While I love making children happy during the Christmas season, I prefer giving holiday gifts that aren’t toy-related. Am I being a scrooge?
In our quest to replace crappy, cheap, and harmful clothes with better alternatives as they wear out, I have been looking for organic clothing companies to support. I consider these items an investment because I’m learning to see them as an ultimate savings – when I spend $45 on a shirt that is organic and […]
When I found out about Skylar Luna’s organic sleep clothes for kids, I starred the email to follow up after the holidays. I’ve been looking for the perfect opportunity to convert our household to organic and fair-trade clothing for quite some time now. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to review the Skylar Luna sleepwear […]
Dreft asked us to share about that special baby outfit or kids clothing that warms your heart or you just love. Do you ever have that certain special outfit? That item of amazing adorableness or special significance? I tried not to get too attached to most of the baby clothes I had – especially with […]
In our “Get Prepared” Series, we’ve been learning to plan ahead for a 2-4 week power outage. We’ve talked about laundry and water . . . but what clothes would make the duration more comfortable? Plan to store some clothes for each member of the family, and keep the sizes updated. And Go Large. It […]
Most of us have a washer and dryer readily available to us, even if it means a trip to the laundromat. But what if a power outage outlasts your supply of clean laundry? Regardless of the season or the weather, clothing can be dried on a line, either inside or out. Inside takes a bit […]
I’ve been busy with the Backyard Farming book and have begun an internal struggle – get it done and not drop my standards around the house too much. Laundry is a huge part of the day-to-day at our house, as you can imagine, with five kids who live like mine. Think increasing your self-sufficiency doesn’t […]
Buying clothes for my toddler is not easy. I have a checklist that every item of clothing must meet before I think of buying it. So, when I received the chance to review My Baby Clothes Boutique, an online kids’ clothes boutique, I was a little unsure. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I received […]
I grew up in a quiet, suburban neighborhood in Southern California. Swimming, riding bikes and swinging on the tire swing….playing street ball with the neighborhood boys. And why not? I could throw better than any of them. My mom grew up in similar fashion – a city girl living near a golf course. My grandmother […]
Choosing machine-washable items greatly cuts down on cleaning chores. Before buying anything, the first question that should be asked is, “How will I clean this”?