Lori Popkewitz Alper

I'm the founder and editor-in-chief of Groovy Green Livin, a site dedicated to sharing simple green living tips and current information on sustainable living with individuals, families, schools and businesses. 

I write for a number of blogs and websites about family living, food, fitness, green living, and social media. 

I'm a green living expert, social media consultant, freelancer, blogger, borderline vegan and recovering attorney. I live in the Greater Boston area with my three sons, chocolate lab and groovy husband. 

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How to Beat Insomnia Naturally

After the birth of my third child, I suffered from insomnia that lasted well beyond the newborn phase. For those of you who haven’t experienced insomnia it’s pretty awful. During that year (yes, 12 months) of sleepless nights there were times when I was able to fall right asleep, but would then wake up and stare at the ceiling for hours unable to fall back asleep. ...more
 @TheBlackTortoise Great relaxation suggestions. Finding a way that works for you  to relax your ...more

Organic vs. Standard Strawberries

Does eating organic strawberries really matter?There is nothing like the summer months when supermarkets are filled with fresh fruits and vegetables. Local farmers markets are just beginning to open up their tables, offering an abundance of fresh produce. When we shop for produce we have many choices -one of the most difficult being whether to invest our hard earned dollars on fruits and veggies that have been organically grown. While buying organic is always the better option, it is impossible and cost prohibitive to buy everything organic....more
Standard strawberries have been on the EWG Dirty Dozen list for many years as one of the fruits ...more

BlogHer '12 Twitter Roll Call!

Want to get to know your fellow BlogHer '12 attendees before you arrive in New York? Leave your Twitter handle and follow the others who have already left theirs so you can tweet about your conference plans.Find the official list on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BlogHerEvents/blogher-12-attendees...more
groovygreenlivi Can't wait!more

Create Your Own QR Code

Gigi at Kludgy Mom has instructions for how to quickly make your own QR-code and how to add it to a blog. ...more

Thanks for the info! Trying to add a QR code to my biz card.

Lori Popkewitz Alper, Founder ...more

Go Green, Period: I Tried a Reusable Menstrual Cup

If you're like me, you're looking for ways to improve upon your efforts at green living.  Here's my latest step. Since the return of my period when my daughter was 14 months old, I have been a GladRags girl.  GladRags are reusable cloth menstrual pads, and in my five years of using them, I have loved them!  They are so much more comfortable  than disposable menstrual pads, they are obviously cheaper in the long run and better for the environment, and they are multi-purpose--I wear them when I am s...more

You have inspired me to give it a try. It's been sitting there for months. My one big ...more

BlogHer '11 Twitter Roll Call!

Hello Ladies (and the occasional Gentleman)!I'm making a big old list of people on Twitter that will be attending BlogHer this summer in San Diego!Want to be listed? Reply with your Twitter handle!You can find the ever expanding list here. (link corrected!!)Thanks! And see you there! (And if you want to check me out on Twitter, I'm @jennamariebee!)...more

and I'll be there for the first time! So excited!

Also looking for a roomie to help figure ...more