Scenes From Our November Weekend

We purposely made no plans this weekend because we’re trying to keep our circle small in order to prevent Covid-19. However we had such a lovely weekend with a good mixture of adventuring, crafting, cooking, chores and relaxing, so no complaints here. On Saturday, I was itching to get outside and adventure so I checkedContinue reading “Scenes From Our November Weekend”

The 3 Commandments of Food Waste Reduction

With the holidays on the horizon, I’d like to take a few minutes of your time to discuss an often-overlooked environmental issue: food waste. According to the FDA, food waste accounts for between 30 and 40 percent of the food supply. Yes, we waste one third to two-fifths of the food we produce in thisContinue reading “The 3 Commandments of Food Waste Reduction”

Easy Less-Waste Bathroom Swaps

I’ve been trying to decrease my waste for a few years now and have found it most difficult to change my grooming habits. Maybe it’s vanity, or my affinity towards certain products for certain reasons, but I can’t let go of my favorite shampoos or face creams. Perfect “zero-wasters” lather up with coconut oil andContinue reading “Easy Less-Waste Bathroom Swaps”

My Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

It’s going to be a different one this year, but we’re still planning on having a good Thanksgiving with just our family of four. Since so many activities are currently unavailable, enjoying accessible traditions feels even more important to me. There are a few activities my family does every year, including listening to Adam Sandler’sContinue reading “My Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes”

Planning your Vegetarian Thanksgiving

I know for a lot of people Thanksgiving and other winter holidays are a big question mark this year – will we see family at all? How many family members and who? Will we eat outdoors? Will we see the bottom half of our loved-ones’ faces? It feels like so much is out of ourContinue reading “Planning your Vegetarian Thanksgiving”

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez

My girls’ school read this book last week, in relation to the election. While there’s obviously a lot to say about our new first woman Vice President (yay!) and how we await the first woman President, that’s not the only reason why I like reading this story with my daughters. For me, I think it’sContinue reading “Sofia Valdez, Future Prez”