Baby carriers have become a big part of our busy life. Here are the ones I've tried, and what I thought of them.

Baby Carrier Reviews: What We Use and Why

When I first had my first baby I tentatively stepped into babywearing. I hadn’t even heard that term before, and I certainly wasn’t acclimatized to attachment parenting. It turned out that my little girl loved being next to her mama and constantly in motion, so wearing her in a baby carrier was a natural fit.

For 2023 we are participating in the pantry challenge, which means we won't buy groceries this month. Here are our thoughts.

2023 Pantry Challenge: His and Her Viewpoints

Together we have decided to participate in a pantry challenge. This means we will be eating from our food storage, without buying groceries. Here is what we are thinking at he beginning of it all.

Fermenting is a wonderful way to preserve the harvest on the homestead. Here are six reasons to choose fermentation.

6 Reasons to Choose Fermenting for Food Preservation

Over the last couple summers I have become enamoured of the bacterial magic of fermenting. The reasons are all below (my emotional favourite is the second one listed here). Read on to learn why to choose my new favourite form of preserving.

This cheap and easy zero-waste dental hygiene routine will allow you to cut back on the plastic usually involved in toothcare.

A (Cheap and Easy) Zero-Waste Dental Hygiene Routine

Not that long ago I was using brand-name toothpaste, plastic toothbrushes, and teflon dental floss. There was nothing about my tooth care that paid tribute to a natural lifestyle. The thought of moving toward zero-waste dental hygiene was daunting, but I knew it was one area that needed some work.

There are more effective, cheaper, and easier alternatives to using toilet paper.

Alternatives to Using Toilet Paper

Despite what you may believe there are more effective, easier, and cheaper alternatives to toilet paper. There is no doubt that toilet paper is big business, but is it really better than other options?

This easy homemade toothpaste recipe can help make your dental hygiene routine more natural, sustainable, and free from chemicals.

DIY: Homemade Toothpaste Recipe

Toothpaste. For a long time it remained one of the stubborn hold-on products that I was buying for our bathroom routine. I thought homemade toothpaste was intimidating, and I always had a reason not to make the switch: I got “free” samples at the dentist, […]

Kombucha Making Guide for Lazy Beginners. This step-by-step guide to kombucha tea gives a easy instructions for making a refreshing glass of this fermented tea.

Kombucha Making Guide for Lazy Beginners

I have been making kombucha tea for my family for several years now, and they’re still always excited to find a new batch in the fridge. It is cheap, healthy, and tasty, so making this drink a win-win-win.  I even find it’s a creative endeavour—with my vast variety […]

Canning Tips for Beginners: What to Know to Get Started

m going to share some of the essential canning tips I had to learn before preserving confidently on my own. These are the things I either gleaned from those more experienced (and verified), learned through trial and error, or frantically looked up as I went. Canning at home doesn’t need to be scary. A little knowledge can go a long way!

11 Gorgeous Ideas for a Green Wedding. How to have a beautiful, fun, and sustainable celebration. These budget ideas will mean an ethical wedding.

11 Gorgeous Ideas for a Green Wedding

Shortly after we got engaged my husband and I decided we wanted our wedding to reflect our values. It was tempting to let our wedding be an exception to the way we try to live—after all, it’s a one-time event. That, though, is ultimately why we […]

10 Unique Winter Date Ideas for Country Couples. These fun ideas promise to add some connection to your relationship over the cold season.

10 Unique Winter Date Ideas for Country Couples

Back when we were dating my now-husband warned me early on that he didn’t believe in celebrating Valentines Day. It wasn’t a big deal to me. However, February is also my least favourite month. It’s cold and dreary, and I’m always glad it’s the shortest […]