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I don't know about you, but I feel like fresh is always better. I try to keep my family away from preservatives whenever possible, and making it myself gives me control of the ingredients. I have a picky family and being able to leave something out or add a little more of something makes my life so much easier. My guess is you've never made pasta sauce yourself because you thought it would be too time consuming. I'm going to tell you straight out - it not.
We could tell you all of the reasons why you should be more to be eco-friendly, but you’re here, so you already know why it’s so important. Why don’t we just skip to some of the things that you can easily replace and make a significant impact?
Toilet Paper - You’re Literally Flushing Trees
Free is always better, isn't it? That's especially true when you have a family! We've compiled a list of some of the best free things to do with kids (or without) in Connecticut!
With its wide range of exhibits for all ages, Stepping Stones is a fabulous choice for the whole family. They offer hands on activities in a variety of subject areas including science. There's a multimedia gallery, light gallery and community garden too! Through its Open Arms program, the museum holds Get Into It! free evenings the first Thursday of every month. From 5 to 8 p.m., families can enjoy the exhibits, educational events and gallery activities for free.
Compost Food Scraps
Whether you're cooking or eating an apple, we tend to produce a variety of kitchen scraps that can be composted. You can buy a composter or make your own, but stop throwing away all of those great nutrients that could end up in your garden or back in nature. Think about the environment when you're in the kitchen, and put your scraps to good use.
I know this one has you scratching your head, but have you ever had fresh bread...like the just out of the oven kind? If you haven’t, you’ve definitely been missing out. Besides that, a bread maker has so many uses that you’ve probably never thought considered. See why I - and you - need a bread maker in in our lives.
Healthy, Fresh Bread
When I first started making bread, I was doing all of the mixing, rolling and kneading by hand. It was time consuming and tiring. I loved the results but as a working mom, I couldn’t keep up with doing the work regularly. When I bought a bread machine, it enabled me to make bread whenever I wanted.
Life with kids big or small can be crazy and chaotic, but there are plenty of ways to stay on point and organized. Don’t feel like being forgetful has to be a part of being a parent. There are plenty of ways to stay organized and on top of everything without being superhuman.
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