gifts

How to avoid relationship strain on gift-giving occasions

In cultures around the world, celebrations of special occasions are opportunities for gift giving.  For those of us who want to encourage our children to live simply, these occasions often invite feelings of frustration when well-meaning family and friends bombard our children with gifts that are either excessive in quantity or questionable in quality. Families (read more…)

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Thoughtful Teacher Gifts (with a Natural Twist!)

Written by contributor Megan Tietz of Sorta Crunchy. Last year was my oldest daughter”s first year in public school.  I found myself to be incredibly unprepared for tackling the project of finding thoughtful and meaningful gifts for her teachers.  This year, I am determined to avoid that last-minute scramble, and so teacher gifts have been (read more…)

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Exploring 5 stereotypes of the cloth diapering family

Let’s have a show of hands.  How many of you had parents who used cloth diapers when you were a baby? My parents sure did, and it wasn’t because they were concerned about the environment or that my sister and I were allergic to disposable diapers.  They used cloth diapers because they were absolutely broke (read more…)

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Cloth Diapering: It Doesn't Have to be All-Or-Nothing

Written by contributor Megan of Sorta Crunchy. Five years ago last month, I made my first cloth diapering purchase – a stack of premium prefolds and several Bummis covers. Even though our cloth diaper stash has been retired for quite some time now, I still have fond memories of the time my daughters spent wearing (read more…)

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Exploring Natural Approaches to Menopause

Written by contributor Megan of Sorta Crunchy. Hot flashes.  Mood swings.  Decreased libido. Every woman knows the symptoms of menopause, whether we have gleaned our knowledge from television shows and movies or from family members or friends who are going through The Change.  And more than likely, many of us believe that managing the symptoms (read more…)

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