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I wish I was the kind of parent that provided nap time at exactly the same time every day; that had a sit down dinner with the whole family every night; that had everything organized every day in ...

The Value of New Year's Eve in Parenting

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I'm a strong believer in flexing your buying power in alignment with that which you value. Every dollar spent is a vote for what kind of world you want to live in and during the holidays, when the ...

ecomom CoFounder Kimberly Pinkson Shares Her Holiday Wishlist

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Embarrassing confession: I once spent over five hours on a Thanksgiving morning prepping and cutting pie dough into perfectly shaped and baked leaves. I “needed” them to put as décor next to every ...

ecomom commented on ecomom's post Letting Go of My Martha Stewartness for More Holiday Joy

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Embarrassing confession: I once spent over five hours on a Thanksgiving morning prepping and cutting pie dough into perfectly shaped and baked leaves. I “needed” them to put as décor next to every ...

Letting Go of My Martha Stewartness for More Holiday Joy

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I believe trees have magical healing power. If you’ve ever read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, you know what I mean. If you have fond memories of sitting in a tree fort as a child, or ...

ecomom commented on ecomom's post The Magical Healing Power of Trees

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I believe trees have magical healing power. If you’ve ever read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, you know what I mean. If you have fond memories of sitting in a tree fort as a child, or ...

The Magical Healing Power of Trees

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As any parent will tell you, Halloween is not just one night, but a season. First there's the costume deliberations, then the decorating, then the school events, and finally, October 31st. After ...

Post Halloween Clean Up to Protect Your Family From Chemicals and Waste

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In parenting there's such a fine line between providing relevant information and totally freaking your kid out. I first realized the importance of not going overboard with the "what if's" when my ...

ecomom commented on ecomom's post How To Talk To Your Kids and Friends About Toxins

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In parenting there's such a fine line between providing relevant information and totally freaking your kid out. I first realized the importance of not going overboard with the "what if's" when my ...

How To Talk To Your Kids and Friends About Toxins

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We'd love to hear what you're up to. If you're not familiar with Green Halloween®, check out the GreenHalloween@ Markeplace on http://www.ecomom.com for last minute supplies without all the ...

What are you doing to have a Green Halloween®?

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By ecomom CoFounder Kimberly Danek Pinkson I'm thrilled that more and more families are beginning to see the connection between protecting our environment, our families, and our pocketbooks. ...

Three Great Ways to Protect Your Pocketbook and Our Environment

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By ecomom CoFounder Kimberly Danek Pinkson A waste free lunch is a way to save money and reduce the amount of trash going in to landfills. Also referred to as a "reduced-waste", “litterless”, ...

Save Money and Resources Packing A Waste-Free Lunch

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Thanks to Kimberly for starting this Group! As a vegetarian family- our support of the environment is a great start right there! We are also huge recyclers: if it comes in a paper bag, ...

ecomom commented on Susan Cody's post What are you doing to be an Ecomom?

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Thanks to Kimberly for starting this Group! As a vegetarian family- our support of the environment is a great start right there! We are also huge recyclers: if it comes in a paper bag, ...

ecomom commented on Susan Cody's post What are you doing to be an Ecomom?

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As the words “black oil” used to elicit certain feelings in generations past, the words “black mold” bring up a whole other range of feelings today. Fear. Angst. Even dread, particularly among ...

Getting Rid of Black Mold Without Toxic Chemicals

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With over 62,000 untested chemicals in commercial use today, toxins are an area of great concern, especially for families with young children whose immune systems are more sensitive. Most ...

Proper Disposal of Toxic Chemicals

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“How do you raise an eco-friendly kid?” someone in the audience asked. I wanted to say, “Well you live as an eco-friendly parent, and then you’ll have eco-friendly kids,” but it sounded too ...

Family Time in Nature

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Before my son Corbin was born, I thought it would be easy to make healthy choices for my family. After he arrived, I realized I would be faced with making choices everyday about his well-being. ...

5 Healthy Living Tips For New Parents

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This Mother’s Day, May 8, 2011, marked the beginning of The 12th Annual National Women’s Health Week, an observance coordinated by the Office on Women’s Health (part of the U.S. Department of ...

ecomom commented on Hannah Cutts' post National Women's Health Week 2011: Coming to a Space Near You

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The American Journal of Psychiatry has published a study that found that what we eat affects how we feel. The more than one thousand women studied answered a number of questionnaires and were ...

ecomom commented on Jody Smith's post Eat Better, Feel Better