According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American produces about 4.4 pounds (2 kg) of garbage a day, or a total of 29 pounds (13 kg) per week and 1,600 pounds (726 kg) a year. – Source 1,600 lbs?! That’s insane! Even 4 lbs a day seems crazy! For our family of five, that […]
Field Trip Friday: Winter Nature Preserve Edition!
Wow, it’s Friday already!! We are heading into the depth of winter, but we have had surprisingly warm days still. It is during these unusually warm (think, highs in the 40’s and 50’s occasionally) that I find myself thinking of the Handbook of Nature Study blog, and how I envy her ability to still go […]
Green Household Cleaners
Have you tried an eco-friendly household cleaner and been disappointed? I know I have. So many people have just taken a few steps over at the local supermarket and bought a “green” cleaning agent only to be disappointed when it doesn’t work even close to the kind they are used to. It is hard to […]
Taking Care of Your Cloth Diapers
Your bundle of joy (or too cute toddler) is absolutely adorable in their cloth diapers, but how do you keep those cloth diapers cute? A very wise thing I read once on Diaper Swappers was something along the lines of, “Stop treating your diapers like precious gold, and instead treat them for what they are: […]