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Tips for Buying Safe Christmas Toys 

By Fredrica Syren:  When I was 8 years old, my grandfather gave me a baby doll for Christmas. She was so pretty, and I could feed her and change her. I named her Mia. I still remember the joy of my special doll. Now I am the mom of a little girl who loves dolls, and last year Santa brought her an American …

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Toxic Free Kids—How to Choose Safe Toys

By Fredrica Syren: As a parent of three beautiful children, I worry about so many things: Do they eat enough? Is the air the breath clean? Will they fall from that tree they are climbing? Is the car seat safe? What I really do not want to worry about is …

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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 …

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Is Your Sofa Killing You?–Chemicals Lurking In Your Home

By James Harker-Syren Last week, if someone had asked me, “What about this picture is potentially killing your kids?” I would have looked at them like they were crazy.  This is my Facebook profile picture, for crying out loud. What are you talking about? One day while driving to work, I …

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Fatal Beauty-Lead In Lipstick

By Amanda Wilkes: As I  look at that perfect shade of lipstick and feel it smooth along my lips, I only wish that it was poisoning me. We have removed lead from our paints, our homes and our gasoline, how on earth is it still allowed in our lipstick? It’s …

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Is Organic Food Really Better?

By Fredrica Syren, a.k.a Green Mom: Ever since our kids were born, we have eaten only organic food in our home, but so many people question our choice and even will tell me about study after study that “prove” organic is no better. Here in Sweden, a major grocery chain …

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The Importance Of Sunscreen For Kids

By Fredrica Syren: I remember as a kid spending long days in the sun while by the lake and even on vacations in Turkey or Spain. As a blond little girl with pale skin, I always was at risk of sunburn and I did often. Back then, no one ever …

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DIY Earth Friendly Cleaning Products

By Larraine Roulston: To make our homes sparkle, manufactures of cleaning products have done a good job convincing us to clean, deodorize and disinfect using their products. Household cleaning chores, however, do not require toxic chemicals. Simple, chemically free and much less expensive solutions are right at your fingertips.   A …

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Toxic Free Kids–Chemicals Lurking In Sleepwear

By Fredrica Syren As I learn more about toxins in our lives and how to try reducing them for my family it’s amazing to think about how we take for granted that what our kids sleep in is safe from toxins and how deceptive that can be. When my daughter was …

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Greening Room-by-Room Series: The Bathroom

By Larraine Roulston: This segment of our “Room-by-Room” greening series focuses on the bathroom. By investing your time to adapt greener methods and alter habits, you will be on your way to becoming more sustainable. GREENING THE BATHROOM Saving water is the major goal when scrutinizing the bathroom. You can …

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