Challenge Your Family to #StepOutside

I’ll just come right out and say it. I’m not a big fan of spring. Sure I’m glad the cold winter months are behind us (mostly) but the fluctuating temperatures, the falling rain and muddy ground, the brownness of everything that makes up this season also makes me want to stay indoors. Then Kamik sent me a pair of rain boots, inviting me to #stepoutside and I’m extending the challenge to you too. […]

Easy Ways to Conserve Water at Home When #EveryDropCounts

On a recent trip to California we went hiking in Eaton Canyon just outside of Pasadena. The trail we were suppose to hike was closed because of damage from the rain. Not flooding but rather erosion due to the draught the state has been experiencing for the last few years. That’s right, years.  Our ecotourism guide from Bikes and Hikes LA reminded us how it has been a hard lesson for residents to learn and I understand. […]

Whale Watching off California’s Dana Point

Sea life has a way of fascinating kids but as they get older, visits to the aquarium may not produce the same awestruck response. When traveling out to Southern California with my eleven year old son, we decided to go bigger, as in an ocean bigger. […]

Kids Book Review: These Seas Count

These Seas Count Albert Whitman & Company/Thomas Allen & Son age 3-5, 5-8 By Alison Formento, illustrated by Sarah Snow 32 pages […]

7 Simple Ways to Change the Future

When it comes to ridding ourselves of toxins, whether in our food, the clothes we wear, or the products we use in our home, it can seem overwhelming. But as Shane Koyczan shares in his Poem for a Toxin-Free Generation, “Let’s start small…the beauty is we can begin anew anytime we choose too.” […]

Used Tire Round-Up

After sharing our gallery of 8 Recycled Products We Love it’s impressive to see so many companies making an effort to recycle and upcycle. Thanks to a partnership between Tire Stewardship BC and OK Tire, families can now do something with their old tires too. […]

8 Recycled Products We Love

If you’re like most families you probably do your fair share of recycling in your own home. We shared some great craft ideas made from recycled materials but there are many companies that are also incorporating recycled material in the goods they sell. Here are 8 products we’d love to own. […]

Kids Book Review: Our House is Round

Our House is RoundSkyhorse Publishing/Thomas Allenage 8-12, 13-18Written by Yolanda Kondonassis, illustrated by Joan Brush48 pages […]

51 Recycling Craft Ideas

From holiday decorations and gift ideas for the grandparents, to exploring a child’s creativity and expanding on a topic of interest, crafts offer kids so many possibilities. They can also take a lot of material. We’ve collected 51 craft ideas using recycled materials. So go ahead, raid that recycle bin and get creative. […]

Kids Craft Ideas: Homemade Bird Feeder

As parents, many of us have concerns about the environment as it pertains to our kids and their future. We make efforts at home through small measures of going green but it’s also important to teach our children about the relationship we have with the Earth and to respect the environment around us. […]