My family loves to hike! Hiking is great exercise, an excellent way to enjoy nature, a learning opportunity for kids, and an amazing way to get in some family time. As a result of our love for hiking, I have learned a few tricks and tips for hiking with children.
There are so many options for green baby shoes that we can’t possibly feature them all! So we have put together a list of brands (to save you some trouble).…
There are so many options for green baby and kids clothes that we can’t possibly feature them all! So we have put together a list of brands (to save you…
There are so many options for maternity and nursing clothes that we can’t possibly feature them all! So we have put together a list of brands (to save you some trouble). Happy shopping!
There are so many options for cloth diapers that we can’t possibly feature them all! So we have put together a list of brands (to save you some trouble). Happy shopping!
There are so many options for toys that we can’t possibly feature them all! So (to save you some trouble) we have put together a list of some toy stores that offer a great selection of more natural toys. Happy shopping!
I have decided to avoid non-stick coating at all costs. Why? Because it is full of pretty nasty stuff. Toxic chemicals in non-stick coatings have been linked to cancer, birth defects and more. Here are some ways that I avoid non-stick coatings and other PFCs.
I’ve been reading a lot lately about why we shouldn’t eat meat. I have always wanted to be a vegetarian for these reasons, but I like meat. So I became a lessetarian.
When the sun is bright and the air is warm, my three-year-old and I both have this uncontrollable urge to be outside. In an effort to keep him entertained, I have come up with a whole list of fun things to do outside.
I am proud to admit that I am one of those crunchy, granola, green, nature-loving treehuggers. Although I am lucky enough to live in an area where the green lifestyle is not only accepted but is bordering on the norm, feedback to my natural preferences has not always been positive.
I recently had an epiphany . . . I buy way too many things. But I made a commitment to stop buying so much stuff.
Buying local food and goods saves energy, results in fresher and more nutritious food, and supports your community. It’s also a great opportunity to educate your children about where food comes from.
When I had a baby, it seemed like the catalog companies knew about it before anyone else did. All of a sudden, I was overloaded by catalogs selling baby toys, breast pumps, children’s clothing, and more. I learned some great tricks for stopping junk mail.
I am a big fan of paying a little bit more to purchase quality items that will last. So when I heard the latest news about the dangerous toxins in children’s jewelry, it only affirmed my belief that everyone should stop buying junk costume jewelry from China for their kids.
When my baby was born, I turned into a germaphobe. I saw germs everywhere – on the floor, on restaurant tables, on his toys. And the hardest part was that I was just as afraid of the chemicals in the cleaning products as I was of the germs. So I found ways to clean these things naturally.
Other than recycling, one of the first changes I made in my attempt to be a green mom was to bring my own bags when I went shopping. It started with the grocery store and now I try to remember to bring a bag everywhere I go.
I am by no means perfect when it comes to being a green mommy. My most valued luxury is taking long baths, and I do occasionally indulge in processed foods. When I first heard about the idea of living a natural lifestyle, I immediately thought it would be too expensive and too difficult. It wasn’t until I became pregnant that I gave the whole movement any serious thought.
You can help save the world with a haircut. Donate your hair to create a hairpiece for a child in need or use it to clean up an oil spill.
Thanks for visiting One Part Sunshine! My name is Cindy, and I am a green mom to a 4-year-old son. I started this website because I was interested in using only the safest and most natural products for my baby.
Hi! My name is Cindy. I am a green mom to a sweet baby girl and a creative big boy. One Part Sunshine is a place to share my experiences raising my kids in the safest and most natural way possible. My degrees in chemical engineering and law gave me the confidence to start this blog but my family gave me the inspiration. When I’m not blogging, I’m homeschooling, crafting, cooking, gardening, knitting, hiking and occasionally relaxing in my country home outside the Blue Ridge Mountains. I believe that green parenting is not all-or-nothing…