Drink Green: Organic and Fair Trade Wines

I love to drink wine of all sorts and I’m open for wine tasting with friends anytime. I don’t ordinarily buy organic or Fair Trade wine, I’ve tried a few but our local stores don’t offer much of a selection. I’ve also seen wines that claim to be "ethically produced", whatever that means. I just figured fair trade and organic wine was merely greenwashing, just another marketing ploy. And what about the price? Isn’t the production of organic wine going to be more costly?...more
oh I love me some Frey wine! It is about 15$ if my memory serves me right. :) more

Should Salons Have Child Free Policies?

Have you and your children ever been turned away from somewhere? Not because the kids are being loud and obnoxious. But just because they EXIST. That’s what happened to me today....more
I think that is crazy! Up until a few months ago I brought my daughter to the salon as long as ... more

5 Steps Toward a Nontoxic Home

We are exposed to toxins on a daily basis, but just how much depends on the foods we eat, the furniture we sit on, the lotions we decide to put on our bodies and the products that surround us.The degree to which we potentially put our children’s health at risk depends on the different products we decide to bring into the house. Their exposure to toxins begins before they are even born. Whatever we inhale or ingest can have a lasting effect on our children....more
 @Cynthia M That's great Cynthia! I love vinegar! more

Reducing Your Paper Trail

Reducing the amount of paper you use daily is easier than you think. It just might take some extra effort on your part at he beginning to start out, but once it is all on in place, it should be second nature to go paperless!Just think of the impact your actions will have- about 90% of paper comes from trees, the majority of which are not sustainably harvested. By reducing our paper use we can reduce our support for this generally non-renewable industry. Therefore, here are 10 ways in which you can jump on the paperless bandwagon! I hear it is a fun ride....more
@Cindy, Never heard of mail stop- I will look into that! Thanks! :) more

I Don't Wash My Kids' Hair

We have to adjust bathtime routines here in the winter (dry skin, less grime) and summer (stinky, sweaty, muddy kids). They need less washing in the winter, more in the summer. Kirsten at I Still Hate Pickles just confessed that she doesn't wash her sons' hair. Do you have an off-the-beaten-track bathing routine? Do you avoid hair washing all together when it comes to your kiddos?...more
I wash my daughter with dr.bronners and we do use it onher hair but not all the time. I don't ... more

Carolyn & Taco

(I could end National Blog Posting Month with a post about what I learned this month about being a writer, and a reader. I could point you to my blog roll over on the right and suggest you read some of the amazing voices on there. I could thank BlogHer for recognizing some of my posts, and helping me have the best traffic I've ever seen. I could invite all of you who found me this month to keep coming back. I could do all of that, but instead - I'm going to tell you a story.)...more
Thanks for making giggle loudly! more

Blogging for the sake of blogging...

So November is NaBloPoMo and I am participating.  We are four days in and this has definitely been a busy week without the having to write every day aspect.  The hardest thing that I have run into is finding something of importance to write about.  I can generally sit on the couch and say "I should write about that..." but I generally forget about it and never do it.  I think that I need to write the whole thing down as I think about it.  I generally jot d...more
I love the holiday farmers market idea that you are going attend! Sounds like fun! more