Category: Cleaner Living

Shameless Fall Post: My favorite pumpkin bread recipe!

I make no apologies for my love of fall in New England. Us fall fans take some flack, especially at this time of year when the maple trees are *just* beginning to turn but the temperatures still often scream “summer hasn’t left yet!”, but I say bring it on! I couldn’t resist stocking up on

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Product Review: CleanWell Botanical Cleaners and Fabric Spray

When it comes to cleaning my house, if you follow me you know that it is a reluctant chore that is not on the top of my list.  I do not have floors you can eat off of and the bathroom sink often looks like an alpine slide from all the toothpaste spit (Win for

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Cleaner Living: Make Your Own Drinkable Yogurt

It happens to all of us. You take the kids to the grocery store (which I am convinced is hell on earth), and they are instantly attracted to the bright colors and fun characters on packages of stuff you don’t necessarily want to give them.  It’s confusing to them why something with Dora on it

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How to Make Your Berries Last Longer!

The best part about Memorial Day weekend being over is that BERRY Season is just around the corner! I wrote a post last year about the ways to pick a better berry– look for organic whenever possible, pick from local farmers, and/or grow your own!  I meant to follow-up with this post about how to

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Cleaner Living: Best Sunscreens for 2013

So it is no secret that I turn to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) as a source for information on what is in conventional products and what effects certain chemicals can have on our (and our kids’) bodies.  When it comes to sun protection, their Sunscreen Guide is my go-to source for making sure the ones

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Clean(er) Kahlua Brownies

I don’t know about you, but I have been seeing those Kahlua Brownies from RecipeGirl popping up all over my Facebook newsfeed!  YUM! I decided to make these for the Staff Appreciation Day lunch at Miles’ school.  You can find the original recipe here, but I wanted to try and see if I could clean them

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Cleaner Living: Clean-Eating

It’s no secret that one of my biggest concerns is what chemicals I expose my family to.  In the last few years, I have made great strides in altering the way we clean our house and our bodies, but I haven’t, until now, looked at our diet with the same scrutiny. A little background:  We

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Cleaner Living: Non-Toxic Toys for the Holidays

It’s that time of year again! Despite all of my attempts at brainwashing teaching my children that this time of year is about the Season of Giving,  most importantly of ourselves, there are still lists that are made and the expectations of Santa’s bounty to arrive December 25th. It is no secret that I am always

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