Eco-friendly living for modern families
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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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Many parents snuggle up with young children and read them loads of picture books. But as kids get older and become independent readers, we often read aloud with them less often and send them off to read independently instead. For many people, the pleasure of reading comes with the shared enjoyment of the stories we…
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.
Public transportation is less expensive than most modes of transportation and better for the planet. Next time you’re traveling with kids, consider using these tips to learn and use public transportation with kids while traveling. This post contains affiliate links. I grew up in the epitome of the suburbs. I didn’t have a white picket…
Misty, the owner of Recycled Yarn, started her business of unraveling yarn with the knowledge she gained about fiber and textiles from her years in college. With her education and the skills she learned while working with multiple local business owners, she took the leap to start a career in her passion project. As responsible practice…
When I walk into my closet in the summer, the first thing I reach for is a dress. It’s hot (I mean humid hot in Richmond, VA). I have about two minutes to put something on as I rush to get ready last after all three kids are set, we’ve packed up everything we need,…