How I’m Feeling Today.

We are 13 days into our “Shelter in Place;” our family started a week before it was mandated. 13 days of togetherness is a lot. But oddly, it’s been sort fun and surprisingly easy. We all feel much more relaxed without having to adhere to crazy schedules. We have enough food, even if it isn’t all fresh […]

5 Ways to Reframe the Quarantine

Also Read: 5 Good Things About the Coronavirus This is crazy, right? What is happening? The panic is scarier than the virus itself. I feel like I’m in the movie Outbreak, and any second Renee Russo is going to knock on my door in a yellow space suit, or the military is going to prevent […]

6 Tips For Staying Sane during School Shutdowns

Also Read: 5 Good Things About CoronavirusMy kids are “learning from home” for the next two weeks (at least.) This is unprecedented and stressful, but there is no getting around it, so I think we have no other choice but to buckle down and make the most of it. Read: How we can reframe this crisis. […]

Our Picks: Preservative-Free, All-Natural Treats for Your Pup!

 Most of our readers are passionate about eating well so why not hold your pet food to that same standard? Dog Jerky Co. is changing the way we treat our pets with their organic doggy treats. Owner Kelly Killion explained that the inspiration behind Dog Jerky Co. came from shopping at local stores searching for dog treats that were all-natural and made in the USA. But every jerky […]

3 Easy Ways to Bring Color into Your Home This Winter

It is almost the end of January and the bright lights and merry decorations of the holidays have all been taken down. This is the time, in our area, when the “winter blues” set in. Much of this is caused by the dreariness of our environment: the trees are barren, the grass is gone and […]

Our Picks: Reusable Grocery Bags

Also Read: Fun, Eco-friendly Straws With plastic bags finally disappearing from stores, it’s time to get serious about your reusable shopping bag options. We have 2 picks: one for our cold items and the other for everything else. The Bee-Green Set Why We Like Them: Bee Green bags are sturdy and light weight; machine washable; and […]

A Fun Eco-Friendly Straw Options: Pasta Straws

We’re all trying to cut back on our plastic straws (and plastic bags) to save the environment, but sometimes, a drink is just better with a straw! The paper straws don’t last long and usually disenegrate before you’ve finished your beverage. And reusable metal straws have hit the market but honestly, I can barely remmeber to […]

How to Give Back While You Shop on Amazon

Amazon Prime has saved me countless times: for that birthday gift that you forgot to buy or the school supplies that you need tomorrow. If you’re as dependent as I am on Amazon (but please, when you can shop locally when you can!), you should sign up for AmazonSmile. It’s a simple way to support your favorite charity or […]