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Monitoring Children’s Digital Footprint

By editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée Looking around, it becomes obvious how digital devices have seeped into every aspect of...

Buy a Nontoxic Couch

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...

Tips to Help Kids Overcome Social Isolation

by a staff writer Social isolation contributes to low self-esteem, school adjustment, anxiety, and depression. The digital world can hamper as much as...

Guidelines for Children's Screen Time

  "Americans spend almost 11 hours a day consuming media," according to a report by CNN in 2016. In addition to how this modern lifestyle is affecting our brains,...

Health tips for burning candles and incense as well as smudging sag...

Candles have been a part of our rituals and celebrations for more than 5,000 years. Burning incense and "smudging"—ceremonial practices of burning sacred herbs and...

Which Allergens Are Found in The Bedroom Only?

by editorial team   Busy parents like us don’t have much time to spare, let alone sleep to spare.  When you crawl into bed you want to sink into the...

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...

Reduce Computer Eye Strain in Children

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...

3 Things to Look For When Buying A Nontoxic Baby Bassinet

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...

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...

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...

What to Look For When Choosing a Nontoxic Mattress Cover

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? ...

5 Simple Ways to Bring Nature Into Your Home

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...

Spring clean without toxic chemicals: It's possible!

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...

How to Mother and Live Authentically

  Mothers are experiencing unprecedented opportunities. Educational, professional, personal, spiritual and parental opportunities have become more available than ever....

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...

10 Household Products to Detox

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Household products—like cleaners, paints, and fragrances—contribute to half of our urban...

Entrepreneurs serving public health

  Yesterday, I spent the day at Brown University to participate in its program for National Public Health Week. Every time I go back to campus (+3 hours each train...

Hack Allergens in Your Home

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Allergies affect more than 50 million Americans, and are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the US,...

What Is a Harmful Digital Footprint?

by editorial team   Everything that a child or teen posts online leaves a trail. This digital footprint can impact their reputation—and personal and...

5 Unexpected Locations Where Porn Finds Kids

by editorial team   Once upon a time, pornography used to live in a dark corner of a video store, hidden behind a curtain and inaccessible to children. However,...

Your Children’s Development: How Does Technology Endanger It?

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   All parents have used digital screens as babysitters.  We give our children cell phones to play games,...

What Should You Consider When Buying A New Home?

by Angela Cummings, reviewed by Sophia Ruan Gushée   Back in the early 2000’s, the criteria I used when shopping for a home was this: it had to be...

Get the Lead Out

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Surprisingly, lead is still found in many consumer products today. While lead was banned from house paint in...

10 Things to Consider When You Want to Remodel Your Home

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Home remodeling can be trickier than building a new home, in the sense that you, the homeowner, are likely still...

Which is a Better Choice: Synthetic or Natural Dyes

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Let's consider the dyes used in textiles, which are part of our furniture, drapes, carpets, area rugs, bedding,...

Is My House Making Me Sick?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Do you feel tired or under the weather when you’re at home, and feel better when you leave the house? New...

Using Wood as a Stress Reducer at Home

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   In today’s fast-paced world, stress is increasing. Along with the amount of time we spend...

Fragrances Don’t Smell as Good When You Know What’s in Them

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Floral and fruity scents make our homes smell good, but if you knew what they were made of, you might...

You Can Buy Furniture Without Flame Retardants

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Did you know that a doctor’s note is needed in order to buy a mattress without flame retardants? It’s...

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