New local baby clothing membership service is good for the planet and an awesome Christmas gift

New local baby clothing membership service is good for the planet and an awesome Christmas gift

I was so excited to learn about a brand-new Vancouver company that offers a creative Zero Waste solution for dressing fast-growing babies. It’s called Tradle and I just know local parents are going to love it!

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Interview with Holly Rose: all about World Soil Day, soil health & regenerative agriculture

Interview with Holly Rose: all about World Soil Day, soil health & regenerative agriculture

December 5 is World Soil Day. What does this mean, and why should we care about soil health? It’s a lot more important that you might think! Here, I’m delighted to share with you an interview with Holly Rose. She’s an environmentalist, a writer, and a regenerative agriculture advocate from whom I have learned so much since first following her blog and Instagram. If you haven’t heard of her or regenerative agriculture before, you’re in for a treat! I sincerely hope you enjoy this interview, and I highly recommend following her online to learn much, much more.

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What if others aren’t on board? Troubleshooting low-waste gift giving

What if others aren’t on board? Troubleshooting low-waste gift giving

I get a lot of questions about one particular problem when it comes to minimal and low-waste gift giving: what about well-meaning loved ones who just don’t get it?

It’s tough, I know. Whether it’s a very generous grandparent who wants to shower your child with gifts or an aunt who doesn’t respect your wishes for experience gifts, it can sometimes feel like no one understands what you’re trying to do or why. Here’s how I handle the situation.

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Toddlers & transit

Toddlers & transit

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. 

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Build holiday traditions that the whole family will love

Build holiday traditions that the whole family will love

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.

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