Odds and Ends 7/17/2020

Daniel Tiger’s Quarantined Neighborhood… Our kids TV favorites are at it again, helping us navigate difficult conversations during challenging times. This time Daniel Tiger dives into COVID and face coverings in what will of course be a wonderfully neighborly way.  Ilia Sale… Run, don’t walk. Ilia is having a huge sale – 20% off pretty much their entire […]

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Odds and Ends 7/10/2020

Eco-Friendly Beach Toys… Buckets and pails are absolute beach staples, but those cheap plastic toys often end up in the trash after a season. This year, opt for biodegradable toys or toys made from recycled materials that will likely stand up to more than one year of use.  Ready for my Closeup… A surprising number of you shared that […]

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Odds and Ends 7/3/2020

#plasticfreejuly… Plastic Free July is a global movement to help folks get involved in reducing plastic waste, hopefully kicking off more sustainable habits in the long run. Sustainability has been on my mind, and this was just the kick in the pants I needed! Here are some things I’m working on:Transition to more sustainable dish […]

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Odds and Ends 6/26/2020

$4k for Peanuts… We should all have healthy skepticism when in comes to what we put into our bodies and what and who is set to profit from it. As a food allergy mom, I have a lot of thoughts on this one: The U.S. Health-Care System Found a Way to Make Peanuts Cost $4,200. Meat […]

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Odds and Ends 6/19/2020

Kids Algae Shoes… YAS! My favorite kids shoes, Native, are upping their sustainable fashion game with shoes made from repurposed algae material. Here for it! Healthy Fats… Not all fats are created equal.  A recent study by the University of California conducted a no harm animal study on mice, testing 4 types of oil and impacts on […]

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Odds and Ends 6/12/2020

Period Legislation… CA Assembly Bill 1989 will be voted on next week.  This bill requires some ingredients to be disclosed in feminine care products, but still allows some key ingredients to remain hidden as Confidential Business Information (CBI). This is including, but not limited to, two major allergens – Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone.  Anogenital dermatitis anyone?  Yup, that’s a thing!  This […]

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Odds and Ends 6/5/2020

Anxiety or Something Bigger… These are not normal times and everyone is feeling more anxious than normal. It’s important that we check in with ourselves and our loved ones on what’s normal anxiety given the circumstance and when we’ve tipped the scales and may need a bit of help. Know the signs and what to do! COVID […]

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Odds and Ends 5/29/2020

Chit Chat… If you’re starting to run out of things to talk about because, you know, we’re not really doing much these days, or you’re wanting to create some deeper connections from afar, check out this list of 99 mindful conversation starters. Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini… or maybe not. The string bikinis of my past life just […]

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Odds and Ends 5/16/2020

Nursery Must Haves… this week we shared some nursery and toddler room faves. Check it out here on the blog! Sizzling… Season things like mushrooms, zucchini, and other heavy water vegetables, after they brown, not before!  Putting salt on them early on draws out their water and makes them soggy.  Let them brown a bit and shed some of their extra […]

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Odds and Ends 5/8/2020

Mindset Matters… When we are dealing with challenging times, it’s easy to find ourselves in negative thought spirals. There is power of positive thinking. Take the first step to get yourself out of the slump by shifting your mindset; Create a gratitude journal Develop mantras and reiterate them often Look for the opportunity in the negative and focus […]

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