Check out the Spring issue of Green Child Magazine!

First things first, you simply must sing up for a free subscription to this beautiful magazine! It’s filled with yummy recipes, helpful articles on…

6 Steps to Cleaner Indoor Air

Having a healthier home does not have to be complicated, in fact it shouldn’t be! Simplicity is key, think basics. Check out the tips…

Lactation Cookie Bar Recipe

You may be wondering why, or how, a cookie can help with lactation. The ingredients in these cookies provide “good” calories, and ingredients like…

Ergobaby & Every Mother Counts

Did you know that Postpartum Hemorrhage is the leading cause of pregnancy-related death in the world, including in the US – and that nearly…

Cloth Diapers for Newborns?

For parents considering cloth, or for those who have the opportunity to use cloth on a newborn for the first time, it can be…

Last-minute gifts for everyone on your list!

~* Trinkets & Stuffers *~ Eco Jarz – These nifty lids turn any jar into a handy cup. Available in both stainless steel ($7.99) and soft silicone…

Easy Tips for Choosing Safe Toys for Kids

When we talk about choosing safe toys our mind usually goes to things like age appriopriate, choking hazards, sharp parts, etc. Though those are…

Are You ELF ENOUGH?

Well, are you? Get your laughon and vote for your favorites here! (This entry is #8!) Elfie is so bad, he couldn’t help but…

Hot German Potato Salad Recipe

Throw out EVERYTHING you think you know about potato salads. This is not a cold creamy concoction. Oh no no no. This recipe is…

Keurig Without The Waste : A Walk on The Dark Side

Who doesn’t like a fresh cup of coffee or hot tea? Gone are the days of giant pots of coffee sitting around warming for…

Get your holiday on at Abe’s!

Abe’s Market is working with amazing creative minds this holiday season to make your holidays and gatherings run better. I had the pleasure of…

Organic doesn’t have to break the bank!

As I was rushing through the grocery store the other day I decided to snap a few photos of the items I was purchasing…

Perfect Eggs without Teflon!

We have all heard about the dangers of cooking with Teflon but when transitioning to safer options, like stainless steel, many of us are…

All About Prefold Cloth Diapers

Cloth diapers have come a long way since the days of leaky rubber pants and the options couldn’t be easier to use, but one…

6 Steps to a Healthier Kitchen

A non-toxic home is so very important and one of the most important rooms in the home is the kitchen – after all this…

I Get My Workout On The Dance Floor!

The kids love to boogie down! Now if I could just remember to take the time to get some new dance jams.

The Parenting ‘Bucket List’

Okay so maybe “bucket list” isn’t exactly the term, but it’s the general idea. While being busy in my own daily life my daughter…

Beyond Breastfeeding: The Bond

I feel very blessed to have nursed all three of my children for varying lengths, but it is since my youngest has stopped nursing…

Pregnancy & Beyond

Pregnancy, birth and related topics are subjects that I have been asked to discuss for a while now here on The Eco-Friendly Family. I…

Postpartum Cloth Pad Pattern

I finally did it! I have offered up free cloth pad patterns (day/liner & night/heavy) here on the blog for some time but one…

Upcycled Laptop Desk & Food Tray!

I may not be the craftiest person ever, but when I saw this Melissa & Doug wooden tray just laying on the playroom floor…

My Last Load of Cloth Diapers

Gwen has been using cloth diapers only at night for alomost a year now. We co-sleep and so I kept diapers on her at…

7 Healthy Snacks to Keep You Full & Fit

As I have mentioned before on my fitness and weight-loss journey, I like to feel full.  I don’t like being hungry and for me…

5 Tips for Choosing Safe Cleaning Products

We all know that we need to be using safe cleaners, unfortunately not everything on the store shelf is created equally. Many products contain corrosive,…

Losing Pounds & Setting Limits

Every time we enter a checkout lane we are bombarded by imagery and new stories that scream at us to lose weight. Half of…

Do you have “Prefold Love”?

Though all-in-ones and pocket diapers are awesome, fashionable and trendy, prefold diapers are such a wonderful cloth diapering option for any family. Whether the…

10 Things to Do BEFORE a Power Outage

After a long, HOT 122 hours, we have electricity once again. We would like to thank everyone that sent thoughts, prayers and well wishes….

Living Off the Grid

You may have already seen my updates of Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, but if not the big news is that we haven’t had electricity…

Low Calorie Iced Coffee

I love coffee. Even when I went off of caffeine a way back when, I still drank decaf because I just love coffee. However,…

Week Seven of My Fitness Journey & I Think I Need A New Scale

I went out of town this past weekend to spend some time with two very awesome friends.  I had a wonderful trip and am…