My green story continues

I get asked this questions all the time: Have you always been this passionate about the environment? I most definitely have not always been like this. It has been a process; an evolution over the years. Read part one of my story here....more

Charlie Brown Holiday Tree

Green Clorox Wipe Idea

Easy, Green, and Inexpensive Halloween Ideas

This post was originally published last year at Halloween. Hope you find it helpful! This year my older son is going to be an astronaut and my younger son will be a puppy. I thought afterwards that I should've had my younger son be an alien, oh well....more

Inexpensive Cures for Chapped Hands

There's nothing sexy about dry, chapped, red weathered hands.  In fact, it can be downright painful to sport cracked paws, particularly when ordinary washing and drying results in irritated, broken skin and knuckles like sandpaper....more
I always get broker skin almost everytime I do laundry and my easy solution is to laundry gloves ...more

Can Car Seats Be Recycled?

I've been hearing concerns about child car seat disposal, namely, can they be recycled? Car seats are the only piece of kid gear required by law and, in some places, for kids up to age 8, so one child could have two or three different seats before they graduate to standard safety belt. With four million babies born in the U.S. annually, and each requiring three car seats before age eight, Americans buy as many as 12 million seats a year. And even though 90 percent of the materials are recyclable, where does all that metal, foam, fabric and molded plastic end up?...more
recycling all (safe) baby items is a wonderful idea and is the inspiration for a new ...more

Buy Green! Buy American!

  Increase 200,000 U.S. Jobs by Buying American Made Products this Labor DayThe Futon Shop, a multiplier manufacturer, has been making green mattresses in San Francisco since 1976. Buy green buy American! A new line of American made certified organic crib mattresses will be introduced this Labor Day. ...more

Environmentally Sensitive? Actually, We're Just Cheap

The Norwegian Artist and I have never worried about steering our little raft through the middle of the stream, which is good, since according to our four progeny we are hopelessly on the edge. The other day, however, we discovered that, without our changing any of our odd habits, we have become cool, contemporary, and whatever other words describe the opposite of what we actually are....more
@sassymonkey My mother has a dryer and she refuses to use it. It's a bit of a game for her -- I ...more

No Kids = No Worries About the Planet? That’s So Very Wrong.

More from BlogHer…The exhibit hall of sponsors looking to connect with women and women bloggers was huge.  Some brands were no surprise to find there: P&G, Playskool, Best Buy, Hilshire Farm… Mixed in were a handful of issues advocates, including the Moms Clean Air Force....more
@DesiValentine4ooh! Humans are my friend!more

Victory Gardens: Now a Misdemeanor

When it comes to landscaping it may seem what's good enough for 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue should be good enough for the working class neighborhoods of America, but Oak Park, a Detroit-area community in Michigan, disagrees.Students from local schools help Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, and First Lady Michelle Obama, plant the 2011 White House Kitchen Garden. ...more