Green Parenting

How can your family go green? Find out how to teach your kids to be a good recyclers, what green habits you can teach now, and our green product picks. Plus: How to make your home an eco-happy place to raise your family.

How to Keep Your Family Safe from Toxic Chemicals

BPA?... Phthalates... You know they can be dangerous for your family, but you may not know all the ways they enter your body, or -- most important -- how you can limit your exposure. Parents investigates.

Target So Hits the Bullseye With Car Seat Trade-In Program

Quick! Save your old car seat from a lonely fate in a landfill and save money in the process.

28 Ways Your Family Can Protect the Earth

Too stressed to save the environment? Check out these easy ways to go green.

Why I Think About Climate Change Differently as a Mom

Having children makes you more than a parent. It also makes you an ancestor. These days, I think about how climate change will impact my children's children, and how I can be a better ancestor for them.

The Ultimate Guide to Green Parenting

It can be hard knowing what green lifestyle choices will be the most beneficial to your baby. We've talked to the green parenting guru Alan Greene, M.D. and author of Raising Baby Green and Feeding Baby Green, who shares the most important tips to get started.

6 Natural Ways to Grow a Lush Lawn

Say goodbye to pesticides, herbicides, and other common lawn-care products that are bad for the planet--and your family's health. Here's our guide to a kinder, gentler green.

5 Easy Ways To Go Green

Saving the earth isn't always second nature. But there are simple things you can do to have an eco-friendly family--without losing your cool.

Kids & Recycling: They Can Help!

It's easy to have your family "go green" -- start with the recycling.

13 Ways to Make Your Family a Little Bit Greener

Make these small, simple changes in your household to help reduce your carbon footprint and make the whole family a little bit greener.

The ABCs of Being Green

Living green isn't just some cool trend. Moms care about the health of the planet because it affects their children's health and future--and their own bottom line. To be the greenest mom on the block, check out these earth-friendly ABCs (and XYZ's; xeriscaping, anyone?).

How To Find a Green Daycare

How do you know if your child's daycare is not just eco-friendly, but safe from mold, pesticides, and more? Get the lowdown on how to find a green daycare for your growing baby.

3 Big Reasons Kristen Bell Is Our Favorite Crunchy Mama

Kristen Bell tries to parent as 'green' as she can and even sneaks in some meditation--when she has time. She keeps it real and we love her for it.

Clear the Air

It's much more polluted than you may realize, and the potential impact on kids' risk of asthma, cancer, and even autism is startling. Take steps now to protect your family's health.

Six Great Ways to Go Green

Instill eco-friendly habits in your child, on Earth Day and year round.

Cleanup Time: Kids Can Help with Green Cleaning

Kids can help with simple cleaning tasks -- especially when you use easy-to-make natural green cleaning products.

4 Reusable Lunch Containers to Use Instead of Plastic

Stop creating plastic waste with single-use packaging, and switch to one of these reusable options instead to decrease your family's footprint.

Get a Sneak Peek of Lego's First Collection Sustainably Made From Plants

The secret source? Sugarcane.

McDonald's Has Decided to Ditch Plastic Straws

Over 1,300 locations around the UK will soon be switching over to paper alternatives.

See How One Family Found a Smarter Way to Go Solar

Meet the mother-son duo who convinced their neighbors to convert to solar power and, a decade later, are now leading over 40,000 others in the fight for clean energy. #ChangeMaker

The 6 Most Dangerous Substances That Can Sneak Into Your Home

Vowing to shop in the eco-friendly aisle after you have kids is one thing. But could these uninvited toxins already be hiding out in your house?

Childhood, Reimagined: Not Your Normal Upbringing

Meet four families who dared to be different. Each one took the plunge into uncharted territory, leaving behind friends, relatives, and security -- all in order to follow their dreams.

15 Surprising Ways to Use Baking Soda

It's not just for cookies and cakes! Soothe your tot's skin, kill mold, clean grout, remove spots--and more, with this surprisingly magical substance.

Kristen Bell's 'Lazy' Green Parenting Tips

Kristen Bell gets real about what it means to live green, how she's cutting down on her own carbon footprint, and what we can all do to sneak in simple stress-free changes to our daily routine.

30 Totally Doable Ways to Be a Greener Parent

These 30 tips make it easy to be a greener parent--on Earth Day and year round.