5 Healthy, Organic Items & Affordable Alternatives

The following post is from Kate of Modern Alternative Mama: Okay, let's be realistic here. Every time you turn around, there's a new threat out there.  Something else is going to kill you because it has chemicals in it. And sometimes the solution to those going-to-kill-chemicals is...well...expensive.  I don't live on an unlimited income, much…

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Homemade Vaseline + A Simply Homemade Clean

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The following guest post is from Lisa Barthuly, author of A Simply Homemade Clean: Simplify. Save Money. Two things that seem pretty elusive these days, huh? Not so! Making your own homemade products sounds pretty overwhelming, but the truth is, it’s simple.  I’ve been making my own bath, beauty and cleaning products for over a…

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Can You Pack a No-Waste Lunch?

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: Billions of plastic baggies, over a billion pounds of trash, and countless fields of food are tossed into elementary and high school wastebaskets in America each year. Americans pitch 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. 1 Clearly no one is going to suggest that we’re a…

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How to Be Green When Green is Popular

The following post is from Kate of Modern Alternative Mama: Everyone’s going green. It’s true.  Just about everyone I know is concerned with being “green,” eco-conscious, doing the right thing for the earth.  But sadly, some of this is just because it’s popular right now, and not because all of these people are fully committed…

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My Green Cheats: 15 Ways I Don't Help the Earth

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: It's not easy being green. We can't just throw everything away in good conscience.We often pay more for humanely raised meats and take the time to pick bugs and weeds off our garden vegetables by hand, and we probably take longer to kill ants naturally (and…

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Will the Safe Chemicals Act be Enough?

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: Did you know that of the 84,000 or so chemicals floating around the American marketplace, the EPA only has “sufficient health and safety information” on 200 of them? The New York Times recently poked fun at parents who make their own cleaning supplies from baking soda…

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Going Green When Others Don't Understand

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: Green, crunchy, organic, tree hugger, sustainable, natural, responsible, granola... crazy -- there are lots of adjectives out there to describe "going green". Most of them have positive associations, but there are definitely some that would imply you may have gone off the deep end. I am…

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