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post #81 of 510
I shared on facebook. smile.gif
post #82 of 510

We do a lot of these already. One of the recent things we have done that goes along with "Write a letter or pick up the phone rather than sending an email or text" is to join an international postcard exchange program so we can send and receive some fun snail mail. We save all of the postcards we get and my daughter loves to find them in the mailbox.

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What a great list of ideas! We do many of these things already. We repair things or look to buy used or barter. We also started a garden this spring and while it is not as big as we would like it is a good start! We visit the library if we need a book instead of buying new and if I want to buy my girls a "new" book we head over to a thrift store and find books there. I have gotten in the habit of trying to use everything in my pantry to make meals before heading over to the grocery store, also we compost our food waste. We are currently living in a motorhome in an effort to pay of debt and live more simply. 

 

-Kim

post #85 of 510

"Stop everything, make eye contact, and listen"

 

This is such important advice, for our children, our partners, our family members...and it works wonderfully with my doula clients!

post #86 of 510

I shared this article and giveaway on my fb page. Good stuff you all are doing both Mothering and Oak Meadow. So inspired by you both.

-Kim

post #87 of 510

I love all these tips! I'd say the 'cleaning for 10 mins at a time' is the most inspiring one for today. Can do!

post #88 of 510
I really enjoyed the article on Tips for Sustainable Living. Usually when I hear sustainable I think of gardening and being well more sustainable but this article went further and talked about how to have sustainable "relationships"! I have really never consider this before. Some tips I enjoyed: #1 Write a letter or pick up the phone rather than sending an email or text (this was huge),
#2 Stop everything, make eye contact, and listen, #3 Play a game (cards, Scrabble, backgammon, tennis), #4 Make time for yourself. I plan to try all three of these this week.

We have been considering Oak Meadow over the past year but have been a bit hesitant to make the big jump into oblivion. I sure hope we win!
post #89 of 510

I really like the idea of creating a sanctuary space.

post #90 of 510

I love all of these ideas and would like to start to incorporate some of these easy ones into our daily rhythms ~ Hang laundry outside to dry, Use cloth napkins, (we already use cloth bags, and cleaning cloths),  Collect a dozen things you no longer need or use to give away, Clean the house in ten minute bursts.

post #91 of 510
Thank you for this opportunity! I shared on FB.
post #92 of 510

Shared your wonderful giveaway on FB as well!  Thank you for this incredible opportunity!!!  :-)

post #93 of 510
"Use it up, wear it out, make do or do without." This is me to a T! Ive never actually heard the phrase but Ive lived it my whole life. I guess its just instilled in a lot of us New Englanders. That phrase alone inspired me as a short way to get across my response when my daughter "needs" something or wastes something. The other tips that inspire me are to greet the neighbors by name; stop everything, make eye contact, and listen; make music, art or dance together; seek out mentoring relationships; wander together; and clean the house in ten minute bursts. I cant wait to share this list as a reminder to everyone i know :) Also one I would like to add is you can only find the positive in every situation if you look for it!
post #94 of 510

The tips that inspired me are to use cloth napkins and to freeze summer produce. Those are two I've known about but just never do. Thanks for the giveaway!
 

post #95 of 510

I shared this on my fb. i have a couple of friends who I know will be thrilled. thanks for the opportunity!

post #96 of 510
All the sustainable relationship tips were fantastic. We have a hard time with the email vs mail/phone contact around here.
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post #98 of 510

SOO MANY of these inspire us to learn in a natural way.  I think these are things we do everyday!!

Find the joy in discovery, enjoy the wonder of learning


Explore outside

Make meaningful connections between academics to personal life

post #99 of 510

My favorite household chore is hanging laundry on the line. I use a dry rack when it's wet out, but hanging laundry outside is the best. 

"Create a sanctuary spot that you know will always be clean, neat, and welcoming" and "Relax in your sanctuary spot for a little while each day" is wonderful advice. I also very much like "Ask for help when you need it, and accept help graciously when offered" and "Help another person". 

post #100 of 510

Cloth napkins, cloth bags.

Taking reusable containers to restaurants for the leftovers rather than using styrofoam containers.

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