The Science of Green Parenting
Green parenting can go a long way toward improving the health of America’s mothers, families, children, and of the entire planet. I encourage all parents to reduce, reuse, and recycle (The 3-R’s) when they can.
Simple strategies include ridding the home of unnecessary chemicals like cleaners, pesticides in the yard and garden like weed killers and fertilizers, adopting a “No Shoes” policy in your house, avoiding use of all plastics, and using cloth napkins and cloth diapering (and wipes) systems whenever possible. Lastly, we make a point to grow our own organic food (we have limited space but make great use of a small raised box and container gardening) when we can and when we can’t – we shop local, organic, and stick to a mostly plant based diet. My own family has adopted all of these 3-R policies, and we are healthier and happier for it.
- Simplifying Family Life
- The 411 on Cloth Diapering
- The Five Stereotypes of Cloth Diapering
- Managing Weight and Feeling Great
- Decoding Organic Food Labels
- Choosing Real Food
- Why Plastic is Bad for your Health – Over 12 years ago – I went plastic free – and stored everything in glass. When M and W came along – I used glass and stainless steel bottles and sippy cups- then somewhere along the way – I believed the industry when it said you could use BPA free products and those labeled 2, 4, or 5 on the bottom. Turns out – I should have stuck to my original plan. This house is going plastic free – Round Two. (for good)
- Safer Eating: Going Non-GMO (genetically modified organisms)
- Shopping Non-GMO
- Creating A Paperless Kitchen – Hint: I did this about 10 years ago and it’s been one of the best life simplifying (and eco-friendly) moves I’ve made.
- Everyday Chemicals That Harm Children
- The Yoga of Compassionate Parenting
Do you have helpful tips to add? Have I left anything out? Please leave a comment, I love to get feedback!