I Wish I Could Do the Walk to School Challenge

More than 2 months into the school year, I am still in awe that my daughter is in kindergarten. Finally, she’s in “big girl school,” as she likes to put it. I’m also still in awe that she rides the bus alone every morning. It is a short ride of about 5 minutes, but I… Continue reading I Wish I Could Do the Walk to School Challenge

Handmade Costumes for the Sewing Impaired (ie. Me)

We don’t celebrate Halloween at our house, nor do they recognize it at my daughter’s preschool. However, there IS a fall festival at the school every year, during which they allow the students to dress up in costume. A lot of churches around here do the same, so there are opportunities for my daughter to… Continue reading Handmade Costumes for the Sewing Impaired (ie. Me)

Magical Beauty Collection is Fit for a Princess named Ja’Naya

A few months ago while watching “UP” at the movies with my hubby and daughter, we first saw the preview for Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog.” We were ecstatic to see that, finally, Disney had created a black princess — a princess who looked like my little girl. Not that we don’t love Aurora,… Continue reading Magical Beauty Collection is Fit for a Princess named Ja’Naya

When Simple Shoes Go on Sale, I Take Notice

While it’s getting easier and easier to find organic cotton t-shirts or restyled vintage clothing, when it comes to shoes, sustainability can be hard to achieve. We can go for vegan looks, but those are usually made with toxic leather substitutes like vinyl. Simple Shoes is one of very few companies I can buy from… Continue reading When Simple Shoes Go on Sale, I Take Notice

Stop Having Kids to Save the Planet? What the Heck?!

On more than one occasion, I have heard and read experts saying that having children, and therefore continuing to populate the world, has a greater impact on the environment than any other action. The long and short: These people believe that that having kids is bad for the planet and that anyone aiming to be… Continue reading Stop Having Kids to Save the Planet? What the Heck?!

A Parent’s Guide for Going Back to School Green

At this time of year, it’s not uncommon for parents to be doing a lot of back-to-school spending. After all, when you walk in to your nearest big box store or mall, there are signs touting back to school specials and savings, and with folders and notebooks costing only a few pennies, what savvy parent… Continue reading A Parent’s Guide for Going Back to School Green

EcoZoo Backpacks Great for Little Characters (+Giveaway)

My daughter started Pre-K this year, and it was a big step for us. While she had been to preschool before, the knowledge that this was pre-kindergarten reminded me that soon, my daughter will be old enough to attend regular school. Pre-K doesn’t require a whole lot of supplies, but I did want to get… Continue reading EcoZoo Backpacks Great for Little Characters (+Giveaway)

Healthy Child Healthy World Seeks One ‘Mom on a Mission’

During the past year and a half of blogging about green issues, I have discovered some great organizations that are doing important, pioneering work for the environment and for our children. One of my favorites is Health Child Healthy World, a nonprofit that aims to help parents to protect their children from harmful chemicals. The… Continue reading Healthy Child Healthy World Seeks One ‘Mom on a Mission’