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    Advice, Ideas & Stories: May 2008


    Buy in Bulk: Go Green and Save Money

    As more of us shop for green products and make wiser energy choices -- and increasingly have to watch our budgets -- buying in bulk is becoming a popular option. Bulk products reduce the amount of waste going into landfills and take less energy and other resources to produce while offering shoppers lower prices.

    Statistics from the Environmental Protection Agency show we generate about 80 million tons of waste from packaging and containers every year -- almost a third of the country's municipal solid waste. And besides the waste products themselves, the manufacture of all those boxes, cans, cartons and labels t ... Continue reading Buy in Bulk: Go Green and Save Money.

    Notable Minnesota Moms: Lucie Hunter, Momspit


    By Julie Burton

    I feel so lucky to be able to be meeting so many bright, creative, go-getter Minnesota moms who are coming up with fabulous ideas to make our lives as moms better, brighter, cuter, more interesting, and now cleaner! And Lucie Hunter is one of those moms. Prior to meeting Lucie, I had only seen Momspit on her website, but I have to admit when I opened the Spit Kit (press kit for Momspit) and got to feel and smell the product, I was completely SOLD. What mom doesn't lick her finger to clean some chocolate off her son's face because she is just about to go into her in-laws house and she can't have him ... Continue reading Notable Minnesota Moms: Lucie Hunter, Momspit.

    It's What Mom Really Wants for Mother's Day


    by Carolina Fernandez

    A good night's sleep. Without interruption.

    A clean house. Without asking for it.

    Food in the fridge. With the shelves cleaned out before the new stuff goes in.

    Breakfast in bed. With dark chocolate on the side.

    Time to read a book. Without pictures.

    Laundry folded. As if you knew that.

    What mom really wants for Mother's Day is for you to be her mind-reader. To know before she even asks for it what it is she really wants.

    Moms of newborns and toddlers are to ... Continue reading It's What Mom Really Wants for Mother's Day.

    M is for the Many Things...

    On Mother's Day, it seems appropriate to ponder what other people have said about motherhood. Some quotations for your enjoyment:

    "Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible." ~ Marion C. Garretty

    "A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest." ~ Irish Proverb

    "All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." ~ Abraham Lincoln

    "Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; a mother's secret hope outlives them all." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

    "Mothers of ... Continue reading M is for the Many Things....