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Equipping Our Eco Babies

The other day I was gazing down at my two year old, imagining who he’d grow up to be. Would he be the life of the party like his dad?  An architect? A dancer? A teacher like his mom? Regardless of the job he takes, I wondered if he would take care of the earth. As parents, we have a huge responsibility to mold our children into great people and for this Earth Mama, the… Read MoreEquipping Our Eco Babies »

A Breath of Fresh Air. How Plants Clean our Air

Yesterday, in Monterrey, Mexico, where a few of us Earth Mamas live and work, the overall Real Time Air Quality Index  was reading at 289 (pm10) or in other terms, as indicated on the website, VERY UNHEALTHY! This air quality reading fits into the second highest category of this index and on the higher end of that range where health warnings are of emergency conditions. See the chart below taken from the Air Quality Index… Read MoreA Breath of Fresh Air. How Plants Clean our Air »

“Food waste” recipes

One average Sunday, my husband and I were doing the food prep for the week. The usual clean-up of veggies, separating the parts we cooked with (kale leaves, beetroots, pepper outsides, herb leaves) from the parts we didn’t use (kale stems, beet leaves, pepper innards, herb stems, and tons of peels). Doing all the prep at once made it very clear that we were creating a lot of food waste, and that didn’t sit well… Read More“Food waste” recipes »

Living Through 3 Seasons on 1 Suitcase

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 MoreLiving Through 3 Seasons on 1 Suitcase »

Eco-conscious Baby Baths

Spoiler Alert: No need for the baby bathtub on your shower registry! Reusing regular household items will save you from buying a short-lived plastic item. Looking to conserve water and save money on water bills? Skipping adult-sized bathtub usage with your baby will reduce your water usage and save a precious resource. Reuse People will insist you need new things for your child. The problem is these new things come from the Earth’s resources, and… Read MoreEco-conscious Baby Baths »