Monday, August 24, 2009

Going Away

First, I need to brag about my awesome daughter. I was worried about flying with my 13 month old. I hadn't flown with D since she was 6-7 months old, and was not sure how my mobile daughter would like being confined. She did awesome! Granted Mommy was a little paranoid, and had enough food for a couple days, a Handy Manny DVD, toys (including some new ones), crayons, paper, a magna doodle, my iPhone, and of course me (and my Ergo carrier). She watched about 15 minutes of Manny, had many a snack and took a bit of a nap on me (after some rocking in galley), but she definitely wasn't a bother. Before getting off the plane, the flight attendant complimented her behavior! Yea! My fingers are crossed that she will be that good on the way home.

Waiting in the airport for our flight. (Taken on the JGM's new iPhone.)

D also had a great time with her Munchie Mug, which I bought from The Soft Landing. A great store that sells only BPA free products. D and I love her Munchie Mug. She can walk around with her snack, and I don't have to worry about snacks everywhere. The other thing I like about this snack container, as opposed to some of the others out there, is that the top is fabric. This means that I don't need to worry about any scratches or uncomfortable feelings for D when she puts her hand in, and it is a solid top so there will be no crumbs falling out.

We have spent the past week handing out with Nana, Grandpa and Uncle J. D is loving all the attention she getting, and I am loving getting to spend time with my family. We even went to Massachusetts to visit the family there, and a great time was had by all. I even got to spend some time checking out many a house with solar panels. One can dream, right?

We're having a great time, and know that we will enjoy the next 4 days too!

Monday, August 10, 2009


I am a SAHM (stay at home mom), who is interested in doing everything she can to help the environment. Jolly Green Dad (JGD) is not as into being Green as I am, but for the most part he humors my "craziness." This blog is set up to help show people ways to "green" qualities to their lives, and to talk about my daily life. My hope is that this is not preachy, but simply a way of showing people how we can live our lives in a way that helps the environment. The key is to adding what you can to your life style and not going crazy. If you make yourself nuts trying to change your normal habits, it will be that much harder for you and your family. I have tried to add bits and pieces here there for my family. There is still so much I would like to do.

Some of my basics.

I cloth diaper my daughter. We use a selection of cloth diapers, including Bum Genius, Happy Heinys, Fuzzy Bunz and gDiapers. gDiapers are a "hybrid" diaper. I find that they work best for us when we're traveling. As much as I love my cloth diapers, I don't want to

worry about washing them when away on vacation. With gDiapers, I don't have to. I just flush or toss the insert and move on. I feel so much better about using these diapers then using traditional disposables, as I can't stand the thought of a diaper sitting in a landfill for 500 years.

Annie's Organic Buying Club is a great place to get produce if you live in South or Central Florida. I get a box of organic produce every other week and spend much less than I would at the store and the quality is great. I love this club, and am considering changing to weekly boxes instead of biweekly. There are only the three of us here, and JGD has a crazy work schedule, and isn't always home for dinner.

Welcome to my blog and my life.


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