While scrolling my twitter feed early this morning the following tweet caught my eye. Stopped me cold, actually. And I struggled with the feelings that followed and a dense knot that formed in my belly. I’m not certain I‘m the intended audience for Hughes poem, but I felt it viscerally nonetheless. I’m tired. I really, … Read moreSo tired of waiting
Ever since I started making my own body products I’ve wanted to give DIY deodorant a try. I already shun antiperspirant — except in extreme situations — to avoid the aluminum salts that plug pores and keep me from sweating. And I’d love to curb buying high priced pit sticks that travel long distances before hitting the shelves at … Read moreHomemade Deodorant: A How To
Tracy McNeil After years selling purses and bags through her Etsy store, Halifax mom and entrepreneur, Tracy McNeil found new focus with eco-friendly housewares. Now through Teebags, her home-based sewing venture, she sells reusable bowl covers, snack bags, cheese bandanas, sandwich wraps, and yes — adorable purses, to a growing list of far-flung clients. Always one concerned … Read moreHow Halifax mom, Tracy McNeil, found her focus selling sustainability.
If you’re at all like me you love the indulgence of an afternoon at the spa but struggle to find the time to make it happen. If you’re a lot like me you don’t love spending the money either so you find ways to pamper yourself at home. For me, that used to mean a … Read moreDIY Files: Homemade Face & Hair Masks
I love my morning coffee. I LOVE it. I don’t drink a lot of java these days but there’s something about the smell — and flavour — first thing in the morning that really perks me up. And the lines at my local roaster each day make it obvious many folks feel the same. Heck, a love of the … Read moreOne cup at a time ☕️
I don’t know about you but I have a lot of clothes — too many really. I’m not always sure where they came from. I don’t even buy that much — except exercise gear, because hot yoga — but between semi-regular swap hauls, thrifting, unexpected gifts, and my inability to let go it seems my closet’s always bulging at the seams. … Read moreUpcycle Style: crafty hacks that breathe new life into old clothes
As parents we know kids benefit from more time outside and less on screens, and when we can make this happen it is so worthwhile. “When kids spend time engaging with nature, they grow up caring about the environment and with a deeper sense of empathy for the world,” says Delyse Sylvester, creator of the … Read more7 Ideas for Raising Nature Loving Kids
With three kids and 20 years of writing, editing, social media, and content strategy behind her, Whole Family Happiness’ Lola Augustine Brown couldn’t have been more suited to the role of Managing Editor for the project. After writing an essay for WFH in the the early days, she accepted an invitation to manage the WFH’s … Read moreParents with Purpose: Happiness Wrangler Lola Augustine Brown