Confession time.   We had been doing so well at being a low-waste family. We shopped with reusable jars at bulk stores. We bought a very limited number of items in plastic packaging (only things that we could not get bulk anywhere in town, or make ourselves from scratch). We carried our reusable totes, coffee…

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It sure is tough out there some days. There’s a lot of darkness floating around in this complex world of ours. It can be hard to watch the news, and sometimes difficult to stop a pit of sadness from engulfing us as we empathize with those who are struggling, or as we attempt to get…

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  Have you ever been really, really excited for an upcoming trip or event that you’ve spent weeks planning, only to have it fall short the day-of?   I know I have. And it’s awful being disappointed or let down.   These days I try really hard to avoid setting expectations, especially when travelling to…

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