Almost every family has a pet. They have many benefits: they’re loyal, loveable, and a great way to teach children responsibility. But what is your pet’s carbon footprint? Is there a way to make it smaller? Here are some tips on staying green while having pets. Get your pets from a shelter.There are so many animals out there that need loving homes; there is no need to get a pet from a breeder or pet store. Your local shelter will have tons of dogs and cats in need of good homes. ... Continue Reading
Follow these tips to keep your holiday season full of cheer and stress free.
The Holidays are here. (I hope you already knew that.) With the "most wonderful time of the year" comes a lot of headaches. However, making powerful plays to keep things simple can really create a fantastic holiday. Follow these tips to keep your season full of cheer and devoid of stress. Delegate You are not Santa Claus. No matter what level superman/woman you are, the holidays cannot hinge on one person. It is the season of giving, but that doesn't mean you should give everything you have ... Continue Reading
Learn about the great rewards of fostering a pet. Considerations to take when thinking of giving a pet as a gift. Enrich your life while saving another.
The holidays are coming! Lots of moms (and dads) buy their children a puppy or kitten for the holidays. As an animal rescuer,I would ask you to rethink that choice. Sure, pets are cut, cuddly, and fun. But, who is going to care for them? Who will housebreak them? Who will clean up their messes? Who will socialize and train them? Your child/ren? Doubtful. We often see these same pets back in shelters shortly after holidays like Valentine’s Day and Christmas. Pets are not property and ... Continue Reading
Here are five steps you can follow to help launch your home business.
Having your own home business can offer independence and great satisfaction. And working from home is one of the most convenient ways to make a living. If you add to this a home business within an area of your passions, then you have the makings of true joy. Working from home may sound like a dream to some, but it’s a dream that is more realizable than many people think. The kinds of businesses that can be run from home are diverse – from professional services such as bookkeeping and ... Continue Reading
Bring the whole family together through yoga.
The months after a new school year starts can involve significant changes for families. The busy schedules of school, homework, sports, after-school classes, and the holidays can contribute to stress, anxiety, and pressure for kids and parents alike. One solution to these problems is to bring the whole family together through yoga. Practicing yoga as a family has been shown to reduce stress, reduce anxiety, and lead to healthier lives because of it. It takes just a little planning to ... Continue Reading
Get in your exercise, strengthen, and tone – with your baby in tow.
When it comes to being mom to a baby or toddler, shedding post-pregnancy pounds and gaining muscle mass are just not high on the priority list. In the midst of feeding, changing, burping, bathing, soothing, and loving your new little bundle of joy - you barely have time to think about when you're going to do laundry (or when was the last time you showered) - much less when you'll have time to go to the gym to exercise. Here are some great ways to get in some strength training and toning at ... Continue Reading
Figure out a workout plan that’s right for you – no matter what hotel you’re staying at.
There are hundreds of ways to squeeze a workout in while traveling. Weight training can be empowering for women, especially when all of a sudden, you are lifting things you used to ask your husband to help you with. But sometimes it's hard to keep it up while traveling. It can be tough, both mentally and physically, to go do something that involves sweat when you've been traveling. But, I guarantee you will feel better post-workout. Sometimes, I have to give myself the pep talk of ... Continue Reading
Learn eco-friendly ways to green up your kitchen – including organic food and buying in bulk.
Eco-Friendly practices have to start somewhere, so why not in the kitchen? Here are a few tips and tricks to greening up your kitchen routine with reusable containers and organic food. Buy in Bulk This one may sound like a money saver, but it can also be a Eco-Friendly practice as well. The University of Florida did a study which found when all packaging is accounted for, it adds up to about one-third of all the trash that's thrown away in the United States. One way to reduce this packaging ... Continue Reading
Plan your next ecotravel vacation for your family with these tips and destinations.
People are making more and more environmentally responsible decisions in their day-to-day lives, therefore, it’s only natural that families are looking for ways to plan a great getaway without having to worry about the size of their carbon footprint. Fortunately, many locales are advertising themselves as eco-destinations, making it even easier for families to ecotravel. Camping and Backpacking The time-tested adventure of camping and backpacking allows families to experience and ... Continue Reading