Make Recycling Easy

Tweet Pin It Do you ever have a day where you want to do the right thing, but it’s just too hard? I know, it happens to me a lot.  Like the winter I stopped composting because the snow was just too deep. It really helps when there are little thing you can do to […]

Take 5 Minute Showers

Tweet Pin It How long does it take to get clean in the shower?  Is it 10 minutes?  Did you know that a 10 minutes shower with a standard shower head can use upwards of 80 gallons of water and generate up to 4 pounds of CO2 emissions?  That is not including the energy used […]

Bathe Your Children Less Often

Tweet Pin It It’s really nice karma when doing what’s best for the planet, for your children’s health and saving time & money, all align.  It turns out that this is the case with bathing children, particularly infants.  I’ve consulted with several pediatricians and dermatologists they agree, if your child isn’t actually dirty, it’s not […]

Keeping Dirty Coal & Oil Offline During this Heatwave

Tweet Pin It As the east coast experiences yet another heat wave this week, we are also experiencing peak demand for electricity to run all those air conditioners.  As demand increases, so does our reliance on dirtier forms of energy like coal and oil.  With a few small adjustments, you can help keep the peak […]

Greening Birthday Parties on Mommy Splurge

Tweet Pin It Imagine my surprise one day when one of my college friends posted about a giveaway on her mommy blog.  Her what? One of my college friends is writing a mommy blog and I didn’t know it? I had to double-check, I was pretty sure that Brandy was a lawyer and back in […]

Cold Desserts With A Healthy Kick

Tweet Pin It It got really hot where we live, and it got hot fast. Around here it was about 20 degrees F above average for the last several days. We sometimes get weather like this in July and August, but in May, it’s just weird.  At least it’s not tornados. However, it inspired me […]

Don’t forget Mothers Day

Tweet Pin It This Sunday is Mother’s Day.  Mom’s love their kids and what you do far more than any stuff you can give them. Here are some tips from Alicia on 10 Last Minute Green Gifts Mom will Love. I have a few things in the works, but I can’t share them yet or […]

Myths and Truths About Breastfeeding Preemies in the NICU

Tweet Pin It Today I’m over at Intoxicated on Life writing about breastfeeding when babies are born early and are in the NICU.  Moms who have had a baby that spent time in the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit know that there are a lot of barriers to breastfeeding those babies.  My twins were so early […]

Breastfeeding Tips from Navigating the Booby Trap

Tweet Pin It Do you have questions about breastfeeding?  Have you tried and had trouble?  Are you debating if it is worth the trouble? Breastfeeding is the healthiest, cheapest and greenest way to feed a new baby.  It is also the most convenient.  Trisha at This Intoxicated Life feels so strongly about the topic that […]

Simple Steps to Saving Energy and Money

Tweet Pin It Regular readers of our blog may remember that I work as the energy manager for our municipality.  Recently I was at a reception in honor of our municipality receiving an award for our Go Green program. and I had the opportunity to spend some time chatting with the wife of our Mayor.  She asked […]