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Our Culture of Impatience in an On-Demand World

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   We live in a society that serves instant gratification: dinners come pre-packaged or are delivered soon...

Your Child’s Online Privacy: An Intro

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   A modern challenge for parents is protecting their children’s privacy online—both a...

Is Copper Cookware Safe?

Increasingly, people are learning that nonstick pots and pans are coated with perfluorochemicals (PFCs), which pose health risks. And they are a family of persistent...

Is Your Child Cheating on Tests With Technology?

by editorial team   According to a 2017 study by McAfee, 47% of students have seen or heard of a student using their mobile phone to cheat on an assignment or a test;...

10 Tips to Help Parents Talk to Kids about Internet Safety

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Children are society’s most valuable and vulnerable demographic. And many parents strive to optimize their...

Using Everyday Items as Nontoxic Baby Bath Toys

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Kids love taking baths—splashing around, and playing with their toys. However, are your...

How to Help A Child with Their Social Skills

by editorial team   Do you know how to help your child with their social skills? As a parent, you have a unique opportunity to teach your child social skills even...

Criteria for Choosing an Organic Towel

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Most people don't realize that their towels can be a source of toxic exposures. When selecting new towels, you...

Children’s Privacy Online: For Kids Who Type

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   As with any land of opportunity, the cyber world offers both possibilities and risks. Just as we teach...

How Technology Contributes to Obesity in Children

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Is Technology to Blame for Childhood Obesity? Childhood obesity is a primary concern worldwide, including in...

Is My Damp Bedroom Causing Health Problems?

by editorial team    Bedrooms can feel damp and humid sometimes. When the outdoor humidity level is high, that makes sense. Temporary dampness comes and goes with...

Sexualized Texting or “Sexting”

by editorial team   The days of passing “notes” to a crush in biology have long passed. Teens (as well as  younger and older children) can now use...

Clean Your Shower of Mold and Mildew Without Toxic Chemicals

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Showers can accumulate mildew and mold that can stain the grout and caulk in your shower. Keeping the shower...

Parents: Do You Know About the Deep Web?

by editorial team    Most parents worry about their kids and spend countless hours preparing for worst-case scenarios. We try to buy the best car seats,...

Advice for Parents About Online Pornography

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   With the advent of smartphones, it may seem next to impossible to control what your child sees on the web. While this...

Digital Screen Time and Vision Problems

by editorial team   Electronic devices with visual displays are here to stay and feature prominently in kids' daily lives for communication, school work, and...

How To Get Rid of Mold On A Ceiling

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Mold is common in the home. It's tracked in on shoes and clothes from the outdoors, and enters the home when the...

How to have safe drinking water

I drink filtered tap water as often as I can. Drinking bottled water has seemed not worth the cost, high carbon footprint, and exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals...

Sleep is Crucial For Healthy Kids

by editorial team   The National Sleep Foundation reports that ninety percent of surveyed individuals admitted to using a technology device within an hour of bedtime,...

How To Get Rid Of Smelly Carpet Odor The Nontoxic Way

by editorial team   When kids are little and catch the flu, they just want to stay in bed and sleep. That is, until their stomach says otherwise. The race to the...

How to Choose A Nontoxic Baby Crib

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Our toddlers spend about 12-14 hours per day (night time and naps) sleeping in their bed during their first 2 years...

Tips to Reduce Mold Exposure at Home

  Mold, “a fuzzy-looking growth on the surface of organic materials,” appear in different colors: grey, green, yellow, orange or various other colors....

Create a Nontoxic Nursery

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...

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...

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...

Should your home be mindful too?

  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,...

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

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...

Tips to Set Up Facebook Privacy Controls

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée With the integration of the internet into our lives, keeping children safe from online risks requires parents...

How Do You Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Your Bed?

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...

The air purifier I use for my family

  One of the most common questions I'm asked is, "Which air purifier do you use?" Recently, after speaking at a wellness event for the Brown Alumni Club of NY, my...

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