Category Archives for Healthy Home Environment

5 Ways to Design a Calm and Healthy Entryway

Your entryway is the first thing you see when you come home, and it helps define the mood you will be in upon entering your home.  If you have a messy, cluttered entryway, you're going to be agitated by the clutter and carry that agitation into your home.  If you have a clean, ordered entryway, you will take a sigh of relief and enter your home at ease.  

Your entryway is also the first line of defense to protect your family and create healthy indoor air quality.  Read on to discover 5 key ways to set up your entryway for a calm and healthy home and family.

Could You Have Radon Gas in Your Home?

We often picture dust and fumes when we think of indoor air pollution because they’re either visible or have a strong odor.  But what about the invisible, odorless gas called radon that’s naturally occurring in the ground beneath many of our homes?  According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US today.  In fact, only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths.  

I've been researching this topic for a long time now because both houses I've owned have had radon at different levels.  Read on to learn more about where radon gas can be found, its dangers, how to find out if radon is in your home (including my preferred method), and how to reduce the amount of it in your home.

10 FREE Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

It's been estimated that 2 to 5 times more pollutants can be found in indoor air than outdoor air. Two of the contributing factors are: 1.) items found in our homes (like dust, scented products, chemicals, mold) and 2.) lack of adequate ventilation to bring in fresh, outdoor air.  

We know that improving indoor air quality is important for the health of our families, but some of the more complex fixes can be pricey.  Well, fear not – below are ten actions you can take now that will help clean up your air and won’t break the bank.

Finding Balance at a MOM TRIBE LIFE Retreat

Photo creds to Chandra at MOM TRIBE LIFE for all the awesome photos used in this post.

Part of a balanced life for me is finding time to escape from the hectic daily routine and RECHARGE.  So for 24 hours this past weekend I relished in some me-time, and it was wonderful. I had the pleasure of attending my first MOM TRIBE LIFE retreat in the mountains of New Hampshire.

How to Transform Your Home to Create Calm

Being a working parent is no joke.  When I first went back to work after having my son, the struggle to manage it all definitely hit me hard.  There was stress at work, stress at home, minimal sleep, and so much to do!  I barely made my way through that first year, and I knew something needed to change.  I needed to find calm in my life as a working mom.

5 Harmful Chemicals Lurking in Our Homes

We live in a world where chemicals are present in almost every product we use.  They’ve been put there to serve a purpose, but at what cost?  Are the benefits really worth the risks to our health and the well-being of the environment?  This post highlights five common types of harmful chemicals that can be found in everyday household products.  I’ll discuss where they can be found and why they’re unhealthy for us and the environment.   

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