Green Hour for Kids

Brrrr!!  Are you still remembering to get the kids outside even as the weather becomes less than desirable?  GreenHour.org continues to do a great job inspiring parents to get their nature-deficient little ones to reconnect with Mother Nature.

The activity this week is to create a Nature Table in your home and you can check out the snazzy little widget below to see what’s current on the Green Hour Blog.

Knock It Off or We’ll Take It Off

Tell me I’m not the only one in the world who needs a giggle and a laugh to start off the day.  Be happy everyone and think Peace!  You may just find yourself very inspired.

Spread the Word.

Video:  Old Fat Naked Women for Peace by The Righteous Mothers

My very own mother sent me this video.  It’s really fun and listen carefully for all the great messages.  Speaking as a 36 week pregnant Mama, I think nudity could be so persuasive at this point.  Knock it off or Sadie will take it off…

Lead in Keys

Another item to add to your Lead List is car keys!

I was just over at one of my favorite blogs, Green Talk, who had an interesting video about the amount of lead that are in keys, with the reminder that there isn’t ever a safe level.  Honestly, I never really thought about the amount of lead they put in keys, but NOW as I am thinking of my daughter who just as of yesterday was dragging daddy’s keys around the room, it’s on my mind.  What the hell – car keys!?!

So many people let their kids play with car keys, as it truly is an effective way to get them to stay occupied in the grocery cart while they wait in line to pay for their organic munchies.  I guess this is a huge NO NO.  Do not let the babes put those keys in their hands or mouths!  It also sucks to hear that most women have lead dust on the bottom of their purses since we toss our keys in there.

What a drag.  It’s not like we can really forgo the car keys.

Please Don’t Vote

Really – Why would you?

It’s not like voting really matters or anything, so screw it!  You have WAY better things to do…

Anyone picking up on my sarcasm yet or do you think All Natural Me is a blatant anti-voter?

Pssshhh – Watch the video! Of course I’m joking, I’ll be voting my heart out on Election Day and I hope you do the same.  And I almost don’t want to ask, but do you know who you are voting for?

Share your thoughts.  Much love!

Recycled Crayons and Spooky Coloring Pages

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The green idea at the All Natural Me Etsy Shop this month is to give something a little less edible than candy this Halloween.  Spooky recycled crayons!  Just go ahead and try to eat them.

Then color yourself scared with these creepy coloring pages courtesy of The Dreg.

Half Boy – Half Monster Coloring Page
Hairy Cyclops Coloring Page
Halloween Jack O Lantern Coloring Page
Mr. Google Eyes Coloring Page
Horned Octopus Coloring Page

Much love and Thanks to Dreg who thoughtfully made something for everyone.  My favorite is the Horned Octopus!

All Natural Me creepiness also spread its way over to Sweet Figments, who graced Sadie with a feature interview and showcased her upcycled works.  Much love!

Do Yoga at Home

Do yoga from the comfort of your own home!

Finally a solution for those of us that want to do more yoga but have trouble committing to a scheduled class. Some people can do it, but others seem to get jinxed every Tuesday at 4:30 if that is the time they HAVE to do yoga. Better to be able to get your yoga on when you are ready and in the mood.

If you like the idea of skipping all the traffic and rushing to make it on time, then try some yoga classes at home.  You’ll be able to attain incredible focus in your own space and be able to OM your butt off any time of the day.

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What is Your Favorite Yoga Pose?

RecycleBank Brings Green Bling to Your Neighborhood

green-tag.jpg But not mine yet!  What’s up?  I WANT RECYCLEBANK!!!

Heck yeah I wanted to be rewarded for recycling and that’s exactly what RecycleBank does for us good little greenies who diligently do our part to recycle and do you know what’s even better about the program?  It encourages your slack ass neighbors to get on the green ball and recycle by offering them reward points they can use at hundreds of business locations (local and national) to redeem free stuff and discounts.  All I know is that I saw Stonyfield Yogurt and Sun & Earth cleaning products as companies that participate, so I’m sold.

What if we all called our local township supervisors and waste management companies and let them know that we’d love to have this program in our area?  Huh?  Let’s fill up those suggestion boxes and get a fun green program like RecycleBank implemented in our neighborhood.

It’s about time we got a little green kick back for all our good work.

Green bling?  Bring it on!

Green Collar Jobs

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Green Jobs Now is asking you to take action to tell the next President and Congress that we are ready for the new, green economy.

Sign the petition, host an event or at the very least, spread the word to your friends about supporting the creation of more jobs working with renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, and green building.

People Who Smoke Around Kids Stink

Is this you?

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If so, I’m so sick of you.  So so SICK of your stinkin’ ass smoking every where you go which happens to be, everywhere my family goes.

Smokers are everywhere – at parties, picnics, outdoor events, downtown and even to the left and right of my front doorsteps.  I’m surrounded by obnoxious smells.  Some of these smokers I even love, but what I don’t love about any of them, is how they casually overlook my pregnant self and my wee ones that are very much engulfed in their second hand smoke as they continue to enjoy their right to light up.

Lit and unlit, smokers smell bad.

Smoking gets me fired up.  When I see mothers smoking in the mini van with all the windows rolled up AND the kids in the back, I have to remember that I am not in a demolition derby.   When I hear parents speak of their son’s asthma and I know damn well they smoke inside their home, I have to refrain from shouting, you dumb ass!  And when people get cancer after years and years of smoking, so help me I will always remember to not say a lot of things.

But every once in a while, you do have to say a few things if you are someone who is a fan of clean air, healthy bodies and less cigarette litter on the ground.  Yes, you nasty smoking folks drive the nail in by just throwing that smoking butt on the ground when you’re done.  Oh, pardon me to the folks who step out the smolder with your foot – you’re so kind.  It is estimated that 4.5 trillion cigarette butts become litter every year. (Thanks Wikipedia)  That’s A LOT of litter and litterbugs who get away with it on a daily basis.

Luckily, we don’t just have to sit here and fume about it.  There are many ways to get involved locally with education campaigns, installing ash receptacles, encouraging the use of pocket ashtrays and enforcing litter laws.  Even though it’s funded by Phillip Morris, Prevent Cigarette Litter dot org is a pretty handy website.  But if you prefer to visit a website that isn’t funded by bullshit, click straight on to LitterButt.com and support their great environmental cause, The Responsible Smokers Act.

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And on that note, I will extinguish my flame…