Home » 2016 » October (page 2)

Monthly Archives: October 2016

Freezing and Storing Fruits and Vegetables

By Fredrica Syren We might not feel it yet, but fall is approaching and the one thing I miss the most during the colder months is the variety of fresh organic produce from either my own garden or a farmers market. Since my family has committed to eating local as …

Read More »

Pulses to the Rescue

By Larraine Roulston: Beans. Peas. Favas. Chickpeas. Lentils. Good for your health. Great for the environment. Amazingly delicious to eat! These unassuming members of the pulse family are impressively resilient and will stand up to the effects of climate change. In order to educate people about their rich value, the …

Read More »

Organizing with Mason Jars

By Kim Robson: As an avid fan of canning fresh foods, I always have handy a number of mason jars in varying sizes and shapes. Glass canning or mason jars are tough, versatile, dishwasher safe, see-through, non-reactive and plastic-free. They are inexpensive and often sold in flats of twelve. Save …

Read More »

The Environmental Impact of Menstrual Pads and Tampons

By Fredrica Syren: We live in a society of convenience. Of course, modern day menstrual pads and tampons definitely have made feminine hygiene easier and more convenient. Unfortunately, just as most convenient things, they have a devastating effect on the environment as well as women’s health. Let’s start with environmental …

Read More »

Majority of World’s People Breathe Polluted Air

By Fredrica Syren: Almost everyone on earth right now breathes polluted air. Yup, people, that’s what we’ve gotten ourselves into. According to an air quality map released last week by the World Health Organization (WHO), 92% of the world’s humans live with air quality so bad that it fails to …

Read More »

Better Learning with Less Homework

By Kim Robson: How much homework is too much? There is little evidence that homework helps elementary and high school students achieve academic success, yet the never-ending nightly homework burden is becoming a serious hardship on families. It robs children of the critical sleep, play and exercise time they need …

Read More »

For Better Health, Turn Off the TV!

By Larraine Roulston:  When I was growing up, TV had just begun filtering into almost every home. Like all kids my age, I had my favorite shows; but beyond that, I’d hear my mom yell out, “Too much sitting will ruin your posture and eyesight!” Even during TV’s infancy, when there …

Read More »

Clean and Green Home Without Toxic Household Cleaners

By Fredrica Syren: When you clean with regular household cleaners, have you ever noticed the strong smell? Once I became a mom, I began thinking about what was really in all those cleaners I used all over the house where my kids would be moving around and be in contact …

Read More »

Become a Green-Mom.com member for FREE.

We’ll keep you updated each week on what’s new.

Sign up to receive our short video series and let Green-Mom share her top tips to going green.