Children Love Books That Reflect Their Values

I love it when my children get excited about the things that are important to me.  The other day my daughter was lamenting to me that there was a book at school that she really wanted to show me, but it was at school.  I suggested to her that she tell the teacher that she […]

How I got my son excited for yogurt!

I pack the lunches for my twin 3rd graders and my preschool almost every morning.  I try very hard to keep their lunches healthy, interesting and as natural as possible.  With three very different eaters, this is a challenge. Recently I have discovered a trick to getting my preschool son to love yogurt in his […]

Fuel Efficiency Or Family Harmony?

While we were driving home from our Thanksgiving vacation today I had time to think, lots of time to think. I thought about how when I varied my speed I was able to vary my fuel efficiency.  Really, I coud vary my MPG my changing my MPH Crazy Boot Truck in Connecticut The LL Bean […]

Teach Your Children Well

On the day after Thanksgiving, I’m thankful that my children are learning my green values and that I get to spend holidays at my mother’s house. We live about four hours from the closest family, so it’s really a treat to be able to sleep in and know that other people will take care of […]

Greening Halloween: Reuse & Crafty Modifications

Halloween Costumes – New, reused and modified! With our busy lives, coming up with Halloween costumes for three kids is a struggle.  We have to balance the time needed to make something from scratch, the environmental and budget costs of buying commercial costumes and most importantly what the kids want to be for Halloween.  I […]

Why Should You Cloth Diaper?

For a couple of years now I’ve been describing myself as a cloth diaper evangelist.  I feel strongly that cloth diapers are better for the environment, better for your baby and you, and cheaper overall.  If you know a few tricks, you can get started with cloth diapers for next to nothing.  Sure you have […]

The Summer Olympics Inspires Young Athletes – Sometimes

“Mom, why is there a horse dancingon TV? I think dogs jumping and doingflips would be more interesting.”after a few minutes watching Dressage. Every 4 years the Summer Olympics inspire thousands, if not millions of young girls and boys to take up gymnastics and swimming. Impressionable young children watch hours and hours of these sports, not just […]

Day Camps Go Green! Vote for our Boys & Girls Club Camp!

This summer I’ve noticed a growing trend with day camps in our area – they’re spending more time teaching kids about the environment and recycling.  It’s a natural trend, when you’re outside, learn about things outside,  but it seems to be more deliberate recently, which I love. The Mayor cheering for the Green Racers This […]

Top 10 Reasons I Love My Local Farmers Market

I love going to my local farmers market.  I used to think that going to a farmers market was an opportunity to get inexpensive food.  I’ve since learned that that’s not why you go to a farmer’s market. The top 10 reasons why I love my local farmer’s market: Timmy loves his bread! 10. Fresh […]

Getting the Slugs Out – Naturally!

I’ve been really frustrated lately with my string beans looking like this: And some of them have been looking like this above. I was talking to my neighbor, and she said that she thought it was from slugs. She was using banana peels around her garden to ward them away. I remembered that my mother […]