Nature-Deficit Disorder
    January 6, 2012
    Nature-Deficit Disorder

    Dr. Andrew Weil argues convincingly1 that we, as a nation, are suffering the ill effects resulting from a disconnection from nature.  Apparently, there are a wide range of behavioral problems in chil…

    Homemade Foods - Healthier for Your Kids and for the Planet
    October 17, 2011
    Homemade Foods – Healthier for Your Kids and for the Planet

    As back to school shifts into full gear, a recent study examining the relationship between   commercially prepared foods and the rise in childhood obesity concerned us. The findings concluded that a…

    Future Leaders
    April 8, 2011
    Future Leaders

    Yesterday, we were asked to talk about leadership to a group of middle-schoolers.  Specifically, we were asked to address how we used leadership skills to develop and run and a business.  (more&hell…

    Green Teen
    April 7, 2011
    Green Teen

    Recently, I was talking to the LunchSkins team about raising our kids green, and the challenges of doing so with teenagers at home.   As my oldest is about to enter adolescence, I recognize that the…

    You’re Not Getting Older, You’re Getting Better
    April 6, 2011
    You’re Not Getting Older, You’re Getting Better

    My first child was born almost 13 years ago.  I breastfed for a year, but I also used plastic baby bottles.  I didn’t shop organic, and was so proud of myself for having plastic zippered baggies f…

    Consider This
    April 5, 2011
    Consider This

    Next time you reach for a plastic baggie, or use a plastic bag at the store, think about this. When we first started our research a few years ago into the effects of plastic pollution, we heard about …

    Grow a Little Greener
    April 4, 2011
    Grow a Little Greener

    Three moms.  Nine busy kids.  One startup company. Why did we set out on a mission to reduce plastic waste three years ago?  Well, it didn’t start that way.  We used to laugh about being born in…