I promised you the story and the pictures of opening the packaging of a new toy for Landon. Don bought him this noisy backhoe that came in the most ridiculous packaging I have ever seen. It was tied down by tiny screws, of all things, and it took us 10 minutes to open it! We were fuming and poor Landon had to be so patient. After we finally got it open, I took care of the noise by taking out the batteries right away, there was no way I was going… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on April 30, 2009 at 9:02pm —
We talked some time ago about the physical health benefits resulting from daily tea drinking. Regular doses of antioxidants, as well as increased hydration and alertness, are just a few of those benefits. But tea has an experiential component that benefits mental health as well. A few moments taken to sit, sip and contemplate will give your poor, overcrowded brain a rest!
Easier said than done, right? Well, here’s an idea from our fellow Chai Babies out there. Claim one ritual for… Continue
Added by Dheepa Maturi on April 29, 2009 at 7:05pm —
Want to spice up your meals? Adding masala chai to your favorite holiday dishes will give them a wonderfully exciting layer of flavor.
1. Breads. Add one cup of prepared masala chai to pumpkin or cinnamon bread recipes for wonderfully varied and spicy flavor.
2. Veggies. Use prepared masala chai to steam vegetables and rice or soak lentils and beans.
3. Soups, sauces and marinades. Add prepared masala chai directly to these dishes.
4. For you… Continue
Added by Dheepa Maturi on April 29, 2009 at 7:04pm —
Today is the big day—President Obama’s 100th day in office. This is the standard for evaluating a president’s initial achievements. Columnist Suzanne Goldenberg, from U.TV, writes about Obama’s ambitious progress to shift America towards a green future. Amidst the current economic and environmental challenges, Obama has been forced to face a daunting task—devise a recovery package that will help our ailing economy along with transforming a green future. All eyes are on this hopeful leader.… Continue
Added by Heather on April 29, 2009 at 9:31am —
This Earth Day, April 22, take the time to teach your kids about how THEY can make a difference
... a real difference.
Together, you can calculate your ecological footprint on the earth and see how much of an impact your family is making. More importantly, you can then work together to find ways for your family to tread… Continue
Added by Tracy Greene on April 21, 2009 at 11:30am —
Yoko Ono is an artist, singer, songwriter, musician, filmmaker and peace activist who lives and works in New York City.
In addition to the Imagine Peace website, you can also check out the following sites for more information on Yoko Ono - Twitter, Facebook Profile, Facebook Page, MySpace, You Tube, Vimeo, Flickr
Earth Promise: Why is EARTH HOUR so important to you and what do you want people to learn from it?
Yoko Ono: We are constantly creating… Continue
Added by Heather on April 15, 2009 at 9:15am —
If you are a green mommy, you must own this book! This is one of the stories I enjoy reading to my son most; and it is guaranteed to get a tear or two.
It has a simple but effective message that is so important for our kids to learn: every action has a consequence. Yes, what we do in this life and on this earth impacts everyone. Teaching our children responsibly is paramount. Now that we are informed we are gradually improving the damage inflicted by our more naive… Continue
Added by Kim Rosas on April 14, 2009 at 10:00am —
Howard Waldman - Green Dean for the Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Howard Waldman is the Green Dean for the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in Riverdale, New York. He works on sustainability issues at the school, both pertaining to the physical plant and curriculum development. In addition, he oversees work on the Middle School building’s green roof.
Earth Promise: What changes, or Earth Promises as we call them, have you made in your lifestyle to be more green? Changes… Continue
Added by Heather on April 13, 2009 at 10:43am —
Stefani Newman, eco-writer and Founder of teensygreen
Stefani is a daughter, wife, mom, sister, freelance copywriter, art teacher and green educator (for anyone who will listen)! A native New Yorker, Stefani started teensygreen.com in July of 2007 while living in the beautiful country of Panama, where she lived by the Pacific Ocean for the first time. She now resides in South Florida with her wonderful husband and two beautiful, talented, curious, life-loving daughters, who help her… Continue
Added by Heather on April 10, 2009 at 7:04pm —
Leslie Drogin - Government Affairs Analyst at the law firm, K&L Gates, and former Senior Advisor for Policy and Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy
Ms. Drogin is currently a Government Affairs Analyst in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. She focuses on energy policy. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Drogin worked as a Senior Advisor for Policy and Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).… Continue
Added by Heather on April 9, 2009 at 9:44am —
Hey girls (and guys)!! It’s give-away time here at Gathering Home. Just send us your top five skin-care rituals by April 30, 2009 and you could win the full line of Potent and Pure, the new organic skin-care line from Kiss My Face (12 products!!), along with six Lip Shimmers and six Lip Shines from the new SOS (Sheer Organic Shimmers) by Kiss My Face. The winner’s name will ...
continue reading at-… Continue
Added by Patty Howe on April 9, 2009 at 8:30am —
Small voices add up to big things.
