Non-Toxic Is Important!

While preparing for my son’s arrival, my husband and I fell in love with expensive, eco-friendly nursery furniture. Besides the clean modern design that we loved, we felt it was important to purchase something with a non-toxic finish. Thank GOD we did! Not only does it look good but it is also very tasty! Check out what my little monster did. I pray we can have it repaired, we were hoping to eventually resell his furniture. The portion he ate is environmentally friendly, eco-friendly MDF made of recovered wood fibers…

Simple Green Naturals Review & Giveaway

This contest is closed. Congratulations to Jackie! I do not like to willingly bring dangerous chemicals into my home. Despite the fact I have used harsh cleaning products in the past, I now know they are not safe or necessary. Too many companies use brand messaging to make people think their unhealthy products are fine to use, but we must be smarter consumers. There are safer options for our families and for the environment. With that said, I had the privilege to test 7 full size samples from Simple Green…

Hazardous To Your Health

Everywhere you turn, you read or hear about another product that is hazardous to your health. Could there be a connection between the rapid number of people being diagnosed with cancer and other diseases? I am starting to believe so! From deodorant, plastic cups and now sunscreen, it’s difficult to make a safe decision. My only question is why doesn’t the government have higher standards? Seriously, if we know certain chemicals are dangerous or have long-term ill effects, then why not ban them? A twitter friend (@stresslessmomma) and fellow blogger…

Organic Container Garden

This weekend my family planted an organic container garden. My husband and I both grew up around gardening, but we do not have a lot of space. We thought on a much smaller scale and decided to plant some vegetables and herbs that I use regularly. Also, I reviewed my grocery receipts and realized I have been spending a small fortune at Whole Foods JUST on organic fruits and vegetables (seriously, at least $50 per week)! Ok, so perhaps I became overzealous picking out seed packets and grabbed more than…

Earth Day Fun With Kids

I involve my toddler in green living practices by having him put items into our recycling bin. He gets excited when he sees an empty paper towel or toilet paper holder, he likes to use them as tunnels for his cars. Ultimately, he knows once he is finished using his imagination, he gets to place the cardboard into the recycling bin. He then becomes so proud and claps at his accomplishment. Our next green project is making a potted garden and growing some of our favorite vegetables. I am excited…

YoBaby Review and Giveaway

Contest is closed. Congratulations to Lela! My son has been enjoying YoBaby Plus Fruit and Cereal yogurt ever since his first bite. He absolutely loves the apple & mixed berry flavors! As a mother, I love the fact it is made from organic whole milk and provides 30% of his daily iron! YoBaby is all natural and certified organic, made with milk from cows fed organic feed and not treated with antibiotics or artificial growth hormones. YoBaby has a newer product called 3-in-1 meals that we are excited to try. These…

Seed Power

I have been introduced to a company called Seed Power by a fellow blogger and friend Jennifer at HipAsIWannaBe. Seed Power is sponsoring a few lucky ladies for BlogHer ’10 in NYC, so this is my entry for consideration. I honestly wouldn’t be writing about this company if I didn’t believe in their products or philosophy. After doing a little research about Seed Power, I will be purchasing some of their products on my next trip to Whole Foods. I felt a connection to Seed Power just from reading their…

100% Electric Car, 0 Emissions

As you may or may not know, Nissan has created a 100% electric car appropriately named the LEAF. This car produces zero emissions and runs completely off of a lithium-ion battery. Yes, that means there is no gas tank, no engine oil, no timing belts and no tail pipe! Imagine never having to stop for gas again! Doesn’t that sound amazing? LEAF is a five passenger electric car with all the safety amenities Nissan is known for. The lithium-ion battery allows the LEAF to run for 100 miles on a…