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November 6, 2018 6 Comments
How to Make Your House LOOK Clean in 5 Minutes

Guests on the Way? Get Your Place Spiffed Up Fast! We all know you should take a few minutes each day to clean up around the house to avoid having to clean for hours. But sometimes you can be caught by surprise by a call that someone is on their way over. Don’t panic! Take […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Family, Safe Havens
October 2, 2018 6 Comments
The Link Between Chemicals and the Potential of Cancer

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month As the use of chemicals has risen in the U.S. and other industrialized countries, so have cancer rates. Today, it’s estimated that about 1 of every 8 women will develop breast cancer. That’s why it’s more important than ever to understand some of the causes and risk factors associated […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Do This Not That, Health, Safe Havens
September 11, 2018 6 Comments
How to Use Technology to Repopulate Old Growth Forests

Ecosia.org: Planting Trees in Biodiversity Hotspots If you could help repopulate deforested areas with trees—from your computer—would you? A Germany-based search engine is hoping you’ll say “Yes!” Ecosia.org is helping people give back to Mother Nature with every click of its online ads. Ecosia donates at least 80 percent of its income after expenses, or […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Safe Havens
August 2, 2018 3 Comments
VOCs Are in the Air [Infographic]

11 Products that Hide Volatile Organic Compounds VOCs are the culprit behind the strong, physical reactions many of us suffer from when we’re exposed to certain products like paint, air fresheners and chemical-based cleaners. At Norwex’s 2018 U.S. National Conference, visitors at our Norwex Movement booth were treated to an informative bookmark explaining where VOCs […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Environment, Health, Safe Havens
March 15, 2018 8 Comments
How to Be a Quick-Clean Queen

Get Any Room Tidy in 10 Minutes Has this ever happened to you? You start to clean one area of the house, but something you see there really belongs in another room. So you go to put it away, but soon you find yourself straightening up that room. Next thing you know, you’re totally derailed […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Family, Safe Havens, Water
February 15, 2018 2 Comments
How to Make Your Indoor Air Healthier

3 Ways to Breathe Easier Do cold temperatures have you trapped inside? As winter weather continues to blanket most of the northern hemisphere, now is a good time to go over a few how-to’s for healthier indoor air. This Healthy Living Home Guide from EWG had lots of practical advice for keeping your home’s indoor […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Environment, Health, Safe Havens
January 23, 2018 7 Comments
Splish, Splash—Time for a Soothing Bath

Now What?!? Smart Fixes for Life’s Little Disasters. Adapted from Real Simple magazine, October 2017. My son gets a rash after he takes a bath. THE FIXES: It could be that residue from harsh cleansers is irritating your child’s delicate skin. Ensure that any bathtub cleaning products are thoroughly rinsed away before he bathes. Better […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Family, Kids, Safe Havens, Water
December 26, 2017 5 Comments
Could You Live in a Tiny House?

The Tiny House Girl: Doing More with Less We are fascinated by this YouTube video from Jenna Spesard, aka the “Tiny House Girl” at Tiny House, Giant Journey. In 2013, Jenna quit a job she felt stuck in to find fulfillment and adventure. Today, she lives more simply so she can travel the world and […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, DIY, Reuse Recycle, Safe Havens
October 26, 2017 11 Comments
What’s in the Heart of Your Home?

4 Tips for a Germ-Free Kitchen The kitchen is usually considered the heart of the home. More than just a place to prep pasta or bake baklava, it’s where we tend to hang out, catch up and connect with family and friends. But it turns out that your kitchen may be harboring a dark secret. […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Family, Food, Health, Safe Havens
October 19, 2017 9 Comments
How to Help Protect Our Smallest Bundles from Body Burden

Toxins in the Womb: A Hand-Me-Down No Baby Needs It was a small study, but scary nevertheless: In a 2004 study by the Environmental Working Group, more than 200 industrial compounds, pollutants and other chemicals were discovered in the umbilical cord blood of the 10 U.S. newborns studied. How did these chemicals get there? They […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Environment, Family, Health, Safe Havens