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WHAT IT IS: The easiest way to determine the perfect style for your child. It can be tough to find the right cuts for kids, especially since they grow and change so quickly. According to Cozy Friedman, founder of Cozy’s Cuts for Kids and the So Cozy hair care line, the key to the ideal hairstyle is tailoring the...
I feel as though I am often seeking out alternative remedies or at least exploring a more natural solution when my children are sick or need soothing. I've written a few times about using some kid-friendly remedies that I've found at my local health food store and the success that I've had with these solutions. Instead of using a...
Today's shout out goes to all those websites that help our kids go green. The websites that are full of activities, pictures, resources, guides and how-to's that get our kids interested in learning about the environment. My son is just starting to use the computer on his own and has more curiosity about nature websites - which  has lead...
I love shopping. Don't most women? I really love finding something organic and fashionable when doing some local downtown shopping. I spied this cute handbag maybe a week ago from Bungalow360.com and now I have one. I couldn't resist, I had to have it for it's perfect size (mom carries everything), message of recycling and reusing and it is...
Years ago I worked with teens coaching high school debate and forensics and though I joked at the similarity between them and the preschool age group there is a lot of truth to that. Hear me out because I do not mean this to be insulting - what I am implying is that they are determined, stubborn to do...
photo credit: Andrew 94 Tomorrow my son turns 5 and I'm feeling emotional. This week is a big roller coaster of emotions for me. My son had kindergarten round up so I had to come to terms that he's no longer a baby, toddler or even preschooler but heading into the school age realm where the world is much...
Getting dirty, feeling the earth between your fingers, planting the seeds, watching the green sprouts grow into scrumptious vegetables and then tasting this home grown goodness – there isn’t anything like it. There also isn’t anything like growing your own food to make your realize that there are “tricks”, tips and ways to grow your garden so it isn’t...
There seems to be this fine line between being paranoid, scared of germs, checking lists, looking at ingredients and wondering if a cup or straw is safe to drink out of.  It's a lot for a parent to sort through and figure out and way back when life did seem simpler. It was simpler to chase the truck with the...
The New York Times reported that a  study was published in the Journal of Pediatrics showing the children who took a bath in a half a cup of bleach per full standard tub were relieved of their eczema related itching. The bleach apparently had very little odor and the children were relieved of the itching. What Are The Risks With Bleach? I...
I love tomatoes. Did you know that when the tomato was first introduced in Europe they called it the "love apple"? The rumor was that it was an aphrodisiac but I'm not sure that's really true. I like how it was referred to as an apple because I often eat my tomatoes like an apple. In college it used...
Toxic Bath Time Video April Fools Day! Welcome to an emergency Green Moms Carnival where some very concerned and wonderful moms, women and bloggers want to educate, inform and empower others to learn about some potentially hazardous ingredients in our babies’ bath soaps and lotions. Women with different backgrounds and educational levels on the chemical compounds, laws and details but...
I do a lot of reviews. I like doing reviews and getting the mail is always exciting seeing that I make it very convenient for people to send me products to review. I now have a very good relationship with the UPS man and Fed Ex driver. The reviews aren’t always something for me. I don’t get new clothing...
It has reached a mild 40 degrees Fahrenheit and I’m feeling like spring is just around the corner. This temperature probably sounds cold but in comparison to the 7 degrees below zero last week I could easily put on shorts. Growing up the rule used to be we could wear shorts when it was 50 degrees  – no joke!...
Most moms know that breastfeeding is best for baby and for the moms that decide to breastfeed (it is a choice) there are a lot of great support groups online. Breastfeeding.com provides an online community that helps support moms and Baby Center has many articles for new mothers to help them learn the benefits of breastfeeding and the how-to’s...
photo credit: Daniel Panev The raw food diet is experiencing a resurgence among people looking for healthy eating patterns that will boost energy levels, supply all the nutrients for optimal healing and wellness, and facilitate optimal bodyweight. One of the objections to eating this way is that it seems as if all of the recipes are too involved for most...
Winter is long where I live. Long. Snow and cold weather lingers from as early as October to possibly March. A long winter can translate into long days inside which leads to restlessness, more television, boredom, eating and more pounds…for the entire family.  To help make the winter more active and healthy I have begun to employ some new...
It is easy to quickly become bored during the winter months. The snow can begin to fall as early as October and continue to blanket the ground through March. It is a long and cold season and when there are days when we can't get outside its time to get crafty but be thrifty. Heading to an indoor play...
Traveling green with children, it takes effort. I won't lie to you and say that it isn't easier to just run through the fast food and splurge but it is wasteful. I know because I'm writing this as my husband navigates the snowy roads and I feel sick from the waste I just threw out from the fast food...
The good news? One easy green way to save money on your electric bill is by buying CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs to replace all of your incandescent bulbs. According to the Energy Star program, CFLs use 75 percent less energy, last up to 10 times longer and also prevent over 450 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per bulb. The...
stockmar bees wax crayons review
Both of my children love to color. It's one of our favorite pastimes but some of the crayons don't have very vibrant colors. Even when I make my own crayons from recycling the broken ones, the colors are often too dull. Why Crayons Are Often Dull Colored The biggest thing I found out is that this is related to the wax...