Jam Season

On Friday, Jason and I were feeling ambitious. We packed up the kids and headed to the fruit farm. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but quickly became far more difficult and chaotic than I’d anticipated. (Surely I should have figured this out by now, but it never ceases to catch me […]

Is There Palm Oil in That?

I’m leaving for Honduras tomorrow morning on an interesting mission — to learn as much as I can about sustainable palm oil farming and production in a few short days. The trip is courtesy of Rainforest Alliance, a great organization that works to improve environmental stewardship and accountability, conserve biodiversity, and make farming sustainable all […]

Purging the excesses of my home

I’ve been on a de-cluttering frenzy lately because I’m SICK OF STUFF. It’s part of the Zero Waste quest, this burning desire to free up the already-limited space in my home. I started with the bedroom, where my husband and I each have a small dresser and share a single-width closet. After three years of […]