Ecocentric Mom & Baby Box Review

When baby Quill was three months old, Ecocentric Mom sent me a complimentary “Mom and Baby” box to us. Baby Quill is now four months old. It has shamefully taken me an entire month to get my review up, even though we ended up enjoying our box of goodies like 0.2 seconds after it arrived […]

Cheap, Filtered Drinking Water {Waste-Free}

Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons Attribution, Steven Depolo, Edited 2014 We currently get our drinking water from the spring on our property, and filter it through our fabulous water filtration system- the Berkey. (You can read all about that here.) (PSSSST- I’m giving away a Berkey this week- enter here!) I love our Berkey for […]

Crunchy Baby Must Haves

(Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons Attribution, Jen (Riley) Lee, Edited 2014.) Baby #2 is due in a few months, and I’m mentally making a list of things I’d like to have this go round. Now that I’m into all things reusable and non-toxic, here’s my “crunchy baby must haves” list: 1. An organic crib mattress. […]

10 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Baby/Toddler’s Exposure to Chemicals in Plastic

Photo Credit: Randy Robertson, Flickr Creative Commons Attribution, Edited 2014. From an environmental perspective, we all know plastic is bad, right? Being that it’s made of chemicals and typically at least somewhat disposable… I mean, no one’s passing their cute plastic plates down to their grandchildren. But the human health dangers posed by exposure to […]

Are Artificial Christmas Trees and Christmas Lights Toxic?

I suppose I’ll just cut to the chase. My in-laws’ Christmas lights tested positive for lead. What the what? Yeah. So now that you sort of know where I’m going, I’ll start at the beginning. Image credit: Luz Adriana Villa, Flickr Creative Commons Attribution, edited 2013 Somewhere in the mass quantity of “eco-friendly” things I […]

Homemade Deodorant {For Sensitive Skin}

When I first jumped ship from regular store bought deodorant, we started using this deodorant recipe from Mommypotamus, and we were immediately sold. And thrilled. It actually works and is made of only three (safe, edible!) ingredients- I never knew deodorant could be so fulfilling. (Read my review of it here.) Unfortunately, about 8 months in to my new […]

Understanding Flame Retardants in Children’s Pajamas {And a Simple Way to Avoid Them}

One of the things we try to do here at Whistle Pig Hollow is eliminate toxins in our lives. I thought I’d share some of the ways we’ve found to reduce our exposure to toxins in a weekly “Toxin-Free Tuesdays” series. Are you aware that children’s pajamas in sizes 9 months and up are required to meet flammability requirements, which means some […]

An Inexpensive Solution to Flame Retardants in Crib Mattresses

One of the things we try to do here at Whistle Pig Hollow is eliminate toxins in our lives. I thought I’d share some of the ways we’ve found to reduce our exposure to toxins in a weekly “Toxin-Free Tuesdays” series. When my precious Bridger Baby was almost one, I was heartbroken to learn that the crib mattress we […]

Food Donations, Real Food Style

Photo credit: Flickr Creative Commons Polycart, 6/7/13, edited. Since we switched to real food, I’ve become concerned about what we’re feeding those in need. (And ourselves, and our children, and our animals… but I digress). I actually got to a point where I no longer wanted to donate food. I didn’t want to give people whatever processed food happened […]

The Nasties in Your Garden Hose

One of the things we try to do here at Whistle Pig Hollow is eliminate toxins in our lives. I thought I’d share some of the ways we’ve already reduced our exposure to toxins in a weekly “Toxin-Free Tuesdays” series. After Bridger Boy was born, I set out to inform myself and then take control of the […]