Minimalist Approach To Toys Maximizes Child’s Play and Minimizes Environmental Impacts

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

A Day In The Life: All Hail King Vinegar (a breakdown of its majesty)

Grocery store shelf with vinegar bottles

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)

Halloween Is Scarier Than You Think

Halloween is one of the cutest holidays ever. Newborns in little skeleton onesies. Toddlers in one-piece animal suits. Kiddos emanating childhood dreams through costumes. And for me, this holiday is one of my faves: chocolate bonanzas, carving pumpkins, Ghostbusters on TV on repeat, Hallmark Channel movie sets at fall fairs and corn fields. Just things … Continue reading Halloween Is Scarier Than You Think