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Tips to Reduce Mold Exposure at Home

bedroom mold Jul 07, 2018

 

Mold, “a fuzzy-looking growth on the surface of organic materials,” appear in different colors: grey, green, yellow, orange or various other colors. (2) If you see fuzzy growths, it might be mold. 

Mold may grow in areas where there has been water damage; water increases the chance of mold growth. Common areas where mold may grow from water damage include drywall, ceilings, and wood—or areas behind those materials (like behind the drywall...

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Create a Nontoxic Nursery

nursery Jul 02, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

When my son was first born, I was scared. How will I know the “right” way to raise a child? How will I protect this tiny innocent little being and keep him healthy and safe?

Little did I know I’d have to worry about chemicals commonly found in the nursery—the very place where newborns sleep for 14-17 hours per day for the first three months of their life. (1)

Children are more likely to be affected by...

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Cyberbullying: What It Is, and Tips to Protect Your Children

Frequent conversations with your children about cyberbullying can help them feel safe and supported. Together, you can figure it out. And, perhaps, that's the key goal: Giving your children the experience that they do not have to navigate cyberbullying (or other life challenges) alone.

The presence of technology in our lives has brought many benefits as well as challenges. For parents, we wonder what we should know about keeping our children safe from online threats. And...

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Tips for Buying Chemical Free Soaps And Shampoos

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Our kids watch our every move. They learn by example, by our actions. When we choose nontoxic products—like soaps and shampoo—they’re noticing, and developing values around health, wellness, and nontoxic (or toxic) purchasing decisions. These values and choices can influence your children's health and the health of your entire family.

Why choose safe options

Shampoos and soaps can contain different...

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Should your home be mindful too?

home Jun 21, 2018

 

The media is reporting that Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have moved into the first and only Manhattan residential building designed by the late Zaha Hadid, which my husband, Greg Gushee, developed on behalf of the Related Companies. (Check out the gorgeous, curvaceous facade in the picture below!)

 

 

Recently, at an event for a curated audience, my husband and I were...

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5 Tips for Nontoxic Pillows That Can Improve Your Sleep and Health

bedroom labels sleep Jun 19, 2018

Many of us are short on time, and short on sleep (especially new moms). 

Sleeping on a nontoxic, comfy pillow can help improve the quality of those precious sleep hours. How?

Your pillow selection can influence insomnia, endocrine disruption, allergies, or asthma (1) because chemicals used to manufacture standard pillows are linked to those symptoms.

Yikes!

But don't fret. Below is key information to help you sleep on a healthier pillow. 

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Tips to Set Up Facebook Privacy Controls

children technology Jun 12, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

With the integration of the internet into our lives, keeping children safe from online risks requires parents to have certain technological savvy. For example, social media sites, like Facebook, are more popular than ever. 

Below are key things parents should know.

Basic things parents should know 

To start, parents should know:

  • Facebook has a minimum age limit of 13 to register for the social media service
  • ...
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How Do You Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Your Bed?

bedroom cleaning nose skin Jun 11, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

As moms, we do the seemingly impossible: Juggle our kid’s schedules, work full-time jobs, maintain our households, get dinner on the table, and tuck our kids in at night. We’re masters of “doing it all” and making it look seamless.

When bed bugs appear, it can throw a wrench in our seamless juggling.

It’s a problem that needs our immediate attention and takes time to resolve.

Places that have bed bugs near...

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Monitoring Children’s Digital Footprint

children technology Jun 06, 2018

By editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

Looking around, it becomes obvious how digital devices have seeped into every aspect of society. And children are spending more time online than ever: The average young person spends 7.5 hours consuming media each day, and that’s just outside of school. Often, kids are more web-savvy than parents are.

Facebook is among the most commonly used social media website for youth. And children are accessing...

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Buy a Nontoxic Couch

furniture interior design Jun 06, 2018

by editorial team

 

Do you snuggle with your kids on the couch and read a book?

How about sitting down to watch t.v. for a bit before bedtime?

Or, even better, if you can grab a few extra moments to yourself in your busy day.

Ahh, can you feel your body sinking into the couch now?

What you’re sinking into and sitting on likely contains flame retardants.

Are there flame retardants in your couches?

Standard couches contain flame retardants. In fact, these flame retardants have been...

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