Green life

Sugar Free Family – Our November Experiment

sugar free family

I sit here staring at two bowls, overflowing with Halloween candy…overflowing.  A couple of weeks ago I asked my husband what he thought about going sugar free in November. He was totally on board with the idea. When we went to the kids with it they were reluctant at first. They had one condition – […]

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How to Have a Green Halloween

how to have a green halloween

Halloween is all about the candy and costume…right? As I walk the aisles at my local grocery store, I feel a little overwhelmed by the great wall of candy, the shelves of disposable decorations and the racks of costumes. Halloween has quickly become one of the biggest holidays of the entire year. Is it possible […]

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6 Home Remedies for Migraine Pain

home remedies for migraine pain

I don’t remember the very first time it happened. I’m sure it was alarming. I know it happened when I was in university. I know I had to drop out of my summer courses because I was overwhelmed with pain. Migraines entered my life some 20+ years ago. Every time one creeps into my head […]

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Twig Spider Craft

twig spider craft

Did you see the awesome spider webs that we made using craft supplies from nature? Well, of course we had to make spiders to live in our lovely webs. As we were sorting through our branches, looking for the perfect ones to use to make our webs, we were inspired. Don’t little twigs look like spider […]

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10+ Awesome Green Living Blogs for Families

awesome green living blogs

Over the years I have made my way around the internet many times looking for great resources. Whether researching a kid’s school project or seeking out a delicious recipe…I have explored the web. Through my online travels I have gathered a collection of green living bloggers who I love to follow. They share my passion for […]

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Family Eco-Challenge Re-boot

family eco-challenge button 2015

It’s a new year (well, technically it isn’t but I consider the beginning of the school year the start of a new year) and what better time to re-boot and re-launch our family eco-challenge. Over the years we have been finding little changes that can make a BIG impact and sharing the changes with you. […]

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Ultimate Dandelion Guide

ultimate dandelion guide

I have been wanting to open the discussion around dandelions. Spring has arrived and the dandelion is popping up all over the place. I have read many comments on Facebook about peoples’ battles with dandelions. I had to investigate whether this persistent little plant is our friend or foe. Should we be ripping it out and throwing it […]

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Celebrate Earth Day with a 3R’s Pledge

celebrate earth day with 3r's pledge

It’s Earth Day! Earth Day is one of my favourite days of the year. There aren’t any gifts required, there aren’t any big fancy meals, there are no mythical characters – the day is all about celebrating our beautiful planet. This year is the 25th anniversary of Earth Day in Canada – Earth Day was “born” […]

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Tips for Keeping the House Cool This Summer

tips for keeping house cool in summer

It seems like only yesterday the snow was piled knee high in our front yard. Yet, today the temperatures reached a sunny 17. Once the showers of April have passed, the sunshine of May will hit our city. It won’t be long until we are wearing shorts and sandals…dreaming of the relief of a cool […]

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