I am not a facial tissue consumer. We almost never, ever buy them. At home we opt for reusable cloth hankerchiefs. They are soft, easy to clean, and easy to always keep on hand when we need them. This is a practice I learned from my dad. He wore suits nearly every day and you would not find wadded up pieces of paper tissue in his pockets. He carried around a nice "hankie" at all times. Of course I did say we almost never buy facial tissues. There is one time each year when we do buy … [Read more...]
Supporting Smiles in Need with Tom’s of Maine
The above drawing was done by my spunky little girl. I asked her if she would draw me a picture of the tooth fairy and she drew a picture of her "personal" tooth fairy... because there are many don't ya know? There would have to be to make sure that tooth coverage is extended to every child on earth. Ginger here covers my daughter's room apparently and I hear she pays pretty well too. I am going to enter this lovely fairy in the Tom's of Maine Be a Tooth Fairy Hero Sweepstakes. The idea … [Read more...]
Does Sidewalk Chalk Have Lead?
A reader recently emailed me and asked about a concern that came up among her local moms group. Some moms insisted that sidewalk chalk has lead in it and others insisted it doesn't. So which is it? Well the connection between sidewalk chalk and lead became headline news in 2003 when several stores recalled chalk for lead. The good news that there haven't been major recalls since, indicating that reformulation has occurred. BUT the chalk that was recalled was not major brand chalk like Crayola … [Read more...]
Eco Stars Recycled Crayons
If given the choice I will usually opt for soy or beeswax crayons. The conventional ones made from petro products are not a favorite. I will usually make an exception for recycled crayon products though because you are buying used instead of new. The fact that Eco Stars are made from recycled materials, along with the fact that my youngest needs to work on his grasping skills according to his therapist at school, made me think this product might be a good fit for us. Theses crayons are melted … [Read more...]
Go Green! Go Barefoot!
I am a HUGE fan of Barefoot Books. My kids have many of their titles, some of which I reviewed here, like Whole World and The Boy Who Grew Flowers. Whole World is an amazing book with a music CD and it follows the popular children’s song The Whole World. Recently we got the Whole World Fun Eco Activities Book which is a beautiful workbook and companion to the original book and it has an eco theme. Eco-quizes, minibeasts word search, recycling game, draw your ideal home… Children will love … [Read more...]