Category: Greening The Zoots

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It’s Not Easy Being Green

I really try to live “Green” in as many ways as possible. But – like with most things in my life – I only do what’s easy on many levels. I recycle, I conserve, I try to be wary of excess packaging, but lately I’ve totally thrown out my habit of using reusable grocery bags because – well – I forgot them once or twice and then just never remembered them again. That’s the kind of lazy I am. It’s so easy to get back into the habit of doing the right thing, especially if it became a habit for...

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Making Time, Not Excuses.

I haven’t talked a lot about starting the chain reaction of awesome in my life, lately. While I was thinking about that this morning I noticed: I have a lot of “selp-improvement” type categories listed here. I think that observation says a lot right there, don’t you think? Like, maybe there’s a part of me hoping if I give it a category on my blog it will stick? Anyway…chain reaction of awesome…I’ve not been doing much to nurture that journey lately. Not just here on this blog, but here in my actual life was well. When you’re trying to grow...

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Updates Galore

First – let me do a follow-up on yesterday’s post. You all are wonderfully amazing, truly. I felt much better about the “negotiating” thing by the end of the day. Which made me feel much better in general because sometimes I’m just not confident enough in my parenting decisions to let them stand alone without validation. And I’m aware that is a whole other issue right there, I’m sure. Bedwetting: Last night I took NikkiZ to go potty before I went to bed. I just snuck in the room, picked her up, brought her out to the potty and sat...

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Project Done. THANK GOD.

One day. ONE DAY. That’s how long it took us to accumulate that pile of trash. If you’ll recall, we kept track of our trash for a whole week so that we could really see how wasteful we are. As you can see above? ONE DAY. Have I mentioned that? ONE DAY. I definitely learned a lot over the last week. To start things off on a positive note, I’ll start with the good things I noticed. While my box/can cooking style might not be that exciting for my family, it makes it so that most of our dinner-created trash...

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I Totally Haven’t Even Told My Husband We’re Doing This Yet

I’m doing something insane, guys. Seriously. Even crazier than I usually do around here. I’ve joined a challenge posed by a new Green Blog I found to keep my trash in my garage for an entire week to see how much garbage I create. And if you think that sounds crazy, consider that the guy issuing the challenge is one day away from finishing one whole year of doing the SAME THING. As in, as we speak, he has a year’s worth of garbage in his basement. It’s a fascinating story you should totally check out if you get a...