As much as possible, we try to live a non-toxic life as a family. And most of the time that means buying cleaner foods or chemical-free products. But did you know there is another danger, lurking everywhere you go these days? It’s in your child’s libraries and your coffee shops, your home, your vehicle, their school and it follows your family when you travel too.
Our indoor cat LOVES the outdoors. When we had a warm spell in October, he looked at me like I was crazy for not letting him out and the minute I opened the door to put my kid on the bus, he ran out to enjoy the 80 degree October day. With all that running outdoors, my cat is vulnerable. I worry like crazy that he’ll
I detoxed my kitchen cleaners by replacing them with Aunt Fannie’s Cleaning Vinegar and Aunt Fannie’s Flypunch! as part of a sponsored post for Aunt Fannie’s. #HealthierHousekeeping Cleaning. It’s the last refuge of moms, and the first thing to go by the wayside when you discover your child has very intensive special needs, allergies or disabilities. I mean, let’s be real – who the heck has
If you use cosmetics, deodorant, shampoo, body wash, and feminine items, you may be exposing yourselves to pink washing – and dangerous toxins. What is pink washing? It’s actually a marketing ploy that brands use to sell more products by branding things with the color pink, even – not kidding here – fracking drill heads. Pink washing is generally done with a blind eye turned
This summer, Boiron offered me a seat at Rachel Pontillo’s class, Herbal Skincare Preparations class at the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, PA. We had a lovely day and I learned a lot, especially as someone new to DIY herbalism. This class is designed for those who wish to grow their own herbs and prepare them for skincare products. I’m not at that level yet, but I did learn a lot and wanted
Most dentists will tell you that fluoride is a necessary part of tooth care, that it prevents cavities and that it’s perfectly safe. But a visit to the dentist some years ago had me rethinking the safety of fluoride. We had changed dentists to one who practices both traditional Western dentistry and holistic dental care. He told us that my daughter had fluoride poisoning, thanks to
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ScotchBriteSponges #CollectiveBias Years ago, when we rid our family of foods that my children were reacting to and stopped buying plastic items, we thought we were done. I had not considered that there was another danger lurking in my kitchen: toxic cookware. Here are the 4 main types that
So after all this summer’s scandal about Robert De Niro, the TriBeCa Film Festival and the movie “VAXXED: From Cover Up to Catastrophe” being bounced from its lineup, then bounced in Houston’s WorldFest and THEN on to make a big splash in other venues including AutismOne, with De Niro making his own documentary about the controversy, I wanted to share with you how I got to my
As I sit here in my lovely office, I can hear the birds tweeting outside my window. The sunshine is pouring through my office, and a cool breeze is invigorating me. It’s also a reminder that summer is right around the bend and while that shouldn’t matter, the fact is I’m wildly out of shape and dreading it a wee bit! Never fear, though, because
You’ve become convinced of the importance of using safer products for your family, both for their physical health and to help your kids’ brains grow, learn and thrive. Great! Problem is, you get to the store and you just don’t know what to buy. You read the ingredients and think, What the heck is SLS? What does this Latin looking word mean? It’s paraben-free, is that safe enough?