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
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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.
This post is for all of the conscious grandparents out there - the ones trying to navigate this world of natural living so that a non-toxic lifestyle can be passed down to future generations!Of course, parenting has changed over the decades and will continue to evolve. What we thought was safe and healthy for our children may be very different from what our own children think is best for their
This January, instead of making the usual resolutions that we’ve given up on by the end of the month, we decided to break it up by dividing some big goals into manageable chunks.Each month, we invite you to overhaul one aspect of your life to reduce toxins, improve health, and increase your peace of mind. Our promise is that these changes will be easy to implement, helping you avoid resolution
UPDATED: FEBRUARY 2018I remember fondly the days before I started using natural laundry detergents....While I was never was a big fan of cologne, I used to find a man who emitted the intoxicating scent of Tide to be irresistible.For the last ten years, Daylon’s clothes have smelled like Tandi’s Naturals laundry soap—which is to say they smell like essentially nothing, and I wouldn't
This might be hard to believe, but there is an upside to the Tide Pod Challenge phenomenon that you've probably seen in the news lately. It has caused scientists, doctors, politicians, newscasters and even Tide itself to publicly announce what our readers have known for a long time, which is that these laundry products contain “highly concentrated, toxic detergent."That’s right, "TOXIC." Those
Despite my longtime annoyance with Purell-toting moms, once I had my own children I found myself--to my horror--becoming something of a germaphobe.When my sons are sick, we all suffer--they miss school, I can’t work, and no one sleeps. I’m judicious with the use of fever reducers and painkillers (here’s why), so some level of misery is inevitable. And in New York City, it’s hard to ignore how
Even if you live in an urban location, the air inside your home is likely more polluted than the air on the city streets outside. If you’re a reader of this blog, you probably know that indoor air contamination comes from places like the paint on your walls, carpeting on your floors, and flame retardant treatments in the foam cushions of your upholstered furniture.It’s true that these are all