The holidays creep up on you, and you swear that this year will be different. That this year you won’t be stressed. That this year, you’ll slow down and make the holidays enjoyable for once. But then, family starts calling.
Well, it’s over. The tree has been recycled, (or it’s in the backyard rotting) the decorations are put away, and the Christmas music has been banned again until next year. If you’re anything like our family, it feels like there’s this huge buildup to the Christmas season every year, and it starts earlier and earlier.
A couple years back, mostly out of necessity, my wife and I instituted a plan we came across. This plan has allowed us to teach our kids about gratitude, help them combat materialism, all while still giving them what I hope is a magical Christmas season.
Your baby makes their way into the world, and as far as parents know, is instantly confronted with dangers at every turn. You spend hours planning out organic meals, stocking up on natural skincare products and researching that perfect, green certified mattress so baby sleeps easy. In all the chaos, however, the thing most often overlooked is making sure that the air they breathe inside of your home is safe as well.
If you’re a parent of young kids, the following scenario might be all too familiar to you: You’re at the grandparents’ house, or a playdate or family are over, and it’s time to leave. Your kids get their shoes on, help straighten up whatever crazy disaster they’ve made of the house, and you’re ready to