The results of our 2021 survey are in — and I feel like Sally Field accepting her Academy Award. You like me, you really like me! I know that most of you will get that reference as, according to the demographics, 65% of you are roughly my age. But surprisingly, 24% are younger — which means Mommy Greenest continues to reach a new generation of readers who have no idea who Sally Field is.
Everyone’s talking about their hair these days: Are my eyelashes shorter? Why does more hair seem to end up on my brush than on my head? Is that (god forbid) a bald spot? And it makes sense: I’m 51 and like most of my friends, hormonal changes have changed pretty much everything about my body. I recently wrote about how to manage night sweats and hot flashes, as well as the CBD supplement-and-soak package that is my secret weapon against sleeplessness. But hair loss hasn’t really affected me, so far. I think this is because I have very thin hair and for years I’ve been fighting to hold onto each…
As we approach Giving Tuesday, I wanted to take the opportunity to present a few organizations that I believe in and support. Have you earmarked your end-of-year giving? Please consider these nonprofits, which force corporations to do better, defend democracy at a local level, and empower emerging BIPOC conservationists. Let’s do this!
Clean beauty sounds great in theory — until you run out of mascara and end up standing in the fluorescent aisles of the drugstore squinting at the tiny print on a label. But NakedPoppy, which sponsored this post, makes it easy to choose more natural cosmetics and skincare products. The company designed a beauty assessment quiz that delivers surprisingly accurate product recommendations — from the best-match foundation for your complexion to the super-hydrating facial oil you never knew you needed. No more time-sucking scrolling! And there’s more to NakedPoppy than a neat algorithm: They’ve made clean beauty an obsession. Want to learn more and score a cool 10% off? Read…
I’m not a huge foodie. I don’t follow chefs on TikTok. But when I want to make something that’s plant-based, gluten-free, and delicious, my go-to is Anna Getty’s Amalgam Kitchen. These healthy recipes go beyond good for you and your family — they’re yummy and easy to make, with step-by-step photographs that Anna takes herself. Want to score Anna’s amazing Tahini Chocolate Chunk Cookie with Smoked Sea Salt recipe? Read on!
I began working with brands and nonprofits — and writing about sustainability on EcoStiletto and Mommy Greenest — during what now feels like the dark ages. I was basically fumbling around, absorbing the wisdom of scientists like Arlene Blum, doctors such as Dr. Leo Trasande, and leaders including Ken Cook of the Environmental Working Group and Annie Leonard of Story of Stuff. But things have changed since then. Now you can get an actual degree in sustainability, which can lead to a high-paying position. And guess what? Through asynchronous online programs, you don’t have to quit your current job to study. Want to learn more? Read on!
Is there a better fabric for underwear than hemp? I don’t think so. I’ve been a fan of hemp products for decades — I shared a roundup of my favorites in this post and highlighted an extraordinary hemp body care company in this video — but I just discovered hemp underwear and It. Is. Amazing. Want to win a $100 shopping spree to try some for yourself? Read on!
Clean water is critical to health — and nobody understands this better than parents. That’s the finding from a new survey of more than two thousand people in the United States conducted by Aquasana, which researches consumer behavior around water filtration on an annual basis (and sponsored this post). Was COVID-19 a factor? You betcha — but that’s not all. Read on!