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Natural Cures for Typical Pregnancy Aches and Pains
Natural cures treatments and remedies for pregnancy aches and pains, like headaches, constipation, nausea, stretch marks and back pain.
How to Find Eco-Bedding Options for Baby
How to make good choices for safe bedding for babies in cribs, natural mattress pads and more. The Ask an Organic Mom blog tells you how.
How To Find Affordable Eco-Furniture
How to find affordable eco-furniture? The Ask an Organic Mom blog tells you how.
What Milk Is Best After Weaning Off Formula?
Is organic milk really healthier? Which brand is best for a one-year-old infant after weaning off of baby formula? These questions answered by Ask an Organic Mom.
What You Need to Know About Lead In Drinking Water
Lead and other contaminants in drinking water are a serious health concern, even with municipal water (sometimes) so here's what you need to know about testing your water and filtering your drinking water.
How to Find Green Kids' Clothes: 3 Tips
Hand me downs, used clothing shops, DIY clothing swaps and other tips for getting cheap green kids clothes.
One Hospital Offers Green Class To All New Moms
Green Cribs for Green Babies: Four Options
How to choose a safe, nontoxic and sustainable baby crib. Advice from Ask an Organic Mom blogger Alexandra Zissu.
Eco Soles For Eco Tots: Seven Green Shoe Options For Kids
Sustainable green kids shoes, booties and rain boots. See photos of adorable cute kids shoes.
5 Chemicals That Could Contaminate Baby Formula
With the melamine scandal (hopefully) behind us, what else might be lurking in baby formula?
One, Two, Polish My Shoe ... Nontoxically
Safe Toys Part Two: Why Did "Organic" Toys Fail On HealthyToys.org?
"Safe" Toys Not So Safe
Apparently safe and healthy toys made by manufacturers advertising themselves as toxic substance free and green are on the list with mainstream manufacturers in HealthyToys.org's latest survey of hazardous substances in toys.
How to Find Safe, Truly Eco-Friendly Blackout Shades for the Natural Nursery
How to find blackout shades for your baby's nursery that are truly made from eco-friendly materials and that won't off-gass toxic chemicals.
Why I Don't Drink Bottled Water
Strategies for avoiding bottled water, even when on vacation.
No Shoes Indoors for the Family! What About the Family Dog?
Removing shoes at the door is job No. 1 for people concerned about tracking in toxic and contaminated dirt from outdoors. But what do you do if you have a dog in the house?
Morphing The Green Nursery Into An Eco-Preschooler's Haven
Buying antique furniture is one solution to improving, without introducing toxic stuff, a nursery as a kid grows up.
How to Find Raw Milk
How to find raw milk, by using a Web site that connects buyers and sellers.
The Hazards of Dry Cleaning
If you live near a dry cleaner, you need to know about Perc, aka PCE or tetrachloroethylene, a toxic chemical used in many shops to clean clothes.
An Itchy Organic Mom: Gentle Cures for Eczema
Dry skin and eczema remedies that are natural, organic and safe.
10 Cheap Ways to Be an Organic Mom
Strategies to be an organic mom on a budget.
10 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality
How to improve indoor air quality, particularly when your landlord doesn't use low-VOC paint.
Just What Are Calico Critters Made From?
Calico Critters are made from non-phthalates PVC, which is better than regular PVC but doesn't live up to the blogger's standards. So, what to do -- since her daughter loves them?
The Trouble with Single-Dose Vaccines
Splitting the MMR vaccination in three makes sense for some parents concerned about vaccination, but with a shortage in the single-dose rubella vaccine, it can lead to unintended double doses of measles and mumps vaccines.
10 Alternatives to Toxic Toy Balls
10 ways to find alternatives to toy balls that otherwise may be toxic.
The Power of an Hour: What We Gain When We Turn Out the Light
The Right, and Wrong, Fabrics to Look for In Pajamas
Tips for finding pajamas that are both safe (flame retardant) and green.
Why I Don't Let My Daughter Play in the Sand Box
Sand boxes can be filled with germs and other potentially harmful things.
5 Baby Sleep Secrets
tips for getting your kid to sleep.
Getting to the Roots of Our Food
Hey Parents - What Is Your Burning Question?
We've drawn up a top 10 list of actions that are most important for expectant mothers and for parents to take - but what else do you need to know? Tell us, and we'll answer.
DIY Non-Toxic Toys: Packaging-Free Fun
Making your own play dough is extremely easy, even fun. And it ensures there's nothing toxic in the stuff your kid plays with.
Back to School? Don't Go Shopping!
Avoid over-shopping, or shopping at all, this back-to-school shopping season.
It's Getting Easier Being Green
Finding organic yogurt and other green foods is easier.
In Search of a Celebrity Organic Mom
Why the Ban on Phthalates Matters
It won't come in time for this year's holiday shopping, but it's pretty encouraging to see our Congress take a stand against the toxic chemicals in so many plastic kid toys.
(Gently) Greening The Family Beach House
How to gently green up your family's beach vacation, without destroying your family.
14 Questions to Ask Your Daycare Provider
How to keep your school experience green, safe and nontoxic.
Earth's Best Formula Secretly Reformulated!? Inquiring Moms Want to Know
Earth's Best quietly changed the formulation of its organic formula, substituting the top ingredient (milk) for something else (whey oil). Here's the story.
The Truth About Vanilla
Vanilla seems natural enough, but often it's made from wood pulp waste from the paper industry or from petrochemicals. Here's what you need to know.
Dreaming Of Living In A Green Building
How to Choose Safe Shower Curtains
Finding nontoxic shower curtains that aren't made of PVC can be difficult, and not alternatives are created equally.
Pesticide Alternatives for the Family Garden
Organic alternatives to Roundup pesticide for use in the garden that are safer and actually work.
The Most Toxic Cars and Car Seats
Who To Trust With Natural Sunscreen Recommendations?
Confusing Sun Care Information Led This Organic Mom To Do Her Own Research.
Choose Sunscreen Well, Because It's Better to Be Outside Than In
Choosing safe sunscreen for children is important to protect skin, so choose nontoxic goop and stay outdoors because indoor air quality can be worse than outdoor air quality, even with pollution.
Organic Prenatal Nutrition, With or Without Supplements
How and why to plan your prenatal nutrition, with and without vitamin supplements, so that you maximize the amount of nutrients you get from organic sources.
How to Choose Indoor Plants to Clean the Air
How to find safe indoor plants that help to clean the air of toxic indoor air pollution, and also what to do with those pesky old bottles of conventional cleaners you want to replace with homemade or nontoxic alternatives.
The Surprisingly Simple Nontoxic Silver Polish
There's an incredibly simple nontoxic solution for polishing your silver, and you can find it in your bathroom medicine cabinet.
Raw Milk Victory
California will boost prospects for raw milk with a new law, and it could have implications nationwide.