Archive for June, 2011

Natural Alternatives to Toxic Air Fresheners

The other day, arriving a little early to pick up my boys from camp, I stood watching them play from inside the building. After a few minutes, a strong lemony, chemical smell overwhelmed me. I first thought a conventional cleaning product was the culprit, but then I saw an air freshener dispenser installed on the… read more…

The Healthiest Mats for Naptime

A friend recently emailed asking whether I had a recommendation for a “green” rest mat. Her daughter needed one for the summer, and she was concerned about the mats provided by the camp that would likely be covered in polyvinyl chloride or PVC (one of the most toxic plastics around) and contain flame retardant chemicals… read more…

A Green Father’s Day

Five Eco-Friendly Ways to Show Dad That He’s Your Main Dude I make a big fuss about Mother’s Day in our house. The kids (and my husband) are warned weeks in advance. All attention on me! But sometimes, Father’s Day slips by in our home without much fanfare. I know, not fair. This year, Father’s… read more…

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