Ridiculous Consumer Products Created to Sell More Stuff

We know that the developed world runs on consumerism. Companies employ people by providing a product or service. They make themselves relevant by continuing to update or improve that product or service to sell more. They employ people and pay these people wages, and these people again in turn buy more “stuff” and keep the […]


Allergies Interfering with Life: Homeschooling Basics Part 2

←Allergies Interfering with Life: Homeschooling Basics Part 1 – I try to provide a basic overview of homeschooling for those parents of allergic kids considering homeschooling to help mediate allergies. How do I know which curriculum to use? Curriculum choices will depend on your child’s age, learning style, and interests. One great thing about homeschooling is that […]


Allergies Interfering with Life: Homeschooling Basics

Recently there have been a large number of people asking questions about homeschooling. With the start of the new school year, children’s allergies are acting up, and those who can’t find a solution for the renewed school allergies are considering other options. Having homeschooled my own daughter for a year now, I’d like to provide […]


Question: Is Milk of Magnesia a Good Deodorant?

I was asked today to review the idea of using milk of magnesia in a roll-on bottle as a deodorant. Because I was asked to share the information more widely, I post it here for broader reading. After a bit of research, here are my thoughts: I hadn’t looked into milk of magnesia before, as […]


Living With Bugs, Part 3 – Choosing Not to Live with Bugs

← Previous Post: Living with Bugs, Part 2 Bees Bees are helpful. They pollinate plants, allowing us to have the wide variety of fruits and vegetables we enjoy, some even make honey, and their populations are in decline. If there are bees settled in an inappropriate place, often the colony can be moved. Contact a beekeeper […]


Living With Bugs, Part 2 – Choosing Not to Live with Bugs

I spoke on Friday about living with insect pests around my home, and which ones were helpful, indifferent, and harmful. While a slight change of attitude towards insects can help you live more comfortably with some of the denizens who inhabit the walls and floors of your home, today I talk about pesticide-free ways to […]


Happy Labour Day

Today is Labour Day in Canada. Come back on Friday for the next post.


Living With Bugs

Every year when we go camping, we develop an uneasy relationship with bugs. Insects are everywhere in our world; there are far more of them than of us. Living in houses most of the time, we find ourselves further and further separated from the outdoor world of nature and bugs. Camping brings us right back […]


New Life for Old Clothing: Moving Forward

I have been spending a lot of time trying to figure out how to adjust my clothing use and my wardrobe to reduce my allergic reactions. My daughter and husband can still wear polyester, even though my propylene glycol allergy means that polyester and possibly spandex are off the table for me. More than half […]


Hidden and Not-So-Hidden Antibacterials

We’ve all seen the antibacterial designation on hand and dish soaps. You may even have seen the same on packages of shower curtain liners or athletic wear. But what does this mean? To the company who produced the product, it means that antimicrobial agents have been impregnated into the fibres or substance of the product […]