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Posted: July 16, 2008
Earlier this summer, my family and I went to British Columbia, Canada, for our annual pilgrimage to this tiny island where we got married. My personal theory on Canada is that it is just like the Midwest, only with fewer people and, in the case of B.C., better views. It turns out, however, that Canada also has one other great difference, they have better baby bottles. »Read More
Posted: July 12, 2008
THE CHEMICALS IN PLASTICS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY Bisphenol A (BPA) mimics the hormone estrogen and may interfere with ovulation and reproduction as well as brain-cell development.   Where do you find it: BPA is a plasticizer that is found in (and leaches out of) products such as polycarbonate water bottles, baby bottles, canned soups, beans, and other foods as well as softdrinks. Nearly all can liners contain BPA.  Regular use, such as »Read More
Posted: June 20, 2008
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Posted: June 19, 2008
A few other moms and I were walking in the park the other day and the subject of our strollers came up. “Ugh, I hate this stroller,” my friend complained as she kicked at its sleek, $800 dollar frame while trying to maneuver the tire out of the sand trap. The other moms sighed in agreement and cast disparaging looks at their own expensive strollers. I started to jump into my usual enthusiastic cheer for my Phil and Teds e3 (which converts to a double stroller and a jogger without taking up any additional footprint), but then I stopped. »Read More
Posted: June 5, 2008
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Posted: May 15, 2008
For part of my follow-up on the blog about taxis and carseats I thought I should let you know about one of those products that I feel makes life as a green mama easier. Or, at least, makes life as a car-free green mama easier. If you have ever tried to take your kid on transit or in the Igo shared car you know what it feels like to be a camel: stroller, carseat, and diaper bag piled high and, somewhere in all of this, the baby. »Read More
Posted: March 2, 2008
It’s another day as a car-free mother of a toddler and I’m standing on the corner with Zella Rose in her sling and a huge, toddler carseat at my side. I called a taxi but it never came. So, I’ve dragged the carseat, the baby, and all the baby’s stuff to the corner. Empty taxis are swooshing by me. Some slow down, but none of them stop. »Read More