Category Archives: Green Family Tips

Seasonal Produce Calendar: September Grocery List & Recipes

Seasonal Produce Calendar: September Shopping List & Recipes

I have just returned from a wonderful and well-needed month of visiting friends, family and their sweet new babies!  It was the perfect way to end the summer and although it was definitely difficult to say goodbye, I am ready

Kayden’s 4 Month Schedule

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I recently had a friend with a young baby ask me for Kayden’s routine at around 4 months so I figured I would combine the 3 and 6 month scheduled and go for the 4 month. Now when I read over it, it feels

Benefits of Flaxseed: Why You Should Choose this Fish-free Omega 3

benefits of flaxseed: why you should choose these fish free omega 3s

I feel like every day we are bombarded by news on the newest dietary supplement or must have meal replacements and it only gets harder and harder to follow.  It’s like trying to keep up with which Kardashian is getting

A Call to Action: 8 Ways We can Save Our Seas

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What a morning!  I started on turtle patrol at 6 am and before the sun had even risen and my coffee had a chance to kick in my emotions went from complete devastation to complete elation in matter of minutes.

June Seasonal Eating Grocery List and Recipe


The combination of my ever decreasing stamina (thanks bubs) and my concrete commitment to eating healthy for 2 has made my grocery store visits a much more organized task than in the past. I have found over the last 5

Organic Meat vs Non-Organic: Decoding the Danger Behind the Labels

USDA Organic Meat

Over the years of my trials and tribulations on finding a healthy diet regime that fits my taste and lifestyle, there has always been one consistent conclusion that I have found in every food plan.  That is to eat as

Kayden’s 9 month schedule


I don’t know about you, but I am constantly asking mom’s at the park what kind of schedule their baby is on. As a new mom I am always wondering if what Kayden is doing, eating, and sleeping, is normal

Losing the baby weight the healthy way

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For any of you that know me, you have probably witnessed, at one time or another, an infamous crash diet or exercise binge I just had to try in order to get that 5-10 lbs off. I have tried everything

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

healthy thanksgiving recipes

It is hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us and Thanksgiving is only a week away!  I have so incredibly much to be grateful for this year and I feel like the luckiest woman in the world

Holiday Cheat Sheet: Recycling Resource Guide

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My Thursdays always begin with the wonderful weekly ritual of sprinting out of bed at 5 am to take out the trash and recycling as I race to beat the garbage truck to my curb.  This morning was a success

My Top 5 New Mom Tips


In exactly 4 days Kayden James Lindner will be 5 months old and I truly cannot believe it! When my mom used to tell me how “time flies” and reminisce about how “I remember when you were … and you

Recycle for Charity: 10 Surprising Household Items Collected for Cash


Happy Halloween everyone!  The day is finally here when we can all act like children, get dressed up in something silly and indulge in our favorite sweet treats!  And the best part is, I just found a program where you

Healthy Dessert Recipes: Sweet October Treats


I have always loved October.  I think it is because it begins with my birthday followed by Vallee’s birthday in the middle and then ends with a holiday celebrated with endless amounts of sugar.  My sweet tooth is always supremely

Diary of a Navy Wife: Beating the Deployment Blues

diary of a navy wife: beating the deployment blues

Another summer without my husband has passed and the start of fall brings me renewed energy as the end of his deployment draws near.  Lucky for me, my sailor will be coming home before his ship is scheduled to return

Tearless tummy time with a yoga mat


After three months of trying everything in the book to stop the tears at tummy time, I am happy to report that we have officially found a surface that is soft enough yet sticky enough to make the activity a

Mental Cleanse Challenge: Keep Calm and Enjoy the Green Grass

Mental Cleanse Challenge

I’m sure many of you are like me.  I wake up in the morning, stagger into the kitchen half asleep and turn the coffee pot on, pop some frozen waffles into the toaster ( I’m severely addicted to Kashi’s wholegrain

Why Series #1: Post baby body changes no one tells you about


I would like to start out by saying that I am completely in love with my son Kayden and truly feel like being a mother was the best decision I have ever made. I would also like to give tons

New Section- Mommy Spot


Good Morning Readers, I wanted to quickly announce The Sustainable Spot’s newest section, the Mommy Spot! This is where I will be writing the bulk of my articles and sharing all my new mom experiences!  I would love this to

Sustainable Sisters Reunite to Celebrate Baby Kayden!


This week has been one of the most memorable and special as Aunt Vanessa finally got to meet sweet baby Kayden!!!  We have been enjoying every minute of our family time together!  Here are some of the pictures of our

3 Simple Healthy Appetizer Recipes Fit for Foodies

3 Simple Healthy Appetizers Fit for Foodies

This weekend was a special treat for me as I was lucky enough to spend it with one of my most dear friends and her beautiful family on a crystal clear lake in Michigan.  It was lovely.  I got to