Borax: Is it really a safe and green alternative cleaner?
    November 17, 2011
    Borax: Is it really a safe and green alternative cleaner?

    It’s tough to be the bearer of bad news, but we need to shine a light on a widely-held misconception when it comes to safer ways to clean your home. Borax is not a green cleaning ingredient, as many…

    Slimy Not Soft: Your Clothes on Fabric Softener
    November 16, 2011
    Slimy Not Soft: Your Clothes on Fabric Softener

    Fabric softeners and dryer sheets, considered laundry room staples by many, are a relatively new invention. They were designed to make our clothes feel a little softer and less staticky - and to line …

    Our not-so-fresh conclusion about air fresheners
    November 15, 2011
    Our not-so-fresh conclusion about air fresheners

    A quick spritz of air freshener may seem like the perfect quick fix for funky odors from the diaper pail or the bathroom. Unfortunately, that pleasing smell is just more indoor air pollution. (more&he…

    Antibacterial Wipes: Ubiquitous but Not Safe
    November 14, 2011
    Antibacterial Wipes: Ubiquitous but Not Safe

    It seems like that handy canister of antibacterial cleaning wipes is everywhere these days. Grocery stores dispense them for dabbing at the handle of your cart, gyms park them conveniently for wiping …

    How Green is your Childcare?
    October 22, 2010
    How Green is your Childcare?

    As parents, we consider many factors when selecting a childcare situation for our children – among them cost, convenience, philosophy, hours and the ratio of caregivers to kids. But how many of us g…

    Green those School Supplies!
    October 21, 2010
    Green those School Supplies!

    At the end of every summer, most parents buy back-to-school supplies. It’s a ritual – and more and more parents are greening the process by asking how to pick the safest - and greenest - options. …

    School lunch: More Fruits & Veggies, Please!
    October 20, 2010
    School lunch: More Fruits & Veggies, Please!

    Whether your child eats the school lunch or your own hand-packed version, there’s a chance she might not be getting enough fruits and veggies. U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics show that Ame…

    Help your Kids’ School Clean Greener
    October 19, 2010
    Help your Kids’ School Clean Greener

    Yesterday, I wrote about a recent Environmental Working Group study of school cleaners and indoor air pollution that revealed how many toxic pollutants are emitted into classroom air by traditional cl…

    Cleaning at School may Dirty your Child’s Classroom Air
    October 18, 2010
    Cleaning at School may Dirty your Child’s Classroom Air

    As most parents know, childhood asthma is on the rise. In fact, 1 in 10 American kids now develops this chronic health condition during childhood. If your child is fortunate enough to be asthma-free, …