Green Mom’s Best Products for a Waste-Free Lunch

One of the first things I did when I started trying to Go Green was to pack waste-free lunches for my kids. It seemed pretty easy and, to be honest, it saved money. Five years later, I’m still aiming for a waste-free lunchroom, though I’ve been known to toss in a juice pouch or squeezable […]

Can a Green Mom Drive a Bad-Ass Car?

  I’m in love–crazy, deep, obsessive love. This new love is exciting.  Exhilarating.  It brings out a side of me that I didn’t know was there.  I feel younger, more vibrant, more alive. Thankfully, I can keep Hubby around and still have the new love in my life…if I’m willing to let him drive it […]

Confessions of a Bad Blogger

  I’m a bad blogger. No, no. It’s true. Really bad. I owe you a huge apology. Here you are, reading my blog. You’re laughing at my jokes, nodding as you empathize with my struggles, wondering what I’ll post next. And then all of a sudden, I cut off all communications. Just like that guy you […]

What Happens During an Energy Audit

Are you curious about what really happens during an energy audit and whether it’s worth the expense?  Check out the portion of my energy audit during which Elizabeth is going through my living room looking for drafts with her cool infrared device.  Luckily, we didn’t have any window leaks or major drafts in this room, […]

Keep Nagging Moms: Your Children are Listening

  Nag. Nag. Nag. There are days when I feel like all I do is nag. Don’t use a baggie, put it in a container.  Don’t drink a juice box—that’s just for field trips and emergencies (as if running late is really an emergency, but that’s a post for another day!).  You wore than for […]

How I Saved a Bundle on My Utility Bills Thanks to You

When my most recent electric bill arrived, I did a little “happy dance.” When was the last time you heard someone say that?  But it’s true.  My bill this month was MUCH lower than last month, and it wasn’t just because of the balmy weather. It was all because of Elizabeth. She is the brilliant […]

My Dirty Little Secret

I have a dirty little secret. OK, it’s not that kind of secret, but it’s still one that brings forth plenty of associated guilt and shame. I don’t recycle peanut butter jars. There.  I said it.  In public.  On the internet.  Forever. All my friends know me as a green mom.  I’m the one giving […]

Take a Deep Breath, and Confess

Confession is kind of liberating, don’t you think?  Even if you’ve never been inside one of those old-school church confessionals, you know what it’s like to open up to someone, right? Get it off your chest.  The good.  The bad.  The “at least I tried”. That’s what I hope to do with this blog.  We […]