One of the first things my husband and I always thought of when we had the "baby talk" was how expensive babies are. How many things they need, how much it all cost, and how little money we have to buy all these things. We thought we couldn't "afford" a baby.
Wrong. Besides the basic necessities - clothes, food, car seat, diapers- babies really don't need a whole lot. The baby industry is huge, and many things are completely unnecessary. Having a baby certainly doesn't have the bank,… Continue
Added by Samantha @ Mama Notes on June 11, 2009 at 2:29pm —
spending a lot of time on the laptop lately. getting eye strain and a headache. but worth it. more followers. yeah! just posted about composition
Added by Stacie Errera on June 7, 2009 at 11:04pm —
Added by morgan on June 6, 2009 at 12:30am —
Wow busy week! Finished getting the website up for “The Jerusalem Stone” which is a unique gift from the Holy City of Jerusalem!
And then two days at the Affilicon
Conference ( good speakers, lots of networking, and of course good food).
So for the next few posts I am going to let you in on all the tools and tips that I heard, wrote down, and checked out over the past 48 hours. Lots of… Continue
Added by Shari Pilo on June 2, 2009 at 6:07pm —
New automobile emissions standards
are on the right track. President Obama
is serious when it comes to fighting our global warming dilemma, creating new eco-related jobs and reducing our ongoing dependence on foreign oil. By 2016, all auto makers are required to make new cars and trucks get 30 percent better mileage
. It will be a gradual phasing in process with the 2011 new automobile models. Initially, it will cost the consumers a bit more per vehicle, but these “new… Continue
Added by Heather on May 19, 2009 at 8:44am —
Stuff. Possessions. Things
. We all have way too much of it. Especially if you have children or if you are one to hold onto things for sentimental reasons. (You know who you are!) There may be a psychological underlying reason why you hold onto your stuff, but no matter what the reason is, there are ways to help reduce and reuse it.
Here are some ideas to reduce and reuse:
Birthday party favors
. When my girls come home from birthday parties, the flood… Continue
Added by Heather on May 14, 2009 at 8:05pm —
How do I stop myself from comparing to all the other, “better,” unschoolers? Here we are, all letting our kids have the individuality the school system tries to stamp out of them, but yet, I can’t help but feel (and some of the online–not real life–community seems to foster) this sense of a Set of Rules for How to Unschool that we all compare ourselves to (and online, get sometimes reamed for not measuring up to) and come up feeling short. How… Continue
Added by Tracy Liebmann on May 14, 2009 at 3:39pm —
has chosen the ideal person to fight both poverty and pollution at the same time–Van Jones.
is presently the special advisor on Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
Other credentials under his belt are: Time Magazine’s 2008 Environmental Hero; Global Green USA “Community Environmental Leadership Award 2008,” and the New York Times Bestselling author of, The Green Collar… Continue
Added by Heather on May 12, 2009 at 8:46am —
Ed Begley Jr. - Actor and Environmental Advocate
Ed Begley Jr., an actor on the stage, television and on the screen has been nominated for awards numerous times. Begley is perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Mark Craig’s intern, Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the television series St Elsewhere, for which he received six consecutive Emmy Award nominations. He currently has a reality show about green living called Living With Ed on Planet Green with his wife, actress Rachelle… Continue
Added by Heather on May 6, 2009 at 9:12am —
Environmentally friendly gifts are all the rage these days, but with the economy still dipping, you can still show Mom how thankful you are. Here are a few ideas that will let Mom know you not only adore her, but Mother Earth as well.
First and foremost, keep in mind what Mom’s hobbies are. Does she like to curl up with a good book? Purchasing books from a second-hand book store is not only a financially great idea, but applies the reusing thought process. Like Netflix’s movie rental… Continue
Added by Heather on May 5, 2009 at 11:30am —
Today is the big day—President Obama’s 100th day in office. This is the standard for evaluating a president’s initial achievements. Columnist Suzanne Goldenberg, from U.TV, writes about Obama’s ambitious progress to shift America towards a green future. Amidst the current economic and environmental challenges, Obama has been forced to face a daunting task—devise a recovery package that will help our ailing economy along with transforming a green future. All eyes are on this hopeful leader.… Continue
Added by Heather on April 29, 2009 at 9:31am —
Yoko Ono is an artist, singer, songwriter, musician, filmmaker and peace activist who lives and works in New York City.
