*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.* 11. Swap out your dryer sheets for wool dryer balls. Have you ever stopped to think about what ingredients are in those dryer sheets that you throw into every load of laundry? How about what happens to them once you’ve tossed them in the trash? Let’sContinue reading “Zero Waste Tip #11: Wool Dryer Balls”
*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.* 10. Begin to notice packaging options and let that influence your purchases. Food is definitely the most challenging aspect of trying to go zero waste, at least for me. It seems that nearly everything comes wrapped in plastic these days, and there are just certain ingredientsContinue reading “Zero Waste Tip #10: Mindfulness of Food Packaging”
One of the many things I love about my husband is that he refuses to buy store-bought cards. Not for birthdays, not for Christmas, not for Valentine’s day. How did we get to the point where we’d rather pay $5 for a pretty picture and cheesy words from a card company to show a lovedContinue reading “Eco Friendly Holiday: Valentine’s Day”
“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” – Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember Recycling is difficult and simple. It’s difficult because it requires a mental shift to take place in the individual, whereupon they begin to consciously retrainContinue reading “How to Step Up Your Recycling Game”
9. Let the dumpster be your final resort, and find creative ways to donate items when it’s time to part with them! I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve hauled a lot of stuff to the dumpster over the past few years. However, this is a critical lesson that ties into both zero wasteContinue reading “Zero Waste Tip #9: Responsible Minimizing”
Minimalism. The word often evokes strong emotions on both sides of the fence. Either you’re all in and can pack all your belongings into a tiny house, or you’re a Why-would-I-even-try-when-I-have-so-much-stuff kind of person. I’d love to offer a different approach. Now, I’m 100% for KonMari and the Minimalists. I’ve read and thoroughly enjoyed theirContinue reading “How to be a Minimalist Mom”
Hello and welcome to my newest adventure, EcoFriendlyMomming.com! I’m a happily-married mom of 2 young boys, who fill my life with much joy and a fair amount of chaos.
One tiny green step at a time. That’s all it takes. The moment I typed “eco-friendly,” “zero waste,” “sustainable,” “minimalist,” or “green living” into my search bar and hit enter, an overwhelming barrage of data and opinions flooded my screen. Everything. Everything I needed to change. Everything I was doing wrong. All the products thatContinue reading “About the Blog”