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The Dangers of Indoor Air Pollution

The World Health Organization considers Indoor air pollution as one of the greatest threats to humanity. Come learn more about how you can keep your family breathing cleaner air.

Alternative to microwaving – heck to the yeah!

Those of you who know me, know that I have NOT used a microwave for over a decade.   I always hear from people “well how am I supposed to heat things up then?”   If you are at home, stovetop saucepan with a little water does it within a few mins.   Yet I […]

You have 20,000 chances a day to improve your health dramatically

    On average, a person takes between 17,000-30,000 breaths a day. The Environmental Working Group did a study 10 years ago that discovered that babies are born with an average of 200 toxic chemicals in their systems. Over 180 of them are known carcinogens. It was believed the placenta acted as a barrier to […]

When you were a kid, what did you do for fun?

My brother and I would go out and build forts in the field behind our house.  We’d outline the walls of the fort, with various pieces of nature we found, from sticks, to rocks, to (if we were lucky) a bush that was already in the ground.  That made the best kind of wall. We’d […]

If you are concerned about measles, you need to know this

I’m concerned that in this frenzy around measles, that those people who are afraid of the unvaccinated, are urging everyone TO get vaccinated without understanding an important factor. (See “Can I have visitors” section in the photo above.) Recently vaccinated people can shed the virus for weeks, and even months, after receiving a live vaccine […]

Why Deflate-Gate should matter to every parent

As this whole “Deflate-Gate” frenzy continues, I can’t help but finally speak up about it – yet it’s not in the way that you’d think. No, I’m not succumbing to the need to defend one side or the other, or to tell everyone what I think about it. Over the last two weeks, I’ve seen friends […]

A moment in time

I had one of those moments today……you know, those moments that touch your heart, and you wish you could bottle it.   Freeze time in some way.  Capture it on instant replay in your mind and relive it when you feel down. But you can’t. This Monday morning, I was dropping my 9 year old off […]

Parents, have you thought about your child’s digital privacy?

    As today’s digital world gets more and more complex and convoluted, it’s even more important for parents to become conscious parents, meaning, to look at the potential long-term repercussions of our parenting decisions. What may seem like something innocent and something everyone is doing, so it’s got to be OK….may very well not […]

A Conscious Parent’s Guide to Summer

It’s summer! Kids are out of school! Beautiful weather, longer days, family vacations, more playdates, the list goes on and on! Aaaannnnd then, reality hits. (Yes, it’s OK to sort of dread this time of year. ) It is during the summer months, or school vacations in general, that I get the most frantic “We […]