5 Ways to Teach Kids the Importance of Being Green

The “Do as I say, not as I do” mantra couldn’t be more disingenuous, and it couldn’t be more ineffective when it comes to teaching kids valuable life lessons. To show your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews how to live green, you have to make the effort to live green yourself. Lead by example, and […]

Toss Your Eco-Unfriendly Moving Habits

Green living has become a way of life for many American families. However, when moving, sometimes those green habits get tossed out. When families are moving, they can take on a “purge” mentality meaning everything ends up in the trash can instead of the recycle bins. Here are some tips to keep your moving habits […]

Uppity Owl Loves to UpCycle!

I was contacted recently by Monica Blas, the author of the new book Uppity Owl. This eBook is scheduled to release on October 1 (that’s next week!). Uppity Owl is a super cute book about a little owl who uses found objects to make treasures for others and himself. The artwork in the book is […]

Review: Eco Store Cleaning Supplies

Earlier this summer Maggie from EcoStoreUSA contacted me about the plant based cleaning and personal care products offered by her company. She was kind enough to send me the All Purpose Cleaner as well as the Dishwash Liquid, which I’ve been trying out around the homestead lately. EcoStore is actually a New Zealand company and […]

Fun For Your Friday

Well, I’m a little late but we’re still all about fun to end the week here at Earnest Parenting. I’m happy to inform you that my puppy is a very environmentally conscious individual. Really. She is! Just look for yourself in the photo above. That qualifies as “re-use”, right? Okay, you’re next! Share a joke, […]