Posts in category Five on Friday

5 Non Toxic Backpacks for Kids #FiveonFriday

5 Non Toxic Backpacks for Kids #FiveonFriday

Since my daughter is entering Grade 1, she needs a real backpack. The problem is, most backpacks with spectacular prints of your kids’ favourite TV and movie characters are also full of toxic chemicals like BPA, phthalates, lead, and PVC. Blech. I would not want to be breathing in that stuff everyday, much less have […]

My 5 Favourite Road Trip Songs #FiveonFriday #T...

My 5 Favourite Road Trip Songs #FiveonFriday #Turo

Turo is a new car-sharing company that allows people to rent out their cars to others, or rent a car from someone else. Why is this form of car-sharing a good idea? There are some great environmental benefits to car sharing, including: Taking Cars off the Road: Renting your car out through Turo actually takes 14 […]

5 Thoughts on the Cancer Moonshot #FiveonFriday

5 Thoughts on the Cancer Moonshot #FiveonFriday

What is the Cancer Moonshot? In a nutshell, it is a commitment that USA President Obama made to accelerate cancer research, with a cure as the ultimate goal. He appointed USA Vice President Joe Biden to take the lead on the Cancer Moonshot initiative, and they have committed “to double the rate of progress toward a cure […]

5 Ways to Use Peppermint Essential Oil #FiveonF...

5 Ways to Use Peppermint Essential Oil #FiveonFriday

Everyone has their favourite few essential oils, those go-tos that you always grab. (These are my 5 most frequently used essential oils!) Peppermint essential oil is one that is very versatile, and pretty affordable as well. It IS very potent (1 drop of peppermint essential oil delivers the effectiveness of 27 cups of peppermint tea), […]

5 Reasons to Check Out Alterre 21-in-1 Shoes #F...

5 Reasons to Check Out Alterre 21-in-1 Shoes #FiveonFriday

I now have very few shoes that fit me after my feet changed shape after pregnancy. And I do NOT want to go out and buy a whole bunch of shoes. Expensive. Wasteful. Disposable society, etc. So when I heard about Alterre Shoes, I was intrigued. Alterre is an innovative line of modular shoes for […]

5 Things to Get at the well.ca Overstock Sale #...

5 Things to Get at the well.ca Overstock Sale #FiveonFriday

It’s no secret that I love shopping from well.ca, and the well.ca Overstock Sale always has some awesome surprise sales. So for today’s Five on Friday, here are 5 things to buy at the well.ca Overstock Sale. Sale ends Sunday June 5th at 11:59pm EST, so go quick! 1. Aleva Naturals Calendula + Nature’s Skin Remedy […]

5 Easy to Grow Perennials for Edmonton #FiveonF...

5 Easy to Grow Perennials for Edmonton #FiveonFriday

Now that things in my garden are getting established, I thought it would be nice to share about some of the perennials that are doing really well in our Edmonton climate (Zone 3a). I’m beginning to really love perennials because they come back every year and announce it’s time for spring! We did landscaping from […]

5 Reasons to Grow Your Own Strawberries #Fiveon...

5 Reasons to Grow Your Own Strawberries #FiveonFriday

Every year, Environmental Working Group (EWG) puts out their list of produce with most pesticides: the Dirty Dozen, along with their list of the Clean Fifteen (produce with least amounts of pesticides). For several years, apples have been the top offender. This year, strawberries are at the top of the list. So for today’s Five on […]

5 Things to Take on a Trip with a 5 Year Old #F...

5 Things to Take on a Trip with a 5 Year Old #FiveonFriday

Traveling with a child can be a tad challenging… or super stressful and frustrating. I haven’t made any long trips with my daughter since she was a toddler (tips for traveling with a toddler here!), but I am excited to take a trip with her now that she’s 5! I’m definitely expecting less of the […]

Hi! I'm Judith. I'm passionate about green, toxin-free, healthy living. I share my journey and experiences on Juicy Green Mom so you can feel empowered, enlightened, and inspired to make educated eco-friendly product and lifestyle choices.

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