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)
Tell me this. Why in the heck do you want a ginormous, 3-foot, stuffed in polyester, synthetic crap bear with a stitched on giant red heart? Like, really, I ask you. What are you going to do with it? Let's keep this Valentine's Day beating its green heart with some really basic choices, and show … Continue reading Show The Planet Some Love On Valentine’s
Walking through a conventional grocery store sometimes brings me angst. I am surrounded by plastic. Have you actually stopped and looked around? Excluding the produce section (but ignoring the flimsy, dolphin-choking produce bags in that section), any aisle you're in is almost plastered by, in and with plastic. Picture the baking aisle: baking powder, cinnamon, … Continue reading A Day In The Life: Grocery Shopping II (Zerocery review)
Cold season. Allergies. Runny nose. Bloody nose. Leaky nose. Whatever the case, your nose will always have a reason to need an object to wipe it. But do we need to use disposable tissues? I say not! Hankies are what we use to dot our little noses in this house. Of all the sustainable behaviours … Continue reading What a Spanky Hanky!
Hands down, without a question, Christmas is my favourite time of year. Sing it... It's the most, wonderful, well, you get it! But it's true. I blare oldies. I decorate with vintage birds and bobbles. I get to wear ridiculous sweaters and sport oversized plaid earrings because anything plaid is acceptable during the holiday season. … Continue reading Dressed To Impress (the planet)
I have very passionately written in the past about menstrual cycles and how to use reusable products to get you through those crappy, bloaty days in my post Bloody Disaster. I was given the opportunity to review Wishy-Washy Cloth reusable pads.* Granted, I have only used two types of reusable pads in my life, but … Continue reading Wishy-Washy Cloth Is My Decisive Choice
Temperatures inside rise as the ones outside dip. It's not really the season to open the windows and get in all that fresh air. I know your place is going to start to get a little stuffy, but step back from the (synthetic) air fresheners. Instead, look to gorgeous, green and clean plants. Here are … Continue reading Purify With Plants (and not chemical sprays)