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Cows and Preschool Homeschooling

By Julie Shaffer   My sweet little Lu, at the tender age of 3, went to her first day of preschool last week. It is just a little summer program that is once a week for four weeks, but it still counts as preschool to me. Because of Lucy's special needs she will have a Personal Care Aide with her at all times in school and since A.) they haven't found one for her yet and B.) even if they had found one, I would not have felt I knew that person enough to just leave Lucy with them, I will stay with her at least for the summer, but probably a little in the fall as well. ... read more

10 Earth Friendly and Made in the USA Backpacks for Back to School

This special section was created by natural product expert Amy Serotkin of The Mindful Home as part of Mothering's Ultimate Green Guide to Back to School Supplies. Check it out for many more eco-friendly, made in the USA picks for back to school.   While the overwhelming favorite among parents seems to be L.L. Bean backpacks, only their totes are made in the USA.  In keeping with the theme of these guides, I decided to seek out some other options that were eco-friendly or made in the USA.  I'm happy to report that I found several that were... read more

6 Uniquely Green Items to Add to Your Back to School List

This special section was created by natural product expert Amy Serotkin of The Mindful Home as part of Mothering's Ultimate Green Guide to Back to School Supplies. Check it out for many more eco-friendly, made in the USA picks for back to school.   Looking for some unique and eco-friendly products to round out your school supplies list? Don't miss these green alternatives to conventional choices.         Pencil Case by American Apparel   Available in... read more

Sustainable, Stylish Notebooks and Binders for Back to School

This special section was created by natural product expert Amy Serotkin of The Mindful Home as part of Mothering's Ultimate Green Guide to Back to School Supplies. Check it out for many more eco-friendly, made in the USA picks for back to school.   Let your kids celebrate their sustainability in style with these gorgeous notebooks, paper products and binders made with the earth in mind.     Academic Planner by Sarah Pinto   Sarah Pinto makes academic planners and notebooks in... read more

Pens, Pencils and Highlighters Oh My! 6 Eco Options for Back to School

This special section was created by natural product expert Amy Serotkin of The Mindful Home as part of Mothering's Ultimate Green Guide to Back to School Supplies. Check it out for many more eco-friendly, made in the USA picks for back to school.   Little changes make a big difference. Choosing sustainable alternatives to even the most minor items is a great way to help kids celebrate our earth all year long. Here are some of our best picks for eco-friendly pens, pencils and... read more

Sustainable Style for Back to School: The Ultimate Guide to Green Supplies

  Sustainable Style for Back to School   Back to school season is here and we know you're likely thinking about how you can be more eco-friendly this year without breaking the bank or spending excessive amounts of time you don't have.   With that in mind we've created six easy to use guides that break down some of the best green options for back to school basics. From easy to find brands who are making an eco effort to more unique, stylish and sustainable supplies that you would normally have to dig to... read more

Our Child's Education: Our Decision To Make, Not Yours

  My daughter will be starting school for the first time soon, for 5 full days a week. It is a huge transition for our little family unit, but especially for the two of us, as we have spent the last three years together. I know she will thrive there, as we did not take this decision lightly, and she is so social and loving that I have no hesitation that she will be able to adjust with ease. I am so excited for her, but I’m not going to lie, my heart will be very heavy to see her go. It will remain even heavier knowing that I should still be home with what... read more

The Myth of Normal

                 It could be argued that the idea of normal is the one of the most psychologically damaging ideas ever to hit modern culture. For lurking just behind the pervasive and negative running commentary that affects most of my clients, “What’s wrong with me?” is the question, “Why can’t I just be normal?” But what is normal?   To me, normal is trying to squeeze yourself into a narrow range of what our society views as acceptable behavior. It’s living life muted because your loud sounds and bright colors don’t fit the mold.  It’s cutting off the flares of who... read more

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