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Defending Your Green Lifestyle.

Defending your green lifestyle

We’ve all been there, the invasive questions people think they deserve to ask when you have children. Is he circumcised? Did you have a natural childbirth? Will you vaccinate? Do you give antibiotics? Most people mean no harm but inevitably, some people get offended or upset when your philosophy differs from theirs. Being a parent means that you are responsible for your child’s well-being and therefore you get to choose how to raise them. You’ve done the homework and the research and picked a philosophy that is right for your family. So how do you defend these choices to others who might not understand?

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Grow Greener! 3 Garden Ideas From Repurposed Household Items

Grow Greener! 3 Garden Ideas From Repurposed Household Items

Did you know that gardens can grow so much more than pretty flowers and tasty vegetables? Gardening is shown to reduce stress, elevate your mood, and provide gentle exercise in the fresh air and sunshine. Kids who help in the family garden are more likely to eat their veggies, and more likely to try a variety of produce. Digging in the dirt may help boost natural immunity, and above all it is loads of fun! But there is no need to spend a fortune on supplies: here are 3 ways to get a great start on your garden, just using things from around your house.

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3 Grains You Should Add to Your Diet

 

It’s the New Year, and you’re looking for more ways to be healthy, starting with what you eat. Gluten-Free might be on your list, either for health reasons such as celiac disease, IBS or gluten intolerance, or you want to be more healthy in general. We have highlighted 3 grains that will surely have you going on the right path. Some you may have heard of, and some you might be learning about for the first time. Read on to learn more.

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How To Clean Pet Toys Naturally

Your pets are a part of your family, so it’s no wonder that they have accumulated a LOT of possessions over the years. Fido has more luxury beds than you know what to do with and baskets of toys scattered throughout your entire house. While you wash your sheets regularly and disinfect your children’s toys often, you’ve most likely neglected your fury pal’s things – simply because you didn’t know how to properly clean them. When pet toys start to look dingy, a lot of people throw them away because they think there really is no good way to clean and disinfect them. That is simply not true! Below, we give you helpful tips on how to clean your pet’s toys safely and naturally.

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Natural Skincare by Cecilia Wong

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One of the hardest things on a mission to use cleaner, greener, healthier skin products is finding products that actually work.

It’s work in progress for us at Daily Mom as we learn more and more about what’s good and what works. Our recent surprising discovery has been a Holistic Skin Care line by Cecilia Wong, 100% natural, non toxic and cruelty free.

What makes Cecilia Wong skin care so different from more mainstream natural brands is that its products have the feel of very expensive hi-tech creams but use only all natural ingredients, herbs and botanicals.

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Researching Baby Products

When it comes to products for your baby — lotion that will go on her skin, toys she’ll love to chew, or car seats to keep her safe — you may feel the need to be more discerning about your purchases than you might otherwise be for yourself. But researching products can be time consuming and it may be hard to know where to start. We’ve compiled a list of resources and a few tips to get you started.

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Easy DIY Baby Laundry Detergent

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You can help protect your baby’s skin by laundering his clothes with detergent containing just the most basic ingredients. That means without questionable additives like sodium laurel sulfate (which shows up even in many baby detergents) or other possible irritants. Plus, making your own detergent is quick and cheap! Check out the recipe and tips below to make laundry day greener.

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Is Your Water Toxic?

You step out of the sweltering sun into your kitchen after an intense run. Sweat is running down your face as you reach for a glass in the cupboard. You turn on the faucet and watch the icy cold water run into your glass in anticipation. Your body tingles in delight as that first sip hits your lips. But wait! With every sip of water you take, do you know what else you could potentially be putting into your body? How about some Giardia lamblia… a little arsenic… a touch of lead and mercury… and some asbestos to top it off. That is just a small percentage of the toxins that could be lurking in your water legally under the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations.

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