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Posts from the category: Frugal Living

19 Easy Ways to Green Your Groceries

Easy Ways to Green Your Groceries

This post is the fifth in the Easy Green series by Jo Hegerty of Down to Earth Mother. Every time we spend money on food and other essentials, we make a choice about the world we want to live in. We can choose to reduce waste and to support resourcefulness, we can choose people over corporations … [Read more...]

16 Ways to Help Children Want Less

Helping Children Want Less

This post is the fourth installment in the Easy Green series by Jo Hegerty of Down to Earth Mother. As parents we naturally want to give our children the best, what’s more, we want them to have… more! But as studies have repeatedly shown, money doesn’t bring happiness, and neither does the … [Read more...]

Easy Green: Fun & Games for Green Families

Eco Friendly Family Activity Ideas Ft

This post is the third installment of the Easy Green series by guest contributor Jo Hegerty of Down to Earth Mother. Green living may mean making do with less, but it doesn’t mean you should skimp on the fun. Good, green fun is anything that connects children to the natural world and while most … [Read more...]

Easy Green: The One Bag of Trash Challenge

The One Bag of Trash Challenge

This post is the second installment of the Easy Green series by guest contributor Jo Hegerty of Down to Earth Mother. If you want to live more lightly on this earth, the first place to start is your rubbish bin. By focusing on waste you Become more aware of what you consume Get measurable … [Read more...]

Easy Green: 6 Ways to Save Money…and the Planet

Easy Green Frugal Living series

This post is the first installment of the Easy Green series by guest contributor Jo Hegerty of Down to Earth Mother. Green living is frugal living – by making a few changes you can reduce your family’s impact on the environment and save some cash at the same time. Here are six simple ways to save … [Read more...]

Learning About Composting

An Everyday Story for Childhood 101 | Teaching Children About Compost

This post is by regular contributor Kate Gribble of An Everyday Story. Do you compost? I realised recently, as I was peeling and slicing vegetables for dinner, that most of our general rubbish was fresh food scraps; wonderful, nutrient dense scraps just going straight into the bin. I guess I’ve … [Read more...]

Practical Kids: Make a Worm Farm

Worm farm how to

Regular contributor Tricia Hogbin of Little Eco Footprints shares a simple eco-friendly project perfect for introducing children to the superpowers of worms! Making a worm farm using free and recycled materials is easy – easy enough that children can do it themselves with just a little help. All … [Read more...]

For the Love of Backyard Chickens

Small Potatoes for Childhood 101 - raising chickens

 This post is by regular contributor Arlee Greenwood of Small Potatoes. "Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way. ~ John Muir We have chickens in our backyard. We gather eggs every day. We live in the city. Those are three … [Read more...]