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What Are BPAs and How Can They Be Avoided?

Fredrica Syren: As you may have read this month, I have joined the Plastic-Free July Challenge. One very good reason for avoiding plastic is that it is chemical laden. Most of us have heard of BPA and that we should avoid it. Many people assume that BPA is only in …

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Barefoot Shoes

By Kim Robson: The human foot is a complex marvel of engineering designed by evolution over hundreds of thousands of years. Its 28 bones absorb enormous impact forces throughout our lives. So why are we so quick to put shoes on them? Barefoot Is Always Best Going barefoot produces a …

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Garden of Eden Reusable Cloth Panty Liner Review

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

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3 DIY Shampoo Recipes with 4 Ingredients (or Less!) for Busy Moms

By Jackie Edwards: Do you know what’s in your shampoo? Unless you are using an all-natural shampoo already, you could be exposing both yourself and the environment to a daily serving of harmful chemicals. Some of the most common ingredients that are added to conventional shampoos can lead to numerous …

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Mothering Ourselves — Self Care for Moms

By Dawna Matthews: Every day, we wake up with our laundry list of things to accomplish — it’s exhausting. We are busy and often feel a heavy weight of responsibility to be a “good” mom, parent, care provider, and woman. We love our child/children, family and friends. We are often …

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Why Natural Sunblock Matters

By Fredrica Syren a.k.a Green Mom: Ahhh, finally the sun is back after a long, dark winter. And, boy, does it feel good to have it shining on my face. Goodbye winter clothes and hello sandals, swimsuits and long days at the beach. I know we all have been lectured …

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When Panic Attacks!

By Jackie Edwards: Let’s face it: being a Mom is a hard job — even when you love it and life is good, there still may be many sleepless nights, dealing with toddler tantrums or teenage dramas, and multitasking. Making dinner while breastfeeding a baby and listening to another child …

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My Zero Waste Beauty Routine

By Fredrica Syren: When you start a zero-waste life style, the bathroom can be the trickiest place to go green and stop using disposable items. I say that going zero waste means both reducing waste as well as chemicals, especially when it comes to beauty routines. You can, of course, …

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Secrets to Growing Long Hair

By Kim Robson: In this age of instant everything, there’s still no quick way to grow long hair. It’s so unfair: whattakes years to grow out takes only seconds to cut short. Aside from getting hair extensions, the only route to long hair is time. But there are some tricks and tips …

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Knitting For Health

By Kim Robson: What unlikely hobby is enjoyed by Madeleine Albright, Goldie Hawn and Russell Crowe? Knitting! Who remembers the NFL football player Rosey Grier? No one DARED to tell this huge, burly athlete that knitting was considered a “sissy” activity for a man. People from all walks of life …

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