Top Picks for Eco-Friendly Disposable Diapers

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We use cloth diapers almost exclusively at home. The rare exception is when I’ve gone a little too long between diaper loads and run out of cloth diapers. But I’ve been using disposable diapers fairly regularly with my daughter when we’re out of the house, primarily because most of my cloth diaper stash has neared…



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Newman’s Own Organics Snack Foods Review

If you’re anything like me, having a big box stuffed with chocolates and cookies arrive at your door is a wonderful treat. I was fortunate to receive such a box recently courtesy of Newman’s Own Organics. I’ve been a fan of this company for years. Not only do their foods taste good and incorporate organic…

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Ozeri Green Earth Textured Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pan Review

We gave up using nonstick pans in our house a while ago, when I first learned about the potential health risks linked to nonstick coatings. But we decided to give nonstick another try recently after learning about some of the new nonstick coatings that don’t use PFOA or Teflon. I was fortunate enough to receive…

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Blessed Nest Nesting Pillow Review

The first nursing pillow I ever used was a Boppy, but I hardly ever used it for breastfeeding. I tried using it when my son was a newborn, but I had trouble getting him into the right position for nursing without making myself uncomfortable. Instead, I used it for tummy time and as a support…

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Motherlove Nipple Cream Review

My experience breastfeeding the second time around was (thankfully) very different from my experience as a first-time mom. The first time, I ended up exclusively pumping for more than a year after struggling unsuccessfully for too many months to resolve my son’s breastfeeding issues. The second time, breastfeeding was just as natural and easy as…

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Green Your Mother’s Day

In your Mother’s Day celebrations this weekend, don’t forget to think about Mother Nature, too! My latest About.com article details just some of the ways you can green your celebrations. Here’s a unique gift idea: This Tree of Life iridescent pendant necklace is made in the USA from disarmed and recycled nuclear weapon systems. And 20%…

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Eco-Friendly Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is almost upon us. Any ideas what you’ll be giving (or getting) for Mother’s Day this year? What was the best Mother’s Day gift you ever received or gave? If you haven’t gone shopping yet, I hope you’ll check out my latest About.com article, which lists some great eco-friendly gift ideas for Mom. Might as…

Choosing Eco-Friendly All-in-One Diapers

When we first started using cloth diapers, all-in-one diapers were definitely my favorite. Because they have a waterproof cover and an absorbent interior, they are the easiest cloth diapers to use. That also makes them a popular choice for people who aren’t familiar with cloth diapers or are intimidated by them. The main downsides of…

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Post-partum Recovery the Natural Way

My hope for my second birth was to have an unmedicated vaginal birth. That had been my plan for my first birth as well, but those plans quickly went to the wayside when I developed HELLP syndrome, a severe form of pre-eclampsia that caused my liver and kidneys to start failing and led to an…

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Haba Color Buttons Pegging Game Review

One of the many benefits of my job is that I get to try out new eco-friendly toys with our kids. As such, I was delighted to recently receive Haba’s Color Buttons Pegging Game, one of the German toy manufacturer’s new products for the spring of 2013. I was particularly excited about this opportunity because…

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Earth Day Activities for Families

Earth Day is just around the corner, so I’m starting to think about what we’ll do to celebrate this year. Our little guy loves doing things in our yard, particularly anything that has to do with dirt, so I’ve thought about planting something. It’s still a little early in the season to plant our vegetable…

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