December’s Zero Waste Wins and Struggles

Don’t know about you, but Thanksgiving through January tends to be super busy for my family. Yes, there are “the holidays” but both of my children also have their birthdays in December and January, and we always make sure they get their fair share of celebrating and adoration. So this time of year involves lostContinue reading “December’s Zero Waste Wins and Struggles”

December “1000 Hours Outside” Update

What is the 1000 Hours Outside Challenge? In a nutshell, the goal is to get your family outside as much as possible in order to reap the benefits of unstructured nature play. The advantages include stress reduction, physical exercise, fresh air and fun! Less screen time and more outside time! The aim is to reachContinue reading “December “1000 Hours Outside” Update”

Five Questions with Alison Murphy of Concord Handmade

It can be tough to align holiday gift giving with eco-goals. While I often strive to buy used, or give perishables, sometimes you don’t know what a person likes/allergies etc, or you just want to buy new for social reasons. For example, while I’d definitely hand Hannah a high-quality used sweater or homemade gluten-free cookies,Continue reading “Five Questions with Alison Murphy of Concord Handmade”

Five Questions with Stacey Brown, Concord City Council Candidate

I first met Stacey a few years ago in a typical Concord fashion – our daughters were playing with a group of kids at the neighborhood playground. Fast forward to this year, and we ran into her again, this time picking walnuts from a tree in order to make a liqueur. I was so intriguedContinue reading “Five Questions with Stacey Brown, Concord City Council Candidate”

Invasives are Everywhere! How can YOU help NH?!

This fall, I am participating in the UNH Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Program and I am absolutely loving it. This week one of the sessions was on invasive species in New Hampshire and I was astonished to learn that many of the plants and trees I see on a daily basis are not only invasive,Continue reading “Invasives are Everywhere! How can YOU help NH?!”

September Zero Waste Wins and Struggles

Well, school is back in session and my schedule has gone from zero to a million very quickly. Convenience and time saving hacks come into play, especially when I’m tired and don’t have a lot of energy to get it all done. Yet somehow the weeks are moving forward and I continue with my zeroContinue reading “September Zero Waste Wins and Struggles”

Fun Recipes for Eating Local in August

It’s August in New Hampshire. Gardens are overflowing with fresh, local vegetables and fruits; chickens are laying lots of eggs and cows are giving lots of milk; orchards and berry bushes are laden with fruits. It’s a wonderful time to be a Granite Stater! I’ve included breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert ideas to get yourContinue reading “Fun Recipes for Eating Local in August”

Five Questions with Marie Davis of Hazel Moon Botanicals

Today’s “Five Questions With…” interview is with Marie Davis, the founder of Hazel Moon Botanicals. I first met Marie a couple of years ago and have been using her products ever since. My favorite is the bug spray; it’s our yearly tick-repellent and has been keeping my family safe for the past few summers. MyContinue reading “Five Questions with Marie Davis of Hazel Moon Botanicals”