On NOT buying

On NOT buying

What’s something that you haven’t bought? For me, it’s on-the-go Zero Waste kits. I think they’re really cute, but for me personally, I have all of the components I need at home anyway, so it would just be a waste. Here’s what I use instead: my son’s metal toddler cutlery, a dishcloth, my water bottle and travel mug, and a little bag.

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Focus on materials: Silicone

Focus on materials: Silicone

What is silicone? Is it plastic? Is it safe? Should we choose products made from it?

You may have noticed that this soft, flexible, plastic-like material is popping up everywhere from kids’ spoons and plates to baking sheets. It’s touted as our century’s wonder material!

The truth is a little complicated. In fact, I actually changed my viewpoint after I did the research for this post.

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Eco-anxiety and ecological grief: thoughts on what to do and how to cope

Eco-anxiety and ecological grief: thoughts on what to do and how to cope

Eco-anxiety and ecological grief are very real concerns for people, and it’s no surprise why. Are you affected? I certainly am.

I’ve done quite a bit of reading and research on the subject lately, so I thought I’d compile a list of some of the coping tactics I find helpful. I hope you find them helpful as well. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Please remember, these are just some ideas, and this is just my personal opinion based on the research I’ve done. I am not a professional therapist in any way. If you’re suffering from anxiety or depression, please seek professional help.

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Dear World Leaders, Should I have a second baby? (An open letter about the climate emergency)

Dear World Leaders, Should I have a second baby? (An open letter about the climate emergency)

Dear World Leaders,

Should I have a second baby?

I have a son. He’s two. He’s a sweet little boy with big blue eyes, chubby cheeks, and an endless curiosity for the world. Growing up, I always pictured myself as a mom to two children, about three years apart. That means that now’s the time to start planning for a second baby.

But I’m not so sure. In fact, I’m terrified. I’ve read the 2018 IPCC report on climate change,[1] and I understand, as well as any regular citizen can understand, what the world will look like at 1.5°C degrees warmer than pre-industrial temperatures. I know that we have an estimated eleven years to do something about it, or we’ll essentially be locked into irreversible total climate collapse.[2] We’re not experiencing “climate change”—we’re looking at a complete climate breakdown.

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