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”

Vote for a Greener Tomorrow

In one week, our country will make a very important decision – do we care about the future of our planet or not? Do we care about the future of our children or not? It won’t surprise anyone to know that a vote for Trump is a vote against our planet and our children’s future.Continue reading “Vote for a Greener Tomorrow”

How Living Green Saves Me Green

We had an excellent comment on Rachel’s last post about how Zero Waste can seem like an elitist movement created by people who can afford to buy organic bed sheets and drive a Tesla. What if I can’t afford that $20 dish cloth or those $100 slippers? What if I don’t have a backyard forContinue reading “How Living Green Saves Me Green”

What’s Bringing You Joy in October?

It’s a tricky time in the world, but we can still find happiness! What brought you joy this October? Here are some things that made us smile: Rachel: Crispy, crunchy fall walks! We used to hustle and bustle on the weekends – running from birthday parties, errands and other responsibilities. Now that we’ve been forcedContinue reading “What’s Bringing You Joy in October?”

Products We Use: Crayola

Dear Readers, I am a homeschooling mom of three (thanks, COVID) and I have an embarrassing array of markers, colored pencils, and crayons for my kids to choose from. This is partially because my mom passed on all my childhood art supplies (yes, she saved them) and partially because I love art supplies and, beforeContinue reading “Products We Use: Crayola”

Halloween Costumes that will please your kids and the planet

It’s that time again! I love Halloween. It’s so much fun to watch children transform into the stuff of fairy tales, myths, and yes, even Disney movies and video games. For that one night they get to be whoever they want and, hidden behind masks, traipse from house to house in their neighborhood knocking onContinue reading “Halloween Costumes that will please your kids and the planet”

Afternoon Iced Coffee

I don’t know about you, but having two of my three children unexpectedly homeschooling this year has me lagging in the afternoons. While I should probably be doing yoga or meditating in order to pick myself up, those methods are difficult with a one-year-old, five-year-old, and seven-year-old underfoot. So I have reverted to some oldContinue reading “Afternoon Iced Coffee”

Think you’re making good climate choices? Take this NY Times Quiz to find out!

Want to cut down on your carbon footprint, but not sure the best way to proceed? Wondering whether you should go vegetarian or switch to a hybrid… it turns out a lot of us (me included) have misconceptions about which of our behaviors are the most carbon intensive. Take this New York Times quiz toContinue reading “Think you’re making good climate choices? Take this NY Times Quiz to find out!”

It’s time to start your 2021 vegetable or pollinator garden!!!

With fall just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your 2021 garden/s. Why now? Why not in the Spring? Because the soil will be frozen in the Spring, if not covered in snow. Planning and creating your 2021 garden bed/s now will make it so much easier to get planting in theContinue reading “It’s time to start your 2021 vegetable or pollinator garden!!!”

Five Questions with Bret Ingold from Warner Public Market

Visiting Warner Public Market in Warner, is like going back in time. Locally grown food, locally made crafts and goods, and neighbors with friendly smiles greet you inside. Nestled in the heart of downtown Warner, the market has quickly become an important part of the idyllic town, which is easily found right off exit 9Continue reading “Five Questions with Bret Ingold from Warner Public Market”