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Posted: October 24, 2011 ...by
The Green Mama’s three steps to achieving the healthiest, greenest pregnancy 1.   Eat organic. Pregnant women and children will especially benefit from eating organic food. »Read More
Posted: October 17, 2011 ...by
It's flu season in North America: are you protected? »Read More
Posted: July 20, 2011 ...by
Soy versus milk formula? Breastmilk is the healthy and green choice. However, if a baby does need formula, what next? The issue isn’t being talked about enough in the right circles because mom’s still have lots of questions, despite the fact that the research in this case gives us a clear answer to questions like soy vs. milk-based and other questions (like make my own or buy it) that no one even asks about anymore. »Read More
Posted: July 11, 2011 ...by
The Real Risk of Being Posh Spice: The Troubles with Having Baby #4 by Cesarean Section Today, Victoria “Posh” Spice delivered her fourth baby—first girl—by elective cesarean section. Not very note worthy, except for the fact that Posh is often referenced as the icon for the elective c-section movement (along with Brittany Spears). On the other “side” are the famous natural birth (and often home birth) icons such as Pamela Anderson, Jennifer Connelly, Erykah Badu, and Ricki Lake.  »Read More
Posted: July 6, 2011 ...by
Calling all pregnant women in America: your country needs you for science. »Read More
Posted: April 21, 2011 ...by
What is the biggest green faux pas of 2011? Being righteous and forgetting to have fun. It is much more inspiring to be green, for yourself and others, if you do it while having fun! If you are just getting started, remember to take-on the things that appeal to you, anger you, or make you sing! If you LOVE whistle blowing then become a label reader, you can roll your eyes in the isles of Whole Foods or if you love eating then become a green foodie and you can serve up your green passion to your loved ones. »Read More
Posted: April 18, 2011 ...by
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. »Read More
Posted: March 15, 2011 ...by
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. »Read More
Posted: January 6, 2011 ...by
In 2011 green will be the thing.  Green is the fastest growing trend in food, buildings, and businesses. The entities that are thriving are those that are taking sustainability as part of what is essential. There are 11 habits that will guarantee that your lifestyle is more sustainable this year. Get good at them and you will save resources, money, and your health AND you will have fun in the process. 1. Make ORGANIC a habit »Read More
Posted: January 5, 2011 ...by
Dear Green Mama: What is the dirty dozen? »Read More
Posted: November 29, 2010 ...by
In this guest blog, Linda Solomon of the Vancouver Observer discusses how to make walking to school fun for kids. »Read More
Posted: September 3, 2010 ...by
The first day of school: it is a blessing and a challenge.  When your child is at home, it seems easier to be in control of their safety. Then one day your child goes off to their first day of school (think cute little back pack and a last wave as they disappear through the door) and everything changes. “My teacher said...” becomes a routine saying at home and all of the sudden your baby is demanding that you start recycling. »Read More
Posted: August 18, 2010 ...by
If we use chemicals that are known or suspected carcinogens in our daily lives (e.g. consumer products, food we eat, etc.) we are increasing our risk for developing cancer. »Read More
Posted: August 16, 2010 ...by
Women's birth experiences matter. This is because women who get informed and take informed action have better birth experiences and better birth outcomes. »Read More
Posted: May 2, 2010 ...by
The call to “Fair Trade your home” has been gaining attention recently. Recent awareness campaigns have shed light on the abundance of inhumane work conditions many around the world deal with, that we in the “developed world” exploit. Often it seems like overcoming such a complicated issue is impossible for just one person or family to do, but I found out it’s not such a big undertaking after all. Buying Fair Trade is a win-win proposition! »Read More
Posted: April 21, 2010 ...by
Recently a lot of friends have been asking me “Is this cleaning product, lotion/soap/cosmetic, kid toy really green? Far from being a sustainable litmus test, I still cannot help but tilt my head, analyze and give my opinion.   I’m not looking into a green crystal ball to help me see through green-hype or green-washing. I’m using some basic guidelines to help me determine if something is truly green and if I want to buy/support/share it. »Read More