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Becoming Greener
Long Island, NY
One Mom's Quest to save the world- one sippy cup of juice at a time
Interests: baking, green living, cooking, parenting, natural foods, natural living, baking, homesteading, homeopathy, herbs
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Inspired by the popular reality extreme couponing shows, many families have decided to start clipping the coupons in their Sunday newspapers and give couponing a try. Using coupons is a great way to save your family a significant amount of money buying products you normally use in your home. Many... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2011 at Becoming Greener
After reading an article from the American Heart Association (linked here) on how to make healthier choices when eating out, I started thinking about how changing my diet and trying to consume more REAL foods has become part of my Green Journey. Most of the information contained in this article... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2011 at Becoming Greener
After reading a friend's article on Examiner.com about homesteading and the movement towards sustainability and self-sufficiency, I was moved to write here about how I was inspired by my friend to make additional small changes in our home. Considering the news today of the unbelievable amount of genetically modified foods... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2011 at Becoming Greener
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Apr 22, 2011
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Apr 22, 2011
I used to avoid my Dad's compost pile growing up and wouldn't even go near it. I used to dump the vegetable scraps quickly over the little patch of fence containing the monstrousity of a pile and run away from that corner of the yard like something evil lurked in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2011 at Becoming Greener
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Apr 9, 2011
is April 22, 2011. To celebrate, it's time for the 2nd Annual 1. Create a new post (or use a recent post) on your active blog, sharing what you are doing in your yard/garden/home and/or plan to start doing, that is 'eco-friendly' and contributes to a sustainable lifestyle. You can... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 9, 2011 at Becoming Greener
My Commitments for Earth Month: 1. Walk More 2. Get organic and natural weed/feed down on the lawn before someone (whose name I won't mention) buys the chemical stuff 3. Use no chemical pesticides, fertilizers in our garden this spring and find alternatives 4. Continue to inspire others by blogging, writing, blabbing and by being a Mom Ambassador 5. Figure out why my composter isn't making mulch yet (it's still looking like garbage) and fix the problem!
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2011 on Happy Earth Month! at Becoming Greener
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Happy Weekend! Happy Spring! Earth Day is Friday April 22, 2011! I started thinking about Earth Day this morning as Ian and I were walking to the bagel store and enjoying the lovely spring day here in the northeast. Without even thinking, Ian and I started picking up plastic trash... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2011 at Becoming Greener
If you're a homeowner and the idea of going solar has you on the fence, maybe this clip will inspire you. In this clip, Scientific American editor George Musser, who lives in New Jersey, shows us his energy supply -- fifteen 200-watt panels that cost $25,000. But thanks to rebates... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 9, 2011 at Becoming Greener
Here at Cascadian Farm, we have a saying: “Feed the soil, so it can feed the plants.” Organic farming focuses on adding rich organic matter to the soil, so that the various microbes and chemical processes in the soil food web can convert them to available plant nutrients over time.... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 7, 2011 at Becoming Greener
Just a quick note today since we're doing potty training boot camp with the Little Guy! Today is day 3 and I am hoping today is the day the light bulb goes off. We are using the method from www.3daypottytraining.com. If you've never heard of this method, check it out.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at Becoming Greener
Hey Root 4 Kids gang: spring is here, and it’s time to get ready to garden! Whether you’re digging in your backyard or school, or planting in pots on your front porch, keep these garden-starting tips handy: Size and location. Ease into gardening by starting small. A few containers—or a... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 29, 2011 at Becoming Greener
As promised- more green house cleaning tips from your favorite Green Mommy Blogger! For daily cleaning, use half a lemon to scrub, deodorize, and sanitize your kitchen sink instead of that yucky sponge. A friend stated she got the same effect with half an orange. It will make your kitchen... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2011 at Becoming Greener
A pregnant friend and I had a conversation this week about how she was going to clean her bathtub now that she was pregnant and did not want to inhale the fumes from conventional household products like the spray can of tub cleaner she had in her house. "It made... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2011 at Becoming Greener
Originally published: April 9, 2010 6:12 PM Updated: April 12, 2010 1:32 PM By SYLVIA E. KING-COHEN sylvia.king-cohen@newsday.com Photo credit: Handout | One member of the Hallockville Community Garden in Riverhead displays some of his bounty in a basket nearby his plot. (2009) Community gardens are popping up on Long... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 10, 2011 at Becoming Greener
NewsNewsday > News Content Preview Newsday/Optimum Online® subscribers click here for full access Not a Newsday or Optimum Online® subscriber? Click here 7 m ago DelaysWantagh State Pkwy. (northbound): Delays, between Exit W3 (Hempstead Turnpike (Route 24)) and Exit W4 (Southern State Pkwy.).15 m ago Roadway reopenedOther Traffic Information (UB):... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 10, 2011 at Becoming Greener
So maybe you've heard about the benefits of cleansing and detoxifying but don't know if you can handle the complexities and commitment of a 30 day cleansing program or a juice fast? There are simpler ways to add cleansing and detoxifying to your everyday routine. Many natural health professionals find... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at Becoming Greener
You don’t have to give up bread from your diet, just white bread. The viable alternative is of course brown bread, otherwise known as wholemeal or wholegrain bread. This is produced from wholemeal flour which is not refined in the same way as white flour. Wholemeal flour retains the husk... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 6, 2011 at Becoming Greener
Frying chicken is fairly simple, if a little messy. You dip pieces of chicken into a mix of egg and milk, roll them around in flour and spices, then cook the chicken in sizzling hot oil until the pieces are brown, crispy and delicious. But wait! Don’t forget to add... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 1, 2011 at Becoming Greener
TweetShare Diet, schmiet. Ditch your strict eating regimen and give your metabolism a boost by eating. Yes, eating! Just by consuming certain drinks and foods, you can give your body a kick-start in calorie burning, and speed up that seemingly slow metabolism of yours. Here’s how… This is a delicious... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 1, 2011 at Becoming Greener
Nasal Irrigation is one natural health practice which can be effective to maintaining proper sinus health and especially in helping to prevent colds, flu, and sinus infections. This is an old yogic technique known as jala neti, and the container used to administer the saline is called a neti pot.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2011 at Becoming Greener
Luckily for me, green thumbs run in my family. My Dad has been an organic garden for the past 30+ years as was his Dad before him. You could say they were green organic gardeners before Green was cool! I have fond memories of helping my parents in our backyard... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2011 at Becoming Greener
Scientists have discovered a strange fish that lives in a soup of some of industry's worst pollutants. The fish, found in rivers in New York and New Jersey, survive because they've evolved to cope with dangerous chemicals. As one scientist who has heard about the fish says, "pollution has driven... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 19, 2011 at Becoming Greener