The other day I was looking at a local magazine's take on birthday parties for kids. WOW! Talk about over the top. Apparently gone are the days of cake, ice cream and pin the tail on the donkey. Now it's all about the destination party—a gym, theater, theme park, rock wall climbing, gourmet fondue, paint ball course, build-a-bear, ceramics glazing or whatever. And to be politically correct at … [Read more...] about Tea party for a princess
I can't think of any moms I know (and even those I don't) who would sprinkle a dose of poison on her kid's food. I can't think of any who would blow mercury particulates in her kid's face. Nor any who would wish for her child a lower standard of living in the future than she now enjoys. Who does? Moms are the super champions of kids, wanting only the best for her offspring. Your kid's future … [Read more...] about Why women matter to the energy conversation
Forgive my few weeks absence from The List. I've been catching up on loads of work at Transition Voice, getting the kids off to school, and preparing for a busy fall season in the Transition Town group I help co-lead. But I figure, what with rogue earthquakes kicking up in odd locations and hurricane season dead upon us, it's time to get back to encouraging conservation—those practices that will … [Read more...] about Back to school
There's a fascinating discussion going on in bike-blog-land as a result of Elly Blue's Bicycling's Gender Gap post at Grist. Editor’s Note: This is a guest post on Lindsay's List. If you're a friend of Lindsay's, a friend of energy conservation, or just have an idea to help women live locally with a smaller carbon footprint, then send us a piece of your own through our Contact Form. She makes … [Read more...] about Gender gap?
This past weekend the most amazing thing happened for my daughter Anwyn. She's the magical age of sweet 16. And while that does make her a doe-eyed beauty, it also makes her ripe for growing up and pulling her own weight. A few weeks ago I broke it to her that she needed to get a job. Sadly, there were few places within walking distance where she could work. So I took her to one of those national … [Read more...] about Working class hero
Mother's Day was tinged for many this year with a certain sadness. This melancholy was experienced by kids and moms alike who are wondering why, on climate change, government is failing to take an active role not only in protecting our shared resources; it is also failing to actively structure those resources to offer the best prospect for future generations to thrive. For that reason, youth in … [Read more...] about No kidding around