We just love how naturally these concepts and ideas of reuse and not creating waste come to children, as if it is just a part of their home environment. The importance of the planet and the power of the little things, like REUSING, add up to big things.
ENTER TO WIN A KIDS KONSERVE LUNCH KIT BY SHARING YOUR VOICE WITH US!
If you were asked to create one thing that could help stop people from creating waste, what would it be?… Continue
Added by Christy on April 1, 2009 at 12:54am —
Disneynature, Walt Disney’s new green sector, will celebrate Earth Day, April 22, 2009 with the debut of, Earth
. This miraculous, environmental adaptation is from the award-winning British producer/director Alastair Fothergill, who created the “Planet Earth” series (BBC and The Discovery Channel) and “The Blue Planet.”
Narrated by James Earl Jones, Earth
follows the… Continue
Added by Heather on March 25, 2009 at 8:07am —
In My Professional Opinion twisted the arm of our friend and fellow makeup artist extraordinaire, Jose Teneza, until he agreed to guest blog! See, Jose is one of the most knowledgeable artists this Pro knows and he works at...well, we can't tell you, but it is a very large, cosmetic retailer and we knew that he would have the inside "scoop" on natural moisturizers. Check out his review...
Go Naked!! All right…not exactly what you’re thinking but it seems everywhere I turn… Continue
Added by Melissa Street on March 23, 2009 at 9:59am —
Michelle Obama’s White House garden is inspiring. The First Lady’s agricultural endeavor both introduces and reminds people to get closer to the land; to conserve Earth’s precious resources; and the importance of growing their own healthy food. For some people this is feasible; for others, both time and natural space interfere with this green-thumb movement. There are many accessible sites to help start your own garden, whether it’s an herb garden in your window sill, planting a fruit tree, or… Continue
Added by Heather on March 23, 2009 at 9:46am —
So many of my friends think I am one or more of the following: a certified nut crunching granola; a penny pinching miser; or a miracle worker. The truth is I am none of the above really. I do care deeply about our planet, as I only get one trip on it and I need to leave it in better condition than I found it for my children. I do try to use my dollar wisely and politically but I don't live excrutiatingly just to see how far I can go on a cent at the expense of comfort for myself or my family.… Continue
Added by Leanne on March 21, 2009 at 9:06pm —
Hopefully everyone will be enjoying some warmer weather now that spring is officially here.
We've been busy adding many new products, as well as putting many items on sale for some great spring savings.
We've also added a new promotional program that we will be running for the next few months. It's "Star Savings" & will be held one week out of every month. If the star is found in our store, then customers will receive 15% off of their entire order.
We will be adding many more… Continue
Added by carole harris on March 21, 2009 at 9:36am —
Growing up, I always made the assumption that (clean, drinkable) water would always be available. My wasteful habits are astonishing to look back upon: running water while brushing teeth; not turning the hose off while washing the car; and running the kitchen sink while washing dishes. The millions of gallons of water my family and I wasted make me cringe with disgust. This careless water behavior of mine has come to a screeching halt. The news about our dwindling water supply and countries… Continue
Added by Heather on March 20, 2009 at 11:51am —
Online shopping: I know I couldn’t live without it. It’s one of the most convenient tools the Internet has to offer. Every search engine or guide plugs that they make it the easiest, fastest or have the largest selection available.
Now that green shopping has become the norm, I came across, Thepurplebook Green: An Eco-friendly Online Shopping Guide
. Born from the annually published… Continue
Added by Heather on March 19, 2009 at 10:09am —
A few days ago I received an alarming e-mail from a friend about another mom’s little daughter who got very sick and was hospitalized after ingesting hand sanitizer. This is not the first time I have heard about this, and I want to urge everyone, parents and grandparents, to be very careful with these products or not to used them anymore at all!
This little girl, four years old, was very lethargic and incoherent in school, and when they got her to the hospital, she had an alcohol… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 16, 2009 at 8:06pm —