Eco Kids

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”

Green Your Ride

A little known fact about me, which will surprise anyone who met me after college, is that I LOVE to drive. I really love it. I love driving fast, shifting gears, and racing. My first car was a lowered Honda Civic and my first two speeding tickets were for racing other lowered Civics on smallContinue reading “Green Your Ride”

Earth Jams for the Kids

Matt Loosigian’s album, Hungry for the Sun, is just the right mix of fun and educational. Kids learn about important environmental topics – recycling, energy use, composting, and habitats – through Matt’s excellent lyrics and classic blues, rock, and reggae music. It is one of the few made-for-kids albums that I actually enjoy listening toContinue reading “Earth Jams for the Kids”

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”

A Guide to Eco Hydration

We hear a lot about ethical and sustainable eating, but drinking often takes a back seat. Not today. Let’s focus on how to hydrate sustainably. FOR EVERYDAY HYDRATION, CHOOSE WATER. Water is the easiest, most environmentally-friendly, and healthiest choice for hydration. With a little extra filtration, we can drink it right out of our sinks,Continue reading “A Guide to Eco Hydration”

What’s In Your Lunchbox?

School’s returning this week, which means your kids will need some lunch (though I suppose that isn’t different from most other days). Packing a lunch is a necessity if they’re attending in-person, but I know a lot of remote friends who are still filling a lunch-box in the morning because it makes things easier andContinue reading “What’s In Your Lunchbox?”

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!”

Kid-Friendly NH Hikes

Yesterday, we woke-up with no plans and a desire to go adventuring. We had already done our go-to summer hikes and were looking for something new. So I did what many people do – I asked Facebook. Here’s what my friends shared. If you’re looking for a kid-friendly fall hike, check this list! Mt. MajorContinue reading “Kid-Friendly NH Hikes”

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”

New Hampshire is in a severe drought. Here are ten things you can do about it!

According to WMUR, many areas of New Hampshire, including Merrimack county, are in a state of moderate to severe drought. With no rain in sight and officials slow to order mandatory water restrictions, it’s time we take matters into our own hands. Here is how you can conserve water at home right now (all quotesContinue reading “New Hampshire is in a severe drought. Here are ten things you can do about it!”

Green Your Grill!

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, many take to the outdoors to cook their food on the grill. It is nice to be in the open air, it is a way to escape the heat of the indoor stove during the hot summer months, and there is something primal about cooking over an open fire.Continue reading “Green Your Grill!”

Small footprint baby

Myth: Babies need lots of stuff! You have just learned the news – a new baby will be joining your family! It’s time to jump in the car and head to Target! Or, better yet, start making that Amazon wish list! Fact: Babies don’t need much and what they do need can easily be foundContinue reading “Small footprint baby”

Going Green & Living Clean Quick Start Guide by Rebekah Lara

Available on her website, https://simplygreenrebekah.com/, Rebekah Lara’s e-book is a great resource for those who want to make greener, cleaner life changes, but don’t want to do all the legwork to research and find new products. Set up as a check-list, the guide walks you through swaps* for your bathroom, laundry, kitchen, and cleaning suppliesContinue reading “Going Green & Living Clean Quick Start Guide by Rebekah Lara”

Pretend Soup and Salad People by Mollie Katzen and Ann Henderson

Want to raise vegetarian children who love cooking and eat their vegetables? These two books are just what you need! Full of fun and inventive recipes, they make cooking easy with step-by-step pictures that even non-readers can follow (there is also an adult version of each recipe). All the recipes are vegetarian, which makes choosingContinue reading “Pretend Soup and Salad People by Mollie Katzen and Ann Henderson”

We Are Water Protectors

My children’s school recently celebrated Earth Day and We Are the Water Protectors was part of the curriculum. My younger daughter instantly connected with this book and asks to read it often. From an aesthetic point alone, the illustrations are gorgeous and worth a look. The book tells the story of a Native American tribeContinue reading “We Are Water Protectors”

Products We Use: Kidizen

In Hannah’s post about baby fashion, she extols the virtues of hand-me-downs. I couldn’t agree more. However sometimes you’re the first friend in your circle to have children and hand-me-downs are nowhere to be found. You might also have two little girls and want to play around with dressing them. (I speak from experience aboutContinue reading “Products We Use: Kidizen”

Eco Baby Fashion

Listen, I know you’re excited about that new baby and there are so many adorable outfits at Target, but step away for a minute and consider your options. Babies grow out of things really, really fast. Like in a day, sometimes. So buying brand new clothes for baby just doesn’t make sense. Parents in theContinue reading “Eco Baby Fashion”

Baby Food for Thought

The baby food aisle is well-stocked with all kinds of jars and pouches, but you can save a lot of waste, not to mention time and money, with just a couple baby food tricks. First, no matter how cute the packaging, jarred baby food is nothing more than mushed up food. The same food weContinue reading “Baby Food for Thought”

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