Halloween is a beloved holiday by many children and adults alike – a chance to dress up as your favourite characters, and of course, the TREATS from trick-or-treating. However, it can be very wasteful (think of all the garbage all those individually wrapped candies generates), and toxic to your health (gross ingredients in candies, and […]
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I’ve talked about the dangers of fire retardants in products like mattresses and other foam furniture, as well as in kids’ pajamas and other baby and kid products. These toxic chemicals pose a real health risk, especially to our children. They were some of the key toxins found in the study by Environmental Defence demonstrating that […]
What child doesn’t like to get their face painted at a fair, farmers market, or party? Halloween is another perfect occasion for face painting. But conventional face paints are full of nasty toxins that are hazardous to our health, especially our more vulnerable young children. Don’t worry – there ARE toxin free face paints out […]
As a kid, I always remember having a special stuffed toy that was my favourite to hug to sleep. As a parent, I see the same in my daughter – her favourite stuffed characters provide comfort to her at night, and allow her to act out whatever is in her imagination during the day. The […]
As the mother of an almost 5-year-old girl, I encounter glitter on a daily basis. It’s really amazing how it can be added to virtually any product marketed to girls, and slowly but surely infiltrate your home until you find glitter on your underwear even after you’ve washed it several times. But WHY?? WHY????
Now that back-to-school season is in full swing, it’s time to think about what to pack for lunches. The food you choose to pack in your kids or your own lunches is obviously important to provide the healthy nutrients your bodies need – but the things you use to pack those lunches is equally important. […]
When I started using essential oils, I heard people talking about diffuser necklaces and how much they loved them. I first thought – really? You need to smell something all day? I was so used to getting everything unscented that I didn’t really see the value of aromatherapy. Then I experienced Valor essential oil blend. […]
With my daughter starting Kindergarten this September, I am now officially a slave to the school year for the next 13 years. Aack! Now I have to think about how to prepare myself and her. Here are some natural supports for back to school season, so we can all (kids and adults alike) feel settled!
I have a confession to make. I LOVE back-to-school shopping. One of the things I looked forward to the most when I became a mother was that I would once again be able to shop for school supplies. It was such a wonderful time for me as a kid – carefully choosing the best pencil […]
I’ve always been passionate about something. There have been several occasions in life when I have wished that I wasn’t, because it’d be easier. I recently had one of those moments. The moment you realize you care too much.