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[18 Jul 2010 | Comments Off | 255 views]
Book Review: “Organically Raised: Conscious Cooking for Babies and Toddlers”

Organically Raised: Conscious Cooking for Babies and Toddlers
I was offered a free copy of this book for review. I jumped at the chance since 1) It looked good. 2) I love to collect good cookbooks. & 3) The timing was perfect, as Baby B was just turning a year old (she is now 14 months). Here’s what I think…
Overall, it’s a nice cookbook for kids, and I’m happy to have it on my shelf. In fact, I just might share it with my younger sister, who is expecting her first …

costa rica, ecology, environmentalism, featured, mother earth, sustainability, travel »

[29 Oct 2009 | 4 Comments | 1,049 views]
Nurdles & Beach Polution in Costa Rica

Take a look at the picture to the left. Really look at it. Can you tell what it is? No, they aren’t pebbles. Try again. Use your imagination. Here’s a hint: I found them this week along the beach at Punta Uva on the Carribbean Coast of Costa Rica. No, they aren’t any kind of shell or sea creature. Not a beach pebble or sand particle either. Give up? They are nurdles.
Nurdles. Such a cute word. Sounds like a pool toy or a board game, perhaps. But they are nothing …

costa rica, Elimination Communication, environmentalism, featured, mother earth, reflections, sustainability, travel »

[28 Aug 2009 | 8 Comments | 1,073 views]
Diapers Without Dryers

Even though we are currently learning the ins & outs of elimination communication with Baby B, we are still using a significant number of cloth diapers every day. We use them to lay under B when we put her down. We usually hold one under her butt just in case we miss a pee, which we do every so often. We use a diaper to wipe up the mess when B pees on the floor. And at the end of the day, when us parents are exhausted and just need …

costa rica, getting rid of stuff, mother earth, simple living, travel »

[14 Jan 2009 | 4 Comments | 261 views]

Yesterday we donated 7 bags of baby clothes.  We can get rid of a lot more books than we thought since we’re going to get an e-reader sometime this year (maybe the Kindle 2 when it’s released).  It feels really good to just get rid of stuff.  Makes me, the prodigal  packrat, look at things in a new way.  I always wondered how the hell people had really spare & zen living spaces and I just might *get it* now.  Get rid of anything that isn’t needed or used.
Hopefully today’s …