Celebrating and Reflecting

True Love

Today we are celebrating the 64th wedding anniversary of the Dreamboat’s grandparents (aka great-grandma M and great-grampa W).

Sixty-four years is a large part of their lives together.  How amazing and inspiring!

It got me thinking about all the changes that they have witnessed throughout their marriage.  And being the green nerd that I am, it also has me thinking about how the environment has changed during this time.

To go from a mentality of making things yourself, and using items until they give out (then fixing them and using them again) to a world of never-ending plastic and ready-made foods and disposable items, they have been through a lot of change.

What a difference sixty-four years makes.

I recently saw a great piece of writing on Facebook (of all places).  The story is about an old woman who is going through the checkout of a grocery story and using plastic bags.  The cashier remarks to her is a rude manner that because her generation wasted so much, our environment has been destroyed.

The story is originally in french, and I will do my best to translate, but here is what the old woman’s response was to the cashier: Continue reading

Cloth Diapers Part 3: Our Experience

Today is the third istallement of my series on cloth diapering.  First I wrote about the “ew” factor and other myths of using cloth.  Next I wrote about the different types of cloth diapers.  Today I want to tell you a little bit about our experience with cloth diapering Little Man.

We knew we wanted to use cloth diapers from the get-go.  It seemed like a good thing to do for Continue reading

Cloth Diapers Part 2: Different Shapes for Different Babes

In part one of the Cloth Diapers series, I talked about the “ew” factor (how cloth diapering is not as dirty and gross as people think).  This week’s post is about the different types of cloth diapers available today.

Ah the complicated world of the modern cloth diaper.  Flat diapers?  Prefolds?  Pocket diapers?  All-in-one’s? It’s enough to make your head spin.  If you know that you want to use cloth diapers with your little one, but Continue reading