Balancing the Risks of Sunscreen & Skin Cancer

This post was first published several years ago, but it's worth repeating as we head into summer once again! Like most of the girls my age, I spent a lot of time soaking up rays during my teenage years, sometimes with a little baby oil to speed up the suntan process. Yep, I got burned…

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15 Ways Your Kids Can Help Spring Clean

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: The more kids I have, and the more messes they make, and the older they get, the more grateful I am that I switched to homemade, non-toxic cleaning products all those years ago. Because, now when it's time to do the deep cleaning around the house, I…

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Earth Day Repurposing: 101 Ways to Reuse Your Trash

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: If you visited my house, you might wonder why I have an old sock hanging on top of my toilet scrub brush in the bathroom. Of course, after reading this, you won't have to ask.... I've been collecting all the crazy ways I reuse items that…

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Overwhelmed with Green and Natural Living? You Need These 5 Simple Truths
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Overwhelmed with Green and Natural Living? You Need These 5 Simple Truths

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: One response I hear a lot when talking to people about their green and natural living journeys is how overwhelming it can be. All of the information, changes to make, and toxins to worry about can really drag you down and even leave you feeling paralyzed,…

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No More Magic Erasers or Scrubbing Frustrations

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: Wine stains on the counter. Crayon on the wall. The hated baked-on brown guck making an ever-lasting ring or a 10-minute cleaning job on your slow cooker. If these are messes that send you running for the Comet, the Magic Erasers, and the bleach because it…

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Does Garbage Decompose? The Myth and What You Can Do About It

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: Have you ever thought about what happens to your trash after the garbage truck hauls it off to the landfill? Not exactly a fun topic to dwell on right?! I think we’re all pretty aware that our society produces A LOT of waste. We fill our…

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Are big families eco-friendly or a carbon footprint nightmare?

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: We all know that buying in bulk, preferably reusing containers when possible, is the eco-friendly thing to do. But when it comes to having children in Costco-sized portions, the environmentalists start getting testy: “Environmentally irresponsible” “A drain on the world's resources” “Contributing to deadly overpopulation” That…

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5 Quick and Easy DIY Projects to Green Your Life

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: Some of my friends who are new to green and natural living tell me they're unsure where to start. They say they get stuck trying to decide which changes to make first or which ones are the most important. I definitely understand, because starting to learn…

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Get This Green Reference Library for Just $7.40! {BundleoftheWeek.com}

Going green can be overwhelming -- researching various topics, deciding where to start, figuring out how to actually make the changes -- but this bundle was designed to offer you practical resources no matter where you are on your journey. Discover the secrets to making your own cleaning supplies and personal care products (and save…

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7 Things to Do with Egg Cartons

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: Sometimes I quantify my life in steps taken, items moved in a day, and a category called "Things I Do That Normal People Don't Bother With." In this category are things like rinsing out glass milk jars, hauling Styrofoam to the recycling plant, and saving plastic…

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