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Alternatives to toxic drycleaning: what and why and how

The Green Mama speaks with the CBC on the dangers of traditional drycleaning and the benefits of the greener alternatives

I was interviewed for a show on PERC done by the CBC and I am using this opportunity to finally do a blog about the problems of drycleaning and the healtheir alternatives. Thank you CBC for taking on this interesting issue.

A Green Family Car? A Review of the Mitsubish EV by The Green Mama

The Mitsubish i-MiEV: An Electric Family Car

I just spent the past 4 days zipping, at a moderate pace, around the Chicago city streets in the Mitsubishi i-MiEV. 

Hygeia Enjoye LBI Breast Pump: “No Pumps In Dumps,” A Great First Step

In 2010, before the birth of my first daughter, I searched the Internet for breast pumps but I had no idea how to choose such an intimate device when all the pumps on the market sounded so similar.
Luckily, Hygeia’s Enjoye LBI Double Breast Pump appeared in one of my searches as the first “Green Pump” so I looked no further. Feed my child breast milk AND save the earth? Sold.
So I tested this pump for you. Daily for 301 days, up to six times a day! Then again a year later.

The Green Mama Reviews Countertop Bag Dryers

Countertop Bag Dryers are a convenient way to dry bags, baby bottles, and more.

The Green Mama Reviews the Rock Candy Life Shower Curtain

A Greener Alternative to Vinyl Shower Curtains

Short showers: that was me. Was it becaues I wanted to conserve water? Were my kids hollering for me the minute I started? Yes to both, but the truth is that my shower liner was the real reason. It was smelly and gross. At first it was the smell of it--headache city. Then when the off-gassing was done the mildew and pink mold took hold. What a disaster. There must be a better way. Enter the greener option....

The Green Mama Reviews the Strolex TriplePlay 5-in-1 Carseat/Stroller

The Sit n Stroll Carseat is the best carseat on wheels

The Green Mama Reviews Plum Organics Baby Food Pouches

Plum Organics Baby Food Pouches: baby food made easy and convenient






















Thred-Up: Online Kids Clothing Consignment for the U.S.

ThredUp Makes Shopping (& Selling) for Kids's Clothes Easy, Green, & Affordable

Did you know that average consumer throws away 68 pounds of clothing each year?  Disturbing, right?  If that statistic leaves you feeling a little uneasy, let me introduce you to thredUP!  thredUP is an online kids consignment shop that has already helped to recycle over 200,000 pounds of clothing. It’s an easy (and fun!) way for you to teach your kids about the importance of recycling and making other eco friendly choices.

Kinder Swag: Canada's On-line Consignment Store for Kid Stuff

Kinder Swag makes buying & selling kid stuff easy for Canadian parents

I like finding used kid gear for my little one and — let’s face it — it’s often still in next to new condition by the time little ones have grown out of it!  Plus, who doesn’t love a deal? I also feel good about passing on my gently used things for the benefit of other families.  

And now, my life has just become easier!  

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