We love to support companies that do great work here and abroad. By now, we are all now quite familiar with (and wearing) Toms Shoes and we love the great work the company does around the world (Did you know that Toms does eyewear now, under the same One-for-One principle). In fact, we…Continue
Added by The Succulent Wife on August 24, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments
Remember the days when our mothers and grandmothers pinned up the laundry on the clothesline outside? Ours was a reel line that spanned the yard and went from the patio to the nearby wooden phone pole. I remember handing the clothespins to my mom, picking out the colorful plastic ones over the too-old-fashioned wood pegs (of…
Added by Niki Blurton on August 4, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
As summer finally begins to make itself known around here (I know, everyone else is experiencing record highs, right?), last week I found myself feeling outsmarted again by our stuff.
"OK, everyone outside."
"Wait, where's your hat?"
"Do you have sunblock on yet?"
"I don't know. Where IS the sunblock?"
"Who used the sunblock last?!"
I've said it a million times. But here it goes again. My job description oftentimes feels like it must read: 50% SAHM duties /…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on August 4, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments
Hi everyone, I am hosting a giveaway for a bag of Eco Sprout detergent, an environmentally friendly detergent safe for cloth diapers and your regular day to day laundry. Contest ends August 6th. For full details, go here!
Added by Eco-Mom on August 1, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on July 13, 2011 at 2:57pm — No Comments
I am having my very first blog giveaway. This isfor all the moms who cloth diaper or if you know someone who is.
Added by Angie Kunst on July 3, 2011 at 10:48am — No Comments
Today we rose to a sun that was trying it's darndest to burn through the mist that shrouds the redwoods. It'd peek through momentarily, lighting up the whole living room, and within minutes hide again beyond the mist.
Finally at ten o'clock the…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 6, 2011 at 5:19pm — No Comments
The spring is progressing nicely. We have managed to dodge the Toto-like weather, and my garden is planted and starting to grow. The mixture of rain, humidity, and sunshine has contributed to my green thumb abilities.
Everything has come up except for the spinach and Swiss chard. Well, a singular spinach plant has sprouted. One. I never had any luck last year, so I’m not holding out much hope for this year. I’m not really sure if the Swiss chard is up yet, because I’ve never…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on May 25, 2011 at 7:59am — No Comments
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My mother suddenly passed away four years ago and not a day goes by that I don’t think of her and miss her dearly. Losing my mother, even though I was in my 40′s, felt like I was being abandoned. I felt a sense of loss that was so paralyzing. I was left unable to take care of myself or make a single decision on my own. I could not fathom that she was actually gone. I would often pick up the phone on Sunday to call her, since that was our standing phone date after my father passed…Continue
Added by The Succulent Wife on May 6, 2011 at 6:38pm — No Comments
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In honor of Earth Day (tomorrow!) we thought that we would highlight a green company that – to us – exemplifies what an environmentally-friendly consumer product manufacturing company should be.
That would be Full Circle, a company that produces green lifestyle tools that are stylishly designed,…Continue
Added by The Succulent Wife on April 22, 2011 at 2:22pm — No Comments
When we moved to our new home eight months ago, I was worried. You see, our new home has no dishwasher. And I had kind of made a personal vow that I would never move to another home without a dishwasher again until all my kids had left the nest.
I love dishwashers. Matter of fact, if I had to put all my appliances in order (yes, odd, but something I've done while living without electricity in the rainforest), it would be like this:
1. Stove (Burners beat out all. Plain and…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on April 18, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Do you think I belong on this list? Top 25 Eco-Friendly Moms
I want to be one of the Top 25 Eco-Friendly Moms to you — regardless if I make it on the list or not.
I grew up in Germany, without food dyes and six different bins for recycling for everything from glass, paper, and plastic, and I guess being green is just a way of life for me.I often can not… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on April 15, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Added by Anya Heidenberg on March 21, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Aaaahhhhh, sigh of relief. The forties are now the twenties, the fifties are now the thirties, which makes this new millennium one of new energy, new action, and new commitments. In the past ten years of this new millennium we have each subtracted just as many years from our age! Sigh of relief again here. Whoever thought of this trend and helped it to catch on needs a big high five, a huge piece of cake, and free ice cream for life as a thank you. Now that we each have the opportunity to…Continue
Added by Meredith Ball on March 13, 2011 at 9:48pm — No Comments
In 2003 my husband and I moved to China. We lived in Beijing for two years.
Not a lengthy amount of time – certainly not long enough for me to claim expert status on Chinese people or their customs – but just long enough for me to accumulate lots of stuff. If you’ve ever lived overseas you probably know what I’m talking about. While shopping in fantastic open-air markets, quite often a small, very persistent and somewhat annoying voice whispers in your ear: “You may never…Continue
Added by Melissa Deming on March 3, 2011 at 6:09pm — No Comments
I am a huge fan of Fresh Wave odor eliminators. Not only are they eco-friendly, but they have no strong perfumes or fragrances to mask odors (which give me a serious headache). They are made of natural ingredients such…Continue
Added by The Succulent Wife on February 17, 2011 at 11:33am — No Comments