Looking for Vitamins That Just Make Sense? Check Out Body Beanz

Looking for Vitamins That Just Make Sense? {accidentallygreen.com}

Disclosure: I received a complimentary 30-day supply from Body Beanz. All opinions are my own. When I was young, I faithfully chewed my colorful, fruit-flavored kids vitamins once a day. And when I became a mom and my son was old enough for vitamins, I gravitated toward a similar product. (Except I chose gummy vitamins … that tasted just like candy.) But then he started a disturbing reaction to annatto and I started reading every single label to monitor ingredients.

What Are You Laboring For?

What Are You Laboring for? {accidentallygreen.com}

On this Labor Day, I’m wondering what you are choosing to labor for. Have you stopped to think about it? Did you know there are some things you don’t have to labor for? Have you watched the news much lately? I’ll admit that I’m trying to cut back my news intake more and more – because all of the bad news in the world leaves me feeling anxious. It’s not that I don’t want to be informed – I just

Why I (Desperately) Need Friends

Why I {Desperately} Need Friends - Accidentally Green

It should come as no surprise that I desperately need friends. (You do, too.) My longing for good friends has lasted for nearly as long as I can remember. I’ve always hoped and prayed for dear friends who could understand me and love me just the way I am. The older I’ve gotten and the more friendships I’ve experienced, I realize that can be a tall order. Think about it. Have you been able to understand – really understand – someone

Creating a Baby-Safe World

Creating A Baby-Safe World {accidentallygreen.com}

Seven summers ago, my life became healthier all because of a tiny baby. I was pregnant with my first child, and as I researched how to take care of a baby, I found that so many of my habits and choices had been unhealthy. They were unhealthy for me, as an adult, and definitely unhealthy for any infant, toddler or child. I did what any good mom would do – I started making changes: I began to green my cleaning.

Friends Don’t Let Friends Miss Out on Great Deals

Friends Don’t Let Friends Miss Out on Great Deals {accidentallygreen.com}

One of the many benefits I’ve appreciated about friendship is the way my friends share what works for them. It might be a favorite kind of shampoo, a nifty fashion tip, menu planning secret or child rearing hint. Just hearing my best friend confess that her children – completely normal and older than my own – have meltdowns and attitude issues makes me feel wonderful. Not because she’s having to deal with difficult behaviors, but because I’m.not.alone. And I can

Readers’ Choice: Safe Shampoos

Readers' Choice: Safe Shampoos {accidentallygreen.com}

Recently, I asked Accidentally Green readers about their favorite safe shampoos. Many of you shared some great products! In case you’re interested in trying a new shampoo: Amber recommends WEN. Shelli recommends The Honest Co. Devon recommends Robyn Shaub Atticks’ Shear Miracle Organics organic and wild crafted products. Tennille recommends Andalou Naturals. “I’ve got insanely hard water with so much chlorine in it that it bleaches my soil when I water the garden. I just switched to Andalou a few

Making Weight Loss a Little Easier with the Ozeri Weightmaster Scale

Making Weight Loss a Little Easier with the Ozeri Weightmaster Scale {accidentallygreen.com}

  When I get serious about weight loss, one of my secrets to success is to weigh myself every morning – and record my weight. I don’t obsess over numbers on the scale, but I definitely watch for patterns. If I’m steadily putting on pounds, I need to change whatever I’m doing. While my method definitely works, I’ve found a scale that helps add some motivation. The Ozeri WeightMaster 400 lbs Digital Bath Scale monitors my weight – and then