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Big Green Head

I can't wait to get a copy of your book! I have heard wonderful things. Congratulations!

Halle G

I read your book in bed last night...awesome job! It had me thinking today while shopping at the co-op.


Thanks Halle - glad it got you thinking!

Michele Peltonen

Just finished reading your book. Well done! A great primer for the uninitiated and still worth the read for those already trying. :-)

At the risk of ticking off all the mothers of small children in among your readers, I was glad to see you suggest switching to big kid cups as soon as possible and getting rid of the sippy cups altogether. I don't doubt they are extremely convenient. But it is a special purpose and nonessential product that has seemingly become ubiquitous and mandatory. Hmm.

With regard to wood toys, another non-toxc option is good old fashioned shellac.


I keep reading, including in your book, that I should ditch the chlorine bleach. So far I am still buying it. I don't care about the whitening properties - it's the disinfecting properties I need. I foster puppies and kittens for our local animal shelter and I have some pretty darn unsanitary laundry if you know what I mean. Are vinegar and borax really sufficient? How much should I use in an HE front loading washer? My washer manual is no help in this regard.


Michele - For disinfecting purposes, vinegar should do the kills 99% of bacteria, 82% of mold and 80% of germs. That said, I have to admit that I have run some bleach through my front load washer a couple of times...during the summer when it started to smell stinky. I'm a bit paranoid about the stinky smell because I've heard that once your washer starts to smell, it's really hard to get rid of it. (I always keep the door open as well - to let the washer air dry) Vinegar and borax would probably do the trick though - I'd try 1/2 cup of each. I'll try that next time too! :)


I love cleaning with vinegar and borax! I find them very effective. I put a couple of TBL of vinegar in with my wash in my HE wash machine for an extra cleaning boost in my colors. I also use it in my dishwasher, too, as a rinse aid.

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