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Green Mom Guilt and Parenting Priorities

Do you suffer from green mom guilt? When I first found out I was pregnant, I wanted to be a natural green mom.  I envisioned organic baby food and cloth diapers. My child would only play with natural toys and wear sustainable baby clothes.  Then reality set in.  I quickly learned that being a green … [Read More...]

Creative Uses for Used Tea Bags and Other Sustainable Tea Tips

If you are a tea lover, you have probably wondered if there were any creative uses for your used tea bags. I know I have!  I absolutely adore tea. My pantry is stocked with containers of both loose leaf and bagged varieties. Every morning, I find myself sipping an energizing green tea and evenings … [Read More...]

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Turning the Clock Back

Every year around this time I get a surge in traffic from people searching for information about turning the clock back. No, they aren't looking for my blog (darnit!) but they are looking for information about when to change their clocks. This year, the clocks “fall back” November 5, 2018 which … [Read More...]

How to Teach Kids about Sustainability and Becoming a Global Citizen

This post about how to teach kids about sustainability and becoming a global citizen has been sponsored by Mattel.  All opinions expressed here are my own. Learn more about Thomas & Friends™ and the  United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the links below. I grew up in a relatively … [Read More...]

Uses for Wood Ash When Your Campfire is Finished!

Do you know what my all time favorite thing about fall is? Outdoor fires in our fire pit. Not only is it a great way to get rid of some of our yard trimmings, it's a wonderful excuse to pour a glass of wine and just enjoy the crisp, fall air. After you roast marshmallows and toss acorns into the … [Read More...]

Recipes

Natural Flu Shot Recipe to Boost Immunity

This easy natural flu shot recipe is just what you need to fight off cold and flu germs. This isn't an actual flu SHOT. As in, the normal type of … [Read More...]

White Bean Cherry Tomato Salad

For the last few weeks, I have been traveling up the East coast to visit family. I returned to a garden OVERFLOWING with cherry tomatoes! I have been … [Read More...]

How to Freeze Rhubarb and 5 Easy Rhubarb Recipes

When I was growing up in New England, my parents always had a garden. In their garden, the one thing that came back year after year was rhubarb. My … [Read More...]

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Green Living

Uses for Wood Ash When Your Campfire is Finished!

Do you know what my all time favorite thing about fall is? Outdoor fires in our fire pit. Not only … [Read More...]

How to Wash Workout Clothes and Ditch the Stink!

If you work out regularly, you need to learn how to wash workout clothes properly if you want to … [Read More...]

Stop Drinking Bottled Water to Save Money and Go Green!

Over the years, we have spent many hours as a family at the tennis court, soccer field, and school … [Read More...]

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Health

8 Things We Need to Teach our Kids about Food

Raising kids is hard. There are so many life lessons we need to teach them in order to mold their … [Read More...]

How to Get Kids to Exercise to Improve Childhood Mental Health

This post about how to get kids to exercise to improve childhood mental health has been sponsored. … [Read More...]

8 Foods You Should Eat Raw for Better Health

While most foods we eat on a day to day basis need to be cooked, there are many foods you should eat … [Read More...]

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Gardening

8 Plants that Bloom in Winter Perfect for Your Back Yard!

In most areas of the country, winter is rather dreary. A look out your window usually shows a … [Read More...]

Fall Vegetable Gardening: 5 Things To Plant Now and Preparing Your Garden for Fall

You probably look outside and see an abundance of tomatoes and cucumbers in your summer garden. … [Read More...]

Creative Uses for Eucalyptus Leaves for Home and Health

I have a serious problem. One that has me looking for uses for eucalyptus leaves and considering … [Read More...]

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DIY and Crafts

How To Get Aloe Vera Gel From Your Aloe Plant

Learning how to get aloe vera gel from your aloe plant is a handy skill to have! My son recently … [Read More...]

Natural DIY Wood Butter and Tips for Cleaning Cutting Boards

This DIY wood butter recipe is a must have item for anyone who does a lot of cooking from scratch. I … [Read More...]

Ginger Detox Bath Recipe to Help You Sweat Those Toxins Out!

If you are looking for a ginger bath recipe, the one I use is incredibly easy to make at home. Over … [Read More...]

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House, Home and Family

How to Save Money So You Can Go Green!

This post about how to save money so you can go green has been sponsored. All opinions are my own. When my husband and I started out on our life … [Read More...]

Creative Uses for Lemon Balm When it Takes Over Your Garden!

Several years ago I decided I wanted to grow lemon balm. Great idea, right? Well, now I am constantly looking for new uses for lemon balm because the … [Read More...]

Easy Ways to Thank the Military for Their Service

With the Fourth of July fast approaching, I wanted to share a few ways to thank the military for their service. When I was growing up, my father was … [Read More...]

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Travel

Wildlife Safety Tips for Outdoor Family Vacations

If you are heading out into the great outdoors this summer, please read up on a few wildlife safety … [Read More...]

Eco Friendly Cruises: Why You Should Rethink Your Next Cruise Vacation

Are you wondering where to go on your next family vacation? Spring break and summer vacation are … [Read More...]

London Travel Planning and Tips for a Safe and Healthy Trip Abroad

The past couple of weeks have been incredibly chaotic. Not only am I stressing out about the … [Read More...]

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