Eco Solutions & Tips

Are you concerned about your environment, the ongoing climate change, energy efficiency and your children's future? Do you like being part of a team that makes a difference? If you said YES then this post is for you!! ENERGY STAR, the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency program that helps us save money and protect the environment and our health wants you...
Crayons and markers fill landfills each year by the bucket full. I’ve suggested fun ways to recycle crayons, reuse crayons and have fun with markers to make them last longer but what is the Crayola Crayon company doing to be eco-friendly and recycle and reuse their crayons and markers? I have been asking this for a few years now...
Choosing non-toxic baby products for mom and baby does not have to be complicated.  Besides pointing all new moms and friends to Healthy Child Healthy World I have some favorite stand-by gifts that I love to shower my friends and family with when new baby arrives. No, we are not just talking about Pampers and Baby Bottles either. Here...
Do you ever look back on your parenting and the choices you made and wish you could change them? I do. While I believe I’m a good parent there are choices I made when my daughter was younger that I wish I would have done differently; one of those choices would have been my choice in diapering. I hopped on...
Trying to keep your kids busy but you want to make sure they learn important lessons about going green?  If so, there is a variety of natural and green craft ideas out there to keep your kids busy.  You don't have to go out and purchase all kinds of craft items to make these crafts easy.  These crafts are...
With the current state of the economy and many people getting laid off from their job or getting hours cut, budgets for many are getting tighter and tighter. Even if the current economic crisis hasn't much affected you personally, you may still be taking proactive measures to be more frugal. You may be wondering how you can start saving some money...
The summer is half over and my kids are starting to get bored. All throughout the school year they look forward to summer vacation but after only a couple of days they begin to fuss about being bored. It is easy to spend money taking them to the movies, water parks and attempting to entertain them.  Their entertainment demands...
teach kids reuse recycle today
You cannot take a walk down the block anymore without seeing some signboard or placard that says “Save Our Planet”.  It’s true; our planet’s resources are drying up and the sheer misuse of resources over centuries, not to speak of chemical pollution, has lead to a progressively unclean planet. Is this what we’re going to leave behind for our...
I've said this before but I love PBS! My daughter and I like to watch Sid the Science Kid (award-winning) together and this week there are lots of science themes related to the environment! Who Is Sid The Science Kid? If you haven’t watched Sid the Science Kid before, you’re missing out! Sid is an energetic and very inquisitive preschooler who likes...
I love soup. Especially right now when it is cold and snowy! I also love getting together friends and helping to raise funds for local food pantries and agencies in my local area. It feels good to have a blog that is read nationally but can have a local impact. This is why I agreed to work with Cabot...
Tis the season for packing lunches. I've gotten some emails asking for tips on how to pack a healthy school lunch and to "green" the lunch box. I have to say, when it comes to packing a healthy lunch I think parents have to keep in mind, the lunch room is competitive and there are lots of trades made....
Reuse school supplies to make your school year a little greenER and other great tips for back to school!
Back to school doesn’t have to mean spending a fortune on new school supplies and clothing. In fact, it isn’t too hard to green your back to school experience! With these simple 5 steps you can choose eco-friendly school supplies, save money and make everyone in the house happy! 1.  Shop eBay or eBay Classifieds. All this week (August 2nd-August...
When my children like something they tend to tell each other to not touch it, they hide it or even ask mom or dad to “save it”, as though we are the great protectors of all things precious. This sandwich is kind of like that – it is one of those things that that your children might become protective...
I live in a smaller town with only a few grocery stores. We have one natural food store and the options are good but the cost is high. This is where I get my local milk, local bread and other local products. I do like to shop around because two of our smaller grocery stores are beginning to carry...
I almost never read a press release and post it but after I read the following information I realized that to summarize all of this would be crazy and I love the cause, idea and promoting reuse! Check it out.... Beginning yesterday, post or pick up any quality second-hand item on Kashless.org, and earn Points that can be redeemed for...
I love toys. My children love toys. I just don't like all of the toys that I seem to trip on, step on, that break and are cheap, cannot be recycled and are they non-toxic, where did they come from and when they go to the landfill how long do they stay there - forever? Responsible buying, heriloum toys...
WHAT IT IS: The easiest way to determine the perfect style for your child. It can be tough to find the right cuts for kids, especially since they grow and change so quickly. According to Cozy Friedman, founder of Cozy’s Cuts for Kids and the So Cozy hair care line, the key to the ideal hairstyle is tailoring the...
Today's shout out goes to all those websites that help our kids go green. The websites that are full of activities, pictures, resources, guides and how-to's that get our kids interested in learning about the environment. My son is just starting to use the computer on his own and has more curiosity about nature websites - which  has lead...
I love shopping. Don't most women? I really love finding something organic and fashionable when doing some local downtown shopping. I spied this cute handbag maybe a week ago from Bungalow360.com and now I have one. I couldn't resist, I had to have it for it's perfect size (mom carries everything), message of recycling and reusing and it is...
Winter is long where I live. Long. Snow and cold weather lingers from as early as October to possibly March. A long winter can translate into long days inside which leads to restlessness, more television, boredom, eating and more pounds…for the entire family.  To help make the winter more active and healthy I have begun to employ some new...