How do you teach your family to care for our Earth? #HormelFamily #EarthDay

Earth Day

Disclosure: This post was made in conjunction with my participation as a Hormel Extended Family Blogger.  As a Hormel blogger I receive samples of Hormel products. No compensation was received. Heads up!  Earth Day is on Monday! Did you know that this will be the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day?  How cool is that! Earth… [read more]

Guest post: Growing your own little ‘Green Thumbs’ ~ How to help your kids love gardening

Depending on how you feel about digging up dirt, gardening can be just “one of those chores” or THE reason to get outside on the weekends. If you’re the former, a great way to turn the chore into a fun family day is to get the kids involved! Gardening with the whole family has so… [read more]

Can you do the 1 wiper diaper change? Review and Giveaway!


I’ve changed a lot of diapers folks.  I’d probably done almost 2,000 diaper changes even before I had children of my own.  That’s some pretty good diaper changing experience, I’d say. Though I can’t say it was my mad diaper changing skillz that made my husband fall in love with me, he certainly was impressed that I… [read more]

Why buy disposable nursing pads when you can wear Bamboobies? #OperationBabyShower Sponsor Spotlight

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When my 2nd son was born I made the switch to cloth diapers.  In my search for more information on cloth diapering how to’s I discovered something I’d never heard about before–washable, reusable nursing pads.  I immediately embraced the idea of eliminating one more wasteful thing from our lives. When it actually came down to… [read more]

Happily Homegrown #ClothDiapers shop + Peachy Green AI2 – Review #FluffyXmas


  When looking for a cloth diaper store to purchase from there are a few things I look for. I like smaller, family/mom run stores.  I simply feel like I’m supporting someone who is in a similar position as myself. Variety. Even though I don’t use every type of cloth diaper out there (fitted, pocket,… [read more]

Boys and Girls Clubs and Amway teach youth healthier ways of living with POSITIVE SPROUTS program!


In the consumer world of today, living sustainably is becoming more and more important.  Right in line with the importance of sustainable living is the importance of healthy living and healthy eating. Over the past couple years my family and I have become increasingly aware of the importance of these three things, and, in turn, are… [read more]

The Importance of Removing Toxins from Our Lives *Seventh Generation LiveStream Recap*


Earlier this week I had the opportunity of sitting in on a livestream discussion with Deepak Chopra, Seventh Generation CEO John Replogle, and Breast Cancer Fund CEO Jeanne Rizzo.  The discussion focused on how petroleum-based ingredients found in everyday personal care, household cleaning, laundry and baby care products adversely affect our health. Our family tries to live… [read more]

Pin it to Win it Giveaway! Oransi Ionic Fridge Air Purifier


Have you ever opened up your fridge just to be hit with a wave of gross smells?  All those fruits, veggies, and leftovers you have in there just combining into one big odor.  Now I know that you can put a box of baking soda in there but I never remember to buy an extra… [read more]

We have a time machine in our laundry room! #MaytagMoms

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At least that is what everyone thinks when they enter our laundry room.  We’ve had a lot of different people in our house the past several weeks.  Friends, moving people, my husband himself have all expressed their wonder at the new washer and dryer that graces our laundry room. I was out of town in… [read more]

SodaStream – Review

With it being so hot outside this summer sometimes I like to kick back with a cold drink. I love the flavored waters after I exercise but sometimes all I really want is an ice cold diet cola. But with the price of everything going up I feel like buying a 12 pack of soda… [read more]

I’m a Maytag Laundry Moms Ambassador! #MaytagMoms

I posed a question to my facebook fans a few weeks ago.  How many loads of laundry do you do per week? If you’re a mom who’s kids don’t yet do their own laundry chances are you do more laundry every week than you ever imagined possible. Sometimes as I do the mountains of laundry… [read more]

Hello Baby’s Adorable Brio Duck Review

I don’t know about you guys but I love one stop shopping. Somewhere to go that you can buy everything. I hate having to stop at ten different stores or ten different websites just to get the items I need. Well, over at Hello Baby they have just about everything you need for babies. At… [read more]

Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler Review and GivAway!


Rubbermaid has recently come out with a new product that, once you see, you’ll just have to have.  If you recycle, and you definitely should (though I do realize that not all communities make recycling convenient or affordable), then you’ll love this! The new Rubbermaid Hidden Recycler eliminates the recycle clutter that builds up on… [read more]

GlassDharma Reusable Drinking Straws- Review and GivAway!


I’m kind of a most things in moderation kind of gal.  I don’t have extreme viewpoints.  When it comes to being green and eco-friendly I believe that we are stewards of the earth and that it is our job to be good stewards, however, I’m not a zealot. A lot of the eco-friendly products I… [read more]