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10 Tips For A Non-Toxic Summer

Oh, sweet summer. That fleeting season, sometimes†unbearably hot (and increasingly so, in many parts of the country) and delightful in its simplicity, freedom, and fruit. Before you know it, kids will…

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How Nasty Toxins Invade Child Care Centers

Where do your kids spend the majority of their time? Probably in schools and child care centers. While many schools have made considerable progress in the areas of environmental health, there is still…

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Toxic Indoor Air Pollution & Keeping a Healthy Home

During my first tabling event for†Utah Moms for Clean Air a few years ago, I couldnít help but overhear talk about indoor air pollution. From lighting wood in our†fireplace to†burning candles in my ho…

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Get Toxins Out of Your Mattress

The time has come to purchase a new mattress. My original plan was to go to a warehouse bedding store and purchase a new mattress. But then I visited my friend who had just bought a new mattress and t…

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10 Things to Avoid This Holiday Season

As a parent, the holidays are a strange mix of pleasure and anxiety. Thereís the wonderful opportunity to thank my childrenís teachers for the amazing work they do. Then again, we have to make and del…

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Are Your Holiday Candles Toxic?

Last weekend I spent a few hours holiday shopping, visiting both boutiques and big box stores. Every shop that I visited smelled more delicious than the next. Scents of lavender, vanilla, cinnamon and…

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Revisit The Lorax On Earth Day

When my children were young, I read The Lorax to them every Earth Day. The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss has been the go-to environmental book for kids since itís publication in 1971. As we embark on Earth D…

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Go PVC-Free for Back-to-School

Parents across the country are stocking up on the latest binders and lunchboxes over the next few weeks. But while it's easy to know the healthiest foods to pack in those lunchboxes, many parents are…

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How Do Your Carbon Footprints Measure Up?

A few months ago, I attended the Greener Gadgets Conference in New York City. The keynote speaker, Saul Griffith, the founder of Instructables, a very cool DIY user collaborative website, shared what …

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Mother Nature’s Palette: DIY Milk Paint

Mirror, mirror on the wall, what's the purest paint of all? Hands down, the healthiest paint is milk paint. Read all about it here. I am done with headaches, done with stinging eyes and done wi…

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