Be the Change: The story of two women and one refill store

Be the Change: The story of two women and one refill store

Refill stores are a Zero Waster’s paradise. You bring your own containers, get them refilled with goodies like shampoo and dish detergent (often natural and local products!) and pay for the exact amount you want. They also typically stock eco-friendly goods, such as bamboo toothbrushes and compostable floss. It’s shopping without the plastic waste!

But what do you do if you don’t have a refill store near you? I’ve written about this on my Instagram page recently, because there are a lot of other things you can do to help reduce waste and be part of the solution.

For Teresa and Julie, though, that wasn’t enough. Because they didn’t have the refill store of their dreams close by, they decided to open one instead. How’s that for being a living embodiment of the phrase, “be the change you wish to see in the world”?

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“Chemical-free kiddos”: My article in alive magazine

“Chemical-free kiddos”: My article in alive magazine

While all of the articles I’ve written are important to me, this alive Magazine article is particularly dear to my heart. It was an honour to write, and, as a mom, a topic I feel very strongly about. I also learned SO much while writing it.

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My article was published on Motherly!

My article was published on Motherly!

Hi friends,

I just wanted to share an article I wrote that’s been published on Motherly. For those who don’t follow it, Motherly is a wonderful, beautiful website full of inspiring and fun content for moms: https://www.mother.ly/st/about.

Here’s the post. Hope you enjoy!

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How was your postpartum experience? I’d love to hear from you, so leave me a comment below!

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