Yay spring is here finally! The energy shift is palpable and it’s the perfect time to make simple changes that can have a huge impact on your health and the environment.
One simple step towards creating a healthy “green” home is by looking at the things you come in contact with on a daily basis. After being diagnosed with breast cancer over five years ago I re-evaluated the chemicals within my home. The first chemical I started with was plastic. There is a chemical in plastic called “Bispenol-a” or “BPA” that has been shown to leach into the bloodstream affecting hormone levels and since my cancer was hormone related I thought it was best to take control over things I come in contact with in my own home. Once I started looking around my kitchen I realized how many things contained BPA and it wasn’t only the plastic items, I discovered I had some canned items too.
You just finished dinner with the family and it’s that time of the night… bath time. After corralling your children, you plop them in the tub filled with warm water and their favorite water toys (that help make bath time less like a necessary evil and more like playtime). Your mind is sprinting from one thought to another. “Do the kids have clean clothes for school tomorrow?” “What are we going to have for dinner tomorrow night?” “Do I have any meetings tomorrow?” But do you ever stop to think about the water your child uses everyday to clean themselves, play in, and even drink?Where does it come from and how clean is it?
Chobani is encouraging everyone to “crunch the numbers” by dedicating themselves to living life a little lighter. Whether it’s 100 more stairs a day or 100 fewer calories, how do you plan to stay healthy this year? Simple changes will make huge difference in how you feel.
Head outside and collect the crunchiest leaves you can find with your little ones to make these fun leaf artwork pieces.
Instead of using glitter or confetti using crunchy crushed up leaves for art is a great fall project.
What child doesn’t love the fall leaves when they begin to turn colors and crunch so loud when you step on them outside? As an adult I still love the fall and crunching leaves when they are at their crispiest. It is such a great sound and reminds me of my childhood.