Living Green

  • Five easy ways to eat less sugar

    While you can't avoid sugar completely, there are some easy ways to make changes that will have a big effect. Make big strides to cut down on added sugar — and calories — with just a few small changes.

  • Natural cold and flu remedies for you and your family

    If you're not one to take the flu shot, there are some natural ways to help prevent and possibly reduce the symptoms of the common cold and in turn, raise your immunity during this nasty flu season.

  • Toxic indoor air pollution in your baby's nursery

    You envision your wee one snoozing peacefully in the carefully chosen crib with sweet stuffed animals watching from their perch on a nearby shelf. But what poison could be lurking in the air in your home?

  • Have a frightfully green Halloween

    Being green on Halloween is easy. All you have to do is make choices that are people-healthy, animal-friendly and earth-conscious. These ideas can turn your holiday an eco-friendly hue.

  • Encourage your baby's curiosity with a eureka moment

    Heuristic play utilizes a baby's curiosity. The term, coined by child psychologists Elinor Goldschmeid and Sonia Jackson. The word stems from the same root as eureka -- "I found it!" Put together a treasure basket and watch your baby discover and learn.

  • Create a safe environment for your baby

    During your pregnancy you make sure your baby has all the building blocks to grow and develop and avoided things that might be harmful. Your next goal is providing a quality environment for your baby-to-be.

  • Green Nurseries -- Detoxify and Protect Your Baby

    Are you eager to get started on the baby's room and get it all put together? As you're planning, consider one additional step -- using environmentally-friendly products.

  • FDA Behind in Banning BPA in Baby Bottles and Sippy Cups

    The FDA announced in July 2012 that baby bottles and sippy cups can no longer contain bisphenol-A. This comes after manufacturers had already phased out the chemical in these products due to safety concerns and consumer pressure. Why was the FDA late to the party?

  • Top Ten Green Gifts for Father's Day

    Father's Day brings up images of breakfast in bed, homemade cards and crafts, and possibly a little indulgence on dad's part. This year consider going "green" with a gift that reflects the lifestyle of the special men on your list.

  • Creating a Green Kids' Garden

    Do you want your kids to have a meaningful and educational toy? Introduce them to the pleasures of gardening.

  • Just Say NO! to BPA

    BPA and other endocrine disrupting chemicals are linked to infertility, cancers and malformations. Want to reduce your exposure? These six simple steps will help!

  • Most Hazardous Car Seats of 2011

    You chose a safe car seat that fit your car, your budget, and your child. Did it come with an unwelcome guest? Dangerous chemical additives could be onboard!

  • Baby Food - Organic or Not

    Did you know that by weight, your baby will eat more, drink more, and even breathe more air than you? Not only is this a fascinating fact, it helps to explain that what goes in your baby's little body can have such a tremendous impact.

  • Creating a Green Kids' Garden

    Do you want your kids to have a meaningful and educational toy? Introduce them to the pleasures of gardening.

  • A Fall Clean Sweep!

    We want to enjoy Fall while it's here, the vibrant colors, the clean crisp air and just the cozy comfort it breaths! So as we are enjoying this voluptuous season we can also enjoy some raking and sweeping; Not only the yard, but in our homes! A Fall clean sweep!

  • How Your Home Environment Affects Your Baby

    Could your baby's "tasting is knowing" style or toddler's curiosity expose them to harmful chemicals in your home? Learn how you can turn your potentially toxic home environment into a safe one for your family.

  • Recipe: Calabecitas for the Whole Family -- Baby, Too!

    Are you looking for a meal that can be prepared for the whole family? This is a family-friendly recipe that includes a puree for babies in Stages Two and Three.

  • Have a frightfully green Halloween

    Being green on Halloween is easy. All you have to do is make choices that are people-healthy, animal-friendly and earth-conscious. These ideas can turn your holiday an eco-friendly hue.

  • Which Diapers Are Better for the Planet?

    The largest and most objective study to date was carried out by the Environment Agency, the public body responsible for protecting the environment in England and Wales. The panel compared disposable diapers to home-laundered cloth diapers and commercially laundered cotton diapers in terms of impact on the environment.

  • Appliance Choices for Making Baby Food

    When you start making baby food, you'll need an appliance that will puree your baby's food into a smooth, pudding-like texture. Here are the top three choices in pureeing appliances and some helpful advice choosing which one is right for you.