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10 Easy Ways to have an Eco-friendly Wedding

Planning a wedding is SO much fun! If you just rolled your eyes thinking about how costly, stressful or wasteful weddings can be, I get it. I totally get it. Before my partner and I got engaged, we were worried about the same things, but once we decided that our wedding was going to reflect our values, we found it was pretty easy (and fun!) to plan our wedding just like we live our lives:… Read More »10 Easy Ways to have an Eco-friendly Wedding

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20 Experience-Based Gift Ideas

Author’s Bio: Vanessa Weber is a guest writer for Earth Mamas International. As a Life Skills teacher and environmental enthusiast, she loves infusing eco-friendly practices into her classroom and training her students to do the same. While teaching abroad, she has seen countless environmental tragedies first-hand. This has inspired her to work towards living a zero-waste lifestyle and inspiring others to always do what they can. The holidays are a great time to celebrate and… Read More »20 Experience-Based Gift Ideas

Shifting the culture of “gifts”

This is a strange post for me to write because thrifting, DIY-ing and repurposing have become so routine for my family it is hard to think back to how it started. I wanted to reflect on it though, because every time I go to give a gift to someone I automatically FEEL like I need to buy something new. And if it’s not new from a store, then new from an artisan or crafter. There… Read More »Shifting the culture of “gifts”

The Earth Mama Baby Shower Challenge

Guest Writer: Karen Callahan, Mama and Teacher at ISKL As many middle age women from around the world can contest, we love to celebrate a baby, a wedding and the occasional divorce. No matter the country these festivities include food, decorations, and presents. I am more than guilty of a big store-think Target or Party City my American friends- run to build an ideal ambiance for twenty of my favorite friends. There are color coordinated… Read More »The Earth Mama Baby Shower Challenge

Rethinking Wrapping

I love Christmas. The smells, the songs, the cold weather (not here in Malaysia but whatever) and most importantly the memories of time spent with family. For me, unfortunately, it’s molded into something much more than this, literally.  And when I say more, I mean stuff more. At times Christmas can feel like a competition. Which honestly, boils down to the who ends up with the most amount of gifts they will use for a… Read More »Rethinking Wrapping