As women who have all moved abroad at least once in our lifetime, each of us has experienced that act of tidying up on a full home scale. We have gone through the process of completely emptying our home, deciding which items were necessary or “brought joy” and which could be left behind. We have experienced the incredibly freeing feeling of releasing so much STUFF from our lives and starting out fresh in a new-clutter… Read More »Lessening the Environmental Toll of “Tidying Up”
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.
What are you carrying in your bag? This is a question I am often asked. As a mom, it is not easy to carry everything that you might need for your kids and for yourself. Of course if you want to live a zero waste life there are a few necessities that you should carry in your bag to help you. As I said before, it is all about celebrating your small successes and planning… Read More »What is in My Zero Waste Bag
Guest Writer: Melinda K. MacKenzie – Kindergarten Teacher @ International School of Phnom Penh (ISPP) Convenience is defined as “being easy.”1 I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this word and how it’s influenced us to have incredibly entitled expectations in our lives. Our society praises, promotes and has brainwashed us with convenience, and with no regard for its future impact or environmental effects.I can’t help but wonder, why aren’t more people thinking about… Read More »Ditching Convenience How can we promote a less convenient life?
The other day I turned around and my 13 month old daughter was wiping her high chair down with a reusable kitchen cloth I’ve sewn. Not once have I explicitly done anything that would lead her to do this. Nonetheless she had, on her own, walked over to where I keep the in-use towels, pulled it off the handle and walked over to her high chair to clean it. Instantly I was hit with the… Read More »New Year, New Kitchen: No More Paper Towel
My husband, 1 year old baby, and I moved from Malaysia to Mexico in the summer of 2018. We traveled by airplane, but our household goods traveled by boat. We sold all our electronics, gifted most of our baby implements, and donated a ton of clothes. Even with all this purging, we managed to fill a 17.5 cubic shipment container with furniture, kitchen implements, and clothes. And to be specific, clothes means my clothes. My… Read More »Living Through 3 Seasons on 1 Suitcase