What is green parenting, and how do I do it? Those were my first questions when I became pregnant and started thinking more about raising a healthy child. And I came to discover that they aren’t easy questions to answer. There are literally thousands of books, blogs and websites that deal with green parenting. So I am going to try to break it down for you.
Halloween treats are known for being over-processed and full of sugar, artificial colors and artificial flavors. Many candies, especially the super-cheap ones or those that are designed to look like eyeballs or spiders, are made in places like China, which isn’t exactly known for putting out safe products. Do your part by handing out all-natural, organic treats.
Halloween is one of those holidays that generates an insane amount of waste – landfills are full of everything from candy wrappers to cheap costumes and decorations. Even worse, most conventional Halloween costumes and treats are full of dangerous toxins, such as lead, cadmium, phthalates, and flame retardants. But there are steps you can take to green your Halloween.
You take great care to make sure that your child has only the healthiest foods for her lunch and snack. But what about the lunch box and containers that you put that food in? It is important to choose food storage containers that are made of safe materials, are good quality and don’t cost a fortune. You can find safer options that are free from BPA, PVC, lead and phthalates.
Old Navy is selling a new onesie with a tattoo-inspired design and the slogan “Formula Powered.” I can’t imagine what they were thinking. I am completely opposed to encouraging mothers to choose to formula feed their babies, and I think Old Navy should do the responsible thing and remove these onesies from their stores.
I used to be a bookstore addict. I would go in and spontaneously buy whatever book or magazine caught my attention. As I made my gradual transformation into a green mom, I started paying more attention to my book- and magazine-buying habits. Read on for some tips on how to cut down on cutting down trees.