Everyday Living

Let’s talk about how every day choices you make can help our planet. There are so many simple and easy changes we can all make to our daily lives.

Kitchen Swaps, 10 Easy Ways to Reduce Waste in your Kitchen

Home is where the heart is and the kitchen is the heart of the home.  I would agree with that!   The kitchen is where we gather at least 2-3 times a day with family and friends.  Where will start our days and end our days. Where we rush to get something on the table and rush to get out the door, sit and eat for hours with the whole family, linger to chat with an… Read More »Kitchen Swaps, 10 Easy Ways to Reduce Waste in your Kitchen

Beat the Heat: 10 Indoor activities that don’t cost you or the planet

We love summer! It brings sunshine, warmth and for us teachers: holidays. This means lots of time outside soaking up the sun with our kiddos. While all that vitamin D is lovely, sometimes we need a little break from all the heat. Coming up with fresh indoor activities can be tough. So we pooled our heads together and compiled a list of our go-to indoor activities that won’t cost you money, and won’t cost the… Read More »Beat the Heat: 10 Indoor activities that don’t cost you or the planet

Recycling? Should I do it? Am I doing it right?

Hi! Some of you might know that all of us Earth Mamas live in different places in the world.  I am Erika Ugarte, a mexican currently living in Singapore. I have been living here for a year now and every time I talk to someone about Singapore they mention Semakau Landfill.  Well, long story short, it was 1999 when the singporean government observed the problem of not having enough landfills to dump their trash and… Read More »Recycling? Should I do it? Am I doing it right?

A Novice Navigates Backyard Composting : Just do it!

You’ve heard of composting. But maybe you are wondering why it’s such a big deal?  Why waste your time composting, when food is biodegradable? Shouldn’t we be worrying about plastic and recycling?  Well, the answer is yes, and actually we need to be worrying about all of it, but for now, let’s talk about composting. So Why Compost? Isn’t food biodegradable?  If that is what you are thinking you are not unlike many people.  I… Read More »A Novice Navigates Backyard Composting : Just do it!

Eco Home Renovations

I realize this post is only applicable to a certain audience: DIYers looking to renovate. That said, it is something my family worked really hard at and I thought it would be worth a share! Hopefully, if nothing else I can plant a seed for your own future projects and how you could do so more sustainably. Home renovations come at a huge cost to both the renovator and the planet. Think about all the… Read More »Eco Home Renovations