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Instant Pot 101: The Ins and Outs of this Must-Have Magic Pot

I remember when I started hearing flutters online about an “Instant Pot” a few years back — or was it InstaPot? Anyway, I’d see pictures of stews and other 1-pot meals and read about the swiftness with which these meals… Continue Reading →

Zero Waste Diapering: Avoid creams with this 1 simple technique!

When my little boy was just a few weeks old, we encountered a nasty rash. It didn’t seem to bother baby, but like all parents, I wanted it gone as fast as possible. I tried creams, oils, powders, diaper changes… Continue Reading →

A Healthy Chocolate Milkshake Recipe (say whaa?)

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When I made this beautiful concoction I thought to myself, holy sh*t, this tastes like a real chocolate milkshake! Here’s the deal: This “milkshake” is… VEGAN. If you’re someone who cringes at the word or thinks vegan food — that… Continue Reading →

On Baby Powder: Avoid Talc and Cornstarch

When my first child was born, I knew there were a few options for keeping her dry and copacetic in the diaper region. When an atypical-looking rash appeared and didn’t go away with the usual treatment (zinc oxide diaper cream,… Continue Reading →

How to Use Plastic Safely with Food and Drinks

Do you want to stop using so much plastic but are finding it hard to avoid? Maybe you have a favorite Nalgene you are just never going to part with. Or you (I..?) have a cabinet full of old “Tupperware”… Continue Reading →

Plastic-free Baby Bottles

If you know me, you know I am NOT a fan of plastic. This wonder product of the postmodern era has made its way into nearly every facet of our lives: It encases the products we buy, it makes up… Continue Reading →

Eco-Shopping: Buying a Backpack

Up until now I’ve had the pleasure of reveling solely in my kids’ little-ness. The baby and toddler life. Messy dinners and a messy home. Interrupted sleep. Moving at the speed of mothering, wiping faces and butts and trying to… Continue Reading →