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October 22, 2019 12 Comments
How to Stop Gross Gunk and Chemicals at the Door

Why I have a “no shoes” policy I recently enjoyed this GoodHousekeeping.com article by a kindred spirit who also embraces the practice of removing footwear at the front door. As I read it, I was reminded of several good reasons for joining her in declaring shoes “public enemy number one”—indoors, anyway. Shoes can track in […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Family, Health, Safe Havens
August 20, 2019 8 Comments
What Is the “It” Tree of 2019?

5 Plants to Liven Up Any Décor I came across this blog about trendy houseplants the other day and couldn’t help but wonder: Really? Houseplants . . . ? Trendy? The idea intrigued me a little. I’ve never given much thought to houseplants, other than that they’re pretty and offer a welcome touch of green. […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Family, Health
June 25, 2019 5 Comments
Can Your Milkman Help Solve the Problem of Plastic?

Reusable Packaging Could Soon Be on Our Doorsteps Today I have to give props to several major corporations who recently made news by opting to use high-quality, reusable packaging instead of plastic! Nestle, Proctor & Gamble, PepsiCo and Unilever are among dozens of others that hope to permanently reduce plastic waste by partnering with TerraCycle, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Community Project, Conservation, Eco-Friendly Cities, Family, Food, Plastic
June 20, 2019 No Comments
Clean Your Refrigerator Coils—You’ll Be Glad You Did!

Hint: Let Microfiber Do the Work! It’s the middle of winter, and you may be going a little stir-crazy. So let me ask you a question: How long has it been since you gave your fridge a good deep-clean? I’m not talking about just the inside but the outside too—including the dusty nether-regions behind and […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Environment, Family, How You Can Help
June 4, 2019 2 Comments
6 Reasons Why Sunshine Is Good for You!

Hint: Your Body Uses It To Make Vitamin D There’s a reason why vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin.” Our amazing bodies must know that it’s important for our health, because they produce it in response to sun exposure, specifically UVB rays. Below are some of the reasons why vitamin D is so […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Energy, Environment, Family, Health
May 28, 2019 4 Comments
Do I Really Have to Wear Sunscreen Every Day?

3 Reasons Why Sunscreen Is Your Friend OK, so it’s already getting pretty warm down here in Texas. (Yes, I do consider the upper 80s to be warm; no judgment please, my Southern friends.) And even though it hasn’t been that long since we posted How to Protect Your Family from Sun Damage, the climbing […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Family, Health
May 21, 2019 3 Comments
Alert: Is There “Hidden Plastic” in Your Supermarket?

“Plastic-Free” Label Points UK Shoppers to More Sustainable Options Here’s something that got my attention recently which I wanted to share. Some supermarkets in the UK are fighting the use of “hidden plastic” and starting to use a “plastic-free” label on certain products. “Hidden plastic” is included in products that consumers do not associate as […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Family, Food, Health, Plastic
May 14, 2019 7 Comments
5 Safe Swaps You (and Your Family) Will Love

Going Social with Ways to #CleanItForward People everywhere are swapping chemical-based cleaning products for Norwex. And this month, they’re sharing their swaps on social using #CleanItForward. This sounded like fun to me, so today I bring you some of my favorite swaps that I tell everyone about. 1. Mops You may already know that mopping […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, DIY, Family, Health
April 30, 2019 10 Comments
7 Tips for Stopping Bacterial Growth in Towels

It’s not a pleasant thought, but it turns out that common, everyday kitchen towels may be one of the most likely places in your home for enteric bacteria to hide out. Enteric bacteria? These are found naturally inside humans and animals. But some of the strains that live in animals can cause reactions or diseases […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Do This Not That, Family, Food, Health, Safe Havens
April 16, 2019 5 Comments
How to Get Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables

Gardening: Big Benefits for Small Bodies Ah, spring. After an entire winter spent cleaning up tracked-in wet messes, we can now begin to look forward to that glorious season when we can actually enjoy getting something dirty for a change. Specifically, our hands. If you’re a gardener, you know the joy that comes with digging, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Family, Food, Health, Kids