For me, New Years Day is a time to think about how my life has changed and what my priorities and goals have become. Then I try to work toward changing how I do things so that I meet my goals. In other words, I try to live life as simply as possible and not waste time on things that really don’t matter to me. This list of ways to be a green parent looks somewhat different than it would have when I first started all of this ten years ago. I think it is more manageable, less product focused, and more affordable.
Last year, I shared a post with ten non-toxic men’s colognes for Father’s Day. Since publishing that post, I have removed a couple of the colognes after discovering they weren’t so natural after all. But I have also discovered four new options, thanks to my readers. You can find these all-natural, non-toxic men’s colognes listed below. I realize that it’s probably a little late to get any of these for Christmas (unless you have Amazon prime) but maybe you know a special guy with a birthday coming up (like my husband). And please continue to let me know if you come across any other great finds.
Sleeping on your side (SOS) is the best sleep position for pregnant women – especially your left side. The use of a pregnancy or body pillow helps to make this position more comfortable. I have compiled a list of some great options for pregnancy pillows. And because you should try to avoid synthetic materials and… Read More
Although everyone needs sleep to function well, sleep is especially important for pregnant women. One poll found that more than 75% of women slept worse during pregnancy. Many pregnant women suffer from body pains, heartburn, vivid dreams, sleep apnea, nasal congestion, restless legs and insomnia. A lack of sleep can lead to depression and a decreased… Read More
Whether you suffer from a touch of “morning” sickness or you can’t hold anything down at all, you are probably desperate for some relief. Around 80% of pregnant women experience some sort of morning sickness. I was one of the unlucky few that was hit hard with severe morning sickness (also known as hyperemesis gravidarum).… Read More
I am going to get a little personal now. I love menstrual cups. They seriously changed my life. In my teenage and young adult years, I was a devoted tampon user. That’s just what you were supposed to use. They were discreet and less messy than a pad. But tampons can lead to all sorts… Read More
The vagina (or hoo-ha as my two-year-old calls it) is not a part of the body that should be ignored. In my opinion, if you are going to use a natural product anywhere in or on your body, that should be priority number one. Menstrual cups are absolutely amazing (read more here about why you… Read More
If you have a baby and like to go to the pool, you are probably spending a fortune on swim diapers. Even if your baby doesn’t soil them, they are worthless once they get wet. And throwing diapers away isn’t the most eco-friendly choice. Not to mention, those disposable diapers are full of nasty chemicals such as… Read More
If your yard is anything like mine, right now it is teeming with abundant plant life – in other words, weeds. And if you are anything like me, words like herbicide or Roundup make you cringe. For years, I have used the fail-safe method of dealing with weeds – pulling by hand. But after about… Read More
Natural lubricants aren’t exactly the first thing people start shopping for when they begin purging toxins from their personal care products. But they should not be overlooked – especially if a couple is trying to conceive. For more information, check out my post about the importance of using non-toxic lubrication and this post about choosing the… Read More