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...
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...
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.
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.
EMFs (electromagnetic fields) are emitted from electronic devices—like cellular phones, computers, tablets, Bluetooth devices, power lines, and...
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."
People often assume that products marketed as "green"—or...
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.
Eager to incorporate nature into my home, I share the five things that have transformed my home into a more serene environment. Home finally feels relaxing. Check out my article on Well+Good:
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.
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...
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...