3 Dangers You Need to Know About After a Skinned Knee

I never realized how serious a skinned knee could be until now. Last week, my little 5-year-old daughter was crossing a street along with a friend of mine when she slipped and skinned her knee. Of course, she began crying hysterically, and it was bleeding profusely, but I wasn't worried. After all, as the mother of two, I have survived what feels like hundreds of skinned knees and scraped elbows. I washed it off with a wet paper towel and slapped on a few Band-Aids, then sent her back on her way. ...more

How to Keep Your Kitchen Sponge Clean

Take out the Triclosan!

What is Triclosan? Basically it is an anti-fungal and antibacterial agent used in many products. Why do I want triclosan  out of our products?...more

Grosser Things Than Licking a Public Toilet

LA Weekly posted an article about a study reported by the Daily Mail about the cleanliness of high chairs in American restaurants. I'll give you a hint, you're either A) never going to leave home without an arsenal of Clorox products or B) never going to eat out ever again. Of course, in true gross-out fashion, the study compared the amount of bacteria found per inch on a restaurant high chair (147) vs. a public toilet (8). ...more
We have some particularly nasty toilet seats coming back to our yard after a long stint on ...more

Health Risks of Anti-Bacterial Soaps

With fears of H1N1 running rampant, it seems like everywhere you turn, there’s antibacterial gel, antibacterial soap and other antibacterial cleansers.  But are these cleansers really necessary, not to mention safe, or do they actually post health risks?  Today’s guest post addresses these questions. ...more

Handy Tips When Purchasing or Wearing Earrings

We all love earrings, as they are such a vital part of a woman's jewelery collection. There are a few things that you should know.....   ...more

The dangerous overuse of antibiotics and creation of superbugs

For nearly the past month, my family and I have been battling a doozy of an upper respiratory infection, also known as a cold or the flu. It started with my daughter and quickly spread to my son and husband and finally to me all within about a week's time. The coughing, the phlegm, the runny nose, the aches, the fever, the gastrointestinal issues - we shared it all. Isn't family great?! ...more