Do You Eat Genetically Modified Foods?

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: People criticize me a lot for my casual stance on genetically modified foods. Don't get me wrong, I hate the idea of humans messing with the genes of any other living thing, and I think it's totally wrong, from a “gut feeling” perspective...But I don't have…

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ZarBee's New, All-Natural Seasonal Allergy Relief!

As we head into the fall and winter, I'm already dreading the season of sickness, especially with a newborn in the house! This is one area that seems so much harder with "so many" kids in our family. One person gets sick and it gets passed from person to person to person, which results in…

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Where is Going Green on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs?

There are some great posts in the archives that don’t get much attention anymore, so I'm reposting my favorites here and there. As we approach our babymoon and the days of having a newborn in the house one more time, I'm sure I'll be scaling back to survival mode and just focusing on our basic…

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Sorry, You Can't Have a Chemical Free Life

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: “I don't eat vegetables with chemicals.” “I choose to use personal products without chemicals.” “I don't like putting chemicals in my body.” WRONG! Do you drink water? H2O. Even the purest filtered water or crystalline, unpolluted water from the highest mountaintop. Do you use salt? NaCl.…

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EWG's 2013 Guide to Safer Sunscreens and Sun Safety

In addition to the annual Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen produce guide, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) also issues an annual sunscreen guide, and this year's updated guide is now available! While the importance of sunscreen is stressed every day and from a variety of sources, there are also underlying dangers in some of the…

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Homemade Tick & Mosquito Spray

The tick population has been out of control at our house this year. The season started early and with a vengeance, and by the time we headed to Florida for our vacation, we were ready for a break from them. Unfortunately, two-and-a-half weeks without mowing meant that our yard was quite jungle-like when we returned,…

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9 Tips for Hanging Out Laundry on the Clothesline

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: One of my favorite green things to do when the weather warms up is to hang my laundry out on the line to dry. Clothes dryers are one of the biggest users of energy in our homes. We can help to protect the environment and save…

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Laundry Science 101: How to Wash Cloth Diapers {And How Not To}

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: I totally wrecked a half dozen of my cloth diapers, just by washing them. Mostly the more expensive, nicer ones of the 25 cloth diapers I reviewed. It was tragic. The silver lining, as with all stupid mistakes I make, is that I get to share…

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Go Green AND Save Money!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of White Cloud for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. One of the most frustrating aspects about "going green", at least to my cheap self, is the cost! You could easily  double your household budget on green changes, and so many of those expenses are…

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8 Ways to Go Green with Your Kids

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: I distinctly remember the day my 3 year old daughter asked her Nana (my mom) what a paper towel was. Because we don't use paper towels at home she had never really seen them before and had to ask what they were called. I have to…

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