I love when the weather breaks and I get to hang my clothes outside. Crunchy towels make me happy. Our family also has not purchased a new piece of clothing in almost 3 years (except for under garments). Everything we purchased has been used.
Thanks for the chance to win!! We do lots of the things mentioned in the article already, but I think the biggest things we've done recently to be more sustainable is going back to being a one-car family. It's tough at times, but so worth it in the long run!
~ Sarah ~ Living the mountain life with DH Dan & DD Lillian 1.6.10 and DS Jack 10.22.11 Trying to find time to !!
have teamed up again to bring you an incredible giveaway and the brand new (and free!) issue of Oak Meadow's online magazine: Living Education, dedicated to Sustainable Living and Learning. See the bottom of this post for your free issue!
Win a complete homeschool curriculum package for one PreK-8 grade of your choice (value: $120-$420).
Winner of our community selected Best of Mothering award for Homeschooling, Oak Meadow’s uniquely creative curriculum includes assignments that ask children to read, write, and think, and also to paint, draw, play music, write poetry, and build things, encouraging balanced and healthy development.
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Practical Tips for Simple Living
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Do you practice sustainability as a family?
Are you teaching your child that it’s important to look out, not just for ourselves, but for the wellbeing of others, the Earth, and future generations?
Our friends at
have dedicated their latest issue of Living Education to
Sustainable Living and Learning
. When it comes to teaching our children to step lightly and lovingly on this earth, this comprehensive collection of articles, stories, activities, and resources will motivate, inform, and inspire.
I'm posting here to try and win the Oak Meadow curriculum for my 5 year old son, Gavyn, who will be doing Kindergarten next year! :) The tips that motivated and inspired me from Practical Tips for Simple Living were the using cloth napkins, giving away things my family and I no longer need, and helping other people. One tip I have for all the moms out there is to educate yourself and the public as much as possible with new knowledge. Awareness is so important especially for parents. I have noticed there's a lot of parents out there just going about their daily lives just doing what they are told even if it hurts their child. Speak up because you never know who's life you are helping. Much love.
I love the ideas for simple and sustainable living. While I do a lot of those things, what really inspired me was the suggestion to greet your neighbors by name. We move a lot, but neighbors are important and getting to know them is good for everyone no matter how long they will be your neighbors - they could become lifelong friends!
We do the obvious... cloth diapers, napkins, towels, etc... but I really loved the "sustainable relationship" tips! Especially in our techie society, everyone in our house can benefit from reading this! Love it.
Love that list, we do almost all of them. The one tip that inspired me today is the "Create a sanctuary spot....", I need to create an inviting, peaceful, READING spot in the house -somewhere the kids can go and get comfy with a book, a special place we can all sit together to listen to our stories.
I liked the tip to create a sanctuary. I've been trying to do that! Things have been pretty chaotic at home since the birth of baby # 3 six weeks ago and I love being able to retreat to my clean bedroom.
The "wonder board" is a neat idea.
We are going to hang up a clothes line this summer to line dry clothes!
RN, IBCLC. DS is 5, DD1 is 4, DD2 is 1! DD3 due in December!
Hanging laundry outside to dry would be something I am inspired to do. I did it overseas for two months but haven't "learned" to do it at home yet. Every single thing under having a sustainable home in inspiring to me! Although the getting rid of a dozen things..... I managed to hit 1000 things last month! But I still feel cluttered. So I really appreciate this page wish I had seen it before. Thanks so much for all the ideas!
We already do a lot of the items on the list, but I love the idea of having a clean, relaxing spot to spend time in every day. This used to be my bedroom, but since baby #3 came along, it really hasn't been, so I need to work on that! :)
We use reusable most everything that most folks use paper products for.
~Mama to my boys~ to a teen, a tween & a toddler and surro-mama to twins and their sister
Livin' in the sticks with my chicks and lovin' it!
2014: 4/52 projects 0/2014 things 0/52 books
Just moved to San Antonio from Calgary, looking to build our life here in a simpler, more earth friendly way! I wasn't great at lots of things in the cold ;) We love hand me downs, and try to buy almost everything second hand. Cloth diaper some, cloth in the house, hang dry, and I'm trying to teach the two little ones to be responsible, sustainable human beings.
As someone just embarking on homeschooling my kindergartener, I've had to rededicate myself to many of these principles. My current favorites from the list include
- Follow interests and weave academics around these interests
- Drop time limits and let learning happen at its own pace
- Explore outside
- Wander together
We've decided to pursue an eclectic style using a combination of unschooling and unit studies, but as most of our local homeschooling group is Charlotte Mason-style learners, it's been a daily effort to rededicate myself towards what is right for MY children and to not worry about what other, more experienced parents are doing!
I'm Brooke! I'm a breastfeeding advocate and IBCLC. Homeschooling mama to my girls, Maiya (4/2009) and Jenevieve (2/2011) and my new baby boy, River (9/6/2013).
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