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Holiday Shopping: For the Kids, With the Kids

I am about to tell those of you with toddlers something you already know–and for those of you with sweet, quiet, drowsy newborns, who will sleep through an entire shopping trip, this is something you will find out next year at this time: Shopping with babies, toddlers and kids can be hard–so hard you’d rather push a cart of hungry goats around the store than your own children.

Cooper is two and a half–and not in any sort of daycare or preschool–and we hardly have a babysitter. I do all the grocery shopping with him either running ahead of me or behind me, narrowly being hit by other distracted shoppers, or sitting in the cart, which means I am constantly trying to find different distractions (bribes) to keep him from climbing out–snacks, toys, my cell phone OR he’s trying to climb out anyway. The safety straps on shopping carts have … Read More

Here’s to a Green Christmas!

I like to pick up things here and there throughout the year, long before cardboard Christmas trees, blue Hanukkah stars, red tinsel bells and cartoon snowmen with green scarves decorate every aisle of every store.  I find things on sale and if I buy a few things each month, it’s easier on our budget than doing all of my shopping over a few weeks in December. I’m going to be telling some secrets in this blog so I hope my family doesn’t read this.

In past years, I’ve given my sister and mother re-usable bags for grocery shopping but that was the extent of my “green gifting. This year, as I’m making more and more efforts to be Earth Friendly, I ordered some reusable produce bags for myself and my family. It’s so silly to bring in reusable bags and then fill them up with plastic … Read More