Archive for March, 2010

The No Impact Project: They Did It, And So Can We!

Posted on March 16th, 2010 by Tonia No Comments

Now this is what I’m talkin’ about!!  Have you heard of the No Impact Project?  It’s genius. I couldn’t wait to share it with ya’ll as soon as I found out about it.

In a nut shell, one family decided to make small changes every day in their lives to reduce their impact on the environment…and over time, all the small changes kept adding up…until one day they woke up and they were making zero impact on the environment!  This is exactly what Itty Bitty Impact is all about, so I am thrilled to find a family after my own heart who tried it, and succeeded! Every small step we take is a step in the right direction.

Oh readers…please watch the video, visit the site, feel inspired, and perhaps even take the challenge yourself!


Interviewed by Green Baby Green Mama

Posted on March 5th, 2010 by Tonia 8 Comments

I had the pleasure of chatting recently with Heather, the main mama behind Green Baby Green Mama, about homeschooling.  I was homeschooled grades K-8 by my amazing parents, and it was a great experience for me.

I love talking about the good old homeschool days, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask!  I’m honored that Heather interviewed me for her blog.  Check it out here!

greenmamapostMy homeschooled years were some of the best years of my life.  The best part was the quality time spent as a family, learning and living together all day every day.

Homeschoolphotos_2{My brother and me showing off our “Human Body” project at a science fair.}


{Ready to immigrate to America from Sweden on “Ellis Island Day”}

Homeschoolphotos_5{Celebrating our successful immigration with the rest of the homeschool group.}


{Taking in one of our country’s most important monuments during a “field trip”.}