Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Some Links

Life at the moment is incredibly exhausting, overwhelming and enriching. Explanatory pictures to come.

But in the meantime, some links:

What we'd ultimately like our front hall way to look like, courtesy of Ikea. But we're a long, long way from this.

A thought-provoking article about supporting local agriculture and farmers beyond merely a popular fad. I ordered our next 1/4 of a beef last week, and that's a good step, but there's so much more I could be doing.

Some thoughts about toys...I'm already anti-plastic when I can be (other than Lego!) and B and I are seeking out places to purchase more natural and sustainable material imagination-stimulating toys.

The Young House Love take on saving money whilst raising babies. We've been incredibly blessed with handmedowns and have saved a ton of money that way. The one point on which I disagree with the author is the crib versus bassinet idea--E has only ever slept in a bassinet so far (both our crib and our bassinet were handmedowns) and we've all slept way better that way than if she'd been in a crib. But then, we don't have room for a crib in the trailer, and I know that for other families, the crib route has made for a happier mom and a happier baby, so to each their own!

1 comment:

Eric said...

I'm glad that Lego is still acceptable. And being that it's styrene it may be one of the safer toys. Heaven knows the number of Lego blocks we've had in our mouths...