13 Ways You Can Go Green

Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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Giveaway – Books for Growing Your Own Backyard Fruit

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO #9 MISHIA AND #29 JEANNIE! SEND ME AN EMAIL WITH YOUR MAILING ADDRESS, PLEASE. Many moons ago I had a large garden and a dozen fruit trees growing in my front yard. I was a young mom of 1 little guy back then. Oh my! My little guy […]

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Guest Post: Cloth Diapering

Diapers, diapers, diapers. If you’re a mom, there’s no way around it — you’ll be changing diapers for the next couple years. I have had a child (or more) in diapers for the past 11 years, 10 months and 15 days, give or take a day. For us, disposables have been the way to go. […]

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Guest Post: Composting

Kitchen scraps is one of the weak links in my efforts to reduce what goes out in our trashcan. We recycle everything but the green waste. Time to change that! I’ve been wanting to start a compost system for several months now. Here Jennifer explains how they do it. After reading her simple tutorial, I […]

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Links of Love: The Green Edition

There is such a wealth of do-it-yourself, save-the-environment, pinch-your-pennies things to do out there! Here are a few that I stumbled on recently. The EcoSmart blog talks about how to find natural insect repellents in your spice rack. Passionate Homemaking explains how to make reusable nursing pads. Lois offers a suggestion for never running out […]

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Earth Day Freebie Opportunities

Today being Earth Day and all, there are quite a few freebies to be had. ** Win a Tote! Register here for a chance to win a Calypso Studios S.H.O.P. Tote. Contest ends today at noon, EST. ** Get a free PLM T-Shirt! Remember those very cool Peace Love Mom Tshirts that I had a […]

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Guest Post: Upcycling (or Using What You Got)

Many a grandmother (or great grandmother) today may have memories of her girlhood dresses being crafted out of flour sacks. Previous generations knew how to get the ultimate use out of every item. Unbeknownst to me this process is called, upcycling. This guest post from Julie explains several ways that you can use something just […]

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Reusable Grocery Bags – They Work For Me!

As you know, I’m a big ol’ grocery geek. I love to score big on food costs. Plus, feeding a family of 8 requires that I buy a lot. My children are hobbits, and I think we have a meal every hour. Seriously. Needless to say, with all my shopping, I was getting buried under […]

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