In addition to the Imagine Peace website, you can also check out the following sites for more information on Yoko Ono - Twitter, Facebook Profile, Facebook Page, MySpace, You Tube, Vimeo, Flickr
Earth Promise: Why is EARTH HOUR so important to you and what do you want people to learn from it?
Yoko Ono: We are constantly creating… Continue
Added by Heather on April 15, 2009 at 9:15am —
Howard Waldman - Green Dean for the Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Howard Waldman is the Green Dean for the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in Riverdale, New York. He works on sustainability issues at the school, both pertaining to the physical plant and curriculum development. In addition, he oversees work on the Middle School building’s green roof.
Earth Promise: What changes, or Earth Promises as we call them, have you made in your lifestyle to be more green? Changes… Continue
Added by Heather on April 13, 2009 at 10:43am —
Stefani Newman, eco-writer and Founder of teensygreen
Stefani is a daughter, wife, mom, sister, freelance copywriter, art teacher and green educator (for anyone who will listen)! A native New Yorker, Stefani started teensygreen.com in July of 2007 while living in the beautiful country of Panama, where she lived by the Pacific Ocean for the first time. She now resides in South Florida with her wonderful husband and two beautiful, talented, curious, life-loving daughters, who help her… Continue
Added by Heather on April 10, 2009 at 7:04pm —
Let’s face it: our country is having some…economic issues, to put it mildly! This recession is affecting everyone from the film industry to the blue-collar industry and every man, woman and child in between. You can’t run and you can’t hide, but what you can do is take control of your wallet and decide how to spend your dollars wisely!
In My Professional Opinion asked specialists (and blogger extraordinaires) in the field of hair care, health, fitness and fashion to collaborate on a… Continue
Added by Melissa Street on April 9, 2009 at 10:23am —
Leslie Drogin - Government Affairs Analyst at the law firm, K&L Gates, and former Senior Advisor for Policy and Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy
Ms. Drogin is currently a Government Affairs Analyst in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. She focuses on energy policy. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Drogin worked as a Senior Advisor for Policy and Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).… Continue
Added by Heather on April 9, 2009 at 9:44am —
Instead of muttering about the E-word (it's the economy, silly), we are striking the pose that staycations are in vogue. A few unscheduled days at home can be as restorative as a week on the road, as long as you change up the routine and the… Continue
Added by Pamela Saunders on March 28, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Michelle Obama’s White House garden is inspiring. The First Lady’s agricultural endeavor both introduces and reminds people to get closer to the land; to conserve Earth’s precious resources; and the importance of growing their own healthy food. For some people this is feasible; for others, both time and natural space interfere with this green-thumb movement. There are many accessible sites to help start your own garden, whether it’s an herb garden in your window sill, planting a fruit tree, or… Continue
Added by Heather on March 23, 2009 at 9:46am —
Growing up, I always made the assumption that (clean, drinkable) water would always be available. My wasteful habits are astonishing to look back upon: running water while brushing teeth; not turning the hose off while washing the car; and running the kitchen sink while washing dishes. The millions of gallons of water my family and I wasted make me cringe with disgust. This careless water behavior of mine has come to a screeching halt. The news about our dwindling water supply and countries… Continue
Added by Heather on March 20, 2009 at 11:51am —
Online shopping: I know I couldn’t live without it. It’s one of the most convenient tools the Internet has to offer. Every search engine or guide plugs that they make it the easiest, fastest or have the largest selection available.
Now that green shopping has become the norm, I came across, Thepurplebook Green: An Eco-friendly Online Shopping Guide
. Born from the annually published… Continue
Added by Heather on March 19, 2009 at 10:09am —