How I Got Started
As a professional housekeeper for 15 years, I’ve had my fair share of using chemicals in the home. It wasn’t until I was cleaning a shower one day and ended up with wheezing and a racing heart that I began to realize how detrimental chemicals in our homes can be for our health.
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I started out the series with this free introduction video: Understanding How Toxins Get in Our Homes and What We Can Do About It. This lets you meet me, know a little bit about who I am and how I got into this world of healthy homes. I give you a glimpse into how so many toxins have gotten into our homes and why that’s such a big deal.
My older kids and husband are on a trip this weekend to visit his family. I am home with the baby. Being an introvert, I treasure this alone time! Yes, I miss my kids and husband, but I also refuel at times like this. I love the quiet of the house and being able to get a few projects done that I just can’t do when everyone is home.
Our home was build in the 50’s. About 8 years ago it was in foreclosure and in bad shape. A family bought it and did basic renovations. They did a great job, but some of the house still looked dated and just wasn’t our style.
I’m very excited to be teaching this workshop with Kezia from the Whole Food Diary in Redding, California on Saturday, April 22 from 2-4:30pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.
At the end of February, we usually get a few warmer days that make us all start to think summer thoughts. I quickly realize that last summer’s shoes won’t fit the kids anymore, and that always leads to me hopping online trying to find toxic free, eco-friendly summer shoes for everyone.
After I had my second child, I had about $900 worth of cavities that needed to be taken care of. My teeth were in bad shape. I didn’t eat terrible while I was pregnant, but for some reason, my teeth did not fair well after baby #2. When I had baby #3 about 9 months ago, I knew I needed to get into a dentist immediately to see what damage had been done.
Heres my favorite ethical shoe and clothing companies!
Ethical and wardrobe aren’t two words we often hear together. But I want to buy quality clothes that last, and I want to make sure that the people making them are treated well. I’d rather spend more money on less clothing and know that it was well sourced.
Taking Responsibility A few months back, I wrote a post on taking responsibility for decisions. I wrote about how we sometimes get overwhelmed and don’t research or look into a subject, because we are afraid of what we’ll find out. We like to tell ourselves that ignorance is bliss. But oftentimes, when we take the…
It’s easy to think about the ways we create extra waste over the holidays. Just walk out to your sidewalk on trash day right after Christmas. Everyone’s bins are exploding with waste.
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