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5 Ways to Make Your Own Homemade Produce Wash #DIYFridayby  

Here are 5 simple and dirt-cheap homemade produce washes to help you keep the chemicals off your food (and also an easy guide to help you).

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4 Simple Steps to a Sustainable Householdby  

By Nina Nelson, Contributing Writer Over the last several years, I've made lots of changes to create a more sustainable household. And while I'd love to tell you that it all began as a means to reduce my family's footprint and... Read More

How I Overcame My Obsession with Paper Productsby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer It’s safe to say that until a couple years ago, I had an obsession with paper products. As I cleaned my home, I HAD to use paper towels. Paper towels for my windows, paper towels for my... Read More

A Back-to-School Change for our Family & How I’m Getting Ready for School Lunches (plus Cinnamon-Raisin Quick Bread)by  

The school year is upon us. And didn't it happen so fast? Where did the summer go?  For our family, this is a novel year. We're trying out a special program, just for homeschoolers in our area. It's called Innovations, and it... Read More

An All-Natural, Homemade Oven Cleanerby  

  By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer I love to clean. Since I have two young children, my ideal of a clean house has greatly changed over the past seven years, but I still enjoy cleaning – especially spring cleaning. Each... Read More

Moving Forward on Your Natural Living Journey This Year!by  

By Emily, Contributing Writer My green and natural living journey began, probably like many of you, when I became pregnant with my first child, just about seven years ago. I started out slowly, changing things like our cleaning products, ditching... Read More

What is Fair Trade Coffee, and Should You Buy It?by  

By Jessica, Contributing Writer  This month Stephanie challenged us to think deeply about a "tough" food issue. Fair trade coffee stuck out to me, not because I'm an expert - but precisely because I am not. I love coffee, I buy coffee... And... Read More

8 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Ideasby  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer  Disposable wrapping paper is a multi-billion dollar industry that sells a product designed to be used and then immediately torn up and thrown in the trash. Not the most eco-friendly practice, obviously. However, we cannot deny... Read More

Curbing Consumption with a Clothing Fastby  

Ever considered a clothing fast? You won't want to miss Hilary's story! Guest Post by Hilary Kimes Bernstein Until New Year’s Day 2013, retail therapy was one of my favorite pastimes. If I was bored, I loved to window shop.... Read More

Benefits of Line Dryingby  

By Contributing Writer, Stacy Myers When we moved into this house, we were tickled pink to find that it came with a clothesline. Having lived in a townhouse in town for 8 years, I was eager to have yard space... Read More

Forget the Bleach: How to Use the Sun to Whiten Your Whitesby  

As we move into our fifth month of traveling around the world, one of the parts of my routine that has been simplified due to necessity is the laundry... I'm lucky to even have a regular washing machine to use... Read More

5 Ways Green Living and Real Food are Connectedby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer  Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? We're running a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Eating Better. Our goal is to answer... Read More

Homemade Lemon Citrus Produce Wash {Natural, Fast, & Easy}by  

Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer It's berry picking season and that means strawberry shortcakes, blueberry banana smoothies and berry jams & crisps but if you are like me, you make sure your fruits (and your veggies) get washed before you ever eat or make anything with... Read More

10 Easy Natural Household Switches (That Anyone Can Make)by  

This month we've been talking all about ridding your home of toxins.  That can get overwhelming, fast, as you look at all the things in your home that contain toxins.  Where do you start?! Today I have 10 very easy switches... Read More

31 Ways to Use a Mason Jar in Your Kitchenby  

I have a bit of a love affair with mason jars. They are sturdy, they come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, they can often be found inexpensively, and best of all? They are a completely non-toxic way... Read More

My Mama Cloth Adventures and Review of Four Sourcesby  

Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer What in the World is Mama Cloth? Eighteen years ago I cloth diapered my first two babies in white cotton pre-folds coupled with Gerber's hard, crinkly plastic pants.  Not because it was fun and... Read More

Ever Get Tired of Natural Living?by  

Do you ever get tired of it all? Have you read an article on nutrition or being green, and found that your eyes began to glaze over as you thought, blah, blah, blah? Does the garbage sometimes seem like a... Read More

How to Swish a Diaper in the Toilet and Your Other Cloth Diapering Questions Answeredby  

This post marks the end of our short, but hopefully helpful, series on dispelling some myths about why cloth diapering is actually easier than you think. I asked you for your cloth diapering questions, and you really let me have... Read More

3 More Reasons That Cloth Diapering is Easier Than You Thinkby  

Last week, I began to dispel some commonly held myths about cloth diapering. I began with two of the biggest myths, that cloth diapering is more expensive and that it is more disgusting. The reader response was fantastic and I... Read More

Dispelling the Myths: Why Cloth Diapering is Truly Easier Than it Seemsby  

I've been cloth diapering for over 6 years, but I still sometimes find myself surprised by the strange looks and the mistaken opinions that most people have when the topic arises. I want to dispel some myths in what will... Read More

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