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Beads are fun, but not healthy. Sweet William kept the frisbees and cups for outdoor play, but the beads and stuffed toys don't make it home. They smell of plastic and solvents.

At Home in New Orleans

My Sweet William is back from a hiatus and coming to you from New Orleans! We moved here from New York City a few days before Christmas and are happily settling into a beautiful new house that my husband designed. We’re tremendously proud of him and grateful for his demanding standards in building a non-toxic […]

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Sweet William wishes you
Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m just a little overwhelmed by the work crews passing through my home, so I’m going to focus on one tip guaranteed to make your Thanksgiving a little happier. When you warm those tasty leftovers, don’t use plastic in the microwave. Dr. Philip Landrigan of Mt. Sinai Medical Center, along with numerous scientists and health […]

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Fergus is a baby crawfish!

Post-Sandy, Pre-New Orleans

My Sweet William has been off the grid. Hurricane Sandy pushed flood waters into our street (but miraculously not into our basement) and knocked out our power, but we fared well compared to others in our region. The night after the storm hit, William was hospitalized for breathing difficulty triggered by a cold virus. He’s […]

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Spooky and healthy: 
LED candles for Halloween.

LED Candles for Halloween

I bought this set of LED votive candles after learning that paraffin wax candles release benzene, toluene, and other toxic chemicals when they’re burned. That’s not good for indoor air quality and is especially bad for children, pregnant women, and asthmatics. […]

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In the News

Boys in USA, like girls, showing signs of early puberty (USA Today, 10/20/12) New research finds that American boys are showing signs of starting puberty six months to two years earlier than they did 30 to 40 years ago. Special Report: Government has little authority to stop unsafe cosmetics (Environmental Health News, 10/18/12) Brazilian Blowout […]

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Last Halloween, Sweet William turned into
a marshmallow.

Making Halloween Healthier

Halloween is fast approaching. I’ve shared tips on how to keep it safe and non-toxic at Natural Kidz. I hope you’ll check it out!

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