. Yet, increasingly we are understanding just how important it is. Sleep is a time of regeneration and growth for all humans and a time of great brain plasticity and development, especially for babies. Sleep is also a particularly vulnerable time. As one doctor...Read More »Read More
Posted: January 11, 2016 ...by
Here’s a secret: organic food, in itself, will help you lose flab and maintain a healthy weight. I still remember back to when I was just nine-years-old and my father making an impromptu and impassioned speech about how he would never, ever give up drinking full-fat milk. He was always a fit, good-looking guy and...Read More »Read More
Posted: December 18, 2015 ...by
The Green Mama helps bring the best in natural, safe, effective products for mama and baby Sometimes, I am pretty earnest I believe in truth: in helping people find their individual path through the confusing world of parenting. To do that, I try to bring my talent for health research, my search for ecological answers,...Read More »Read More
Posted: November 2, 2015 ...by
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: September 21, 2015 ...by
 The Green Mama's Guide to Safer Skincare for ChildrenChildren are vulnerable »Read More
Posted: May 15, 2015 ...by
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
Posted: April 30, 2015 ...by
Food sensitivities are confusing, but you can take back control of this overwhelming problem. It helps many parents to realize that food sensitivies are a real issue and they are one the rise. Not because you did something wrong! Rather, most of it is probably because the world is increasingly toxic and our strains of...Read More »Read More