The Symbolism of the Laundry

I just did a load of laundry. One bath towel. One blouse. Three tee shirts. One tee shirt-pajama top. Three pairs of undies. One bra. One pair of jeans. One cloth napkin. Two kitchen towels. A white wash is in the machine. I think there are four white shirts in that load. The laundry is hanging to dry on a portable air dryer on the terrace. ...more

Laundry and Working Out...What a Night

I've been feeling pretty lazy lately. Back in May I was running a marathon, now I'm barely able to push myself through a 3.5 mile run. I believe it's because I lack a goal. Working toward the marathon I had to run all those miles so that I didn't get killed on race day. Now I think 'who's going to care if I don't run today?' One thing that has been helping me is actually my sister. She's been really excited about hitting the gym lately. So whenever I'm watching tv and I see her head out with her iPod I get a nice reminder of what I should be doing.  ...more

Dirty Laundry: How do you come clean?

I'm back from Chicago, and I've got a big suitcase full of dirty clothes and a day off work.  Awwww, yeah, it's Laundry Day!  I made a decision to just embrace and love doing the wash since I spend so much time doing it.  The feel of the scoop as I measure the detergent; the sound of the water filling up the washing machine; the thumping of the dryer; folding warm clothes: it's strangely soothing and meditative.  ...more

I use vinegar (white, not balsamic ;) ) as a detergent booster.  It's cheap, it's green (in a ...more

To Hang or not to Hang? That is the Question!

This is breaking news: I hung up my family’s laundry this morning.            I know it’s not such a big deal – really – but I felt very green.I also felt very torn. ...more

I See Little Green People

What you are about to read is true. None of the names have been changed to protect the innocent. I swear. ...more

6 great ways to save money for Earth Day

~ Elizabeth Burman, AKA "Almostgotit," blogs at Almostgotit.com ~ ...more

Airing Out Your (Clean) Laundry

I became quite obsessed with windows and fresh laundry in Italy. This is the color version of my current banner...Another thing that I've become obsessed with...constantly changing my banner. ...more

What I Find In The Laundry........

With four kids, laundry is something that is a never ending process. Washing, drying, sorting,  folding,  putting it away. As I am transferring the clothes from the washer to the dryer, frequently I run into surprises in the washer. Here is this weeks finds: ...more

Ten things I’ve learned about potty training

Potty training is one of those things that people routinely lie about. I don’t have absolute proof of that but I just know it to be true down to my bones. No one really talks about the nuts and bolts of potty training. So I feel the need to present the seedy side of toilet training. Your results may vary, but I believe these to be somewhat universal truths. ...more

The War That Never Ends

I have my sights set. It's a monster I am determined to conquer. I've battled this foe many times in the past and today it stands covered in whites. On other days in the not so distant past I was met with every color of the rainbow. No matter how many times I slay this beast it returns with a vengeance. I will not be deterred in my quest. However, I may be delayed in entering the conflict. I have many pressing responsibilities that pull at my attention. ...more