By Maia James, with research and recommendations by Michael Hopkins, Phd You probably remember Dr. Hopkins from his invaluable research on our Disposable Diaper Guide and Prenatal Vitamin Guide. As a scientist, Dr. Hopkins is able to read peer-reviewed studies and make sense of the potential risks of hundreds of ingredients (including how these ingredients interact with
What a couple of weeks it's been, you guys. I hope wherever you are that you're safe and using your voice--and your dollars--to join the movement against police brutality and anti-blackness.My husband and I have been having some intense conversations. His father (pictured here) is black, and yet my husband has passed as white his whole life. He has clear memories of the NYPD stopping is father
How are you all holding up? Here in New York, it's starting to seem like this really is never going to end, and I'm feeling a sense of loss over the summer that we'd planned.Here are 8 things that are helping me stay semi-sane:Home improvement projects. Since we are rarely leaving the apartment these days, I've been inspired to improve the inside! I splurged on these organic sheets, have
Since I can't see her in real life right now, I'm going to spoil my amazing mom a little bit this year for Mother's Day. See below for gift ideas from some of our favorite brands.(Please note that anything you'd like to buy from our store should be ordered by May 1st to ensure that it is delivered in time.)Organic RomperBeach coverup turned quarantine uniform. $68. (For
You probably know that in real life (as in, the time before coronavirus, or BC as I've been calling it) I'm a huge fan of robust air filters to improve the quality of indoor air. I run two in my home every day, and my dad wrote a popular post about choosing the right filter for your needs.But, we are no longer living in real life, and lots of you are asking, "do air filters kill coronavirus?"
1. Attitude / 2. Aunt Fannie's / 3. Branch Basics / 4. CleanWell / 5. Eco-Me / 6. Force of Nature / 7. MamaSudsNatural all-purpose cleaner is the bottle I reach for most often (besides maybe the wine bottle, hehehe).My kids are charged with cleaning more and more as they get older, and I love to be able to hand them a spray bottle of natural all-purpose cleaner and a cloth and tell
What kills coronavirus? I've done some digging on what chemical compounds will kill the virus that causes COVID-19, and I wanted to share my findings with you guys. A complete list from the EPA can be found here.Do I need to remind you that I'm not a doctor or any kind of medical professional? What follows is just my interpretation of what I've read about how to kill this terrifying virus.
I hope you are all healthy and (semi) sane right now! My family is on day 8 of a 14-day self-quarantine after a family member with whom we'd been in close contact tested positive for the novel coronavirus.None of us is sick yet, and we've settled into a surprisingly pleasant routine here in Brooklyn, which includes daily rooftop meditations, Zoom story-time each night with my parents, and
The last few years, instead of filling my kids' Easter baskets with tacky plastic "grass" and cheap toys, I've taken the time to make Easter more about the Good Stuff.Here's what's on my shopping (and growing!) list this year, plus some ideas for younger kids.Real Easter Grass! My mom always grew really grass in our Easter baskets when we were kids, and I assumed it was complicated and
2020 update: We wrote this post a couple of winters ago, but many of you are in search of humidifiers because of Coronavirus. I hope this makes shopping for one easier!This time of year, I get a lot of questions about humidifiers. As temperatures drop outside, we turn up our thermostats for relief. But that warm air is dry, leaving our skin, hair and mucus membranes parched.Add in a cold