National Bike Month: 3 Reasons to Ride

Did you know?  May is National Bike Month. Not only that, but today is the kick off for National Bike-to-Work Week, and this Friday, May 21, is National Bike-to-Work Day.  So, if you’re not ready to hop on your bike today, you have all week to prepare and still participate. According to the League of (read more…)

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Sunday Links: May 16

• From Keeper of the Home: Introducing My New Book: Real Food on a Real Budget • From Simple Bites: DIY Granola Bars • From The Nourishing Cook: Need an Inexpensive Maple Syrup Replacement? • From Slow Money Alliance: A Million Americans Investing in Local Food Systems • From The Mother Huddle: Flip Flop Re-Fashion (read more…)

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Different for each family: 4 everyday life choices, simplified

In one of the appendices of my book that will be released this fall, I discuss simple, everyday life choices we commonly face when we simplify our lives.  When you approach simple living, sometimes the decision is clear-cut.  Sometimes it’s not. Since simple living looks differently for each family, there’s really not one right, absolute (read more…)

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Local vs. Organic Produce: Which is Better?

Last week, I gave you the latest updates on the “Dirty Dozen” and the “Clean Fifteen” – the lists produced by the Environmental Working Group that rank the most and least contaminated produce items, so that shoppers know when it’s more important to purchase organic fruits or veggies, and when it doesn’t quite matter as (read more…)

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How noisy is your diet?

This giveaway is now closed. Check back soon for the winners! De-cluttering means getting rid of the junk that trips you up. When we think of spring cleaning, we often think of the the rooms, closets, pantries and cupboards in our home. But it is just as important to de-clutter our body as our physical (read more…)

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