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Searching for the best eco-friendly solutions to your green lifestyle? As the environmentally friendly market grows, we are being marketed to by companies good and bad. Terms like “free trade” and “organic” are thrown around loosely. What do they really mean? And how can you be sure that the products you’re buying are really good for the environment, and for you? We regularly review products and services for this reason. See something we missed? Just ask us to review it in our reader questions!

Best Water Filter for Your Home

Nothing tastes better then a glass of cool, crisp ice water, especially on a hot summer day. While most municipal drinking water has already been tested and is potable to drink, filtering your water is a great extra precaution to remove unwanted minerals from your drinking water. So how do you know which filter is best to make you healthier?

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Cloth Diaper Reviews

When I had my first baby, my only connection to cloth diapers (commonly referred to as “Fluff” in the cloth diaper world) was pictures of myself in Gerber prefolds (the ones you buy in a pack at Wal-Mart and usually use as burp cloths) and plastic pants. The thought of diaper pins and a squirmy baby is a little frightening to me. Little did I know how far cloth diapers have come! You can still get prefolds and covers, if that’s what you prefer (and some do). However, you can also get “All in One” diapers which are essentially the cloth equivalent to disposables. I have settled on pocket diapers (a waterproof outer shell which uses an absorbent insert) because they are trimmer, but dry faster than AIOs (All in Ones)…

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Cloth vs. Disposable Diapers: A Frightening Tale

Baby crawling with books

I just returned from a trip to my mom’s house in North Carolina. It’s always nice to visit other than the fact that my baby doesn’t sleep well when we travel (does any baby, really???). This trip was slightly complicated by another issue too, though. I use cloth diapers at home, but I don’t expect my mom to give up her washing machine to poo filled diapers. Not to mention, disconnecting my diaper sprayer at home sounded no more appealing than sticking my hand down and rinsing a cloth diaper in her toilet (UGH!)…

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Rest Easy: Best Organic Mattress

Organic Mattress

Do you really know what’s in your mattress? You should, especially if you’re committed to consuming organic food and using eco-friendly products. After all, you spend a third of your day in bed surrounded by largely unknown materials, stuffing and chemicals. With certified organic mattresses, you know you’re exposing your body to all-natural products made without potentially harmful toxins…

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Baby Carrier Reviews

Mom and baby in sling

I am pretty sure I have owned almost every baby wearing device (Baby wearing is strapping your baby into a carrier on your body rather than carrying them in your arms. It leaves your hands free while still keeping your baby close and secure.) out there from an old-fashioned Snugli, to a trendy Baby Bjorn, to a homemade sling. There are so many out there that it’s overwhelming and confusing, so I decided I am going to try to review the ones I have used and give my honest opinions based on fit, ease of use and, the most important aspect, how much my baby liked it…

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Tiny House Floor Plans: Think Big, Live Small

Tiny House Floor Plans: Think Big, Live Small

Do you feel stressed out about your bills, mortgage, home upkeep, carbon footprint and more? The point of a Tiny House is to eliminate the stress in your life so you can spend time living your life and doing the things you love. The Tiny House Movement is meant to bring people together and give them the freedom to live as they wish. Read further to see what floor plans are available, pricing and more, so you can start on your journey in the Tiny House Movement…

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