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Tips to Protect Family Time from Technology

Technology has changed our lives, including family time.

While there are invaluable benefits—like the precious moments we can now record as photos and videos—technology also challenges family bonding. Especially when we feel depleted at the end of the day.

All parents can empathize with how effectively technology can soothe our kids (and us) when family dynamics get difficult. When we're too tired to deal with difficult children, it's much easier to...

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Reduce Computer Eye Strain in Children

children eyes May 16, 2018

Written by the Editorial Team

Too much screen time can have negative effects on kids’ eyes, and yet, a report from CNN shows that 25% of children use digital devices for over three hours each day.

Children who use a computer or other digital device for extended periods of time must focus and refocus their eyes constantly, react to changing images on the screen, and move their eyes back and forth as they read. The screen itself also adds contrast, flicker, and glare to the visual...

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3 Things to Look For When Buying A Nontoxic Baby Bassinet

baby nursery May 14, 2018

by editorial team

 

During the first three months of life, babies' bodies and brains are developing and growing like crazy. They look so frail with their little hands and feet uncontrollably waving around. Their motor skills, hearing, vision, and communication are developing during this time.

As parents, we want to do whatever we can to promote the healthy and full development of our children, which is why it’s so important to avoid chemicals that disrupt that development.

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How Can I Reduce EMFs in the Bedroom?

Written by the editorial team, and edited by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Have you ever slept through the night, yet felt like you didn’t get much sleep?

That feeling of disrupted sleep may be only one of several health effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) in the bedroom.

 

What are EMFs and how are they affecting health?

EMFs (electromagnetic fields) are emitted from electronic devices—like cellular phones, computers, tablets, Bluetooth devices, power lines, and...

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Are "green" building materials and interior furnishings healthy?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Building and renovating our homes are opportune moments to create a healthy indoor environment since building materials (like floors and cabinets) and interior furnishings (like paints and furniture) have a meaningful influence on our indoor air quality.

First, keep in mind that "green" is not necessarily "healthy."

"Green" is not necessarily healthy

People often assume that products marketed as "green"—or...

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What to Look For When Choosing a Nontoxic Mattress Cover

baby bedroom nursery May 01, 2018

by editorial team

 

What do you consider “good enough” for your kids? Do you constantly make things better for them? Continuously try to give them more?

More values, more love and attention, more healthy days.

Most of us do.  We want the best for our children and to see them healthy.

Investing in a nontoxic mattress cover is one step towards creating a nontoxic bedroom, and giving your children a healthier sleeping environment.

Components used in nontoxic mattress...

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Spring clean without toxic chemicals: It's possible!

cleaning Apr 24, 2018

Deep cleaning doesn't have to involve toxic chemicals or conventional cleaning products. For eight years, I've had great success with a tried-and-true approach.

If you're ready to detox your spring cleaning and would like help starting, then check out my article for Well+Good. I break it down into a handful of nontoxic, inexpensive ingredients. Find it by clicking on the link below. 

How to spring cleaning your home—the non-toxic way

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How to Mother and Live Authentically

events parents Apr 18, 2018
 

Mothers are experiencing unprecedented opportunities. Educational, professional, personal, spiritual and parental opportunities have become more available than ever. Our opportunities have never been this unlimited!

Along with this comes the paradox of choice.

In honor of Mother's Day, join me in a discussion with other mothers as we reflect on how we try to approach motherhood as authentically as possible: for ourselves, our children, our families. Finding peace in the choices we...

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Smart Meters: Should You Say No?

What are smart meters?

Historically, meters have been used by utility companies to measure the usage of electricity, natural gas, or water. They were then read by a person for companies to learn usage for billing purposes.

In recent years, smart meters have been replacing traditional meters in Europe and in the US.

Smart meters use wireless communications to automatically send usage information to utility companies. The wireless communications of smart meters rely on a cell...

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