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post #161 of 510

our own personal list includes:

cloth diapering

cloth napkins and no paper towels

composting table scraps

hanging the wash out

recycling

repurposing bottles and jars as cups and vases

we have chickens (not sure if it is "green" or not, but they are fun lol)

eating as much local produce, eggs and meat as we can

using vinegar, baking soda and dr bronners for most all household cleaning (including people)

making my own deodorant

 

the oak meadow list was fab!

post #162 of 510

I shared the giveaway on my facebook!

post #163 of 510
I like the tip to get rid of time limits and let learning happen at its own pace!
post #164 of 510

We're trying very hard to contribute to live greener.  We installed solar panels on our house, switched to cloth napkins and rags instead of paper napkins and towels, and use cloth bags instead of plastic.  I make many things - pancakes and burritos, for example - from scratch and freeze them instead of buying packaged foods.  We are teaching our children the importance of recycling and turning off lights.

post #165 of 510

We have used cloth napkins for years. Also we belong to a women's work group, where everyone works at one member's house once a month, helping them with whatever they need done. Then the host serves everyone lunch. Next month, it's at another person's house. I had thought about doing this for years and then finally connected with an already-existing group.
 

post #166 of 510
Really like the create a sanctuary spot & then the reminder to occupy it tip. This can be great for the adults & kids in the house!
post #167 of 510

In our family, we do a lot of family art projects. For example, my daughter loves to draw and cut out paper dolls and then we make a puppet theater out of a box. Who doesn't love a puppet show?! We also have "no cook" dinner nights and we snack on fruits, raw vegetables, olives, and nuts.

post #168 of 510
I need to work on: stop, listen, make eye contact. I love the idea of a "wonder board"!
post #169 of 510
I need to use more cloth in my life! great list!
post #170 of 510

We have used cloth napkins and cleaning cloths for a long time, prefer to make at least some of our gifts, grow a huge garden and can extra produce, recycle, use a clothesline as often as we can, and simply try to make the most of everything rather than just tossing it immediately.  Before recycling the large cardboard box from my daughter's new carseat we had a wonderful time painting it and playing in it over the course of several days.

post #171 of 510
I don't have a Facebook but I hope I can still enter this contest. I like the idea of a sanctuary space and need to keep mine up a little better -- it tends to drift into a dumping ground.
post #172 of 510

A few of my favorites are share resources, meals, extra seedlings, babysitting, recipes, your abilities (help someone fix a bike chain, hem some pants for someone who can't sew). We each have something that can help someone else, and if we approach life with this attitude, we can save money, resources, serve others and build community. We also use cloth napkins, cloth bags, and cleaning cloths, which saves so much paper! You can buy a stack of cute washcloths and use them as napkins for everyday use, and pull out the fancier cloth napkins for more formal dinners. Lastly, I love the idea to create a sanctuary spot that will always be neat, clean and welcoming. So important! I also posted this on Facebook. :)

post #173 of 510

We are installing a clothesline outside and will be working it into our daily chore time. I'm also inspired to spend less time online and more time being engaged in 'real life'. My mantra is "Log off and Live!" (Although a break to read Mothering or take a chance for an Oak Meadow curriculum for our first year homeschooling is worth it!) :)

post #174 of 510
I shared on Facebook smile.gif
post #175 of 510

My favorite is "Stop everything, make eye contact, and listen." So simple and so hard, but so important, especially for people with children.

post #176 of 510
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post #177 of 510

I love the Wonder Board idea!

post #178 of 510

Shared the giveaway on my Facebook page. Crossing my fingers that we will be starting the next school year with a free Oak Meadow curriculum! :)
 

post #179 of 510
I have liked both mothering and oak meadow on Facebook for a while. I would love to win this curriculum it would help us out so much!
As a family we try to focus in a sustainable home, learning process, and we build on our relationships daily. I loved the article and this contest will be a blessing to someone so thanks!
post #180 of 510

This tip stuck out to me to most: Ask for help when you need it, and accept help graciously when offered. 

I feel that I offer help very frequently, but am unable to accept it when I need it! 

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