Good Bacteria, Bad Bacteria: How to Wash Your Hands and Be Gentle on the Earth

When you walk into Bath and Body Works, what’s the first thing you notice? For me, after my nostrils have recovered from the onslaught of flowery fragrances, I’m bombarded with this word: antibacterial. In our germ phobic society, cleaning products score big when they advertise their dominion over bacteria. Except, of course, until you know (read more…)

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8 essentials for a newborn baby

Last week we discussed all those things “they” say you need for a new baby, but that—well, you really don’t. But this doesn’t mean you need nothing. There are a few necessities most families need to care for a newborn. Throughout history, parents have managed to raise the next generation with very few items. The (read more…)

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Gardening 101: Three Options for Creating New Vegetable Gardens

It may still be cold and frosty where you are, but believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about planting a spring vegetable garden. Even if you have very little yard space – or none at all – you can still grow veggies and fruits, as long as you have at least a (read more…)

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Introducing Simple Living Weekly

Beginning this week, the Simple Living Media family of blogs will offer an easy and fun way to keep up with all the best from the blogs each week. It’s called Simple Living Weekly, and you can sign up to have it delivered to your inbox each week.

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Sunday Links: February's End

February always seems to disappear astonishingly quickly; you wouldn’t think that two or three less days would matter so much, would you? Nonetheless, here we are at the end of the month and March is almost upon us. In central Texas, we had an unprecedented snow day this past week, and my daughter enjoyed it (read more…)

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