What Is Lurking Inside Your Child’s Mattress?

Children need healthy sleep for enough hours for them to incorporate all they learned during the day into their long-term memory. According to the Sleep Foundation, one-year-olds need 11 to 14 hours of sleep, school-age children between 9 and 11, and teens between 8 and 10 hours. In addition to memory retention, children need enough sleep for […]

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Are Household Chemicals Making You Sick?

Are household products making you sick?

Today’s households are much safer and more hygienic than the homes our ancestors kept in previous centuries. Thanks to stricter laws, technological advancements, and greater awareness of certain health and safety risks, our household products are now required to pass certain tests and include certain labels in order to be sold in the United States. But if […]

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Kitchen Composting: Stainless Steel Kitchen Composter

The idea of kitchen composting sounds like a smelly and difficult concept to many people. However, with the stainless steel kitchen composter, saving table scraps for composting is a breeze and completely odorless. […]

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Make Your Own Honey Beauty Products

By Debbie, Simple Living 101 This information is for entertainment purposes. Please use caution when using any products on your skin. These are home recipes and should be viewed as such. Flowers are blooming and millions of bees are getting ready for another summer of producing honey. Honey is a great ingredient for homemade beauty […]

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Practical Green Gifts

Practical gifts do not necessarily have to be boring gifts. In fact, it’s often the practical gifts that are used the most and appreciated. Here are some practical gift ideas, that are also earth friendly. Organic Pillows: A good pillow is another pricey item, that makes a great gift – because it says, I care about […]

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Reusable School Lunch Bags

If you’ve followed recent news, you’ll know that the vinyl in lunchbags displaying popular cartoon characters from big chain stores, may contain lead. Although a recall has just been activated, it’s too early to tell exactly how big it will be. If you’re concerned out lead in your child’s lunch bags, consider switching to eco-friendly, […]

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Eco-Friendly Green Cleaning Tips

Green cleaning has been coined to describe a trend away from chemically-reactive and toxic cleaning products which contain various toxic chemicals that can cause respiratory and dermatological problems among other adverse effects. Natural Cleaners found in your home: There are five natural cleaners no home should be without. Baking soda: A mild, natural abrasive; can […]

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