Green Switzerland

Green Switzerland

We feel incredibly lucky to have a lifestyle that is centered around nature conservation, but you don’t have to work in conservation to make a difference. Conservation Corner is a series where I highlight the many ways people around the world are making an effort to tread a little lighter on our planet. I am thrilled to add this post about Switzerland by Ute Limacher-Riebold to the Conservation Corner series. Ute writes about multilingualism and her life as an expat at Expat Since Birth, she shares useful information for families moving to the Hauge at Expat Living in the Hague and offers support to expats at Ute’s Expat Lounge. Ute has a wealth of information to share with families living abroad and I thoroughly enjoy her insights, particularly […] Read more »

Bicycle for Family Transport

Bicycle for Family Transport

We feel incredibly lucky to have a lifestyle that is centered around nature conservation, but you don’t have to work in conservation to make a difference. Conservation Corner is a series where I highlight the many ways people around the world are making an effort to tread a little lighter on our planet. This post contains affiliate links. Today Becky from Kid World Citizen shares how her family uses bicycles as a form of transport. Becky’s site is an amazing resource for parents and educators. She shares a wealth of information and “activities that help young minds go global.” I love how easy it is to find what you are looking for at Kid World Citizen as all the posts are categorized by both world […] Read more »

Recycling in Brazil

Recycling in Brazil

We feel incredibly lucky to have a lifestyle that is centered around nature conservation, but you don’t have to work in conservation to make a difference. Conservation Corner is a series where I highlight the many ways people around the world are making an effort to tread a little lighter on our planet. Last month we heard about Recycling in Germany and today Stephen from The Head of the Heard writes about recycling in Brazil (specifically in the city of Curitiba). Stephen blogs about life as an expat in Curitiba as well as the joys and challenges of raising a bilingual child. I love how much thought and energy Stephen puts into his son’s language acquisition, especially as his son is still young so he doesn’t always see the […] Read more »

Recycling in Germany

Recycling in Germany - Mud Hut Mama

We feel incredibly lucky to have a lifestyle that is centered around nature conservation, but you don’t have to work in conservation to make a difference. Conservation Corner is a series where I highlight the many ways people around the world are making an effort to tread a little lighter on our planet. Today Olga from The European Mama writes about recycling in Germany. Olga’s blog has a wealth of information on raising multilingual kids and third culture kids, she is a 4th generation TCK and I really appreciate her insights. But that’s not all Olga writes about, click over to learn more about her life as an expat in the Netherlands and to peruse some delicious recipes. I plan to highlight one story a month and I hope to make […] Read more »

Understanding Water Pollution for Kids: A Science Experiment

Water Pollution for Kids-A Science Experiment-Mud Hut Mama

We feel incredibly lucky to have a lifestyle that is centered around nature conservation, but you don’t have to work in conservation to make a difference. Conservation Corner is a series where I highlight the many ways people around the world are making an effort to tread a little lighter on our planet. Today Leanna from All Done Monkey shares a science experiment that helps children understand water pollution. I love Leanna’s dedication to raising world citizens and I am so happy to be a part of the Multicultural Kid Blogs community she started. It’s a lovely place to meet parents who, while not always like minded, I’ve found to be open minded, accepting and inclusive. I’ve learned so much from this group and am […] Read more »

10 Ways to Move Towards A Life Without Plastic

10 Ways to Move Towards a Life Without Plastic

We feel incredibly lucky to have a lifestyle that is centered around conservation, but you don’t have to live in a forest conservancy to make a difference. Conservation Corner is a series where I highlight the many ways people around the world are making an effort to tread a little lighter on our planet. Today Giselle Shardlow shares 10 tips to start moving towards a plastic free life. Giselle writes beautiful Kids Yoga Stories that combine storytelling with yoga sequences. I love that Giselle’s books introduce yoga poses to children while sharing positive messages. Her love for children, yoga and education shine through in her books and on her blog. I plan to highlight one story a month and I hope to make this a space […] Read more »

DIY Compost: Urban Minimalist Composting – Conservation Corner

DIY Urban Minimalist Composting - Mud Hut Mama

We feel incredibly lucky to have a lifestyle that is centered around conservation, but you don’t have to live in a forest conservancy to make a difference. Conservation Corner is a series where I highlight the many ways people around the world are making an effort to tread a little lighter on our planet. Today Christopher Clement writes about DIY compost. I met Chris on Google Plus and I’m so excited to share his “Urban Minimalist Composting” here. I started this series wanting it to be as inclusive as possible and so I am very happy that Chris is the first contributor to Conservation Corner who is male and who isn’t a blogger. I plan to highlight one story a month and I hope to […] Read more »

Using Cloth Diapers: So Much Easier and Better Than You Think

Cloth Diapers - Mud Hut Mama - Conservation Corner

We feel incredibly lucky to have a lifestyle that is centered around conservation, but you don’t have to live in a forest conservancy to make a difference. Conservation Corner is a series where I highlight the many ways people around the world are making an effort to tread a little lighter on our planet. Today Annabelle from The Piri-Piri Lexicon writes about Using Cloth Diapers (or Cloth Nappies as they are called in the UK). Annabelle’s family speaks four languages on a daily basis and she writes about their lives as expats in Germany. I am really excited to be participating in Annabelle’s upcoming series Show Me Your Neighborhood, which will be a photographic journey around the world. Click over to find out more and/or […] Read more »

Learning About Energy Efficiency With Energy Star

Energy Efficiency with Energy Star

We feel incredibly lucky to have a lifestyle that is centered around conservation, but you don’t have to live in a forest conservancy to make a difference. Conservation Corner is a series where I highlight the many ways people around the world are making an effort to tread a little lighter on our planet. Today we have Learning About Energy Efficiency With Energy Star from Lynn Morrison. Lynn co-founded Nomad Parents, a website that supports expat families who are in or moving to the Netherlands. I appreciate her work there even more as our recent move from Malawi to Zambia has been a particularly difficult transition with kids in tow. Lynn’s personal blog, The Nomad Mom Diary, is also a great read and where her wit really shines through. […] Read more »

Composting in the Suburbs: An Odor Free Composting Bin

Composting in the Suburbs - Mud Hut Mama

  We feel incredibly lucky to have a lifestyle that is centered around conservation, but you don’t have to live in a wildlife reserve to make a difference. Conservation Corner is a series where I highlight the many ways people around the world are making an effort to tread a little lighter on our planet. Today we have Composting in the Suburbs from Christi Madrid, Learning to be the Light. Christi has a lovely blog where she writes about family, step parenting and extending love rather than judgement. I plan to highlight one story a month and I hope to make this a space where people who walk with light footsteps meet. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in contributing to this series or […] Read more »