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Making Working Work, Episode 54

How do we balance being full-time working moms and podcasts - while staying as sane as possible? Listen in to hear us discuss what works when we're working. Links mentioned in this episode: What we're drinking: New Belgium Glutiny Pale AleReal Simple Article: The 10 Secrets of One Unflappable Working Mother Episode Sponsor: Buffy Buffy makes comforters that are better for you and the earth, using skin-friendly eucalyptus fabric and fluffy fill made from 100% recycled water bottles. Trying it...


Cleaning Up Cleaning Products, Episode 53

It will come as no surprise that many common household cleaning products are actually pretty toxic to our health. Listen in as we chat about the surprising reality of cleaning product regulations and what changes you can make to clean up your products. Links mentioned in this episode: What we're drinking: Troegs Nugget NectarFederal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic ActFederal Hazardous Substance ActCalifornia Cleaning Product Right to Know ActCleaning Product Ingredient Database EPA Endorsed...


Two vs. Twins, Episode 52

Parenting is hard no matter what, so today we dive into the difference between parenting twins and two kids of different ages. Links mentioned in this episode: What we're drinking: Oscar Blues Guns and RoseLegendairy Lactation SupplementsFenugreek Larisa 33 weeks pregnant with the twins! Episode Sponsor: Buffy Buffy makes comforters that are better for you and the earth, using skin-friendly eucalyptus fabric and fluffy fill made from 100% recycled water bottles. Trying it is believing. You...


Is it weird?, Bonus Episode 51

Celebrating 1K Instagram followers and 50 episodes by sharing our mutual weirdness. Don't forget to head on over to Instagram to enter an awesome giveaway!


Health Myths Debunked, Episode 50

Want to know the real truth about some of the common health myths? Links mentioned in this episode: What we're drinking: Stone Moxie Gold IPAMyth #1: You need to take a daily probiotic Recommended Brands: Klaire LabsHyperbiotics – round pill, skip this one if you have trouble swallowing pillsOra OrganicsCorganic Myth #2: Milk does a body good Study: Three Daily Servings of Reduced-Fat Milk An Evidence-Based Recommendation?Episode 39: The Not So Funny Stuff on Larisa's NewsfeedEpisode 38:...


Going Crunchy? Getting Started with Skincare, Episode 49

It's tough to switch entirely over to natural skincare, so join us as we share the top ingredients to avoid to get you started. Links mentioned in this episode: What we're drinking: Lawson's Finest Liquids Sip of Sunshine IPA Ingredients to avoid: Fragrance/Parfum Phthalates Phthalates ban in children's products Retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate, retinoic acid and retinol Parabens Paraben FDA: Parabens in Cosmetics Polyethylene Glycol (PEGs) Hydroquinone Hydroquinone OTC Ban Proposal...


Going Crunchy? Getting Started in the Kitchen, Episode 48

You asked, we answered! Here are our recommendations for taking the first steps to a non-toxic kitchen. Links mentioned in this episode: What we're drinking: Mionetto Prosecco Dogfish Head Namaste White Teflon Episode: Larisa Begs Alison to Stop Using Teflon EWG Tap Water Database FDA information on Melamine Product Recommendations: Stainless Steel Pans Baking Sheets Muffin Tins Loaf Pan Parchment paper Silicone Lids Cedar grilling wraps Buy Brown: Muffin Tin Liners Coffee Filters Partner...


What’s in my nail polish?!, Episode 47

Nothing makes us feel more put together than having our nails painted. But unfortunately conventional nail polish is chock full of chemicals that we'd sooner avoid. Links mentioned in this episode: What we are drinking: Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc Barnivore: Vegan wine, beer and liquor database Duke and EWG Nail Polish Study 5-Free Polish Recommendations CND Vinylux Julep Zoya 7-Free Polish Recommendations Deborah Lippman LVX Ella + Mila 8-Free Polish Recommendations Butter Smith & Cult 9-Free...


Bloopers! Episode 46

Join us as we share a behind the scenes look at the Crunchy Cocktail Hour including some of our favorites from 2018, a look at 2019 and bloopers from previous episodes. Happy New Year! Links mentioned in this episode: What we're drinking: Dogfish Head Liquid Truth Serum Sound Production by: Yōkai Audio Dream Guests: Amy McCready from Positive Parenting Solutions Susie from Busy Toddler Rachel Hollis author of Girl Wash Your Face Episodes mentioned: The Myth of the Multi-Vitamin, Episode 38...


Larisa Ruins Christmas, Episode 45

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree. How toxic are thy branches? Links mentioned in this episode: What we're drinking: Feudo Palo Fiano Episode 09: Holiday Traditions Organic Christmas tree farms in the US US Lead Standards CORRECTION: Some children’s products do have lead safety levels - find them here. Are flame retardants safe? IKEA Fejka Trees - Made from a combination of PET plastic, Steel, Polypropylene, and/or Polyethelene and no flame retardants IKEA Fejka on Amazon Balsam Hill...


