Chemical exposures

Food choices to avoid pesticides

Baby-led weaning

We have to eat, and we have to feed our kids, right?  That means all of us are concerned about food.  In fact, one mother recently wrote into me, asking,

Toxins in foods is a topic I would like more information on.

Do I have to buy organic? The mom guilt over serving canned veggies over cooked from scratch is real (But they have to be better than fast food, right? – I hope).

…Just some of the questions that run through my mind on a semi-regular basis.  Are there easy and inexpensive ways to insure our food is safe? (more…)

How to know if your sunscreen is safe for your kids

Are sunscreens safe?

We’re all aware of the risks associated with too much sun exposure, including  sunburn and skin cancer.  Several people have asked me about sunscreen ingredients and what sunscreens are safest.

I remember General Leia’s first Easter.  It was only April, but we lived in Georgia at the time, so it was already pretty warm.

After church, there was an Easter egg hunt, so our little family stayed (at nine months, Leia would curiously pick up an egg if you placed her right in front of it, so that’s “hunting” Easter eggs, right?).

She was wearing a little sweet dress with straps, and I remember being surprised when she had a sunburn after only an hour or two in April.  I felt so awful about it.

But people also worry whether sunscreen is safe! So what do you do, short of staying inside all the time (which is also not the best idea)? Read below for more on sunscreen safety.

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