This has been a weird, ambivalent year, yet a year of many opportunities. I lost my job because of COVID. This made things financially really tight and all savings postponed. But, on the other hand, I have been able to spend this year with my two young kids. This has been a carpe diem year. … Continue reading Solstice With The Mostest
Decorating the Christmas tree is my favourite part of the holidays. I get all giddy each time I open the boxes filled with hand-me-down wooden ornaments, Christmas balls commemorating our firsts, my bird collection my partner has been buying (and making) for me over the years, and vintage ornaments I have curated... oh and the … Continue reading O Christmas Tree… Which One Is Greener?
Can we just admit that we don't need the gifts? C'mon... say it with me, "I do not need to buy presents." A few years ago my side of the family decided to end the gift-giving dance. It got to the point where I was giving someone a $50 gift card so that one person … Continue reading Give Up The Gifts
Let's just get to the point. The pandemic has a done a lot to us. I know. But I am writing this post for one reason only, so let me just get to it. I drove a lot these last few months. I normally walk or take the bus, but with "no where to go", … Continue reading Offset Your COVID Carbon with Credits
... and I am honoured! Thrilled! Elated! I love Culture Days, especially in my town of Guelph. And this year's national celebration of arts and culture is going bigger and badder than ever. We won't let COVID-19 stop Canadians from experiencing hands-on and behind-the-scenes arts and culture in our communities. The City of Guelph is … Continue reading I’ve Been Invited To Culture Days
Note: I first wrote this post last year before COVID-19 hit. I was ready to share it when the world paused and no one knew what was going to happen. Sara's business is back up and running just like it was before. She has confirmed that the only changes from pre-Coronavirus are: the licensed kitchen … Continue reading A Day In The Life: Grocery Shopping III (Lady Sara’s Bounty Review)
I don't have to tell you about the dangers of not using sunscreen. For fun on how we used to know so little, watch this hysterical comparison bit of a 1980s mom vs a 2019 mom. I cried so hard from laughing my butt off watching this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKWn3t8UJcE But there are dangers to the planet … Continue reading Protect More Than Your Skin With Sunscreen
Yes, major pun intended! I have loved cloth diapering both my kids. I don't need to write all the conveniences of disposable diapers; we know what they are. What I want to do is highlight how awesome cloth diapers are because a lot of people think they are hard to use, but they are not! … Continue reading Cloth Diapers Are The Sh*ts!
Granted I live in a small house, but I can't stand clutter. So when we found out we were having kids, I immediately asked our families to respect our rule: no "new" toys (and frankly, to vet used and thrift toys by us first). I knew I wanted to raise them in a house where … Continue reading Minimalist Approach To Toys Maximizes Child’s Play and Minimizes Environmental Impacts
Hear ye! Hear ye! Stop using every other cleaning product. Vinegar is your saviour! Yes, you've heard it and it's true: vinegar cleans better than you think and it does disinfect. But before I go there, let's just go back to basics. What is vinegar? According to Wikipedia, vinegar is an aqueous solution of acetic acid and trace chemicals that … Continue reading A Day In The Life: All Hail King Vinegar (a breakdown of its majesty)