Earth Day is April 22, but really, every day is Earth Day. It is of course our home and we are all in this together. As moms we get busy (very busy) and other than throwing a jar in the recycle bin, I think we forget how much power we have to reshape our surroundings and ultimately our children’s future. You probably already do a variety of things: take your chic reusable tote out shopping, turn off lights when you are not in a room, and recycle your plastic and tins. We wanted to ... Continue Reading
For Earth Day, check out these untraditional ways to improve our environment and our health.
World Water Day is today – learn more about the event, and find out how you can participate.
World Water Day is an annual event created by the United Nations to focus our collective global attention on the issues surrounding finite, clean, safe water. Water scarcity may well be the greatest crisis of our times. On March 22nd, people across the globe will celebrate this year's World Water Day theme, Water and Food Security: Call for Solutions. Before we explore WWD further, I would invite you to consider the last time you had no access to clean water when you needed it. If you have ... Continue Reading
Learn the history and fun facts around St. Patrick’s Day.
Have you ever thought to yourself that you wish you knew the history behind St. Patrick's Day? Or ever wondered if there is more to the day than wearing green? Well read up and enjoy sharing your St. Patty's Day knowledge with friends and family - maybe even stumping a few along the way! Did you know... For starters, the real St. Patrick wasn't even Irish. He was born in Britain. The actual color of St. Patrick is blue. Green became associated with St. Patrick's Day during the 19th ... Continue Reading
Looking for a new way to wear green this St. Patric’s Day? Dress up your gadgets.
St. Patrick’s Day is on Saturday, March 17th. There will be parties, parades, and plenty of people dressed in green to support the day. But how about dressing up your tech? If you're working, attending a conference, trade show or otherwise you can show off your Irish pride with some green technology. 1. Speck Products See Thru Hard Shell Case for MacBook Pro 13-Inch If you spend an arm and a leg on a Macbook (and you will) you want to protect it. These Hard Shell Cases are excellent. ... Continue Reading
Green and organic ways to pick your St. Patrick’s Day wearable items.
Wearing the color green for St. Patrick's Day is so 5 years ago. Instead show your support for the Luck O' The Irish while supporting Mother Earth. When someone heads over to pinch you for not sporting a tiny shamrock bracelet, green colored socks, or a lime green scarf, tell them that you have taken wearing green to the next level. Choosing eco-friendly gear or clothing for St. Patrick's Day can set you apart from the rest. Here are some of my favorite "green" St. Patrick's Day wearable ... Continue Reading
Top three favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes that won’t leave you feeling with a sense of guilt.
Each year we hold a St. Patrick's Day celebration - with the entire event centered around a grand Irish dinner. There is no better way to celebrate an Irish festivity than by creating a feast any Irishman would be honored to sit down to. Irish food has a tendency to be a little hearty and may not fair well with your waistline. However, healthy Irish food is plentiful if you know the right recipes. Here are my top three favorite Irish recipes that won't leave you with a sense of ... Continue Reading
The inside scoop from a woman who spends her days on the front line of the fight against head lice. The Lice Lady speaks…are you listening?
It all started three years ago when I got "the call" from my neighbor. "My daughter has lice," she said, "you should check your kids." When my son returned from an afternoon at his friend's house I accosted him the moment he walked through the door. I parted his hair and saw something crawl past my finger. I screamed, flailed, jumped, and nearly vomited. To put it mildly, I didn't handle it well as a parent. To this day I will still swear that I saw that bug eyeballing me as it skittered for ... Continue Reading
Here are some Valetnien’s Day tips to take a simple outfit from pretty to sultry.
You and your Valentine have managed the impossible - you have the evening of February 14th to yourselves. The babysitting gods must be on your side, because finding someone willing to watch a 2-year-old on the (supposedly) most romantic night of the year is no easy feat. Since having a night sans kids is a reason to celebrate in itself, you should at least spend a few extra minutes getting dolled up. Here are some tips to take a simple outfit from pretty to sultry. Great HeightsI know, ... Continue Reading
Some ideas for recipes to make for your loved one this Valentine’s Day.
Valentine's Day is one of the busiest days of the year to eat out and rightfully so. However, this can make for a not-so-romantic dinner if you are packed in a crowded restaurant getting bumped by the waiter or feel like you are sharing a table with strangers. Why not try something different this year? Make a romantic meal for your loved one and fill it with LOVE. You do not have to be a Julia Child or Betty Crocker to make a delicious meal from the heart. It just takes a little planning and ... Continue Reading