Category Archives: Green up Purchaces You Already Make

Christmas gifts and news

For all the talk I do about non consumerism, the real meaning of the holidays, and living the simple life, I sure do manage to go overboard at Christmas. This year Elijah got an insane amount of toys from me, … Continue reading

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Christmas 2010

I have, I think, gone overboard on Christmas this year.  Money is tight, and I’m spending most of it on gifts (not my upcoming wedding, which is probably an even more frivolous way to consume mindlessly).  What is wrong with … Continue reading

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Products to avoid when pregnant or around children

After watching The Disappearing Male, a short documentary about the health effects of various chemicals in our environment on males, I felt compelled to write something stating clearly what women can do to avoid these chemicals. All women of childbearing … Continue reading

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Books for your kiddos

I’m sure I don’t have to tell all of you about the benefits of reading to your children.  Its a fun thing for the two of you to do together that has so many mental, emotional, and even physical benefits … Continue reading

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Results of used Christmas

I promised I’d post them, then I didn’t.  But here they are now!  See that fire truck behind the stockings, the toy train in front of that red and white striped package, and the bench with Elmo on it?  All … Continue reading

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EWG’s tips for a healthy home

Want to make sure your home is the healthiest possible environment for your kids?  Here’s a great list, for those who aren’t up on this. I was telling a friend the other day about how parabens and pthaylates can wreak … Continue reading

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Finding Local Food and products

I’m a big fan of buying local.  Part of it is because I believe I live in the best place in the world, and therefore all products that come from my local area must also be the best.  I also … Continue reading

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