What To Do With Those Unwanted Gifts

With the holiday season in the rearview mirror, it’s now time to sift through everything that was accumulated in that short time. From clothing and toys to favorite collectibles, there’s no shortage of “stuff” that has probably found its way into your home. As gifts...

A Look at How Far We’ve Come

Today I decided to take a look at how far my family has come in our journey to “go green.” Are we there yet? Certainly not. However, while we are on the path, I firmly believe that our destination is ever changing and will always...

Surviving Christmas

The Christmas season is supposed to be this joyous occasion for families to come together. Instead, it seems the commercialization of Christmas has simply made it one of the most stressful times of the year. There’s always that one toy that you want to get...

How to be an Eco-Friendly Holiday Guest

With the holiday season comes a number of parties—everything from parties with friends and family to co-workers. The main thing I loathe about all the parties, is all the waste. Following are some tips for helping out the host or hostess in ways that will...

How to Be a Stay-at-Home Mom

Back in the 1950s and 1960s it was the norm to be a stay-at-home—working moms were something of a novelty. As time has gone on, it seems that more and more families have two working parents, and children who are either cared for by a...

Green Friday?

I often wondered which was worse for the environment, Black Friday or Cyber Monday? I also often wonder if those “deals” that are advertised are really worth all the effort. I imagine there are a lot more people getting in their cars and driving to...

Impact of Illegal Immigration on Healthcare

Illegal immigration is a hot button issue in the United States right now. A major reason is the poor economic conditions we are currently suffering. Often times, a bad economy has many people turning to illegal immigration as the problem. While this is certainly an...