Today kicks off Follow the Frog Week. What exactly is that you ask? Well, basically this initiative comes to us from the Rainforest Alliance and it is a week-long campaign that encourages individuals and businesses to celebrate sustainability by taking even one small step toward a greener lifestyle. There is actually a little green frog on numerous products such as coffee, tea, chocolate, flowers, paper and wood products that signify these are better choices for the planet. Have you seen the … [Read more...]
Are You ‘Greener Than Thou’?
A new ad video from Clorox Green Works (see it below) sparked some great conversations on Facebook recently. Some green moms are feeling attacked by the video because they feel it makes our concern for environmental issues seem more than a little nutty. Others commented that it simply highlights yet another high standard that moms must live up to or they will be made to feel that they are not good enough. I think all points were valid and there is no denying that the video is a bit condescending … [Read more...]
Toadally Primal Wellness Bundle
Several weeks back I shared a great ebook bundle that catered to the traditional, whole foods, real foods, natural parenting crowd. It was a great package and went over well so it is not surprising to see another ebook bundle pop up here recently. This one is a whole different lineup but equally awesome, with popular ebooks from 25 different authors/blogger, for a total of 33 different books. It has a paleo, primal foods, traditional foods and lifestyle slant and I have had my eye on several … [Read more...]
The Slow Movement: What Exactly Is It?
To understand what the slow movement is and what it could mean in our lives, we first need to take a look at what life is currently like for most of us today. We have schedules that are generally jam-packed full of things to do ranging from work, to errands, to chauffeuring kids to after school activities. Often times our schedules are so full during the week that it is often hard for some of us to plan meals and cook a decent dinner… which of course can mean purchasing take-out foods several … [Read more...]
Creating a Real Foods Kitchen
I got a great email question from a reader this week and decided to answer it on the blog. I think more and more people are wanting to transition from the Standard American Diet and easily available processed food to real, healthy, homemade goodness. The issue of course is that we find ourselves unprepared to cook real food because we are so used to heat and serve style meals. When we want to cook and bake from scratch we need the right tools so that we can stick with his new lifestyle and not … [Read more...]