Last week I had one of those weeks...I got behind on Monday and never caught up, and my brain was so frazzled that I kept getting confused about what day it was. And that is why if you had been a fly on the ceiling of my minivan as my family drove to church on Sunday morning, you would have heard me exclaim, "Oh, crap, oh crap, oh crap!"
("Why do you keep saying crap, Momma?" says the four-year-old seated behind me.)
Last Sunday's Superheroes Secrets post was assigned to me, and I totally dropped the ball. So I thought I'd make it up to you by sharing some links today on two completely unrelated topics.
Topic #1: Food Waste
For those of you following the Conscious Shopper Challenge (Go Green in a Year without Going Broke) over on my personal blog - if I do it again next year, I'm going to leave out cloth diapers and exchange it for food waste. I can't believe I forgot to include food waste in the trash challenges! Maybe I can slip it into the green grocery shopping section...Anyway, here are a couple links on food waste:
- How to Wage War on Food Waste from On Earth gives some basic tips about how to decrease your food waste, along with some surprising statistics.
- One of my favorite frugal bloggers, The Frugal Girl, posts pictures every Friday of her weekly food waste to motivate herself not to have any waste. Readers can join in the fun by linking up their own food waste pictures.
Topic #2: Gardening with Kids
We're planting our first garden this year, and I have sprouts! I may kill them all before we get any actual plants, but it makes me happy all the same.
- Amber of Strocel.com and Dionna of Code Name: Mama are trading tips for gardening with kids. Both articles are worth a read, but I especially love Dionna's 10 Unique Gardening Activities for Kids.
- I just rechecked out Sharon Lovejoy's classic book for gardening with kids: Roots, Shoots, Buckets, and Boots. And guess what? She has a new book that just came out: Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars. It's targeted for grandmothers, but I'm sure anyone would find it useful.
- DK Publishing also has a couple of really great books for gardening with children: Ready Set Grow and Wildlife Gardening. We've checked out Wildlife Gardening so many times, I should probably just buy it.
- I just received a copy of The Green Hour, put out by the National Wildlife Federation, and I'm so, so, so excited to read it. You can bet I'll let you know how it goes, but in the meantime, check out their website.