Category: ’Environmentalism’

10 Unique Gardening Activities for Kids

March 13th, 2011 by Dionna - 33 Comments

Encouraging a Love of Dirt Gardening for me is more than just a way to save money by growing vegetables. It is humbling. Miraculous. Exhausting. It is an exercise in delayed gratification. It physically connects me to the Earth. Gardening tests my patience while strengthening my spirit. My husband shakes…

Giveaway: Lunapads Organic Cotton Sampler Pack $39 ARV CLOSED

February 12th, 2011 by Dionna - 224 Comments

This is a joint giveaway with Code Name: Mama and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only. Please find the section marked “Win it!” for the mandatory main entry and optional bonus entries. GREEN YOUR PERIOD special event: We are featuring a series of reusable menstrual products…

Natural Parenting and Breastfeeding Facebook Communities

December 15th, 2010 by Dionna - 19 Comments

I was flattered that a reader nominated Code Name: Mama’s Facebook fan page for Babble’s “favorite FB fan pages for parents.”1 I was even more excited to see the large number of both natural parenting and breastfeeding fan pages nominated. But since Babble isn’t the best mouthpiece for breastfeeding supporters…

Non-Commercial Gift Giving Ideas

November 30th, 2010 by Dionna - 4 Comments

My husband and I don’t buy a lot of stuff. We haven’t taken any of the official “buy nothing” or “buy only non-commercial” pledges, we just try to buy used, make do, make our own, and shop locally. It can be hard to keep to our shopping guidelines during Christmas….

Ten Ideas for Volunteering with Young Children

November 16th, 2010 by Dionna - 7 Comments

Service to my community and fellow humans is very important to me, but it’s hard to find a good place to take a little one who is too young to do any real “work,” but is too old to just sit in a sling while you do something meaningful. Here…


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