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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Holiday secondhand shopping for kids: Some tips and tricks

Holiday secondhand shopping for kids: Some tips and tricks

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.

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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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Time for some nature homework

Time for some nature homework

How much do you notice about the outdoor world? A little while back, my friend Lindsay Coulter suggested some “nature homework” for us: getting to know nature better by recognizing what happens locally in nature around the time of your birthday. You can keep track year after year too. How lovely is that?

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