Sustainable Swaps: The Mother’s Day book

I’ve seen this idea somewhere on the internet and what a fantastic idea it is. Basically, if you’re a mother grab a journal and give it to your kids prior to Mother’s Day so they can decorate a page each year. When they’re older they might like to write you a note. If you’re not…

Why every parent should join a toy library

Want to save hundreds if not thousands of dollars? Want to save space in your home? Want to save the environment? Want to have less stress and happy children? Want to teach your children awesome values? Joining a toy library will do all these things and more! Children get bored. It’s as simple as that….

Mothers Day for the non-consumerist

Blah I kinda hate Mothers Day. It used to be a cute day as a kid where you’d make your Mum a macaroni necklace, cook her breakfast in bed and just generally be well behaved and nice to her for a day. Oh how things have changed. TV is overrun with ‘Special Mothers Day Shopping’…

DIY This Valentines Day

Valentines Day, albeit a great excuse to do something romantic with your loved one, has also become one of the most commercialised and NON-eco days of the year with pointless and unnecessary gift buying at its worse. It has almost made me boycot the day altogether…. if it weren’t for my love of all things…

Anti-consumerism and Christmas

The title of an ABC news article I read this morning was “Anti-consumerism is the new democracy” – it certainly piqued my interest (and thanks to WAste Not for bringing it to my attention). It discussed the case of the Kellogg’s workers who in the 1930’s chose to work less hours a day in order to spend…