Loving the Environment for Kids: 5 Tips for Raising Eco-Friendly Offspring

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Share this: (NOTE: I first wrote “Loving the Environment for Kids: My Top Five Tips for Raising Eco-Friendly Offspring” as a guest post for The Everyday Ecologist in June 2016. Since it’s no longer available on that website, I’m republishing it here with a few updates while I’m traveling. Enjoy! – Flossie) What do your… Continue reading Loving the Environment for Kids: 5 Tips for Raising Eco-Friendly Offspring




Permethrin Clothing Treatment: A DIY Guide

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Share this:Tick season is going to be especially bad this year. More ticks = more tick bites = greater risk of contracting Lyme Disease or another tick-borne illness. And as I noted in my last post, permethrin clothing treatment is your best bet to keep ticks away. Of course, you can buy clothing commercially treated… Continue reading Permethrin Clothing Treatment: A DIY Guide




Baby in a Small Space: Five Hacks to Save Room (and Money!)

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Share this:It’s a fact of life. As the crowded image above suggests, baby gear takes up a LOT of space. So how do you manage a baby in a SMALL space? We were facing this prospect when I was pregnant with Kimmie, and my husband and I were still living in his bachelor pad. We… Continue reading Baby in a Small Space: Five Hacks to Save Room (and Money!)




It’s Spring Cleaning Time: A Shout-Out From The Trenches

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Share this:Hey there, peeps! How goes your spring? You may have noticed I’ve been kinda quiet of late. It’s not on purpose – but life has been filled with my own form of spring cleaning. My mother has held many jobs in her life, both as a working professional and a professional volunteer. Yet at… Continue reading It’s Spring Cleaning Time: A Shout-Out From The Trenches




Thinking About Consignment? Five Tips to Help You Decide

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Share this:Anyone who’s been a parent for any length of time has probably faced the eternal dilemma of modern parenting: how to keep from drowning under all that baby stuff, toddler gear, and related parenting paraphernalia you are no longer using. At some point, containing the clutter and organizing your abode simply isn’t enough; it’s… Continue reading Thinking About Consignment? Five Tips to Help You Decide




Taking a Car Trip With Your Kids: Basic Tips To Help You Plan Smart

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Share this:Next weekend we’re off to visit my in-laws. But instead of over the river and through the woods, our 21st-century car trip to Grandma and Grandpa’s house involves nearly 300 miles in my beloved Subaru Outback. At least most of it is on interstate highways, but you can do the math: We’re talking at… Continue reading Taking a Car Trip With Your Kids: Basic Tips To Help You Plan Smart