We’ve Finally Finished Our Eco-Friendly Shared Nursery Thumbnail

So, my baby girl is 11 weeks old today. That means this post has been at least 12 weeks coming. I really wanted to share it before she was born, but since she surprised me and came 3 weeks early, the nursery wasn't quite done. And since she's been sleeping in her co-sleeper in the…

We’re hit with 300 toxins before we’re even born!

I've been blogging about green living since 2008 — which feels almost like a lifetime. Since then, so many of our habits as a family have changed, and we have become much more mindful of the things we put in and on our bodies. As a mom, I am particularly mindful of the things I…

Green Cleaning Your Floors: Carpet, Hardwood & Linoleum Thumbnail

It’s unfortunate, but the floor of your home always takes the brunt of what your family can throw at it. The kids tracking in that rainy day mud you asked them to stay out of; the dog rolling around on the carpet after taking a dip in the river; perhaps a rowdy book club meeting…

Use Light to Banish the Bathroom Blues Thumbnail

When you go to the bathroom, you want to walk out feeling refreshed. That's hard to do when the room is dark and dingy. What you need is a lighting makeover. You need a bright, invigorating bathroom – especially if you take showers in the morning. The whole point of a morning shower is to…

Make DIY Size Separators for Baby’s Closet Thumbnail

I wish I could say that adding a baby to the family didn't bring back some of my former shopping habits, but alas, it has. There's little in this world in which I take more pleasure than dressing up my little girl, and I admit I'm enjoying this even more because my older daughter is…