Announcing The Mommy Greenest Guide to Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond!

 As you probably know by now I have become a big advocate for living a more eco concious lifestyle. From my food choices to my personal care items I am all about lowering my toxic chemical intake. That’s why I was thrilled to see a fellow blogger who is commited to this as well come out with a fabulous FREE e-book The Mommy Greenest Guide to Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond. 

This book is chock-full of useful info to help you lower your chemical intake and set you and your baby up for a healthy start. Some of these tips I wasn’t even aware of! Looks like I may need to start switching over my non stick cookware. Here’s just a few of the tips she includes:

  1. Lose the nonstick: When a pan is heated to high temperatures non-stock coatings such as Teflon break apart into potentially carcinogenic substances that don’t taste so good in the long run. Stainless steel, iron or copper coated pans are a better bet—even if it means losing the 12-piece set.
  2. BYOB: Most plastic bottles contain BPA, a hormone disruptor, which leaches into the water you drink. Plus, it may seem cleaner but bottled water has tested positive for heavy metals and even giardia—ick. Pour filtered water into a stainless steel reusable water bottle for on-the-go hydration and save your family $50 a month! 6. Don’t heat plastic: Sealing hot food in plastic or heating it in the microwave can cause the plastic to leach hormone-disrupting chemicals—like BPA—into your food. Glass or dishware is a better bet for food storage.
  3. Clean greener: Most of us clean our houses with the products that we remember from childhood—if it was good enough for mom, it’s good enough for us. But in this case mom doesn’t necessarily know best: Some chemicals in those products have been linked to serious illnesses. Simple, chemical-free formulas based on tried-and-true cleaners like baking soda and vinegar mean you can clean your house for pennies!
  4. Forego flame retardants: When you’re buying a crib mattress or nursing pillow, avoid those that show a TB 117 label, which means their foam has been treated with flame retardants. But what about your mattress? Since eco-friendly mattresses made from organic materials like wool or latex can be expensive, get a thick cotton—preferably organic and/or prewashed—mattress pad in lieu of a complete mattress overhaul.

Speaking of mattresses I have been in LOVE with Naturepedic since learning about their Organic products back in October. I made the jump to an Organic Crib Mattress for my second which will also be used for Munchkin when he gets old enough. In my review of the crib mattress I shared that I noticed some great benefits once I moved to the Naturepedic crib mattress:

Another thing I noticed was my 22-month-old’s health. Every time he would get a cold, it would drag on and on. The coughing would last for over a month, and his doctor has even thought he may have asthma. This fall he got another cold, but unlike before, it only lasted about a week and a half. The coughing only lasted for TWO days! Now I know I can’t claim a mattress for these results, but after seeing what was inside of his former mattress, I can’t help but think that may have had something to do with it.

Thus I was so happy to see they are one of the sponsors for this e-book.

Since I have so many soon to be moms and current mommies of littles that are looking to be healthier I hope this book is a great resource for you! I would love to hear something you learned in the book so please share below!

Marvel Universe LIVE! Review: Last day for tickets!

So I spilled the beans Friday night to Little Man that Daddy and I were taking him to Marvel Universe LIVE! and he was SO excited. I am glad I waited as long as I did to tell him becasue he spent the entire Saturday morning asking “Is it time to leave yet? When do we get to go?”

On our way to the show he was all smiles!

On our way to the show he was all smiles!

We arrived just in time and got our seats a few minutes before the show started. And boy did it start with a BANG! I even jumped in my seat a bit and I looked over to make sure Little Man was enjoying himself. I was surprised he didn’t seem as phased by all the pyrotechnics as I thought he would be. He spent the first half on Daddy’s lap but by the second act, Spider-Man slushie in hand, he was in his own seat squirming with each fight scene and calling out “THAT’S SPIDER-MAN! WHEN’S HULK COMING?” There were a good amount of new characters he had never encountered before and when I asked him his favorite part he said “The LIZARD!” Nevermind that the Lizard was a bad guy, I guess he is just really into reptiles lately.

Those Spider-Man slushies were so much fun

Those Spider-Man slushies were so much fun

I was really impressed with the staging and stunts, especially the motorcycle tricks and aerial acrobatics. Spider-Man was my absolute favorite. That actor was doing flips and jumps like it took no effort at all. He really nailed the part and must be quite the gymnast.

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Overall it was a great show and my Little Man had such a fun time I have a feeling we will be hearing about it for weeks to come.

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If you’d like to see Marvel Universe LIVE! there are two more shows SUNDAY at The Forum at 1pm & 5pm.

Locals can now receive 30% off tickets by using promo code: CITY in the Offer Code prompt on Ticketmaster.com. Click here for tickets: http://bit.ly/1Jv3Nu7

DISCLAIMER: I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows. Even though I recieve these benefits all opinions are my own. :)

 

Marvel Universe LIVE! this weekend at The Forum

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