My daily "go-to" tea

     I drink tea all day long. Hot tea, iced tea, green tea, kombucha tea..you name and I probably have it in my tea drawer.  I love that it keeps me hydrated while delivering healing and nutritional qualities at the same time. On the go I always carry a glass water bottle such as Lifefactory BPA free with a tea bag of choice thrown in it to drink throughout the day. If I need a little extra energy I throw in green tea or kombucha tea bag....more

Mind the Store: Female Consumers Demand Fewer Chemicals

One of my favorite childhood memories was going to Target, of all places. My mom would buy a small popcorn as a little treat and while she pushed the cart through those long red aisles, I got to munch on a salty snack....more
Maybe it's me.......why don't more retailers list the materials the products are made from?  Not ...more

Her First Kiss

I watched my daughter have her first kiss today.  Not many parents get to experience that.  Of course, she’s only 3.75 years old.  After a few seconds of “aw, shucks, that’s so cute”, it sunk in and I realized this is only the beginning.  Nausea is the way my body has decided to absorb this event.  And, I’ve been nauseous all afternoon, in-between giggles, of course.   ...more

Dear Muir Glen, I Need More From This Relationship

Dear Muir Glen,If you want us to be together, I’m going to need more out of this relationship. Hear me out, would you?We broke up because you and I had different needs. I needed to be able to make pot after pot of chili without feeling like I was serving up BPA stew all the time. You needed to keep your price point reasonable, given that there weren’t any obvious substitutions you felt you could make to your can liners.We had, in short, irreconcilable differences.Then, we had a post break-up chat. I sent you this little breezy message:...more

Starbucks Glass Water Bottle Review

To read more from me visit http://mommiejoys.blogspot.com/. For Christmas, my Mom surprised me with this water bottle from Starbucks!  We had stopped in there a few days before to grab a seasonal fav of mine - an Eggnog Latte with white chocolate - and I saw this cuuute glass water bottle!   ...more

Motherly Law Year in Review: Updated Posts re: BPA, Bike Helmets, Pool Drains, Birth Centers and Car Seats

Trial and Error Parenting is largely trial and error, a learn-as-you-go, kind of job....more

BPA: Getting Educated

I'm constantly trying to rid my life of toxins and am continuing to learn about the ones that are the most harmful. They remain the ones that creep into our food supply, as food is a necessity to live.  BPA has gotten a lot of press lately for good cause. We need to get educated on the chemical toxin and how to avoid it in our everyday lives. See my recent post for more information....more

Ten "Buy/Don't Buy" Rules for Greener Shopping

Make "green" shopping easier this holiday season by following the ten straightforward rules below....more

Jet Lag Excuses: 7 Links Challenge

There's No Place Like Home This week I am breaking all my rules. Since the hotel I was staying in for a blogging conference was having technical difficulties and their Internet connection was not working (ironic, right), I was not able to post Monday. I am fresh in from New York. It's been a long (& fun) 5 days, and so I am opting for a Challenge I spotted on a really great blogging site for today's post....more

How Safe Is Your Metal Water Bottle?

Reusable water bottles are a green option. You probably feel good about using them. However, all plastic bottles are not equal. Some plastics contain BPA (bisphenol-A) and could pose a health risk. Thanks to consumers who demanded healthier baby bottles and water bottles, many plastic bottles are now BPA free. ...more
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