• Living without television

    I haven’t watched television in three years.  One of the last times I remember watching TV, I was heavily pregnant with Stella and sitting on the couch in our living room watching an episode of CSI.  It just happened to be a deeply disturbing episode (particularly for an expectant mum with hormonally-heightened sensitivities!) about a father

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  • Homemade lotions and potions

    I now make all our toiletries myself.  By toiletries, I mean lotions and potions like face cream, body cream, deodorant, insect repellent, sun screen, and nappy balm (we call it bum balm!). While there are many commercially made eco-friendly, cruelty-free products available these days, I don’t buy them because in general, I find them hideously

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  • The problem with plastic

    As I mentioned in my last post, “I didn’t know I was sick until I was healthy”, my interest in making our home plastic-free probably had the greatest impact on my family’s lifestyle. It positively affected our habits and consumer decisions in a way that addressed so many ethical issues we were interested in.  We

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