NaBloPoMo: Add All Your November 2013 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
Looking forward to doing this, it has been almost a year since I have done NaBloPoMo!  If I had ... more

How to Keep it Together When Your Child is in a Mental Health Crisis

I cried far too much today. I cried because I have a sweet little ten-year-old boy who needs me to be a lot stronger than I am. I cried because I can't seem to give him what he needs, get him what he needs. I cried because he told us he's sad all the time, he can't make his brain shut off, he feels weird and out of place in this world, and he wishes he could be more like his brothers. I cried harder still when he saw me crying and reassured me that he was going to get better. ...more
Do not worry about your son seeing you cry. I think it is important especially for a child with ... more

Environmentalist in Oklahoma: Against the Grain

I was born and raised in rural Oklahoma, in a town of around 17,000 people. Oklahoma is known for things like rodeos, country music, the Dust Bowl, the oil and natural gas, and for being one of the reddest states, politically, in the U.S. Oklahoma is not known as being a very progressive or eco-friendly state. My Senator, Sen. Inhofe is even one of the biggest climate deniers in U.S. politics....more
I think it is great what you are doing for your home state. It means a lot to have local ... more

Am I the Only Mom Who Wishes for a Best Friend?

My negative thoughts as a result were things like, "I have no friends," and "No one cares about my life," and "I wish my sister lived closer because she is the only one that gets me." But, I find myself feeling lonely. And sad. Moms need friends too, right? Or am I the only one? I have always been a people person. I have always had "an easy time making friends" as my Mom would say to me all the time growing up. But, here I am. 35-years-old. 3 kids. A good husband. A stable life. And, all I want is a close friend. ...more
I think this is true for stay at home moms and working moms, women with sisters/brothers close ... more

Vice President Biden and will.i.am Rock the Green Inaugural Ball

The Green Inaugural Ball was a blast: part rock concert, part political rally, part fashion show, and definitely part food feast....more
Sounds like a fun time Diane. I am happy to hear that some VIP's in Washington attended and ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
My first NaBloPoMo I am really looking forward to it! more

Sew Napkins From Vintage Linens

I have been using reusable napkins for many years now. It was one of the first and probably easiest changes I made when "going green" over 4 years ago. Not only does it help the environment, it also saves me money. I can’t even remember the last time I purchased paper napkins or paper towels....more
The vintage fabric you have is amazing!! This is a great idea! more

Upcycled Glass Jar Luminaries for Halloween

Not to be a Halloween Scrooge or anything but it boggles my mind that Americans spent about $7 billion dollars last Halloween. It'll probably be higher this year and yes, that could be equivalent to a GDP of a small country....more
This is an excellent way to reuse our glass jars for decoration! more

If You're So Unhappy Being a Mom, Why Should I Be One?

At least ten of you have sent me the link to the I Hate Being a Mom Secret Confessions site by now, and I’ve been avoiding it. Sort of in the same way I’ve been avoiding seeing The Exorcist. Because although I know these horror stories probably wouldn’t happen to me, they’d still scare me to death. I was right....more
I agree with SuperFlippy, I wonder how many women who posted were sufferring from ... more

Goodie Bags and Other Green Parenting Dilemmas

This week my kids collected quite a haul of plastic 'stuff' and lived a very non-ecofriendly life with their friends and it challenged me as parent. When my daughter started to cry wanting to drink out of the toxic water bottle she got from the gymnastics studio we went to for trial class it hit me... I have to deal with not being like everyone else....more
No person probably ever died from drinking out of one plastic bottle... but lots of animals die ... more