Packing Disposable-Free Kids Lunches – Including Fruit Cups

When our kids started attending daycare a few years ago, they needed a lunch packed for them every day, and so started our daily need to pack lunches for two children.  At first, as for many people,  this meant the daily use and disposal of items like fruit cups, juice pouches or boxes, sandwich bags, […]

My Mother’s Day Wish For My Children

A gift from my daughter This afternoon when I picked my daughter up from school she handed me a craft she had made and said “Here, this is your Mother’s Day Gift.  I don’t know when Mother’s Day is, so I’m giving it to you now.”  She is 6 years old.  How sweet is that?   […]

Being Part of a Guinness World Record™! Great Cloth Diaper Change!

Today I helped out at the Great Cloth Diaper Change event hosted by the Diaper Lab in Somerville, MA.  Salina and her staff at the Diaper Lab were GREAT hosts and ran a great event!  They have a great store and if you ever need advice on cloth diapers, I HIGHLY recommend it! Gathering for […]

Super-Healthy Yummy Vegan-or-Not Pancakes (or Waffles)

Part of being “green” is being healthy – or so I think.  Many years ago I started making large batches of pancakes and waffles for my family and freezing them.   Then each morning we’d bring a few out and toast or microwave them and have a healthy, homemade breakfast as fast as a processed, […]

Natural Mosquito Bite Relief – What Works and What Doesn’t Work

During our camping trip last summer I got an excessive number of mosquito bites on my legs, upwards of 25 on each leg. The main thing I learned from that was that it’s important to use a reasonable amount of bug spray, especially when it’s hot out and you’re wearing shorts. Around here we have […]

Why Use Cloth Diapers? Change 3 Things Campaign

I use cloth diapers because they are good for the environment.  I want to limit the amount of waste that I send to landfills and incinerators and I want to limit the amount of natural resources that are consumed for products that I just throw away. Some people use cloth diapers because of the health […]

When Living Green Isn’t What’s Best For Your Family

Wow, that sounds like an odd thing for our blog “When living green isn’t what’s best for your family.”  I think it’s important for people to realize that sometimes you have to make choices, and if certain things and certain situations aren’t the right things for your family, that’s OK. For each person, lifestyle choices […]

Living Healthier Through Sunscreen

We have been working recently on being more careful about what we put ON our bodies, as well as what we put IN our bodies. This summer we are being a lot more careful about putting on sunscreen, both on ourselves and the children. Jon and our older son have always had sensitive skin that […]

Toxins in Your Life – Fragrance

As part of “greening” our lifestyle we have have also been starting to look at what is in our products, both in terms of ingredients that are good or bad for the environment and ingredients that are good or bad for people. In recent months I have been surprised to learn that ingredients that are […]

Tip: Save Water, Time and Money: Train Your Hair To Need Less Washing

About ten years ago I decided that I wanted to grow my hair very long.  I searched the web for resources and learned that the best way to have healthy hair is to not wash it every day.   There were tips for training your hair to not need washing every day.  I followed these […]