The Hippy Homemaker

After years of pain, poor health, surgeries, and narcolepsy, I had had enough and changed my family's lifestyle to a more HIPPY way of living. I write about green living, natural health, vegetarian/vegan cooking, and diy projects.

Christina is a winner of Top 25 Eco-Friendly Moms - 2013

What's a fun way to repurpose household items into toys or crafts?

We like to make our art supplies out of things that we already have around the house. I have always felt like the stench that comes from kid's paint, has GOT to mean it is not as "non-toxic" as they claim, so I came up with a really GREAT paint recipe using normal household ingredients! We also love to make sock puppets, bean bags, musical instruments, and so much more out of household materials!

Do you know any great children's books that teach kids about being eco-friendly?

We love to read a LOT. but here are our top 5 eco friendly books:
1) The Adventures of an Aluminum Can: A Story About Recycling
by Alison Inches
2)City Green
by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan
3)The Lorax
by Dr. Seuss
4)The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest (This is my personal favorite!) by Lynne Cherry
5) The Carrot Seed
by Ruth Krauss

What organic or healthy snacks do your kids love? Please share a link to a recipe if you have one.

We are vegetarians in our house so our snacks usually entail vegetables and fruits! Our favorite snack to eat though are these avocado salsa stuffed potatoes skins! I will make a whole batch and we'll both sit there and eat the whole tray! It's also where both of us learn how to share ;)