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Dirty Secrets of Health and Beauty Products

Grab your three most common hygiene products that you use everyday.  Mine are toothpaste, deodorant, and face wash.  If you have a family, grab theirs as well.  Sophie’s are toothpaste, bubble bath, and sunscreen, and Joey’s is toothpaste, shampoo, and shaving cream.  Keep these handy, we’ll be looking at them in a moment.  Today we’re

The Perfect Reusable Water Bottle Challenge

In a recent post, we talked about our search for the perfect reusable water bottle and named our favorite glass and aluminum bottles for daily use. Shortly after, we were contacted by Glasstic, a manufacturer of shatterproof glass water bottles asking if we would test out their bottles and review them. Within a week, our new

Ten Steps to a Greener Family

We can't deny that our environment cannot withstand man's behavior forever. Nor can we, as fragile humans, sustain a healthy, full lifespan in an environment filled with toxins and poisons. Living in closer harmony with the natural world may seem impossible and incredibly inconvenient, but with these ten easy steps, you'll create a greener environment


Sophie threw a tantrum at Target because I wouldn't buy her a plastic toy phone she already owns. I didn't want to be in Target that afternoon, both of us unshowered and exhausted, but diaper cream is a necessity. It was 4:30 in the afternoon, but we looked like we had just rolled out of