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Crib on Wheels: I Wish I Had This Sooner!

baby bedroom nursery Mar 21, 2017

 

The Alma Papa Crib comes with a low toxic Coco-mat mattress. Please note that this article was originally written in 2012.

Already an owner of two cribs for my two girls, I reluctantly decided to buy a third crib and thought, wouldn't it be great to have a crib on wheels that would be thin enough to fit through doorways? Living in small NYC spaces, I'm constantly on the search for multi-functional, flexible things to minimize our stuff. So I was thrilled to discover the Alma Papa Crib!...

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Trunki: A Fun Suitcase That You Can Pull Your Kids On At The Airport

Uncategorized Mar 21, 2017

My three-year-old daughter loves packing.  She packs for hours.

Since I've recently been discovering some great low-toxic lunchboxes (we just received our PlanetBox lunchbox and love it!), I searched online for low-toxic children's suitcases. I couldn't find good options for travel but I did discover an adorable, fun, and award-winning suitcase: Trunki.

Trunki

Trunki

 

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What Makeup Do New Moms and Supermodels, Giselle and Miranda Kerr, Love? It's organic, nourishing, and flattering...

Uncategorized Mar 21, 2017

RMS Beauty products were used on Giselle in this photoshoot for H&M.

Spring is around the corner!  With warmer weather and more sunshine, I'm excited to start feeling fun-loving and pretty (it's been a long, cooped-up winter).  One of the first areas for improvement is my make-up.  In addition to wanting to look better, I have been wanting to detox my cosmetics with lower toxic options ever since reading (years ago) that an average person's morning routine probably exposes...

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Our New, Double Stroller: UppaBaby Vista 2010

baby Mar 21, 2017

Over Memorial Day weekend, my husband and I were admiring the new UppaBaby Vista 2010 stroller that friends of ours just purchased for their newborn.  In many ways, it looked like the BugaBoo that we had purchased in 2007, but, unlike the BugaBoo, the UppaBaby Vista has the potential to grow into a double stroller.

Completely trusting our friends' market research and selection of the UppaBaby Vista (our friends are more detailed in their research than we are), we didn't...

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3 Mistakes We Make When Spring Cleaning

cleaning emf Mar 21, 2017

When cleaning our homes, few people realize how our cleaning approach affects indoor air quality and human health. Often, important considerations are overlooked.

A home that looks clean and smells nice can have poor indoor air quality. So, then, how is indoor air quality when we do deeper cleaning? Studies have found poor indoor air quality to be associated with allergies, asthma, migraines, and other environmentally-induced sicknesses.

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Dietary Supplements: Hottest Trends in 2017

Uncategorized Mar 21, 2017

Keywords: beauty supplements, dietary supplements, green tea extract, mushroom extract, collagen supplments

By Nutritional Supplements, also called dietary supplements, I'm thinking of pills, powders, and liquid supplements that offer your body vitamins, minerals, probiotics, and other resources (like collagen supplements) to boost your health, energy, beauty, and wellness. I don't consider supplements that will help you lose weight or be a quick fix for anything. Instead, I use the terms...

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Greens, Soy, BPA and Epigenetics?

diet Mar 21, 2017

BPA, commonly found in plastics, is a potent hormone disruptor that is increasingly linked to health effects like brain and behavior changes, cancer, and reproductive system damages (Click on Plastics to read more.).  Furthermore, the CDC estimates that right now BPA is in the bodies of 93 percent of Americans, with higher levels in teens than in adults, and higher levels in children than in teens.

"Bisphenol A can easily pass through the placenta, where absorption and distribution in...

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Finding The Healthiest Brands Of Greek Yogurt

diet Mar 21, 2017

cup of yogurtHigh in protein, and low in sugar and carbs, Greek yogurt has quickly become one of America's favorite health foods. But with antibiotics and GMOs so common in our milk supply, along with many companies' reputation of filling their products with additives, how can we be sure that our yogurt is healthy? The answer is to be choosy about the brands we buy, but with so many Greek yogurt options at the grocery store, deciding which are best for health can be overwhelming.

For help while you're...

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Find Out Why Digital Screens May Be Giving You A Terrible Sleep!

sleep Mar 21, 2017

by Ashley Cooke

 

Similar to the lives of so many others, my life is filled with screens. I begin, continue, and end my day by checking my phone for emails, doing professional work on my computer and researching on my tablet.  

I sometimes think of how unique my lifestyle is in comparison to past generations, but beyond that, I have never given much thought to digital screens. Then I had a conversation with Sophia Gushée, who told me how our screen-staring lifestyle...

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Dust Bunnies: An Inside Look at their Arsenal

In case you missed it, there has been a lot of news coverage on cancer-causing arsenic found in rice and products that contain rice as an ingredient (like rice milk, baby rice cereal, or products that contain brown rice syrup).

Another...

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