How Daily Meditation Can Help You Be a Better Mother

By |2020-01-19T11:48:10-06:00January 19th, 2020|Healthy Lifestyle|

You’re a busy mom. You have a lot on your plate, from work to kids’ activities to family relationships. There are tantrums, meals to prepare, daily needs, and so much more that make parenting extremely challenging. In short, it’s not always easy to recognize proper parenting techniques or have the patience you need to get through your day. What’s the solution? Consider meditation. Countless studies reveal the powerful effect of [...]

Keeping the Home Toxin-Free

By |2020-01-13T11:31:07-06:00January 13th, 2020|Healthy Lifestyle|

As parents, we always want the best for our kids. The best food. The best clothes. The best education. You name it! But when it comes to their health, we should always go two steps further in making sure our decisions are well-founded. Given the fact that there are numerous health threats even at home, it's our job to make sure that our kids are able to lead healthier lives [...]

6 Tips for Saving Money On Organic Food

By |2020-01-04T10:59:02-06:00December 27th, 2019|Healthy Lifestyle|

My awareness of the importance of eating organic, as-natural-as-possible foods has increased in the last few years. The dilemma of this awareness is being torn between choosing more expensive groceries or compromising what I put in my body. It can be hard to remember that the benefits outweigh the costs when they come in the form of long-term health I can't see, versus the immediate, visible hike in my grocery bill. [...]

Non-Stick Cookware: Safest Options?

By |2020-01-04T10:58:34-06:00December 15th, 2019|Healthy Lifestyle|

Non-stick cookware cleans very easily and some health-conscious cooks appreciate that it requires less cooking oil than uncoated varieties. But the convenient cooking surface comes with potential risks when it is used with high heat. At temperatures exceeding 500 degrees Fahrenheit, the synthetic fluoropolymer coating in Teflon non-stick cookware begins to break down and release toxic perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) into the air. The Good Housekeeping Research Institute tested how quickly [...]

Have Yourself a Minimalist Little Christmas

By |2019-12-08T12:31:22-06:00December 8th, 2019|Healthy Lifestyle|

Minimalism as a counter-cultural movement has been increasing in recent years. Perhaps you've jumped on the minimalist bandwagon and are happily downsizing, reducing your consumerism, and creating less waste – all of which gift you with more time and energy to enjoy the most meaningful things in life. But now it's time for Christmas. If you've recently begun converting to a more minimalist lifestyle, the holidays present a formidable challenge [...]

Green Thanksgiving: Eat Less Meat, Buy in Bulk

By |2019-11-11T06:56:34-06:00November 10th, 2019|Healthy Lifestyle|

Any tips for how to make my Thanksgiving greener and less wasteful this year? —Melissa W., Boston, MA Ah, Thanksgiving! For many of us, it’s the favorite holiday because it revolves around togetherness and inclusiveness and preparing and eating our favorite foods—and usually doesn’t include any overt commercialism. But just because you don’t have to buy and wrap gifts doesn’t mean Thanksgiving is necessarily green, although there are lots of [...]

5 Reasons Being A Remarkably Average Mom Makes You a Damn Fine One

By |2019-11-03T14:26:22-06:00November 3rd, 2019|Healthy Lifestyle|

It's time for moms to stop selling ourselves short. Take a look at any new movie about motherhood, popular parenting blog or, hell, just your Facebook feed, and you’d get the impression there are a whole lot of mediocre moms running around. In fact, there’s an entire cottage industry of mom bloggers who make a living assuring their fellow parents that its OK to to be just an OK mom—bloggers [...]

A Hearty Pumpkin Soup Recipe To Eat While You Admire Your Jack-O’-Lantern

By |2019-10-20T11:00:31-05:00October 20th, 2019|Healthy Lifestyle|

Pick up a couple of extra pumpkins this weekend and put this tasty soup on while you carve your Halloween masterpiece. Do you think you’ve carved more pumpkins than you’ve eaten? That would be a crying shame, for while a jack-o’-lantern is a lot of fun to make and display at Halloween, the pumpkin is a hugely underrated vegetable that merits more space to shine at mealtimes. If you have [...]