It has been a rather harrowing week in our household, so I thought I would write a lighter hearted post about some of the cool things I discovered while staying at home with my 2 flu-ridden kiddos. Sorry, no mind-blowing blogging, etsy or parenting tips this week…
Let’s start with my efforts to reduce my carbon footprint/get rid of disposables/be nicer to the earth. I must admit that Etsy is my downfall. I <3 Etsy waaayyy too much and my bank account suffers for it. While I was hanging out with the sick littles, I admit to scrolling through the Etsy app on my phone when I saw this:
These reusable produce bags are made by BS Textiles. I already use cloth bags for my grocery shopping, and while it always bugs me to use the plastic produce bags, it never occurred to me to bring my own (duh!). Check these out! They’re super reasonably priced ($7.50 for 3) or make some for yourself! I just love this idea.
The other cool idea I came across was these portable car booster seats by Bubble Bum.
I learned about them from the blog So Easy Being Green and thought they were a great idea! I know I went out and bought an extra booster seat that I carry around in my trunk in case I need to pick up my neighbor’s daughter from school, and this would be so nice because it would take up much less space! It also sounds like a great idea for traveling with a child (booster age/sized) so you don’t have to lug the big booster on the plane. You can pack one of these and your trip in a taxi or rental car is taken care of.
I hope you found these to be useful, and will allow me to “slide” this week by doing a simpler post 🙂
Take care everyone! Next week’s post is not guaranteed… I will be in South Carolina all week to become a trainer in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) which is a program enabling people to provide suicide first aid – in other words, what anyone can do to help someone who is suicidal.
And since I’ve touched on the topic of suicide prevention, if you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number 1-800-273-TALK (8255) any time, day or night, in the USA.