Everything is Connected

Secondhand: how the past can save the future

Secondhand:  how the past can save the future

When I was growing up, my Nana brought me shopping at Filene's basement in Downtown Boston on Wednesdays, and we bought clothing for all 17 of her grandchildren.  She also sewed and created clothing that we loved.  This handmade and bargain clothing was passed around and around the family. 

Swapping clothes happened because saving money made sense. The happy consequence is that it was one more way for us cousins to stay connected.

Reduce and Reuse Before Recycling

Reduce and Reuse Before Recycling

The recycling symbol, that we have all come to know, tells us to reduce first, reuse second and recycle the rest.

Consignment: Why We Love it.

Consignment: Why We Love it.

I was thinking back to almost 30 years ago, when I first started my Mother & Child Newsletter.  It was a paper newsletter that I bulk-mailed to...