Health & Wellness

Change is hard. It is constant and so is life but it still doesn’t make it easier.  My son started first grade, I work full-time, consult and run business all while being a wife and mommy to a three year old. Needless to say, some days are a juggling act but when we have a routine life runs smoothly. When mommy...
Non-profits, business and organizations often have promotional items to pass out at expos, fairs and for "goody bags" that help brand their company, remind the customer of who they are and how they can be reached. It is common to see pens, bags, notebooks, key chains, etc. as promotional items. It is always a challenge to look for an...
Tis the season for packing lunches. I've gotten some emails asking for tips on how to pack a healthy school lunch and to "green" the lunch box. I have to say, when it comes to packing a healthy lunch I think parents have to keep in mind, the lunch room is competitive and there are lots of trades made....
With Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution I’m even more inspired to cook healthy food for my children and inspire others. When we consider a French fry to be a vegetable for our children’s school lunch program, we have a huge problem! Children have to learn to associate food with fueling their bodies and for being healthy. We need to eat...
Chemicals and back to school - it is bugging me. A friend of mine told me her daughter was spraying Lysol at school for a classroom job and my jaw dropped. Yes there is hand sanitzer all over the place and yes schools still have to disenfect and santize but should the children really be spraying a toxic substance that...
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...
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...
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...
Editors Note: This article was published By Jennifer Lance from Eco Child's Play a site dedicated to helping parents raise their families organic and non-toxic. Sometimes, I just can’t believe what I read…I mean, who thinks this stuff up?  Has your doctor talked to you about Vavelta yet? Valvelta is a wrinkle treatment available in the UK that is derived from the...
The yogic practice of nasal irrigation using a neti pot can bring swift relief from stuffy noses and sinus pressure. When I first heard of it, I was pretty skeptical. I mean, pouring salt water through your nose just sounded weird to me. And then one day I got the father of all head colds. My head was so stuffy that...
Along with band-aids, tweezers, and bug repellent, our first aid kit has an assortment of natural remedies for common kid maladies. Some come from the kitchen and some from the natural food store, and every one of them has come through for us. 10 Natural Remedies for Kids for the Family First Aid Kit: Honey - ...
My daughter is 21 months and she's climbing out her crib. Why? Why can't she just stay in her crib until she is three like her brother? He never tried to climb out. He was happy in his crib. Not my little girl. She wakes up and out she climbs. All times of the night, too! I'm dreading the move to...
I wrote about my daughters asthma and our childcare situation and my returning to work and hiring some cleaning help. We've been blessed to have found the right people and everything is working out perfectly (so far). I'm getting so much done during the day and having time in the evening to be with my family, read and actually...
An email came to me, warning me that baby carrots are dipped in chlorine. They are made from deformed carrots, peeled and then dipped in a high solution of chlorine to keep them from turning white and being deemed, "bad".  This made me scratch my head. Food dipped in chlorine that I am feeding my children, who love baby...
Come on the colors are orange and black! I love, love, love Halloween. I love the time of year and the cool fall nights. I love the idea that I don't have to buy gifts and wrap them up for everyone but I can still celebrate and have fun. Goblins, ghosts, and gremlins are part of the fun perhaps...
Nobody enjoys cleaning up dirt, spills, and stains, but it’s a lot more stressful when it happens on your carpet. There are many products out there that can remove all the dirt and sometimes even stench that gets trapped in your carpet. The problem is most of these products promising deep clean and instant freshness contain very harmful chemicals....
When you try something new or you've decided to break a habit, it's a challenge! I thought trying cloth diapers would be hard for me, seeing I knew nothing AND I have used only disposable with my two children. I wrote about being ignorant about cloth diapers and the encouragement and support was amazing. Thanks to all of you...
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...
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...
Chomp. Chomp. My son loves his “bubba” gum. “Mom, can I have some bubba gum.” He’s got this oral thing and the speech therapist says it’s okay for him to chew it and good for his speech. Distracts him from wanting the pacifiers that he has to get rid of on his fourth birthday (he only uses these at...