What Green Thing Did Your Mom Teach You?

As I raise my children I like to think back on how my mother raised me and about the things she taught me.  Some things she taught me outright – like my ABCs.  Other things she modeled for me – like recycling and caring for our planet. I remember that when I was young, we […]

Honor the Earth Giveaway – Stonyfield Smoothies

We’re excited to be participating in the Honor the Earth Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering and Brittleby’s Corner. We are giving away six 6-packs of Stonyfield YoKids sMOOthies! Make sure you scroll down to the links of other blogs below the our giveaway – Members of the Green Moms Network are excited to bring […]

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! We are wishing you and yours a joyous, happy and healthy Easter. There are many great reasons to dye your eggs naturally: –  If you avoid artifical food colorings normally, why go out of your way to put it on your food for a holiday? – While dying eggs naturally you won’t absorb […]

My Dream Family Car – Telsa Model S

Oops, I think you really wanted to go here: My Dream Family Car – Tesla Model S

Nemo – The Blizzard of 2013

We are still digging out from Nemo, which turned out to be the 5th largest blizzard in Boston history.  The official snow fall amount was 25 inches, though we have several drifts well over 3 feet around our house. Schools and business were closed Friday and the Governor declared a state of emergency and prohibited […]

Shrinky Dink Wine Charms from Discarded Plastic

Do you remember the excitement of watching shrinky dinks shrivel up and shrink as a kid?  Do you want a unique personalized way to identify your wine glass or beer bottle at your next party? If you were a kid in the 80’s like me, you probably remember the joy of coloring on and baking shrinky […]

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 […]

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 […]