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I read and read. I've mentioned this a zillion times and I've actually slated a post for 5MFGG on my top five green reads for beginners.  One of the books on this list is, Eco Kids by, Dan Chiras.  I downloaded the book from EcoBrain and have spent time reading it on my laptop in bed, it's been wonderful. ...
Over at the G&CM forum the topic of "green etiquette" came up. I've decided to share with you my experience surrounding this topic because who would have thunk it, there would be etiquette for going green? To me, its more like common sense.  Except when you get excited and passionate about something it's easy to go over board.  Let...
I didn't get to be on Oprah but I was inspired by the author and green expert, Sophie Uliano, when she was on the show. I recently had the opportunity to ask her a few questions and hope you can find some green nugget of wisdom from my interview with her. At least maybe be inspired to buy the...
I’ve written about this several times, my daughter having asthma. For two months now my small little family has struggled with this diagnosis. She’s so little, only 16 months, and it just has never seemed right to give her so much medicine, steroids, Zyrtec, Singulair, and albuterol. Is it all really necessary? The doctor said we had to get...
I confessed to driving an SUV. Gasp. This caused me to lose some readers and that made me sad. I got over it. I gained far more from this article than I lost. Wanna know why? I’m honest and hands down there are more of me out there who drive the SUV but give a damn then those that...
In honor or Mother’s Day, I thought it was very appropriate to publish this post about a very special mom, a mom who received 11 hugs and kisses today, Tammie Umbel. A few days ago I was honored to interview, Tammie Umbel, CEO and founder of Shea Terra Organics. Why is this an honor, you might wonder? Tammie’s a...
Bugs, when I taught preschool this was my favorite topic and time of year. The children were always so excited to learn about the creepy crawlies. There were so many math, art and science lessons to choose from…I just love it! In reality, I’m not a bug person. I don’t like bugs crawling on me, flying in my face,...
Sippy cup! Sippy cup! Oh, where is my sippy cup!?! Taking all of my daughters “usual” sippy cups away (bad plastic—evil BPA) and replacing them with this sampler pack of cups that I purchased and some great free ones, per request for this review, left her a little confused. It was for her own good though. Seeing that...
Chlorine Bleach is one of the top 10 toxic and hazardous household products, sold on shelves today. Some common names for chlorine bleach: chloramine, sodium hypochlorite, bleach, hydrochloric acid, trihalomethanes, disinfection byproducts. This highly toxic cleaner is the number onemost swallowed cleaner by children causing poising. Exposure should be avoided, yet it is sold like crazy and allowed on...
Last night we attended a super bowl party and for me it was just to socialize and get the kids out of the house. No offense but I'm not a football fan but the food and conversation is always nice. My daughter was having a blast playing with this Elmo guitar. She loved it because of the size and...