Plastic Alternatives in the Household

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Plastic is awful. I mean, it’s convenient and is easy to use and comes in all kinds of fun colors and patterns to seduce us, but underneath all that flirtation is a big skull and crossbones. I know, but my plastic is BPA free! Ok, good for your plastic. But scary new research has come out reporting that “almost all” commercially available BPA free plastics that were tested leached synthetic estrogens—even when they weren’t exposed to conditions known to unlock potentially harmful chemicals, such as the heat of a microwave, the steam of a dishwasher, or the sun’s ultraviolet rays. According to research, some BPA-free products actually released synthetic estrogens that were more potent than BPA. AH!!!

Okay, so I glance in my pantry and see that although I know I shouldn’t really be using plastics, I still have quite a bit that I use on a regular basis. Damn. Baby bottles, Continue reading

Travel Meals

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Every time I go anywhere, whether it be the beach or a trip to my parents house or even just a play date, I find myself using a ton of little food containers and filling them with snacks and berries and even using my glass Tupperware sometimes to bring along a lunch for Jack. So let’s stop doing that because these products are awesome. It’s genius, and I can see Jack using this all through school as well. First there is a company called Planet Box (www.planetbox.com) and I’m in love. They so easily pack all of Jacks lunches, snacks and berries wherever we go. It comes in a cute carrying case and has an airtight sauce container as well. They run a little expensive but should last forevs. The second is a fabulous company called Bento, all of their products are made from recycled material and the product itself is also recyclable. The price is also much better than Planet Box. You also get TONS of fun accessories from Bento too, like hard boiled egg molds that look like bears or fun cupcake molds. Give them a try, love love love.  Done and done. Enjoy!!!