You can raise a child who loves nature and is deeply connected to Mother Earth even in the middle of a metropolitan environment. Look at me. Born in Toronto, raised in the city, I love immersing myself in everything outdoorsy. Camping, canoeing, hiking, vacations in the forest, I love it all. It's not that I … Continue reading Raising a Wild (nature-loving) Child is Easy!
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
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!
To-do lists. Grocery lists. Packing lists. Weekly family menu planning. Love notes. Reminder notes. Whatever it is, we all have used cutesy pads of paper to jot all these down. Whether it's from a fancy stationery store at $6-10 for a few pads at 50 sheets each or the dollar store at $1-2 for a … Continue reading Doodles Repurposed For To-Dos