Why I (Desperately) Need Friends

Why I {Desperately} Need Friends - Accidentally Green

It should come as no surprise that I desperately need friends. (You do, too.) My longing for good friends has lasted for nearly as long as I can remember. I’ve always hoped and prayed for dear friends who could understand me and love me just the way I am. The older I’ve gotten and the more friendships I’ve experienced, I realize that can be a tall order. Think about it. Have you been able to understand – really understand – someone

Creating a Baby-Safe World

Creating A Baby-Safe World {accidentallygreen.com}

Seven summers ago, my life became healthier all because of a tiny baby. I was pregnant with my first child, and as I researched how to take care of a baby, I found that so many of my habits and choices had been unhealthy. They were unhealthy for me, as an adult, and definitely unhealthy for any infant, toddler or child. I did what any good mom would do – I started making changes: I began to green my cleaning.

Friends Don’t Let Friends Miss Out on Great Deals

Friends Don’t Let Friends Miss Out on Great Deals {accidentallygreen.com}

One of the many benefits I’ve appreciated about friendship is the way my friends share what works for them. It might be a favorite kind of shampoo, a nifty fashion tip, menu planning secret or child rearing hint. Just hearing my best friend confess that her children – completely normal and older than my own – have meltdowns and attitude issues makes me feel wonderful. Not because she’s having to deal with difficult behaviors, but because I’m.not.alone. And I can

Readers’ Choice: Safe Shampoos

Readers' Choice: Safe Shampoos {accidentallygreen.com}

Recently, I asked Accidentally Green readers about their favorite safe shampoos. Many of you shared some great products! In case you’re interested in trying a new shampoo: Amber recommends WEN. Shelli recommends The Honest Co. Devon recommends Robyn Shaub Atticks’ Shear Miracle Organics organic and wild crafted products. Tennille recommends Andalou Naturals. “I’ve got insanely hard water with so much chlorine in it that it bleaches my soil when I water the garden. I just switched to Andalou a few

Making Weight Loss a Little Easier with the Ozeri Weightmaster Scale

Making Weight Loss a Little Easier with the Ozeri Weightmaster Scale {accidentallygreen.com}

  When I get serious about weight loss, one of my secrets to success is to weigh myself every morning – and record my weight. I don’t obsess over numbers on the scale, but I definitely watch for patterns. If I’m steadily putting on pounds, I need to change whatever I’m doing. While my method definitely works, I’ve found a scale that helps add some motivation. The Ozeri WeightMaster 400 lbs Digital Bath Scale monitors my weight – and then

Give Yourself Grace, Mama

Give Yourself Grace, Mama  {accidentallygreen.com}

Last month I went to a three-day homeschooling practicum, and each day I learned about stages of learning and teaching approaches until my head hurt. While the education was great, what was even better was three kid-free days to fellowship with and learn from other homeschooling moms. Since my family’s a part of a Classical Conversations community, I already know how fantastic it is to spend one day a week catching up with other moms – moms who are in the

What I Wish I Would Have Known as a Pregnant Mama

What I Wish I Would Have Known as a Pregnant Mama {accidentallygreen.com}

We all know that hindsight is 20/20. But there is so much I wish I could have told my pregnant self  … and so very much I wish I would have known as a brand new mom. I’m sharing what I wish I would have known today on Keeper of the Home.