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Groovy Green Livin - Simple Change = Greener Life - Groovy Green Livin is dedicated to providing an honest and credible setting for sharing green ideas, thoughts and other useful tips and trends relating to living a greener lifestyle. A healthy, organic lifestyle not only applies to what we put into our bodies but also to what we put on our bodies. Groovy Green Livin was created by Lori Popkewitz Alper, a green living enthusiast and lifestyle writer, consultant, mother, borderline vegan and recovering attorney.

  • http://groovygreenlivin.com/about/ About Groovy Green Livin - Groovy Green Livin - Welcome to Groovy Green Livin! Groovy Green Livin is dedicated to providing an honest and credible setting for sharing green ideas, thoughts and other useful tips and trends relating to living a greener lifestyle. A healthy, organic lifestyle not only applies to what we put into our bodies but also to what we put on our bodies.  We hope to show our readers that embracing a green lifestyle doesn't have to be overwhelming.  Simple, small changes in your life can lead to a non-toxic, healthier lifestyle and a greener planet. To help you get started on your green journey here are a few of our favorite places to begin:  Switch to reusable napkins Use a reusable water bottle Wash your laundry in cold water Buy safe cleaning products Go paper towel- less Buy safe personal care products About this site Groovy Green Livin was created by Lori Popkewitz Alper, a green living enthusiast and lifestyle writer, speaker, mother, borderline vegan and recovering attorney. Lori's goal is to inspire greener living through Groovy...
  • http://groovygreenlivin.com/contact/ Contact - Groovy Green Livin - Welcome to Groovy Green Livin!  Thanks so much for taking the time to join me.  I would love to hear from you.  It is my hope that this site will provide a space for sharing green ideas, thoughts, questions, comments, and discoveries. A place for community. I write about everything and anything that will make the world a greener, safer place for us all. I can promise you that I learn as much from you as you hopefully learn from me. Do you have a topic you would like covered or a burning question about going green?  Please let me know.  I receive a lot of emails and do my best to get back to each and every one of you. I try but that doesn't always happen. It's a tricky balance with three boys, a dog and a job. But you know that. Give me a shout at  lori (at) groovygreenlivin (dot) com or  
  • http://groovygreenlivin.com/press/ Television and Press - Groovy Green Livin - Television Appearances Shout Outs via Print and Web   Awards and Honors Radio, Interviews, and Podcasts Strocel.com Green Talk Mrs. Green's World Evolving Wellness Naya FunKoos  
  • http://groovygreenlivin.com/work-with-me/ Services - Groovy Green Livin - Brand Ambassador Campaigns Lori works with P.R. firms and brands on campaigns and brand ambassador programs. If you think your brand will align well with Groovy Green Livin please email us at lori (at) groovygreenlivin (dot) com or click HERE. Brand Ambassador past and present    Click HERE to find out more or you can reach me at lori@groovygreenlivin.com. Speaking Gigs Lori is a member of the prestigious In Women We Trust Speakers Bureau,  a group thought leaders from across the green, marketing, business and blogging worlds. Check out Lori's profile HERE. Lori is available to speak to a wide variety of audiences from conferences to local groups. She educates businesses, organizations and individuals on green living, green technology and trends. Her speaking style is lively, light, energetic, and personal. Lori customizes every presentation to address the audience at hand, and works closely with her clients to personally tailor the appearance. Click HERE to contact Lori TOPIC IDEAS If there is something you would like to hear more about please let us know. Some sample topics are: Greening...
  • http://groovygreenlivin.com/reviews/ Reviews and Advertising - Groovy Green Livin - Product Reviews and Giveaways Do you have a product or service that you would like to share with a community of like minded people seeking a greener lifestyle?  Groovy Green Livin is always happy to accept product submissions for review and/or giveaway.  When you contact  me please include your company name, product name, contact information and a link to your website. All products will be taken into consideration, but I cannot guarantee that your product or service will be reviewed. I'll let you know if a product or service is the right fit for this blog [Think groovy, green products and services for living a greener lifestyle]. Product reviews will always contain my honest opinion about your product.  There is no promise that a good review will be given-your product must win me over. A tremendous number of requests for  product reviews and giveaways come my way. I truly appreciate that you're choosing to reach out to me. I will always do my...
  • http://groovygreenlivin.com/7-habits-healthy-families/ Top 7 Habits for Healthy Families - Sometimes I feel like a broken record. Encouraging my kids to make good choices and develop healthy habits sounds simple, but often they don't listen to my repeated "requests". I think most parents of teens and tweens would agree that there's a fine line between nagging and gently encouraging. Let's face it, kids are exhausted from being bombarded with demands from school, home, and extracurricular activities. It's a lot for them to handle! Now throw in the constant reminders about creating healthy habits and that could cause a rebellion. It's time for a new strategy to encourage my kids to form healthy habits. Rather than continuing with my repeated requests I'm going to say very little. It's time to lead by example and here's the plan.  Be a good role model Kids, regardless of their age, are watching everything we do. Well maybe not everything, but they are aware on some level and take note of our actions and behaviors. As parents, we hope that our children have...
  • http://groovygreenlivin.com/category/healthy-living/ Healthy Living Archives - Groovy Green Livin - At this point in the election cycle, it's pretty easy to lose sight of what's at stake when we head to the polls to vote. Things have gotten ugly and out of hand and there's so much hatred and animosity. These days it's hard to imagine a "United States of America" since division and divisiveness are working against us. With November 8th being the official day to vote, we all have a responsibility to ensure that this horrible cycle stops now. For many of us, Election Day is already here. We have an incredible opportunity in many states to show up at the polls early to vote. Although yesterday was a crazy day, I found some time in the early evening to cast my ballot because so much is at stake. We haven't heard much by way of agreement in the months leading up to the election, but there are a few things I think we can ALL agree on: harmful pollution, climate change, and...