Baby Food, Make or Buy?, Episode 44

Introducing solid foods to your baby can be tricky. On this episode we break down the when, how and what of starting your baby off no the right nutritional foot. Links mentioned in this episode: What we're drinking: Slyfox Christmas Ale Complimentary Episode: Raising Good Eaters Book recommendations: Cook Book: Little Foodie by Michele Olivier Baby Food Universe by Kawn Al-jabbouri Infant Honey and Botulism Product Recommendations: Utensils Green Sprout Learning Food Set Green Sprout Spoon...


Faulty Food, No Problem: The Low Down on Food Reconditioning, Episode 43

Food Reconditioning: the process of turning imperfect, mislabeled, or even contaminated foods into edible and profitable goods. Links mentioned in this episode: What we're drinking: Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA FDA Compliance Policy Guidance Manual for Food Reconditioning FDA Reportable Food Registry Moldy applesauce repackaged by school lunch supplier Partner Spotlight: Lively LIVELY is inspired by what makes women sexy today; smart, healthy, active and outgoing. They provide a line of bras...


Crunchy Gift Guide 2018, Episode 42

Looking for a healthy spin on your gifts this year? We're talking through our favorites and going off on random tangents! Links mentioned in this episode: What we're drinking: Two Roads Lil Heaven Session IPA Kitchen Gifts Chef's Knife or other high quality knife Sidebar: How to sharpen a knife with a coffee cup Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Cookware Note: Whenever you buy Le Creuset make sure it says made in France. If made anywhere else, it is a knockoff! Episode 36: Larisa Begs Alison to...


The Itchy and Scratchy Show All About Eczema, Episode 41

There are endless creams, ointments and treatments for eczema that can have some serious side effects. On this episode, we dig into those treatments and as well as some more holistic alternatives while sharing our personal experiences with eczema. DISCLAIMER: The views in this podcast are our opinions based on personal experience and our research and are not intended to substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Links mentioned in this episode: Drink Recipe: The Last Word Eczema...


400 Lbs. to Nutrition Coach and the Keto Diet with Jon Dobzelecki, Episode 40

How does one go from the corporate world to nutritional coaching? What exactly is the Keto diet and is it good or bad for you? Plus, stick around to the end to find out Jon's quirk about brushing his teeth. All this and more on this week's episode with special guest Jon Dobzelecki of Performing Nutrition! Jon Dobzelecki Jon has a long time background in management consulting and business transformation (where he met Larisa). Growing up overweight, Jon was active and heavily involved in many...


The Not So Funny Stuff on Larisa’s Newsfeed, Episode 39

The news you don't hear is sometimes the most important. This week we dive into two important ongoing topics that are actively impacting our health. Links mentioned in this episode: Drink Recipe: Pineapple Margarita How Larisa Reads the News: Flipboard - grab the app for Apple or Android and customize to your preferences Nut Milk Attack Dairy Pride Act Summary Dairy Pride Act Status in the Senate Booker-Lee Amendment American Academy of Pediatrics growing concerns about food additives AAP...


Myth of the Multivitamin, Episode 38

Alison FINALLY made Larisa a Bloody Mary! To celebrate we've partnered with Stu's Kitchen to give away Larisa's favorite Bloody Mary kit to one lucky winner! Head to our Instagram to enter and scroll to the bottom of this page for an amazing discount across their entire site! Multivitamins are a myth - there we said it! Come listen to the episode that had Alison purchasing new vitamins before the episode was finished recording. DISCLAIMER: The views in this podcast are our opinions based on...


Greening Up Our Skincare Routine, Episode 37

After our last skincare episode, Larisa did a deep-dive on Alison's skincare to assess how clean and green the ingredients were. Spoiler alert: they needed some work. Tune in to see what she's changed and how she's liking it! Links mentioned in this episode: * Larisa approved products NOTE: Not all products are genuine when purchased through Amazon. All products below are linked to authorized retailers. Drink Recipe: Cucumber Gimlet Think Dirty Mobile App Environmental Working Group Skin...


Larisa Begs Alison to Stop Using Teflon & More, Episode 36

All cookware isn't created equal. Listen in as we break down the pros and cons of the most common types of cookware and as Larisa gives her best shot at prying the non-stick pans out of Alison's hands. Links Mentioned in the Episode: Drink Recipe: Peach Bellini Follow us on social (Instagram, Facebook) to check out our products of the month, stay on top of giveways, and just see what we're up to! Earth911 Recycling Search for responsible disposal of old cookware. If disposing of non-stick...


Kids Sleep, Episode 35

We all need sleep, but sometimes our kids just won't get with the program! On this episode, we talk through what's worked for us and what hasn't in trying to get some much needed ZZZZs. Links Mentioned in the Episode: Drink Recipe: Blood Orange Martini Products Mentioned: Halo Bassinet Alison's Sound Machine Favorite Books: Bringing Up Bebe Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child Twin Version Sleep Lady Shuffle Tips and Tricks: Don't let kids sleep longer during the day than they do at night...