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Green Goes Mainstream: Solar PV for Home Sweet Home

Home sweet home, complete with your own solar energy array?  It’s becoming more and more common.  In our Green Goes Mainstream series, we meet a Pennsylvania couple on the leading edge of an American clean energy movement. Bob and Donna Weikert’s home looks like any other quaint homeplace in rural Pennsylvania except for the photovoltaic […]

Continue Reading By on July 28, 2014 in frugal, green, home, solar, sustainable

Down the Dirt Road, Past the Bend in the Creek

Down the dirt road, past the bend in the creek, where the sliver of pasture widens into a hundred acres of bottomland, will always be the way I remember home. Dust flying, fast pickup driving, shotgun hauling folks in rural places like this have fueled their version of the  American dream with ingenuity and grit. […]

Continue Reading By on June 30, 2014 in agriculture, home

Mom of Poisoned Kids Asks if We’ve been MisLead

WELCOME to the Flour Sack Mama community! Have one out of three of America’s children been lead poisoned at one time or another?  Are government-approved levels of lead contamination really safe for our kids today?  When did the lead industry first know its product was dangerous? Mother of four Tamara Rubin explores these and other […]

Continue Reading By on March 31, 2014 in children, environmental health, home, lead poisoning, parenting

Flour Sack Mama on The Housing Hour

It’s not too often these days that someone with an open mic is willing to use it for education and public service.  That’s why we were pleasantly surprised to be invited back to The Housing Hour again and again in 2013 to talk about things that matter to you and your family.  I discussed simple […]

Continue Reading By on March 22, 2014 in green, home

Talking Non-Toxics & Organics for Home at March Clean Couponing Party

*The following is a sponsored post for #CleanCouponing sponsors Zoeganics & SOS From Texas.  My opinions are always my own. So you know about eating organic.  What other ways can an organic lifestyle benefit you or your family? Did you know a large portion of the globe’s pesticides are used, not on food, but on […]

Continue Reading By on March 1, 2014 in clean couponing, environmental, health, home, organic, parenting, pesticides, safer chemicals, textiles, Uncategorized

Cleaning House with NEW Non-Toxic Zoeganics!

*The following is a sponsored post for Zoeganics, but my opinions are always my own! Raise your hand if you love cleaning house!  You do, really?  Ok, so maybe you and that one  mom character in a movie I just watched loves to clean house day and night.  The rest of us know the importance […]

Continue Reading By on February 21, 2014 in conscious consumerism, green, green cleaning, green parenting, home, prevention, safer chemicals, Uncategorized

Dog Days of Winter

The mangy, scruffy puppy that chose us at the animal rescue center just a few years ago has become the baby of our family.  Rogy is thriving, and she was delighted to explore in the snow this winter!  We’re enjoying the dog days of winter! If you’ve had your heart set on buying a purebred […]

Continue Reading By on February 8, 2014 in home, pet adoption, pets, Uncategorized