  • http://groovygreenlivin.com/egg-carton-labels-mean/ Egg Carton Labels: A Guide to Understanding the Labels and Certifications - Eggs are a staple in our home and as a result, we are constantly restocking our supply. Our family's been part of a CSA for many years and we receive an organic egg share each week. The eggs are delicious and definitely taste different than their store bought version. The CSA delivers the eggs in plain egg cartons, devoid of any labels. Almost all egg cartons at the supermarket tell a different story. On your next trip to the supermarket take a good look at the egg cartons. As a consumer, it's become quite confusing to buy a simple carton of eggs since most are covered with confusing labels. It's hard to understand what they all mean and whether or not there's any truth behind the label. While some labels are truly a regulated certification, others are just words that don't mean much of anything. Before we jump into egg carton labeling let's be clear that white and brown eggs pack the same nutritional...
  • http://groovygreenlivin.com/5-stylish-reusable-water-bottles/ 5 Stylish Reusable Water Bottles You'll Want to Own - More and more people are making the switch to reusable water bottles. Just this morning I was walking out of a spin class at the gym and I noticed a woman carrying an interesting looking reusable water bottle with a wood finish. Looking down at my old, dented water bottle I came to the realization that reusable water bottles do sometimes need to be replaced. We've also been known to misplace a water bottle or two (or more) over the years. When reusable water bottles first became popular there weren't many options. There were a few different brands and an assortment of basic colors. Now the market has exploded and so have choices. There are options for various sizes, colors, shapes and special features . I have my eye on a few stylish reusable bottles to add to my collection and here they are. S'well Teakwood Water Bottles ($39) The S'well Teakwood Water Bottle is at the top of my list. This is the water bottle...
  • http://groovygreenlivin.com/kia-soul-ev-rocks-electric-vehicle-world/ Kia Soul EV Rocks the Electric Vehicle World With Many Features - I have been given compensation for this post by Kia Motors. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. A few years ago Kia handed me the keys to a bright green Kia Soul to test it out around Boston. It was spring at the time and my afternoons were generally spent in the car getting three boys from one field to another. Things haven't changed much. I remember being concerned since at first glance the Kia Soul appeared too small to work for our family. The outcome after a week of driving it was "the car was surprisingly large inside and comfortable." It was perfect for running errands or transporting one or two children to a sporting event. At the time my "real" car was a minivan and I was ready to move on. I began to search high and low for green car options and came up with very few. As many of us know, our automotive choices have a massive impact on...
  • http://groovygreenlivin.com/stop-using-baby-powder-talc/ Please Stop Using Baby Powder With Talc. There Are Alternatives! - Baby powder was a staple in our bathroom when I was growing up. I vividly remember the white powder container standing prominently on the countertop. Like so many families, the most common use was after a bath. To this day, the smell of baby powder makes me think of clean babies and children. Baby powder has joined a growing list of products marketed to familes that could be harmful. Much like Tide Free and Gentle laundry detergent, it can sometimes contain a cancer-causing ingredient: talcum powder. Babies aren't the only ones using baby powder. Many adults continue to use baby powder as part of their daily ritual in place of deodorant or for feminine hygiene. Remember the Shower to Shower ad: “A sprinkle a day keeps odor away”? What is talcum powder? According to the American Cancer Society: "Talcum powder is made from talc, a mineral made up mainly of the elements magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. As a powder, it absorbs moisture well and helps cut...
  • http://groovygreenlivin.com/oats-yogurt-make-perfect-pair/ Steel Cut Oats and Yogurt Make a Perfect Pair - Groovy Green Livin - While on vacation this summer I spent an afternoon shopping in a quaint Maine town. In one of the shops, I discovered an entire aisle filled with Bob's Red Mill products. After checking out everything I walked away with a bag filled with Bob's Red Mill organic, gluten free oats. I knew this would not go to waste since Oatmeal has always been a staple in my house. Steel cut oats are my favorite type of oatmeal. They are also sometimes called “Irish Oatmeal” and “Pinhead Oats”. Steel cut oats are oat groats cut into several pieces. This type of oatmeal is the least processed and as a result, it takes longer than regular oatmeal to cook. Well worth the wait. I've started making steel cut oats in my slow cooker so I don't lose any time on those rushed mornings (every morning!). Bob's Red Mill Organic Steel Cut Oats and Stonyfield Now back to Bob's Red Mill. This company has an endless supply of grains, some organic...

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    I ordered the Manuka Honey after a lot of research to find if it actually can help with stomach problems. After reading a few news articles etc... it seems this stuff can really work, so I thought I'd give it a try. I've tried all the doctor's ideas, and it was time for my own.

  • Erick R. Bair - ZOMG We love Threelac and Fivelac!!!! WOOT! ;-)

    This is the review I wrote for Fivelac, however this pertains the the company GHT who makes both products and Threelac as well since Fivelac has 2 more probiotics but Threelac works very well and tis the pro-biotic I have read Jenny McCarthy used to recover her autistic son.

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    This is way too powerful. I bought it for my kids and even on the lowest setting it hurts. I will need to return.

  • A. Reister - Very large footprint, but attractive!

    Very attractive car seat. The materials and colors are beautiful. Unfortunately, it had to be returned. The car seat has a very large footprint. In order for it to fit rear facing in my 2012 Kia Sorento, I had to move the front row seats all the way forward. This was not going to work with my husband being six foot and myself at five foot, six. Sad to return it but can't believe how large it is.

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