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A letter to my 30 year old self

A letter to my 30 year old self

  A letter to my 30 year old self     I turned the big 4-0 this year, and it has me reflecting on how very different my life was just 10 years ago.   I was a newly single mother to 4 young kids. The end of my previous relationship was pretty traumatic for all of us. I was looking forward to a fresh start and a happier life with my littles, even though I was completely overwhelmed.      Hey mama!    I just want you to know that you’re doing a great job. You won’t always be nursing a...

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5 reasons why Reusing & Repurposing is better than Recycling

5 reasons why Reusing & Repurposing is better than Recycling

5 reasons why Reusing & Repurposing is better than recycling        We have all heard the slogan “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”.   Recycling has been over-praised throughout the years. While it’s fantastic that we have found ways to break down our waste and create something with the recycled materials, it still requires a lot of energy. If we simply recycle everything, we are likely using new resources each time.   In short, it’s better than sending everything to the landfill. But recycling shouldn’t be our main thought in helping the environment. For individuals and families wanting to care for the planet,...

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Zero-waste school lunch supplies

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Zero-waste school lunch supplies

                                  Zero waste school lunches   (This post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission when someone purchases through my site. I would not recommend products that I don't love and use in my own home.) After a ridiculously long time virtual learning, my kids are finally going back to school! That means I’ll be packing lunch for five kids, five days a week. Lunch from the school cafeteria leaves a lot to be desired. Not only nutritionally, but also the amount of waste that is created on a daily basis.  Here are some handy tips to help...

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