I love the word ‘sustainable’ because it has a couple of meanings; it can be used in terms of environmental topics, and it can be used as another word for keeping on track with something long-term. In the case of this post, I am talking about sustainably enjoying the holiday season using both definitions: eco-friendly… Read More How to Have a Holly, Jolly Sustainable Christmas (That Aligns with your Values)
For those who celebrated, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I find it kind of funny how Thanksgiving happens, and then we’re immediately flung into the December holidays. Sometimes we don’t even wait until Thanksgiving is over to jump ahead. Last night as we were driving home from our Thanksgiving gathering, we… Read More Zero Waste & Minimalist Gift Giving 101
You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You’ve probably heard of Small Business Saturday. And you’re maybe familiar with Giving Tuesday. Yes, I’m talking about the Friday – Tuesday after Thanksgiving. The few days that Americans start their journey towards spending over $1 trillion (yes, ‘illion’ with a ‘T’) on holiday gifts each… Read More What is Shop for Good Sunday?
The holiday season: A time for fun, family, laughter, warmth, and friends. The holiday season: A time for loneliness, sadness, guilt, heartache, and depression. We often get so focused on the excitement of the holiday season, that we can forget that it’s not all fun and games for everyone. That not everyone looks forward to… Read More What to do if you Feel Sad During the Holidays (with 10 Actionable Tips to help Cope)
My family always had an advent calendar growing up. I LOVED going in each day starting December 1st and finding the date, opening up the door, and grabbing my piece of candy. I have such fond memories of it that I knew once I had Little E that I would want to continue. Fast… Read More 58 Kindness, Traditions, and Activity-Based Advent Calendar Ideas (Includes two free printables!)
Think back to past holiday seasons. What do you remember? Sadly, I admit that although I have some wonderful and fond memories, I also remember stress, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, and lots of running around. Oh, and trying to work through my never-ending to-do list of things I just HAD to do. When did… Read More How to Simplify the Season – The Ultimate Guide
I’ve been sitting on the news that came out of the recent report from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). If you missed it or have been taking a break from the news, in a nutshell, the IPCC warns of dire circumstances if we don’t do something about climate change, like, yesterday. It’s not… Read More What the International Panel on Climate Change Report Actually Means For You + 10 Ways You Can Help
When you think of clutter, what immediately comes to mind? If you are like me, I’m going to guess it’s physical clutter. But clutter can take all shapes, forms, and sizes. With the increasing awareness of mental illnesses and overall stress levels of others in our society today, the term ‘mental clutter’ (mental stress, mental… Read More The Top 3 Ways to Reduce Mental Clutter
The Mindful Mom Blographer, it’s your birthday, we’re going to party like it’s your birthday, we’re going to drink Bacardi coffee and tea like it’s your birthday… Anyone singing along? As you may have guessed, it’s the Mindful Mom Blographer’s 1st birthday! I LOVE birthdays. Love them. I also love top 10… Read More The Mindful Mom Blographer Turns 1!
How often do we just float through life going, going, going and doing, doing, doing? How often do we answer the question ‘how are things’, or ‘how are you’ with ‘busy’ or ‘tired – we have so much going on!’, respectively? If you found yourself nodding to those questions, you are certainly not alone. Our… Read More Intentional Living 101: The What, The Why, and The How