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Don’t let the pursuit of perfection prevent progress.
Eco-friendly living with kids isn’t hard, especially when we aren’t aspiring to perfection. We share resources to help you explore climate action, zero waste living, regenerative gardening, and intersectional environmentalism, all through the lens of modern family life.
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Are you invited to a white elephant gift exchange this holiday season? If you strive to live a low waste or eco-conscious lifestyle, a white elephant gift exchange can feel like a minefield of opportunities for waste. Check out this list of fun and eco-friendly white elephant gift ideas that won’t leave you with a…
What is Honestly Modern?
Honestly Modern is an online space all about eco-friendly living for modern families. We help families incorporate low waste and eco-friendly habits into everyday living. We foster the exchange of ideas among parents and caregivers about sustainable living with kids in a modern world. Our community strives to teach future generations to respect and protect the world and its beauty through books, conversations, family experiences, and community actions.
Parenting is messy and hard, and in today’s environment, sustainable living often requires swimming against the cultural current. We welcome parents on the path to more eco-friendly living no matter where they are on their journey. Sustainable living isn’t about perfection or fitting all of our trash in a mason jar; it’s about doing the best we can today and making progress as we grow with our children.
What does it mean to you to give eco-friendly gifts for kids for holidays and birthdays? People give gifts in so many different ways and with so many varied objectives. Here’s what we’re getting our 9-year-old and 7-year-old boys for Christmas this year. This post contains affiliate links. I love a good gift guide. And…
Getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner but looking for some low-waste, plant-based Thanksgiving recipes? We’ve rounded up more than a dozen recipes that even kids will enjoy to bolster your plant-based Thanksgiving spread. With Thanksgiving around the corner, meal prepping is on many people’s minds right now. Thanksgiving dinner can be a pretty big deal. Many…
Secondhand doesn’t have to be drab or dusty or “so last year”. The market for secondhand clothing is growing exponentially, and thredUP is a large contributor to that growth. Check out the keepers and returns from my latest thredUP order to get an idea of what you can find for your wardrobe without adding fast…