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The KonMari Organization Method: Why I Ditched My Yoga Pants

  This week I did the unthinkable: I threw away my yoga pants. During the pregnancy and immediate postpartum months, I completely lost my sense of style and identity. And I lost so much weight that I felt bad about getting new clothes, since I would just drop another size a few months later and have to shop again. As part of my rediscovering of my identity, I needed to make some drastic changes in my mindset. As mindset work usually does, that translated into changes in many areas of  ...

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Finance, Sustainability

The Basics of Cloth Diapers

We were graciously given a two-week supply of disposable diapers from some very generous friends, and so for the past week we have been using them. After months and months of cloth diaper laundry, it’s been very eye-opening for us to take a break and use disposables! As a self-proclaimed hippie, it is to be expected that I am all about cloth diapering. As a new mom who is still sometimes having difficulty believing that this little person is truly mine and I’m not just  ...

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Finance, Sustainability

6 Ways To Cut Your Heating Bills This Winter

We are coming up on our third winter in this apartment. The first year, we kept the heater on as much as we wanted, despite the costs (which were almost double). But last year we were barely scraping by financially after multiple job changes, so we avoided turning on the heat in the apartment for as long as we could. Basically, we didn’t turn the heater on until Tristan was born on December 19th. This year, while technically we can afford to run the heater as much as we want again, we  ...

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DIY tooth powder

Completely random conversation that just happened at the Hippie House this morning: Peter: “You know, I’ve been using your tooth powder recipe for about a month now and my teeth feel stronger and clean.” Me: *socially awkward happy dance* My adventures in making our own tooth paste started last year when I thought I was getting a cavity.  I consulted the internet for a homemade toothpaste recipe and ran to Whole Foods for the ingredients. I kept it as a tooth powder  ...

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