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Southeast’s Sunsphere, Shiny Train, Cleaner Energy Choices for TVA

Taking the elevator to the top of the Knoxville’s landmark Sunsphere was the highlight of a downtown summer field trip for my family.  The girls marveled during the short ride up that we’d be climbing so high, then they scouted for different Knoxville landmarks through the golden glass on the observation floor.  I pointed out […]

Continue Reading By on July 28, 2015 in air, clean air, health, Healthy Families, parenting 0
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The Day I Stopped Composting

Welcome! Saturdays in the Garden: The Day I Stopped Composting All of you green gardening friends out there know how important composting is.  You’ve probably heard me wax nostalgic about proudly saving my family’s vegetable peelings year around so I can build a backyard compost pile to use later in the garden.  I often mention […]

Continue Reading By on July 25, 2015 in agriculture, garden, gardening, organic 0

Share Back-to-School Tips for a Smarter, Greener Year: #CleanCouponing Twitter Chat

Noticed how long the school supply lists are getting these days?  Or how long your daughter’s wish list is for fashion items? Where do you draw the line?  Are you missing easy opportunities to save? When should you consider splurging?  What toxic traps should you avoid at back-to-school time? Just need to vent to other […]

Continue Reading By on July 23, 2015 in conscious consumerism, family, safer chemicals, safety, school 0
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Five #CleanCouponing Back-to-School Tips for Parents & Students

This post may include affiliate or consultant links to help support this independently produced blog. Who’s ready for back-to-school time? You’ve settled into a summer routine, or maybe completely unstructured days of bliss.  You’ve spent long hours at the pool.  You let the kids sleep in late.  You’ve celebrated the fireflies, the family visits, the […]

Continue Reading By on July 21, 2015 in education, health, Healthy Families, safer chemicals, safety, school 4
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Why It’s Okay to be Your Own Unique Shade of Green

How green are you?  I’d love to include your response in this short survey that aims to cover all shades of green!  When I started this blog, I was mindful to not use the term “green” in the title for fear of alienating too many mainstream folks.  I named the blog, instead, for my grandmother […]

Continue Reading By on July 20, 2015 in blogging, conference, conscious consumerism, education, organic, wellness, work-life balance 0

Imperfect Plans for Toxic Chemical Reform in US Capitol

Get my newsletter here so we can stay in touch! Time for an update on imperfect plans for toxic chemical reform: Who knew a harmful substance finally removed from children’s pajamas in the 70s would end up in our furniture decades later? That child safety devices could be protecting them from one harm while causing […]

Continue Reading By on July 13, 2015 in clean couponing, conscious consumerism, parenting, safer chemicals, toxic 3

Leading Organic Growers to Watch

Welcome to the Flour Sack Mama community!  Grab our newsletter here. Who else is still striving for the perfect prize-winning vegetable to win a ribbon at the fair?  If you are doing this with organic methods, avoiding most off-the-shelf chemical cocktails for growing a garden, you deserve a ribbon for that alone!  Here are a […]

Continue Reading By on July 11, 2015 in agriculture, farming, food, organic 0