Green It- Air-Dry Your Laundry

Remember the days when our mothers and grandmothers pinned up the laundry on the clothesline outside? Ours was a reel line that spanned the yard and went from the patio to the nearby wooden phone pole....more

Why We Can't Save The Planet

According to the Boston Globe, a North Andover mom "wants to leave the earth a healthy place for her three children. But what good is a thriving planet ... if her kids are forced to live in a home lighted by bulbs that are energy efficient but ruin the look of the dining room chandelier...?"To spare her kids from poor lighting, the mom is hoarding incandescent bulbs in anticipation of their scheduled "fade out" as it were.Really? Are you kidding? F*ck the chandelier lady, you've got a planet to save!...more

What the 'F...' Is Fracking?

It sounds like it could be a new dance ("Let's do the frack!"). Or maybe it's a cool way to clean your house ("I really fracked my floor this week; it looks great now!")...more
this is such a great post! such substance. I am geared up to watch gasland now!


Seven Bicycling Tips For Beginners (or Re-Beginners)

Better weather is finally here, and more people are getting out on their bikes! I know, there are plenty of articles out there with tips for beginners. But I've been pondering things that I wish I had known when I started bicycling again....more

I do so want a bicycle. There are some great paved bike trails around here and it looks fun. I ...more

Dirty Down There: The Selling of "Feminine" Products

By Lu Bailey, cross-posted at On The Issues Magazine...more

Acting As If Future Generations Matter

By Carolyn Raffensperger, cross-posted at On The Issues Magazine...more

Snipping Pink Sentimentality: Persisting on the Whys of Breast Cancer

By Eleanor J. Bader, cross-posted at On The Issues Magazine...more

In Memory of My Mother I am Going to Plant a Tree

My mother suddenly passed away four years ago and not a day goes by that I don’t think of her and miss her dearly. Losing my mother, even though I was in my 40′s, felt like I was being abandoned. I felt a sense of loss that was so paralyzing. I was left unable to take care of myself or make a single decision on my own. I could not fathom that she was actually gone....more

A Tale of Two Nursing Mothers

By Chanda Chevannes, cross-posted at On The Issues MagazineWhen my husband, Nathan, and I first announced that we were expecting a baby, we quickly received a lot of unsolicited advice — advice we usually ignored. But we did hear at least one good idea: Don’t change your life to fit your baby; fit your baby into your life....more

Message in BPA Baby Bottles: Don’t Mess with Moms

By Margie Kelly, cross-posted at On The Issues Magazine...more