Going zero waste: Why is it so hard? … and how to do it anyway

Going zero waste: Why is it so hard? … and how to do it anyway

I’ve been thinking a lot about effort, and privilege, these days.

I had someone ask me the other day why I didn’t cloth diaper when J was a newborn. Honestly, the newborn period was really challenging for me, and the extra bit of effort that would go into cloth diapering was just completely beyond me at the time. That’s the honest truth. Knowing what I do know, and knowing what to expect from the newborn period, I believe I could do it if I have a second child one day.

Then I had a friend tell me that sometimes depression creeps in and it’s hard to put in the work to become zero-waste. I understand what she means: sometimes it’s just too much. Reducing your waste is important, yes, but it’s crucial to prioritize your mental well-being.

This is not laziness. This is doing what you need to, in order to get through challenging times.

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Fave Find: Skin Essence Organics

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I’m officially back after a bit of a self-imposed mat leave. I was working right up to the last minute–my little one showed up the night after my last blog post was published. In fact, I remember finishing up a work email while breathing through contractions! Such is the life of a freelancer, haha.

I can’t believe how quickly the time flies–my little guy is four months old already, and the holidays are right around the corner. And speaking of which, I have a fantastic gift recommendation for the clean beauty product lover in your life (or … you know … for yourself). Plus, keep reading for a special discount code! Continue reading “Fave Find: Skin Essence Organics”

Happy #Canada150! My Favourite Canadian Beauty Brands

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Happy Canada Day, everyone! I don’t know about you, but I’m incredibly proud to be Canadian. To celebrate what this amazing country has to offer, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favourite Canadian skincare and beauty brands. Here it goes:

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Best Drugstore Skincare Products

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I get it. Sometimes it’s just easier to pick up a product from a drugstore. And it’s okay! It’s important to remember that although there’s a ton of icky, chemical-filled skincare out there, there are also a few nice conventional products. Yes, there are some decent natural products at drugstores, but I’m actually going a step further here to talk about conventional products. These companies don’t even market themselves as natural!

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