home made organic watermelon juice


Tweet With spring in full bloom and seasonal fruit in abundance, there is no better time that the present to make a refreshing, simple, healthy drink from scratch for the entire family: home made watermelon juice. Sweet Bean used an organic watermelon; however, watermelon is one of several fruits considered to have relatively low levels of pesticides, […]

stainless steel lunch box perfect for back to school


Tweet I just discovered a new line of lunch boxes produced by Pottery Barn Kids that includes a stainless steel lunch box that fits into a matching eco-friendly lunch bag. The lunch box of my dreams. Called the Mackenzie Blue Dino All-in-One Lunch Bag, the box and matching bag are all made with toxic-free products that […]

kiss that cell phone radiation bye bye


Tweet Evidence remains inconclusive about the toxic affects of cell phone radiation on our health, but enough proof has been found to warrant serious concern. Not only are seven billion people using cell phones worldwide, but our kids are listening to music, playing apps and watching YouTube videos on these mobile devices.  Let’s admit it; […]

some eco-friendly and solid wood kitchenware

globe salt and pepper

Tweet My stash of everyday kids snack bowls are in dire need of an eco-face lift: the cute set of colorful kids’ plastic bowls are peeling, and the half-a-decade-old small plastic plates are most certainly leeching BPA by now.  As an aside, my sad metal salt and pepper shakers are crusted who-knows-what from ten years of use. My mom used simple wooden […]

three wooden toys you can’t live without

yhst-maxim toy kitchen

Tweet   The plethora of plastic toys makes it challenging to equip our children with playthings made of organic materials. I, too, have purchased my fair share of plastic cars, trucks, tracks and dolls/figures. But I have remained true to my goal of having a few well-made, wooden toys in the house—classic pieces that will […]