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Car-free Living with Kids: Part 1

              ~Yes, it's a thing ... and we do it!~ WALK, BIKE, TAXI, BUS...let me tell you about it 😉 Hello folks, So today I thought I'd delve into our lives as a 'car-free' family and answer the classic five W questions, starting with...

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A Family Food Journey

Many twists and turns, stops and starts and stalls led me to a whole-food, processed sugar-free and plant-based life. If we had never had to deal with health issues, I may never have looked at it. So, with one child who suffered from allergies, horrible excema and a gluten-sensitivity and...

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Beeswax Wraps

One of the things that I felt would help me on the way to a Plastic-Reduced kitchen was Beeswax Wraps! These handy sheets and bags were made with an old, clean duvet and napkins that were destined for goodwill, a block of Beeswax from our Health Food Store, my handy...

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Go Rogue: Subversive Ways to Battle Climate Change

The rogue or thief is one of the standard playable character classes in most editions of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. A rogue is a versatile character, capable of sneaky combat and nimble tricks. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_(Dungeons_%26_Dragons) So there are times when the current state of the world in politics,...

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“Just a Fool’s Hope”: A Review of a Chris Hedges’ Lecture

  Hello folks, Well, I watched a YouTube video yesterday of a talk given by journalist Chris Hedges that is really powerful and I can't stop thinking about it. It is a no-holds barred, eyes-wide-open and unflinching look at the condition of the United States and touched also on climate...

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A Renewed Quest: Zero Waste

Hello folks, Having moved our family to 'car-free' status and switching to veganism, there was one last challenge to master on the home front: PLASTIC. This is perhaps the most difficult challenge yet, simply because we are literally surrounded by plastic everyday and even our most basic needs are either...

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Introvert as Activist: A Hobbit’s Eye View

          "Sorry! I don't want any adventures, thank you. Not today. Good morning! But please come to tea -- any time you like! Why not tomorrow? Goodbye!" -Bilbo Baggins What is a certified homebody to do when their conscience compels them to DO something in the public sphere? Especially when...

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My Confessions: A Tale of Three Farmgirls

         “You put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit. If it eats the rabbit and plays with the apple, I’ll buy you a new car.” -Harvey Diamond Hello! I am so excited to have finally shifted our family to a plant-based diet. It makes me...

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