It’s easy to make grand statements about doing completely non-material gifts, instead opting for experiences, cash, or donations alone. But the truth is that when it comes to kids, it’s not that easy. Kids need “things” more often than adults, as they outgrow clothing and require age-appropriate toys and games. That’s okay! There’s still a way to save money, packaging, and the resources that go into producing new goods, and that’s by shopping secondhand.
Breaking news from the medical journal The Lancet warned of the dangers to children’s health in a warming world. What does this mean? Let’s dig a little deeper…
Toddlers + transit. We’re a one-car family, and since my husband needs the car for work, my son and I are without a car during the day. Thankfully, we live in an area with good public transportation, and we can walk a few places as well. This is a huge shift from when I was a young girl—there was almost no reliable public transportation.
Taking a toddler on transit is an interesting experience, but overall I think it’s a positive one.
Full disclosure: I love the holiday season. I love the music, the food, and the festive energy in the air. And if you stop and think about your personal favourite Christmas memory, it’s likely spending time with loved ones.
How do we enjoy the holidays without overspending and creating waste? By building holiday traditions to savour every year.
Okay everyone, I made my first DIY cleaning product and now I’m the queen of all things DIY. Well, even though it was the easiest thing ever and only contained two ingredients.