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Cloth Diapers on a Budget

By Fredrica Syren: I see more and more eco-friendly parents choosing cloth diapers for their babies, which is a trend I’m very happy about; however, for some parents, the initial cost of cloth diapers might be discouraging. Let’s face the fact that diapers, no matter whether cloth or disposable, are …

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Eco-Leather Made from Pineapple Waste

By Kim Robson:  Here at Green Mom, we’re always looking for new innovations in eco-friendly fashion. Recently we discussed exciting new CO2-based technologies for green footwear. We’re still a long way off from sustainable leather. Are there any natural, sustainable, animal-friendly alternatives that have the look, feel and durability of leather? The answer is YES. A new …

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Stress and How I Dealt with It

By Fredrica Syren: Lately, I’d found myself not sleeping very well and having lots of headaches. When I mentioned this to my doctor, he asked me if I’d been under lots of stress. I chuckled because, let’s face it, I have 3 children and a business; so, yes, I’m constantly …

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How to Recycle Old Furniture

By Larraine Roulston: If you are in the throes of either redecorating or downsizing, it’s a great opportunity to recycle your existing household furniture. As well, when looking to replace or add more furnishings, re-stores and charity shops are becoming known for selling good quality furniture at reasonable prices.  The most …

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Eco-friendly and Ethical Fashion to Keep You Warm this Winter

By Fredrica Syren: This morning when I took my kids to school, I noticed it was fairly cold outside. Yup, it’s fall. And winter is coming, and so is the need to dress warmer and … eco-friendly. Fashion and clothes have a huge impact on the planet, from pesticides used to grow theraw materials for fabrics to the chemicals used to color them. And then, how many garments end up in …

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10 Green Tips For Green Parenting

By Fredrica Syren:  I get so many questions about my best tips for green parenting and eco-friendly children. I totally understand how overwhelming it can be to have so many choices and know that the one you make may create a toxic environment. Toxins common in babies’ and kids’ materials …

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Hosting a Soup Swap this Winter

By Emma Grace: As the days get shorter and nights get cooler, I naturally switch from summer energy to a more subdued autumn and winter vibe; however, I don’t want to sacrifice my time with friends for my tendency to be cozy! Spending time nurturing your social life has shown …

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Step Into Green Footwear

By Kim Robson: I have a friend who is hard-core vegan. This goes further than just diet, though; he wants his clothing to be free of animal products, too. Do you know how hard it is to find belts and shoes that aren’t made with leather? Especially if you have …

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