Vegan Shamrock Shake Recipe!

shamrock shakeJust as companies like Hallmark transformed Valentine’s Day into a $13 billion business, McDonald’s supersized Shamrock Shake–weighing in at a whopping 820 calories–somehow became synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day. But with just a few ingredients, you can make a delicious vegan shamrock shake in minutes–with ingredients that are actually good for you! [Read more…]

Reinventing Detox by Eating Clean

arugula salad in large bowl on white backgroundAmie Valpone—best known as The Healthy Apple—healed herself from a decade of chronic illness by resetting her eating habits. Along the way, she became a professional chef, culinary nutritionist, recipe developer and author. I became obsessed with her new book Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body, especially after I discovered recipes like this ridiculously delicious Magical Peach Arugula Salad, which is gluten-free, vegan and paleo. Want to try? I scored the recipe! [Read more…]

Why I Do Yoga

woman practicing yoga on the beachI have a yogi friend that I follow on Instagram. He posts photos of beautiful, gravity-defying poses that take my breath away. How does the human body do that? I have another friend that I’ve known since high school. We both started practicing about 20 years ago, but she does it #everydamnday and can turn her body into a pretzel. These are not the reasons why I do yoga. I’ll never be able to balance on one hand or flatten my splits to the floor. But I still do it. Week in, and week out—I do it, while my body stays pretty much the same. Because there’s a more important reason why I do yoga. [Read more…]

Mommy Greenest Guide to Healthy Cleaning

Is your home clean? It may sparkle, but the chemicals you’re using to clean it could be polluting it, too. The EPA estimates that the air inside our homes can be more polluted than outside! Learn how to clean better—and save money, too. [Read more…]

Valentine’s Day Random Acts of Kindness

valentine's day random acts of kindness initiative woman with be kind written on her cheekYou know where you’re getting your fair trade chocolate hearts already, right? So rather than publish yet another Valentine’s Day Gift Guide, promote the Mommy Greenest Guide to Natural Sex with a Valentine’s Day twist, or urge you (yet again) to Boycott Hershey’s for Valentine’s Day (please do), I decided instead to explore a new-to-me Valentine’s Day (well, week) phenom: random acts of kindness. Join me? [Read more…]

Mommy Greenest Guide to Natural Sex

natural sex guideIt’s probably the most hush-hush subject on the planet, but when it comes to natural sex, we should all be talking about it more. Because although natural sex is the goal for so many of us, the… ahem… tools that we use to get it couldn’t be more unnatural: Hormone-disrupting phthalates and off-gassing VOCs abound! Use this guide to get some more natural sex. [Read more…]

How to Green Your Super Bowl Party

Green Super Bowl party spreadAre you ready to party on February 7th? Whether you’re in it for the game, the ads or simply to watch Beyoncé diva it up at half-time, celebrations surrounding Super Bowl Sunday can generate super amounts of environmental impact—and not in a good way. But a few simple changes can green your party while you cheer on your favorite team. In addition to choosing natural and organic food and flowers, décor choices have a lot to do with whether or not you’re creating a sustainable event. We hooked up with Jennifer Hankey of Healthy Green Schools, an educational program designed to transform schools into safer, healthier and more sustainable environments for children and staff, to share a few simple tips that can make a difference in your Super Bowl sustainability. [Read more…]

#ShopDrop2016 Gift Bag Preview

gift bags against white backgroundOn the fence about taking the Shop Drop Challenge? Perhaps the gift bag may convince you. What’s inside? Take a look! [Read more…]