Save Money and the Environment with Cloth Swim Diapers

My first "professional" blog was called Doodles' Place. It was a mommy blog, really, with crafts, cupcakes, easy meals and more. At that time, I nicknamed my three girls Pumpkin Doodle, Monkey Doodle and Sweet Doodle. So of course I was excited when I came across a company called Monkey Doodlez! Monkey Doodlez is a…

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Favorite Bloggers Share on "Why Go Green?"

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: It's always amazing to me how many different reasons people have for going green. For me, it started when I read 50 Things Kids Can do to Save the Earth in fourth grade or so. We couldn't even recycle in my hometown until I was off…

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Question of the Day: What Are Your Favorite Green Living Blogs?

I have categories in my Google Reader that correspond to every category here at Life Your Way because I love discovering other blogs and highlighting great posts from around the blogosphere. Unfortunately, the green living category is fairly pathetic. I've deleted a few this month because they just weren't providing the kind of content I…

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Question of the Day: Tricks for Remembering Your Reusable Shopping Bags?

I have so many reusable shopping bags that they're overflowing in my closet. And yet, I still regularly take piles of plastic grocery bags back to the store to be recycled. Three years after I bought my first set of reusable bags, I still can't remember to take them with me when I go to…

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5 Reasons to Ditch Disposable Water Bottles

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: Americans drink around 50 billion bottles of water per year. Around 5000 water bottles are thrown away every second! The effects of our consumption of bottled water are much farther-reaching than we may have ever expected. From the communities that are affected by the large corporations…

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List of Ingredients to Avoid in Cleaning Products

Last week we talked about ingredients to avoid in the food we eat, but one of the first green changes I actually made was to switch to homemade cleaners. I mostly did it because I'm cheap (some people are frugal, but really, I'm just cheap), but as I've learned more about the harmful effects of…

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3 Ways to Get the Flame Retardant out of Your Kids’ Fuzzy Pajamas

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: It kills me that other moms are forking out bucks for chemicals to “redo” the diminished flame retardant quality in their kids' year-old pajamas while I'm going to great lengths to avoid them and get the fire retardants out to protect my kids' health. Did You…

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5 Easy Changes You Can Make to Be More Green
source: Mick Wright

5 Easy Changes You Can Make to Be More Green

Today, most people agree that "going green" is beneficial. It's good for the environment, can be good for our wallets (if you avoid greenwashed products and stick to less consumption and homemade products) and in most cases reflects a simpler life. That said, if you're a busy mom juggling a million responsibilities and concerns (ahem,…

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The Problem with "Natural" Products – Being a Conscious Consumer

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: How many personal-care products do you use on a given day? Three, five, ten...more? Do you know what's actually in the products you're smoothing on your skin, putting in your hair, or spraying around yourself and then inhaling? The average person uses ten personal care products…

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Question of the Day: What Are Your Green Goals?
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Question of the Day: What Are Your Green Goals?

With information coming at us from all directions about what's good for us and what's bad for us and what we should avoid and what we should make from scratch, it can be overwhelming to figure out where to begin. If you're a perfectionist like me, those feelings are compounded by the idea that just…

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