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my children are the reason i get up in the morning… and the reason i drink at night

Farm to Fork: Our Toxic Food System (from Healthy Child, Healthy World)

A good (and gross) summary of what goes in our food today.

PS: If you are like me and too lazy to take care of a garden, look for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Crop Sharing program in your neighborhood. We joined the Llama Mama Good Farm’s crop share this spring. We get a weekly basket of fresh, organic produce, grown right in near us in Morganville. I think their weekly pickups are sold out, but you can sign up on their website to receive an email when there are extra baskets available for purchase – check out their Facebook and Instagram too! Read the rest of this entry »

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Here comes the sun, protect those little darlings!

It’s almost sunblock time… unless you’re my sister, who starts applying in January. It’s also about time for my yearly rant about the bad things in most sunscreens. You can once again thank the Environmental Working Group (EWG) for making me paranoid, not to mention a super crazy mom. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cleaning pacifiers the healthy way: DIY

Bruce Jr, Bruce III & Salvatore

My binky boys @ 5 months (and 29 years)

Good news about your instinctive method of cleaning pacifiers

Finally, a sigh of relief. It’s great to here a positive story about something you probably do anyway (if you are lucky enough to have a pacifier-addicted child). The Keehn beans are three weeks binky-free, but this was too good not to share.

The short and sweet news: Spreading germs to your kids by cleaning their pacifier with your own mouth can actually decrease their chances of having allergies, eczema, and asthma. Throw away those silly paci wipes that you forget to use anyway (or save them for those disgusting public restroom falls).

Here is the fancy explanation from Pediatrics, The Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics: Parental sucking of their infant’s pacifier may reduce the risk of allergy development, possibly via immune stimulation by microbes transferred to the infant via the parent’s saliva.  More semi-snoozeworthy info here

So suck that binky clean, guilt free!

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