Posts from the category: Frugal Living

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...]

In Lieu of a Cleaning Fairy


This post is sponsored by Bosisto's. Those familiar with the Disney Tinkerbell movies will be aware that upon birth each fairy is bestowed a 'talent.' Their talent is the equivalent of a gift or career calling. For example, Tinkerbell is a tinker fairy, gifted at problem solving to make tools by … [Read more...]

How Happy Was Your Christmas Ham?

Happy ham

We have eaten free range chicken for a long while now, originally swapping over for the better taste and promise of less antibiotic use, and then staying firmly planted in the free range corner after watching the TV series Hugh's Chicken Run where we actually saw the differences in chicken farming … [Read more...]

Saving Money on Kids Toys


This Christmas I really wanted to buy Immy a dollhouse, preferable the sturdy, wooden old fashioned kind that was loving made by hand. Unfortunately, when it comes to dollhouses, that is not what you tend to find in toy stores these days. So I decided to harness the powers of Ebay and I found the … [Read more...]