• My G.I.Y. Workshop and WOW Summit Promo Code!

    October 09, 2015
    Nothing motivated me like being pregnant.  I knew there was very little I could do for my baby beyond how I treated my own body.  I would think things like, “Maybe today he’s developing his cochlea or his immune system or his Achilles tendon or his adrenal gland…”  And though gestation may not work quite […]
  • Dr. Bronner’s For Newbies

    September 25, 2015
    And a bit about our new toothpaste…   This past July I had the joy of sharing the Dr. Bronner’s story in the Land of Oz.  My grandfather began distributing in Australia 25 years ago.  However, it really began taking off there ten years ago when a new team launched Dr. Bronner’s Australia and have been an unstoppable force […]
  • Experiments in Soap, Part I

    June 15, 2015
    How Soap Works: Making Water Wetter Recently my son had the chance to give his classmates a look into the wonderful world of soap.  He did a great hands-on, experiment-filled overview of how soap works.  Take a look at the fun side of soap. There are two key things that soap does that makes it […]
  • Protecting Your Human Sponge

    May 25, 2015
    Here’s another article I wrote that was published on Maria Rodale’s excellent blog, Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen.  Maria is the CEO of Rodale Publishing.  This article takes a look at our daily hygiene habits and to what long term consequences they may add up. Often we compound problems by layering product after product on our skin, each containing […]
  • Sal Suds on my Carpet Has Left Me Speechless

    May 18, 2015
    Normally my speechlessness stems from the underlying thought, “What in the name of all that is pure and spotless is that?”  In fact, that is exactly how this situation started. It had been a while since my sons’ floor had seen the light of day.  There are times where days pass and as long as […]
  • If It Can Rot, Eat It

    May 11, 2015
    I’m a little behind here in sharing some of what I’ve written around the web.  I very much enjoyed the opportunity to post again on Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen, the awesome blog of Maria Rodale, CEO of the legendary Rodale Publishing and mom of four.  This article so much sums up how I make food […]
  • Gift Idea #2:  For the Green Cleaning Newbie

    December 17, 2014
    You can change someone’s life with this next gift.  It is empowering, inspiring, exceedingly useful, and at the moment, rather trendy.  Personally, I love gifts that are useful.  And I love gifts that don’t clutter. The Essentials: A quart of your favorite Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile soap.  If you want to go with my favorite for […]
  • Gift Idea #1: For the Dr. Bronner Newbie

    December 08, 2014
    It is that time of year, and I’d like to help you out with a few gift ideas.  These ideas work year round, but now is a great time to bring them up.  Let’s start with the people on your list who have never heard of Dr. Bronner’s. What to get them? Go simple! Always […]
  • Another Chance for Truth in Labeling

    November 03, 2014
    Tomorrow is a big day in the states of Oregon and Colorado. Residents have the opportunity to vote Yes on Measure 92 or Yes on Prop 105 to make their state the first in the nation to mandate outright GMO labeling on food.
  • The Candy Store

    November 01, 2014
    This is a bit of a departure from my green cleaning/house running topics, but CANDY is a major presence in my house these days, and not consuming it is definitely an aspect of healthier living.