Identifying Ragweed

Tweet Pin It Are you allergic to ragweed?  Jon is.  According to Wikipedia, Ragweed is a very common allergen.  Just ask around and you’re sure to find people who know they are allergic to it.  But do you know how to recognize it?  It’s a very common weed and I realized recently that I’ve seen it’s […]

How Many Times Should You Use Your Disposable Razor?

Tweet Pin It There are a lot of things that we have been taught should be disposable, like silverware and diapers. I agree, sometimes it is wonderfully convenient and helpful to have disposable items. We took plastic forks and spoons to the beach with us this week so that we didn’t accidentally loose any of […]

Living Smaller – Make Friends With Your Neighbors

Tweet Pin It “Bye mom, I’m going next door!” “Can I go to David’s house to get Daddy?” “Run across the street and get a cup of sugar.” Making friends with your neighbors is generally a good idea. Life is better when you know the people who live around you and you can have a […]

Is Poison Walking Around Your Home?

Tweet Pin It When I was a kid we finally sweet-talked my mom into a cat. She kept saying she didn’t want to be responsible for another thing that had to be taken care of, she already had four children. One day a cat started hanging around our house and we started to take care […]

I Love Being A Green Mom

Tweet Pin It People keep asking me what I’m doing for Mother’s Day this year.  We have been so busy and have had so many difficult things happening this past month that I’m just looking forward to spending some time with my husband and children appreciating being a “green mom”. I love being a “green mom”! […]

Mindful Living for Living Green

Tweet Pin It I was talking to a friend recently about something I did ages ago and I said “that’s before I ever even thought about being green or caring about climate change.” I realized that my whole attitude towards how I live my daily life has changed since I have become concerned about our […]

Share Your Challenges – Living with Reynaud’s Syndrome

Tweet Pin It Often when people are faced with challenges they tend to keep them to themselves. Do you see yourself in one of these phrases? “I don’t want to burden others with my problems.”  “I don’t want others to think of me differently.” “I  don’t want sympathy or extra consideration.”  All of these are […]

8 Alternatives to Cut Roses This Valentine’s Day

Tweet Pin It One of my big pet peeves is the tradition of beautiful red roses for Valentine’s Day. I’ve written about this many times before but the issue doesn’t go away. When I was in high school I had a good job working for a florist. I enjoyed working with flowers, cleaning them, putting […]

Living Smaller – Go Vertical

Tweet Pin It Making a family of 5 fit in a small house or apartment isn’t easy.  It might not be what you imagined, it wasn’t what I imagined, but it is definitely greener. Through a series of posts on living smaller, I’m sharing tips that we’ve discovered to help us fit and keep organized. […]

Living Small – Organizing Small Cables

Tweet Pin It When you live in a small space it’s necessary to keep things organized so you can find them.  Recently I got very irritated over having so many cables to connect and charge our iPods, iPhones, iPad, hotspot and phones, but I could never find the one I needed. Jon knows all the names […]